Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

Game 129: Lineup Sees More Frandsen; Brown Returns

FRANDSEN OPENING EYES — Despite Placido Polanco being healthy, Kevin Frandsen is still getting the lion’s share of the starts at third base. Frandsen will get the call at third base once again on Tuesday night against the New York Mets. It is his ninth start in the past 11 games. Frandsen has given Charlie Manuel … Continue reading Game 129: Lineup Sees More Frandsen; Brown Returns

Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

There is a big question mark stamped next to the third baseman’s name for the 2013 season. It’s a position that hasn’t had a consistent inhabitant since Scott Rolen was traded in 2002. A few guys like David Bell, Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco were supposed to be main-stays. But only Polanco managed to make an … Continue reading Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

Phillies Activate Polanco; In Lineup Tonight

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have officially activated third baseman Placido Polanco from the 15-day DL. The move was known yesterday when the Phillies sent IF/OF Hector Luna back to Lehigh Valley in anticipation to activate Polanco. Polanco will also be in tonight’s lineup batting seventh against the Reds. His normal spot in the two-hole has … Continue reading Phillies Activate Polanco; In Lineup Tonight

Polanco To DL With Back Injury

The Phillies will turn to Ty Wigginton’s offense for now. Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was put on the disabled list retroactive to July 23. A roster move will be announced tomorrow but it’s believed that Kevin Frandsen could be that player. Another option is Michael Martinez, who is a strong fielder. The Phils won’t … Continue reading Polanco To DL With Back Injury

Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (1-2, 2.28) LP – Rafael Batencourt (1-3, 3.28) PHIADELPHIA — Twice Rafael Batencourt produced two ground balls but twice his infield failed to get the batters out on them. Back-to-back infield hits, the second being on a catching error by Todd Helton, resulted in the Phillies 7-6 … Continue reading Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Polanco’s 2,000th Hit A Special One

Only 268 other players in Major League Baseball history had done what Placido Polanco had done. But not many did it the way Polanco did last night. In the 8th inning of the Phillies 5-1 win over Houston, Polanco took Astros pitcher David Carpenter deep to left-center field for his first home run of the … Continue reading Polanco’s 2,000th Hit A Special One

Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win

Phillies 5, Astros 1 WP – Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96) LP – Lucas Harrell (2-3, 4.40) PHILADELPHIA — It was a historic night for Placido Polanco. Polanco got his 2,000th career hit in the 8th inning, and helped the Phillies to a 5-1 win by scoring three times on the game. His 2,000th hit was a … Continue reading Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win

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