Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Charlie Manuel wanted a centerfielder who can catch and cover ground, naming Michael Bourn as his first example. Ruben Amaro got his manager the next best thing, and at a much cheaper price than the supposed $18 million a year Bourn wants. The Phillies acquired 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange … Continue reading Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

UPDATE – According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins. In the deal, the Phillies will be sending starting pitcher Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May to the Twins. Revere will now be the Phillies starting centerfielder. Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in … Continue reading Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

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

Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down right-handed starting pitcher Vance Worley. Worley, who had been pitching with a bone chip in his right elbow for the last three months, will have surgery on his right elbow in 7-10 days. Worley was pulled with one out in the 5th inning of yesterday’s 9-5 loss … Continue reading Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season

Schierholtz Stars In Debut; Phils Win

Phillies 3, Nationals 2 WP – Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-7, 3.57) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (23) WASHINGTON — Nate Schierholtz expressed that he was happy to get a fresh start in Philadelphia. If he plays like he did in the Phillies 3-2 win on a regular basis, his leash will … Continue reading Schierholtz Stars In Debut; Phils Win

6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Giants 7, Phillies 2 WP – Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72) LP – Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82) PHILADELPHIA — Through five innings Vance Worley was nearly unhittable. With eight strikeouts and only a run and three hits allowed, Worley began the 6th inning. After loading the bases on a pair of singles and a walk, Worley … Continue reading 6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 28-27, 5th in NL East; LAD: 33-21, 1st in NL West When: June 4-7 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) vs Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.32) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (0-2, 3.00) vs Chad Billingsley (2-4, 4.09) Wednesday: Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02) vs Chris Capuano (7-2, 2.50) Thursday: Cole Hamels (8-2, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers