Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL

The injury bug bites again. Second baseman Freddy Galvis injured his back swinging during last night’s 6-5 loss to the Dodgers, landing him on the DL with lower back soreness. The Phillies called up Michael Martinez to take his place on the roster, with Mike Fontenot likely starting the majority of the games at second. … Continue reading Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL

Brown sent to minors; Utley, Martinez updates

It was a busy morning down in Clearwater for the Phillies. Roster moves and injury updates have been the hot topic this spring for the Phillies and it starts with Domonic Brown. The left fielder was optioned to minor league camp this morning, meaning he will start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Brown’s spring … Continue reading Brown sent to minors; Utley, Martinez updates

Martinez fractures foot

The Phillies got a bit of bad news after today’s game. Utility infielder Michael Martinez fractured his fourth metatarsal in today’s Spring Training game against the Orioles. Orioles reliever Joe Johnson hit Martinez in the right foot. He was seen in a walking boot after the game. With Martinez as the Phillies top utility infielder, … Continue reading Martinez fractures foot

Phils rookies hazed today

“The moment you’ve all been waiting for….” That’s right, Jimmy Rollins. After Todd Zolecki tweeted about the rookie hazing, Rollins and Hunter Pence passed along to us the wonderful costumes that our Phillies rookies had to don during their flight to Atlanta. And to no disappointment, included in this post is the picture tweeted by … Continue reading Phils rookies hazed today

Phils complete four-game sweep of Reds

It was business as usual for the Phillies. They cruised through another mediocre team, with one minor hiccup, to sweep the Reds with a 6-4 win. It was the first time since May of 1916 that the Phils have swept a four-game series in Cincy. Ryan Howard mashed his 30th home run of the season, … Continue reading Phils complete four-game sweep of Reds

Utley leads Phils over Padres

One swing can change a game. It told the story in the 1st for the Phils. But like any good story, a turn of events occurred as one big swing for the Padres change the tone of the story. But when the going gets tough for the hero, it takes one mighty swing to bring … Continue reading Utley leads Phils over Padres

Welcome to the Mini Mart

Michael Martinez is turning into the 2011 version of Wilson Valdez. Martinez’s two-out, two-run double in the top of the 9th gave the Phils a 4-2 lead and come-from-behind win over the Cubs Tuesday night. It was the second clutch hit for Martinez in the past week, slowly turning the groans to cheers in the … Continue reading Welcome to the Mini Mart

Martinez’s 4 RBI’s back Kendrick

The Phils offense and pitching needed to bounce back in a big way in today’s game against New York. And it did. But the help came from a couple of unsuspecting players. Kyle Kendrick was on the hill and Michael “Mini Mart” Martinez was in the line up for the Phils. One pitched seven innings … Continue reading Martinez’s 4 RBI’s back Kendrick

Worley spectacular as Phils shut out Fish

Shane Victorino was a late scratch for today’s game with a sore thumb. Insert Michael Martinez and his sub .200 batting average and you have an 0-for-3 day in the eight-spot. But Martinez took advantage of his rare start, driving in the lone run Vance Worley needed as the Phils beat Florida, 1-0, Monday night. … Continue reading Worley spectacular as Phils shut out Fish

Utley expected to return to lineup Monday

The Phillies, who have gone eight straight games without scoring more than three runs, are about to get some much needed reinforcements. Second basemen Chase Utley will be in the clubhouse for today’s game against the Texas Rangers, and is expected to make his season debut on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds after missing the beginning of the season … Continue reading Utley expected to return to lineup Monday