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Carlos Zambrano, photo- @BaseballBetsy
Carlos Zambrano continues to try to reestablish himself as an impact pitcher and made his first official minor league appearance for the Phillies on Tuesday. In 4 1/3 innings, Zambrano threw 81 pitches while allowing no runs on three hits for the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers. The former Cubs and Marlins pitcher also struck out two and walked two en route to a no decision.
Zambrano did not exhibit any of the traits that have made him one of Major League Baseball’s most notorious characters (examples here and here). In fact, according the Threshers catcher Logan Moore, who spoke exclusively with PhoulBallz.com following the team’s 3-0 win over Brevard County on Tuesday, Zambrano was a pleasure to deal with.
“It was a real cool experience,” Moore stated. “He basically told me to call whatever (pitches) I wanted because I knew the hitters and he just threw what I called.”
Moore, the Phillies’ 9th round pick in 2011 out of Northeastern ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The news about Chase Utley was not good. The Philadelphia Phillies originally expected him back in the lineup on June 5th. GM Ruben Amaro said that will not happen. Utley still feels tenderness in his side and will likely miss an additional 15 games. While this is a setback for the Fightin’ Phils, it could also be an opportunity for the team and youngster Domonic Brown.
Cliff Lee is good. The Phillies? Not so much.
While it remains to be seen whether Philadelphia will be a buyer or a seller at this year’s trade deadline, Cliff Lee is sure to be a name floating around in rumors until the Phils decide. That means that every outing the left-hander has is more or less an audition for any prospective teams looking for a piece to help their rotation...
The Philadelphia Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley on the disabled list a week ago due to a strained right oblique. At the time, the team said Utley would be sidelined for at least two to four weeks as a result of the injury. While they were initially optimistic he could be back on the shorter end of that projection, it now appears that he'll be out until the middle...
He remained in the game, but Ben Revere's catch up against the wall in the fourth inning of last night's contest was frightening. Revere tracked down a blast off the bat of David Ortiz, made the catch, but slammed into the wall. His elbow caught into the fencing of the Fenway Park wall just right and sent Revere to the ground in a heap. He was in obvious pain but...
There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What other divisional hurlers are in that group?
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
If you’re interested in checking out something...
Domonic Brown hit a pair of homers, Erik Kratz and Ryan Howard also had solo shots to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Wednesday night.
Kendrick (5-3) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, helping the Phillies win their second straight against the Red Sox to get within one game of .500.
Antonio Bastardo pitched the seventh, Mike...
The last time Jonathan Papelbon walked off the mound for the Red Sox, Boston had just completed the worst collapse in team history. Less than three months later, Papelbon, the Sox all-time saves leader, walked out of Fenway for good, signing a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Before last night’s game Papelbon was back...
John Lackey wasn’t at his best Wednesday night but he has pitched effectively for the Red Sox this season. Lackey, signed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2010 season, had a rocky start to his Boston tenure. After posting solid peripherals with poor run prevention marks in 2010, he posted a 6.41 ERA in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He missed the...
Given the chance to play every day, Domonic Brown is showing why he once was the Philadelphia Phillies' top prospect.
Brown hit a pair of homers, Erik Kratz and Ryan Howard also had solo shots to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Wednesday night.
Kendrick (5-3) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, helping the Phillies win...
Cliff Lee pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Jonathan
Papelbon earned his first save at Fenway Park as a Red Sox opponent
on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1
victory over Boston., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/lee-gem-papelbon-save-sink-bosox
Boston Red Sox (32-22) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-27)
Franklin Morales (0-0, 0.00) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.21)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: 86, Partly Cloudy
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For the second time this series, the Phillies will catch a break by missing an ace-caliber pitcher. On Monday, it was Clay Buchholz who the BoSox held back...
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season.
The Phillies pounded the expansion Colorado Rockies in the thin mountain air, easily sending Tommy Greene to a 7-0 start with plenty of run support. The Phillies wrapped...
Picture by Richard Wilkins Jr. Ryan Howard's gonna have to play through knee pain this season. Lovely. Since, you know, he's been so good. He doesn't strike out entirely too much, insist on trying to pull everything, and can play great defense. That's just the news the Phillies needed to...
Last night Mike Zagurski became the latest Phucco, pitching a scoreless inning for the Pirates. This is a cause for celebration on this blog, because the Phillies sure as hell aren't giving us anything to work with. For those of you that can't remember, Zig-Zags was a hefty lefty that pitched with the Phils from 2007-2011. He became known as "Fat Mike" Zagurski...