Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Domonic Brown just struck Contreras’ big truck. Car alarm blasting. Whoops. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) February 29, 2012 Spring training is being kicked off with a bang, or in Domonic Brown’s case, a smash and the sound of a car alarm. Looks like he’ll be buying the Big Truck dinner tonight. Anyway, some news came … Continue reading Spring Training News – Leap Edition

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Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

The Phillies made a trade today, sending utility infielder – and one time reliever – Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Jeremy Horst, according to Matt Gelb. Horst, 26, had an ERA of 2.93 in 12 games of relief for the Reds last season. Those were the first 12 games of Horst’s career … Continue reading Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

The beautiful thing about sports is that you’re never going to know what to expect. As a player, coach or fan, the game is built on mostly skill. But factored into that equation is a thing called luck. Like it or not, the luck factors into the bizarre and the bizarre factors into the shock … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

PHI: 91-48, 1st in NL East; MIL: 85-59, 1st in NL Central When: September 8-11 Where: Miller Park (Milwaukee, WI) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.63) vs Chris Narveson (10-6, 4.26) Friday: Roy Halladay (16-5, 2.49) vs Shaun Marcum (12-5, 3.11) Saturday: Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.47) vs Randy Wolf (12-7, 3.47) Sunday: Vance Worley … Continue reading Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

PHI: 64-37, 1st in NL East; SF: 59-43, 1st in NL West When: July 26-28 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Vance Worley (6-1, 2.02) vs Tim Lincecum (8-8, 2.90) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (12-5, 2.62) vs Barry Zito (3-2, 4.78) Thursday: Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.45) vs Matt Cain (8-6, 3.06) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

“Like a kid in the stands”

Buster Olney captured it perfectly with that little phrase. This is just in addition to my post earlier on tonight’s match-up between Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson. Last summer, during a series between the two teams in Philadelphia, both Johnson and Halladay were throwing bull pen sessions. Once Johnson got done his, he noticed Halladay … Continue reading “Like a kid in the stands”

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 21-9, 1st in NL East; ATL: 18-15, 3rd in NL East When: April May 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.66) vs. Derek Lowe (2-3, 3.72) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 2.08) vs. Julio Teheran (0-0, -.–) Sunday: Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.66) vs. Jair Jurrjens (3-0, 1.52) Broadcast … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves