Hamels Scratched From Start; Tyler Cloyd To Debut

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels has a gastrointestinal illness and will not be able to start tonight for the Phillies against the Mets. The Phillies selected the contract of right-hander Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh and he will make his Major League debut tonight. Cloyd, 25, is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a league-best … Continue reading Hamels Scratched From Start; Tyler Cloyd To Debut

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Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

The 50-game suspension has ended for Galvis, but his season may still be done. Galvis, who was also sidelined with a fractured back, may not play baseball for the remainder of the season. Galvis has been instructed to not play in any game activity until September 3, and by then, he probably won’t be prepared … Continue reading Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

PHILADELPHIA — If things couldn’t get any worse for the Phillies season. Catcher Carlos Ruiz was diagnosed with platar’s fasciitis and will be out four-six weeks. He was placed on the DL this afternoon. Hector Luna was called up from Lehigh to replace Ruiz. Ruiz is having a career season in which he’s hitting .335 with … Continue reading Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

The Phillies win last night was dampened by some more rough news on the injury front. Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis, who went on the DL with a back strain a couple days ago, has been diagnosed with a pars fracture in his back. The fracture is potentially serious and could keep Galvis out of … Continue reading Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

It has been a frustrating last eight months for Jose Contreras. The 40-year-old reliever is set to have his second surgery since last September to repair a right elbow that has given him problems the last two seasons. It will be the second straight season-ending elbow surgery Contreras will have, this time repairing a torn … Continue reading Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

Ruiz Scratched From Today’s Win

The Phillies offense put up eight runs on the Mets without the bat of Carlos Ruiz in the lineup. Ruiz, who has been Philadelphia’s hottest hitter so far this season was scratched from the lineup with tightness in his right hamstring prior to this afternoon’s game. Brian Schneider got the start, hitting eighth, and everyone … Continue reading Ruiz Scratched From Today’s Win

Halladay Injured; Exits Early In Loss

Cardinals 8, Phillies 3 WP – Adam Wainwright (4-5, 4.45) LP – Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98) ST. LOUIS — After Roy Halladay gave up a two-out grand slam to Yadier Molina in the 1st inning, something had to be wrong with the two-time Cy Young award winner. In fact there was. Halladay left after pitching … Continue reading Halladay Injured; Exits Early In Loss

Phils Place Worley On DL

Phillies place Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) May 16, 2012 The Phillies have placed starting pitching Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and could miss at least three starts. The move is retroactive to Worley’s last start on May 12, which means … Continue reading Phils Place Worley On DL

Series Preview: at Arizona Diamondbacks

PHI: 7-9, 5th in NL East; ARI: 8-8, 3rd in NL West When: April 23-25 Where: Chase Field (Phoenix, AR) Probable Pitchers Monday: Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 1.93) vs Wade Miley (1-0, 1.93) Tuesday: Vance Worley (1-1, 2.37) vs Josh Collmenter (0-1, 10.22) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95) vs Trevor Cahill (1-1, 284) Broadcast Info Monday, 9:40, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Arizona Diamondbacks

An Angry Amaro Defends Utley, Himself

ATTN: Ruben Amaro, Jr. Smug Advisory Level raised to RED: DISGUST. Stay indoors. — TheGoodPhight (@TheGoodPhight) March 26, 2012 Angry may not be the best word. More like “annoyed.” Whichever word you want to use, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro is not in the cheeriest of moods lately. The injuries to his star players have … Continue reading An Angry Amaro Defends Utley, Himself