Morosi: Phillies Interested in 3B Headley; Could Trade Cliff Lee

According to FOX baseball writer Jon Morosi on Twitter, the Phillies are interested in Padres third baseman Chase Headley. Headley, 28, is hitting .267 with 12 homers and 51 RBIs on the season. Morosi added in a follow-up tweet that the Phillies could use the prospects they get in a trade for a veteran players, … Continue reading Morosi: Phillies Interested in 3B Headley; Could Trade Cliff Lee

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Hamels Holds Off Padres

Phillies 3, Padres 2 WP – Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28) LP – Jeff Suppan (2-1, 1.69) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (10) It seemed like ages the Phillies won a series. They did just that, taking the rubber match on Mother’s Day against the Padres, winning 3-2 thanks some great pitching from the starters once again. … Continue reading Hamels Holds Off Padres

Game 34: Polly Chasing A Milestone

With his 2-for-4 night (two doubles), Placido Polanco inched closer to the 2,000 hits milestone. 268 players currently have reached the 2,000-hit mark and Polanco could become the 269th very soon, needing only two more hits for 2,000. Polanco has been swinging a hot bat this months, hitting .341 (14-for-41) with four doubles the last … Continue reading Game 34: Polly Chasing A Milestone

Phillies Use Home Runs; Bullpen Holds Lead in Series Opener

Phillies 7, Padres 3 WP – Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) LP – Clayton Richard (1-5, 5.32) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies started a game in similar fashion to the last three games played. They scored quickly and early, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning thanks to John Mayberry Jr’s first home run … Continue reading Phillies Use Home Runs; Bullpen Holds Lead in Series Opener

Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

PHI: 14-18, 5th in NL East; SD: 11-21, 5th in NL West When: May 11-13 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (2-2, 2.84) vs Clayton Richards (1-4, 4.89) Saturday: Roy Halladay (3-2, 3.28) vs Edinson Volquez (1-2, 2.98) Sunday: Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.45) vs Jeff Suppan (2-0, 0.90) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

Manuel: “It’s been a while since we’ve played this bad”

Charlie Manuel has obviously got to be frustrated with his offense’s performance. It isn’t a worried expression from Manuel or his team said Jimmy Rollins but pure frustration. The Phillies dropped their Sunday afternoon game to the Padres, 6-1, which was the 10th time in their first 16 games they failed to score more than … Continue reading Manuel: “It’s been a while since we’ve played this bad”

Padres rout Phillies as offense remains stagnant

Luck just wasn’t on the Phillies side from the very beginning on Sunday afternoon. Juan Pierre drew a leadoff walk but then was picked off by Padres starter Anthony Bass. The Phillies ended up putting runners on second and third base so Pierre most likely would’ve scored the game’s first run. In the bottom half … Continue reading Padres rout Phillies as offense remains stagnant

Ruiz Update; Contreras’ First Outing

The play at the plate on Thursday made a big impact, not only in the game but on Carlos Ruiz’s left wrist as well. The Phillies catcher missed last night’s 4-1 win over the Padres,  a day after injuring his wrist when Will Venable collided with him on Thursday. Ruiz could miss today’s game as … Continue reading Ruiz Update; Contreras’ First Outing

Galvis Sparks Late Offensive Surge

Freddy Galvis was never meant to be safe on his bunt in the 7th inning. With runners on first and second, Galvis laid down a beautiful bunt down the third base line, legging it out and loading the bases. It set up Brian Schneider’s game-tying single with no outs to lead the Phillies to a … Continue reading Galvis Sparks Late Offensive Surge

Worley Finds Offense Worse Than His Own; Dominates

One run. It’s all Cliff Lee begged for on Wednesday and it’s all Vance Worley got tonight. That one lone run was again the difference maker in the outcome for the Phillies, this time resulting in a win. A first-inning run was all Worley needed as the Philies won, 2-0, in San Diego. It was … Continue reading Worley Finds Offense Worse Than His Own; Dominates