Game 28: Chooch Moved Up

It took a month of baseball for Charlie Manuel to finally hit his best hitter higher than seventh in the line up. Carlos Ruiz, who has been on an absolute tear to start the season, will hit fifth in today’s line up, protecting Hunter Pence. The last time Ruiz hit fifth in the line up … Continue reading Game 28: Chooch Moved Up

Game 21: Supporting Joe

The last outing for Joe Blanton wasn’t a glamorous one. The Phillies right-hander was whacked around in a 6-1 loss to the Padres,¬†giving up six runs, three earned, on seven hits. Blanton (1-3, 4.34) will look to bounce back in his fourth start of the season against the Cubs. Not only is Blanton looking to … Continue reading Game 21: Supporting Joe

GFL action kicks off today vs Yankees

Real baseball is officially back today with the start of Grapefruit League Play. For the Phillies, play will kick off against the New York Yankees. Cole Hamels will take the hill against Yankees young phenom Ivan Nova. Both pitchers will likely go only two innings at the most. Former Phillie left fielder Raul Ibanez will … Continue reading GFL action kicks off today vs Yankees

And the first line up for 2012 is…

Todd Zolecki: Tomorrow’s lineup vs. FSU: Rollins SS, Pierre DH, Victorino CF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Brown LF, Mayberry 1B, Martinez 2B, Gosewisch C. Every Spring Training starts out with a game between a college baseball team. Philadelphia’s is usually played against Florida State University and this year it’s no different. That being said, it’s … Continue reading And the first line up for 2012 is…

Who makes more sense: Rollins or Ramirez?

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?

Utley gets day off; No Rollins

Today’s line up for the Phillies will be without both Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at 7:05. Utley has played the last five days. After last night’s 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, Charlie Manuel said he and Utley would discuss playing a sixth straight day. But Utley was granted … Continue reading Utley gets day off; No Rollins