BREAKING: Thome Traded to Orioles

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have traded first baseman Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies got two players for Thome, RHP Kyle Simon and C Gabriel Lino, both of the Orioles Single-A team. Thome hit .242 with two doubles, five homers and 15 RBIs in 30 games for the … Continue reading BREAKING: Thome Traded to Orioles

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Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

One of the coolest things you’ll hear this season, easily. Jonathan Papelbon was frustrated after giving up two runs in the top of the 9th to blow a 6-4 lead the Phillies gave him. It was Papelbon’s first blown save of the season. So what did he do? He offered up a sum of money … Continue reading Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phillies 7, Rays 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-2, 2.83) LP – Jake McGee (1.88) PHILADELPHIA — The nine-game American League road trip was all Jim Thome needed to get a jump start. Thome hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th in the Phillies 7-6 win over the Rays. It came … Continue reading Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Smokin’ Joe: Blanton Cruises Through Nine; Phils Win

Phillies 6, Twins 1 WP – Joe Blanton (6-6, 4.93) LP – Scott Diamond (5-2, 2.13) MINNEAPOLIS — The Phillies combined pitching and offense for the first time it seems in ages. For the first time in over two weeks, the Phillies had a starter pitch past the 8th inning. It was Joe Blanton who … Continue reading Smokin’ Joe: Blanton Cruises Through Nine; Phils Win

Series Preview: at Minnesota Twins

PHI: 29-33, 5th in NL East; MIN: 24-35, 5th in AL Central When: June 12-14 Where: Target Field (Minneapolis, MN) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (2-5, 4.44) vs Nick Blackburn (2-4, 7.75) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (8-3, 2.93) vs P.J. Walters (2-1, 4.42) Thursday: Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.40) vs Scott Diamond (5-1, 1.61) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 8:10, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Minnesota Twins

Phillies Activate Thome

The Phillies have activated first baseman Jim Thome from the DL today. To make room for Thome, the Phils optioned infielder Pete Orr to Lehigh Valley. Yesterday, Matt Gelb did a short post about Thome’s future with the Phillies this season. After the Phillies next two games against the Dodgers, they go on a nine-game … Continue reading Phillies Activate Thome

Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

The Phillies had recently put David Herndon on the DL yesterday. Today he was diagnosed with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow. Herndon will be shelved for three weeks. Surgery isn’t in his immediate future but that could change if his elbow doesn’t get any better in that time. He is currently on … Continue reading Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

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

Worley strikes out 8; Thome plays 1B

Vance Worley was hittable last week. Today, not so much. In fact, Worley was unhittable against the Pirates. The SoCal righty pitched four perfect innings, striking out eight on the day in the Phillies 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. If Worley wasn’t on a pitch count he would have most likely kept going. After giving up … Continue reading Worley strikes out 8; Thome plays 1B

Thome: “Dreaming of celebrating on Broad Street”

There has been something missing in Jim Thome’s career. And those who haven’t followed his career as closely as the people in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, LA and Minnesota would ask, “what could possibly be missing in the future Hall of Famer’s career. Sure Thome became the sixth player to slug 600 home runs and is … Continue reading Thome: “Dreaming of celebrating on Broad Street”