Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

It’s about that time of year again when Opening Day approaches and speculations about the roster arise. In a perfect world, there are no injuries and this guessing game is easy. But for the Phillies, they don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, their two best players are starting the season on the disabled list … Continue reading Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

Horst can’t hold extra-innings lead

I’ve heard Ricky Martin, Baja Men, Chicken Dance and the Cheers theme at Osceola County Stadium. Hell, indeed. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 13, 2012 –Even the guy in charge of the stadium music needs Spring Training.– Domonic Brown was having a helluva bad game defensively in left field. Clearly frustrated again this spring with … Continue reading Horst can’t hold extra-innings lead

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 inflammation in 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

Brown out with thumb injury

Domonic Brown hasn’t played since injuring his thumb on Monday. Brown will continue to sit out the next couple games with a jammed thumb, Phillies said. “Everything’s fine,” Brown said. “I’m just playing it safe.” Brown jammed his thumb diving for a ball against the Yankees this past Monday and hasn’t played since. Fortunately for … Continue reading Brown out with thumb injury

Brown: “I’m coming to win a job”

The wait is finally over. Domonic Brown has his confidence and this could be the year he shows the fans what he can really do. The 24-year-old Phillies prospect did all the right things. He found a way to finally settle down, he sought help with his mechanics and he took a step back so … Continue reading Brown: “I’m coming to win a job”

Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?

Ryan Howard felt it as soon as he attempted to leave the batter’s box. The sharp pain running through his body wasn’t just the end of the Phillies season dribbling to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto. It was the pop Howard felt in his left foot that dropped Howard halfway down the first base line, … Continue reading Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?

Phils rookies hazed today

“The moment you’ve all been waiting for….” That’s right, Jimmy Rollins. After Todd Zolecki tweeted about the rookie hazing, Rollins and Hunter Pence passed along to us the wonderful costumes that our Phillies rookies had to don during their flight to Atlanta. And to no disappointment, included in this post is the picture tweeted by … Continue reading Phils rookies hazed today

Pregame notes Sept 19

HOWARD GETS A SHOT — Ryan Howard has received a cortisone shot in his left foot. The injection in Howard’s left bursa sac today will sideline him for at least the next few days. Ruben Amaro said Howard will sit anywhere from 2-4 days, but is confident the injection will have his foot feeling good … Continue reading Pregame notes Sept 19

John Mayberry is free but how far will he fly?

It seems that John Mayberry’s career with the Phillies has been filled with opportunities. Mayberry was given his first major league opportunity in 2009 with the Phillies. But his stint was short lived when he would strike out almost every at-bat. But he did show the Phillies he had some Major League pop, going 2-for-3 … Continue reading John Mayberry is free but how far will he fly?

Series Preview: at Washington Nationals

PHI: 33-20, 1st in NL East; WAS: 22-30, 5th in NL East When: May 30-June 1 Where: Nationals Park (Washington D.C.) Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35) vs Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (4-4, 3.50) vs Jason Marquis (5-2, 4.26) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.60) vs John Lannan (2-5, 4.40) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Washington Nationals