Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

The Phillies have acquired RHP Ryan O’Sullivan from Dodgers as the player to be named later in the Joe Blanton trade from last week. O’Sullivan, 21, was a 4th round pick in 2011 and is in the Single-A. He will likely head to Clearwater. In 29 games with the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga … Continue reading Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

Joe Blanton Claimed Off Waivers; Traded to Dodgers

Joe Blanton has been claimed off waivers and traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later and cash. Taking Blanton’s roster spot is reliever B.J. Rosenberg. Kyle Kendrick will move to the rotation and take Blanton’s spot. Blanton was scheduled to pitch tonight against the Diamondbacks. Kendrick will make the … Continue reading Joe Blanton Claimed Off Waivers; Traded to Dodgers

Phillies SP Joe Blanton Available; Orioles Want Him

The Phillies haven’t made it clear if they are buyers or sellers at the deadline just yet, but one thing made clear is the availability of starting pitcher Joe Blanton. The Phillies said that Blanton is available in a potential trade, and that the team with the most interest in him right now is Baltimore.

Phillies Can’t Back Blanton in Loss

Braves 2, Phillies 1 WP – Mike Minor (6-7, 5.18) LP – Joe Blanton (8-9, 4.49) SV – Craig Kimbrel (30) ATLANTA –┬áThe trade value for Joe Blanton may have gone up. With the deadline a few days away, teams could inquirer about Blanton to bolster the back-end of a rotation. Blanton improved his value … Continue reading Phillies Can’t Back Blanton in Loss

Phillies Win With Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off In 12th

Phillies 4, Giants 4 (12 innings) WP – Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.57) LP – Brad Penny (0-1, 3.88) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies had a little bit of extra-innings magic in them this afternoon. Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the bottom of the 12th drove home the winning run as the Phillies prevented the sweep with … Continue reading Phillies Win With Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off In 12th

Phillies Get A Huge Start Out of Blanton to Beat Dodgers

Phillies 3, Dodgers 2 WP – Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79) LP – Nathan Eovaldi (1-6, 4.33) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (20) LOS ANGELES — If the Phillies want to make a comeback on a season that appears to be lost, it’ll have to continue through Hollywood. Joe Blanton got the Phils off to a great … Continue reading Phillies Get A Huge Start Out of Blanton to Beat Dodgers

Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Marlins 5, Phillies 2 WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-6, 4.62) LP – Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) SV – Heath Bell (17) MIAMI — The Marlins pulled out the brooms and successfully swept the Phillies in their home park. Philadelphia, making its first trip to Miami’s new stadium, fell again, 5-2, and were swept but the … Continue reading Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (1-2, 2.28) LP – Rafael Batencourt (1-3, 3.28) PHIADELPHIA — Twice Rafael Batencourt produced two ground balls but twice his infield failed to get the batters out on them. Back-to-back infield hits, the second being on a catching error by Todd Helton, resulted in the Phillies 7-6 … Continue reading Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Game 70: Making Up Ground

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies find themselves in a position they haven’t been in for a very long time: last place in June. Sitting five games under .500 (32-37) and eight games behind the first place Nationals, the Phillies are looking to gain some ground heading into the All-Star Break. Talking with one of the TTB … Continue reading Game 70: Making Up Ground

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