Game 38: Worley Scratched; Kendrick Starting

It’s up to Kyle Kendrick to keep the winning ways of the Phillies rolling. The Phillies are going to get an emergency start from Kendrick tonight after slated starter Vance Worley was scratched with soreness in his right elbow. Worley was then placed on the DL this morning, dampening the winning ways the Phillies have gotten used … Continue reading Game 38: Worley Scratched; Kendrick Starting

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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

Polanco’s Two-Run Double Wins It in 8th

Late inning heroics: these are the Phillies of old that everyone has missed. A two-run double by Placido Polanco in the 8th inning gave the Phils a 6-4 win over the Cubs. Juan Pierre, pinch hitting in the pitcher’s spot, was hit by a pitch. He got to third on a Jimmy Rollins single that … Continue reading Polanco’s Two-Run Double Wins It in 8th

Game 23: Breaking Even

The Phillies (10-12) will attempt to even up the series with the Cubs (8-14) tonight, capping off a four-game set. After dropping the first game on Friday, 5-1, they bounced back with a nice offensive showing in a 5-2 win. But the bats went ice cold again, mustering only two hits in a 5-1 loss … Continue reading Game 23: Breaking Even

Phils Win On 4th-Inning Bombs

The five-run 9th inning of Tuesday’s 9-5 loss to the Diamondbacks may have sparked the offense. Feeding off the meaningless outburst, the Phillies powered their way past Arizona with three home runs, winning 8-5 and snapping a three-game losing streak. It all started with Hunter Pence, who many thought wouldn’t have even been in tonight’s … Continue reading Phils Win On 4th-Inning Bombs

Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

The starting pitching has been nothing short of fantastic for the Phillies so far, allowing only two runs in 20 innings through the first three games of the season. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about the bullpen. David Herndon was the goat on Easter Sunday, as opposed to the more favorable lamb, and the … Continue reading Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

Phils Announce Rotation 2.0

Cole Hamels will start the home opener. It’ll go Halladay-Lee-Worley-Hamels. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 23, 2012 The fans who got tickets for the home opener were given a real treat today. The Phillies announced their starting rotation for the season. And in a move popular with many, the lefties will be split like last … Continue reading Phils Announce Rotation 2.0

Worley strikes out 8; Thome plays 1B

Vance Worley was hittable last week. Today, not so much. In fact, Worley was unhittable against the Pirates. The SoCal righty pitched four perfect innings, striking out eight on the day in the Phillies 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. If Worley wasn’t on a pitch count he would have most likely kept going. After giving up … Continue reading Worley strikes out 8; Thome plays 1B

Worley looks to avoid sophomore slump

With all the talk about the four aces coming into the 2011 season, Vance Worley wasn’t expected to contribute much. In fact, Worley wasn’t even expected to make the big league club. However, key injuries to guys like Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton allowed Worley to make his way onto the major league roster in … Continue reading Worley looks to avoid sophomore slump

Worley finishes 3rd in NL ROY voting

It was an excellent rookie season for Phillies surprise starter Vance Worley. But was his 10-3 record and 3.01 ERA enough to topple Atlanta’s two incredible rookies? That answer was a no. In a unanimous decision, Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel took home the National League Rookie of the Year award with first baseman Freddie Freeman … Continue reading Worley finishes 3rd in NL ROY voting