Kratz, Utley Homers Sets Early Tone in Phillies Win

Phillies 6, Reds 2 WP – Roy Halladay (9-7, 3.87) LP – Mike Leake (7-9, 4.23) CINCINNATI — Getting to Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake early and often was the goal for Philadelphia. They did so in the 2nd inning. After a Domonic Brown RBI single, Erik Kratz hit a three-run homer that blew the … Continue reading Kratz, Utley Homers Sets Early Tone in Phillies Win

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Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Phillies 8, Braves 5 WP – Josh Lindblom (3-3, 3.58) LP – Christhian Martinez (5-4, 4.39) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (31) ATLANTA — Erik Kratz may have won the backup catcher spot for the 2013 season. The 31-year-old catcher, getting plenty of time during Carlos Ruiz’s injury, hit a towering home run in the top … Continue reading Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Pierre Legs Out Infield Single For 11th Inning Walk Off Win

Phillies 8, Cardinals 7 (11 innings) WP – Jeremy Horst (1-0, 1.13) LP – Barret Browning (0-2, 4.24) PHILADELPHIA — “You can’t teach speed” was the call by Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy. Juan Pierre used his speed to leg out an infield single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Phillies an … Continue reading Pierre Legs Out Infield Single For 11th Inning Walk Off Win

Schierholtz, Kratz Auditioning for 2013 Jobs

With this season lost in the standings, the Phillies have nothing to lose in seeing what they have for next year. The Phillies front office has many decisions to make concerning the 2013 season, and a handful of players currently on the roster are looking to be a part of next year’s rebuilt team. Newly-acquired … Continue reading Schierholtz, Kratz Auditioning for 2013 Jobs

Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 0 WP – Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02) LP – Joe Saunders (6-7, 3.57) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (24) PHILADELPHIA — Bad news soured an already bad season for the Phillies earlier today when they learned All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz would be out until the middle of September with plantar fasciitis. 32-year-old Erik … Continue reading Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Game 25: Paging Doc Halladay

There is something strangely off about Roy Halladay. Yes his ERA is a blistering 1.95 but it’s the uncharacteristically high number of walks he’s thrown so far this season that has Doc feeling a little but under the weather. Through five starts (and a 3-2 record), Halladay already has thrown 10 walks, nine coming in the last … Continue reading Game 25: Paging Doc Halladay

Phils Call Up Catcher Kratz

#Phillies have called up catcher Erik Kratz. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 2, 2012 The Phillies have made a move, adding a right-handed bat to their bench now. Erik Kratz has been called up by the Phillies, meaning someone will be heading to the DL very shortly. A betting man would put his money on … Continue reading Phils Call Up Catcher Kratz

The Hangover 3: Zimmerman’s PH wins it for Nats

Your 2011 NL East Phillies are 0-3 when playing meaningless baseball. Ryan Zimmerman’s pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th drove in the winning run on Michael Stutes to give the Nationals a 4-3 lead and win. The result took away from an impressive start from Kyle Kendrick, who may just take Vance Worley’s … Continue reading The Hangover 3: Zimmerman’s PH wins it for Nats

Three Pigs make IL ASG

With All-Star weekend looming, the minor leagues are announcing their All-Star teams. In AAA, three IronPigs made the International League team. Pitchers Michael Schwimmer and Mike Zagurski will join catching prospect Erik Kratz to represent Lehigh Valley. Zagurski is the only one of the three who has seen some Major League action this year. Zagurski … Continue reading Three Pigs make IL ASG