Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Earlier this morning, Domonic Brown had an MRI on his injured right thumb. The results of that MRI showed Brown has some┬áinflammation┬áin his thumb, which he sprained on Monday diving for a ball against the Yankees. But fortunately for Brown, who also fractured his hamate bone last season in the same hand during Spring Training, … Continue reading Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

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After three games, still no Chase Utley

Charlie Manuel’s plan this spring was to not overwork his aging second and third basemen too early. Three games into the spring, only one game has been played between Placido Polanco and Chase Utley. Polanco finally made his spring today against the Yankees, going __. As for Utley, he has yet to take a cut … Continue reading After three games, still no Chase Utley

2012: A career defining season for Chase Utley

When Chase Utley broke into the majors, he was an instant hit. In fact, it was a hit that first enamored him to Phillies fans everywhere. In just the second game of his career, during only his 3rd Major League at bat, Utley recorded his first career hit when he blasted an Aaron Cook offering … Continue reading 2012: A career defining season for Chase Utley

Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

The Phillies tendered their four arbitration eligible players at midnight on Tuesday. Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Kyle Kendrick and Wilson Valdez will all have contracts for the 2012 season because all four are arbitration eligible. Many believe that Hamels will have a nice fat contract extension before the start of next season. Pence could find … Continue reading Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

2011 Moments: #3 Utley does things the hard way

There are certain things only certain athletes can do. The Phillies have one of those athletes and his name is Chase Utley. On July 26, Utley rounded the bases much like he has 188 times in his career. But this time was different. The 32-year-old second baseman needed a little extra hustle to make it … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #3 Utley does things the hard way

Doc, Phils overcome rough 1st inning; take Game 1

With one swing, Ryan Howard changed the game. Kyle Lohse seemingly had the Phillies bats under control. That was, until the 6th inning when Lohse fell back to earth and lost all control of his first playoff appearance since giving up a grand slam in the 2007 NLDS as a Phillie against Colorado. That all … Continue reading Doc, Phils overcome rough 1st inning; take Game 1

Pregame notes Sept 14, 2011

UTLEY IS MEAN — In some shocking results to Sports Illustrated‘s latest poll, Chase Utley was voted the 2nd meanest player in baseball by 215 of his peers. Slapped in between A.J. Pierzienski and Milton Bradley, two of the game’s three biggest a-holes, Utley is apparently a nasty guy. I know his all-out gritty play … Continue reading Pregame notes Sept 14, 2011

Utley has a mild concussion; likely to miss a week

Just as speculated, it was confirmed that the Phillies star second baseman has a concussion, reported the beat guys. Utley took a concussion test today, confirming the diagnosis. Utley is cleared to begin activities. ImPACT test shows he is near baseline. He will have another test on Monday and will likely not travel to Houston … Continue reading Utley has a mild concussion; likely to miss a week

Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

PHI: 91-48, 1st in NL East; MIL: 85-59, 1st in NL Central When: September 8-11 Where: Miller Park (Milwaukee, WI) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.63) vs Chris Narveson (10-6, 4.26) Friday: Roy Halladay (16-5, 2.49) vs Shaun Marcum (12-5, 3.11) Saturday: Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.47) vs Randy Wolf (12-7, 3.47) Sunday: Vance Worley … Continue reading Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

Rollins activated from the DL

This time, Todd Zolecki beat Jimmy Rollins to the punch. This is good news for the Phillies as it will appear they could be without Chase Utley for a short time after getting hit by a pitch in the head. CONFIRMED: Rollins was just letting the reporters have a story. #ReporterSwag He followed with: “Before … Continue reading Rollins activated from the DL