Stutes to DL; Schwimer Up

The Phillies have placed right-hander Michael Stutes on the DL with right shoulder inflammation after their 8-5 win over the D’Backs. Replacing Stutes will be Michael Schwimer, who was 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA and two saves in seven games with the IronPigs. Stutes started the season with some right shoulder problems. The problems didn’t really go … Continue reading Stutes to DL; Schwimer Up

Phils option Schwimer, Aumont

Guessing the Phillies bull pen is always a fun game to play in the final two weeks of Spring Training. For those who had Michael Schwimer or Phillippe Aumont in their pools, you guessed wrong. The Phillies optioned the the two relievers to minor league camp while also reassigning Jeremy Horst and David Purcey. Aumont … Continue reading Phils option Schwimer, Aumont

Rookies, post season roster and contracts discussed today

A lot was discussed this past hour about the post season roster and beyond. This includes the fate of the Phillies September call-ups, the size of the post season roster and a few off season moves. Relivers Joe Savery and Justin De Fratus will go to Clearwater when playoffs begin to keep throwing just in … Continue reading Rookies, post season roster and contracts discussed today

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

Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

It was a slider that just wouldn’t break. Brad Lidge came inside on Jonny Gomes with the slider but the breaking ball hung, hitting Gomes. The only problem with that was the fact it was the bottom of the 10th and the bases were loaded. Ryan Zimmerman, Friday night’s hero with a walk-off grand slam, … Continue reading Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

After long wait, Schwimer’s name gets called

Being in AAA Lehigh was like waiting in the bull pen for Michael Schwimmer. Time after time, the phone would ring and names like Michael Stutes, David Herndon, Drew Carpenter, Mike Zagurksi, Scott Mathieson and Juan Perez were asked for. But never Schwimer’s. Of the six names mentioned, only two (Stutes and Herndon) are still … Continue reading After long wait, Schwimer’s name gets called