The Phillies couldn’t have asked for a more masterful outing from their Ace of Aces. Roy Halladay gave up two singles in the first inning, the only two hits he would allow all game as his beautiful Opening Day outing allowed the Phillies offense to get away with scoring only one run all day. The … Continue reading Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day
First thing’s first… Cliff Lee has himself ready for the season, pitching lights out as well as getting his bat up to speed. Lee went six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out three in the Phillies 5-4 win over the Pirates. He also doubled in his only hit of … Continue reading Spring Training: Phillies 5, Pirates 4; Galvis bruises foot
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
There were doubts about Roy Halladay. Yes, doubts. Be shocked. Well, those concerns about his velocity and inability to controls his breaking pitches last start and doubts he will be ready by Opening Day have all but vanished. Halladay was in midseason form, commanding everything in his arsenal as well as pitching back at his … Continue reading Spring Training: Phillies 4, Orioles 1
“World Champions… World f***ing champions!” It’s incredible to think that three and half years removed from those five words proclaimed on Halloween 2008, the man who once said them is a shell of his former self. A 29-year-old Chase Utley was on the top of the world. Two days removed from winning the World Series, … Continue reading Could the end be near for Utley?
On the day Freddy Galvis was named the starting second baseman on Opening Day, he did not disappoint. The top infield prospect for the Phillies bumped his spring average up to .282 with his two-run, game-tying triple in the 5th inning as well as scoring the go-ahead run in the Phillies 4-3 win on Monday. … Continue reading Spring Training: Phillies 4, Tigers 3
Chase Utley has left Clearwater without playing a single at-bat for the Philadelphia Phillies. This has finally created cause for concern that the 33-year-old may not even make the Opening Day roster. The released a statement today that read: “Chase’s rehab process has come to a bit of a plateau. He has made some strides … Continue reading Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems
There are less than three weeks of Spring Training left and the Phillies have started thinning out their roster. Still a ways from 25, the Phillies have sent nine players to minor league camp, dropping their total down to 48 players left in camp. Right-handed pitchers Dave Bush, Austin Hyatt, B.J. Rosenberg and J.C. Ramirez along … Continue reading Phils cut nine; seeking infield help
With the MLB Winter Meetings underway, the free agent market could be starting to take shape for the Phillies. They have already added closer Jonathan Papelbon and strong bench players Laynce Nix, Ty Wigginton and Jim Thome. But their biggest question mark has always been whether or not they will bring back Jimmy Rollins. Yesterday … Continue reading Who makes more sense: Rollins or Ramirez?
All could end well for the Phillies and their search for a short stop. Jim Salisbury reports that things could be heating up between the Phillies and former MVP and All-Star short stop Jimmy Rollins during the Winter Meetings this month. Dan Lozano, Rollins’ agent, said he will meet face to face with Phillies general … Continue reading Salisbury: Phils, Rollins close?