Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Candidates for the outfield have been dropping off the Phillies radar like flies the past week. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves, Angel Pagan went back to the Giants and Shane Victorino landed in Boston. And with the price tags for Josh Hamilton (likely going back to Texas) and Michael Bourn being too high, the … Continue reading Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Phillies GM Amaro Discusses Ideal Center Fielder

The Phillies are in need of a new center fielder, and general manager Ruben Amaro is going to target the free agent market for one. Shane Victorino was traded to the Dodgers at the deadline and John Mayberry Jr isn’t viewed as an everyday center fielder. That leaves Amaro looking for a fresh face, and … Continue reading Phillies GM Amaro Discusses Ideal Center Fielder

Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Braves 12, Phillies 6 WP – Chad Durbin (4-1, 3.07) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-4, 5.45) PHILADELPHIA — With the swing of a bat, Ryan Howard capped a five-run comeback in the 5th inning to give the Phillies new life. But the rally was lost in the 7th and Antonio Bastardo on the mound. Melting … Continue reading Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 37-47, 5th in NL East;¬†ATL: 43-39, 3rd in NL East When: July 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) vs Tim Hudson (6-4, 3.87) Saturday: Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70) Sunday: Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The fans knew it was over as soon as the ball left John Mayberry Jr’s bat. Perhaps it was the fact the Phils had the bases loaded with one out that forced Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to play shallow. But the moment Mayberry ripped a screamer to center with the game tied 4-4 in … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

Four teams splash big at the deadline

The final week leading up to the trade deadline makes for some of the most exciting and exhausting news in baseball. Beat writers, fans and owners dread the July 31 date and breath a huge sigh of relief when 4:00 PM passes. This year was no different. With teams like the Phillies, Giants and Braves … Continue reading Four teams splash big at the deadline