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Chase Utley felt a pain in his rib cage during BP a few days ago, and that pain will land him in the DL. Utley has been diagnosed with a very mild Grade 1 oblique strain.
GM Ruben Amaro commented, saying “the recovery for this type of injury should take between 2-4 weeks. We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days. We are being cautious with this injury as it is a tricky one and want to make sure it isn’t an issue for him throughout the season.”
The fact that it’s the strain is being called “very mild” is a good sign; but the fact that yet another player will hit the disabled list is not. Add him to the list of Halladay, Ruiz, Lannan, and Adams.
BEST OF MAXIM
With Chase Utley on the disabled list and Ryan Howard on the precipice of injury with his hurting left knee, there has been an outcry from some fans for the Phillies to call up. To some, the Ruthian-type hero from last year who blasted 20 home runs in one month, and 51 between three leagues is the obvious choice for a team which so desperately needs an offensive boost. But to others...
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed five-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain.
Utley could miss up to four weeks. The team will make a roster move before Friday's game at Washington.
''We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days,'' general manager Ruben Amaro...
HE LIKES TECHNOLOGY
For some reason, this Philadelphia Phillies fan made the trek to Miami to watch his team take on the Marlins Wednesday night.But it looks like he had no interest in watching the actual game being played on the field, though. A person sitting behind this man sent in the photo to Deadspin with the following details:This guy has his MacBook, iPad, and iPhone in the front row at the...
Michael Martinez has been recalled from Lehigh Valley to take the roster spot of Chase Utley, who hits the DL with an oblique strain. Yes, that Michael Martinez.
No, we still will not see Darin Ruf, or even the young second baseman Cesar Hernandez, take the place of Utley.
I thought we had seen the last of Martinez last season, but apparently not. As Corey Seidman so eloquently...
With the exception of two position players, there is a new squad being built by the Philadelphia Phillies around Domonic Brown. Three are on the parent club, three are at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and two are with Single-A Lakewood. TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: By design my articles represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most...
Kyle Kendrick was out of sync all night (PHOTO: AP)
Kyle Kendrick struggled for the second straight outing on Friday night, and the Phillies dropped the first of their three game series with the Nationals, 5-2. Kendrick and the defense had a very tough time in the fifth inning, giving up four runs in that frame alone. The inning started off with a Bryce Harper single, and the...
Your browser does not support iframes.Football season doesn't begin for another four months, but this collision at home plate during the Nationals-Phillies game may have you wondering if it's already here.Watch as Washington's Tyler Moore absolutely lowers the boom on Philadelphia catcher Erik Kratz in the fourth inning on Friday. As you can see, Phillies center fielder...
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Cliff Lee tossed a shutout as the Phillies defeated the Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday.Lee allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out five.
Delmon Young hit his fourth home run of the season, and second in as many nights, in the fourth inning to give the Phillies and Lee an early lead. In the sixth inning Dominic Brown would triple driving Young in while...
There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What west coast hurlers are in that group?
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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.
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The Phillies officially added right-handed reliever Mike Stutes to the Phillies active roster. The move comes one day after the team sent reliever Phillippe Aumont to AAA Lehigh Valley. Many speculated that it would be Stutes, coming off a hot streat at Lehigh Valley. Stutes had given up just one...
Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee pitched a complete-game shutout against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, giving the Phillies a 3-0 victory and the control of the four-game series at Miami.In nine scoreless innings, Lee surrendered just three hits (all singles) and struck out five batters along with three walks. Offensively, Lee would give himself some support by collecting...
Philadelphia Phillies (23-24) at Washington Nationals (24-23)
Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82) v. Jordan Zimmerman (7-2, 1.62)
TIME: 7:05, Nationals Park
Weather: 50′s, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are in Washington tonight for the start of a three game series with the Nationals. They will look to be reach the .500 mark for the first time since...
Philadelphia Phillies (22-24) at Miami Marlins (13-33)
Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.83 ERA) v. Kevin Slowey (1-4, 3.44 ERA)
TIME: 7:10, Marlins Park
TV: MyPHL 17
Weather: 79, chance of showers, expect the roof up
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Fightin’ Phils enter tonight’s game with a shot to win yet another series. The Phils are 2-0-3 in their last five series and have posted a record...
Final: Phillies 3, Marlins 0.
WP: Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA) LP: Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.30 ERA)
With tonight's shutout victory over the Miami Marlins in the series finale, the Phillies have pulled within one game of the .500 mark. Cliff Lee went the distance for his 12th career shutout of his 12-year career, his first since the 2011 season. He allowed just three hits and two...