Found July 03, 2013 on
Justin De Fratus
The Philadelphia Phillies offense was silent but waited for their moment against Pittsburgh Pirates emergency starter Brandon Cumpton Tuesday night. The Phillies picked up three runs in the sixth inning to chase Cumpton from the game and the young bullpen came through to get the game from starter Jonathan Pettibone to Jonathan Papelbon to pick up a 3-1 victory in PNC Park.
Ryan Howard ended his drought with a two-hit night, with an RBI single in the sixth inning to score Chase Utley, and he would come around to score on an RBI double by Delmon Young to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. Pettibone had a solid night on the mound, although he threw a lot of pitches early on to set up a night that would rely on the bullpen later on. Pettibone ended his night after 5.2 innings pitched allowing just one run on three hits and six strikeouts. Pettibone was relieved after serving up a solo home run to Pittsburgh first baseman Garrett Jones in the bottom of the sixth inning after throwing over...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Chase Utley is firmly on the radar of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Heyman states that it is unknown whether or not the Dodgers have contacted the Phillies about Utley and that Ruben Amaro Jr. is not anxious to trade Utley despite the fact that he is headed to free agency. The Phillies would received a compensatory pick for Utley if they made a qualifying...
Count Jonathan Papelbon among the Yasiel Puig haters. Puig has taken the majors by storm since breaking into the Dodgers lineup just under a month ago, prompting many around the sport to trumpet his All-Star candidacy. Papelbon, frankly, thinks all this talk is ridiculous. “To me, it’s an absolute joke. It’s really kind of stupid if you ask me,” the Phillies closer said on...
The Philadelphia Phillies have players that contenders covet. The team's current issue is that they're still trying to determine if they are one of MLB's contenders. As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will have to determine his stance. It's yet to be determined publicly, but Andy Martino of The New York Daily News reports that...
Kyle Kendrick suffered what Phillies officials called a “mild concussion” when he was hit in the back of the head by a pitch in the sixth inning of Sunday’s 6-1 loss to the Dodgers.
According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Kendrick stayed in the game and pitched the bottom of the sixth inning, but left with a headache after that. He was checked by a doctor and will be re-evaluated...
Phillies (39-44) at Pirates (51-30)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The best team in baseball hosts their cross-state rivals this week at PNC Park. The Pirates are looking to run the win streak to ten and continue to dominate Philly at home – and unlike past years, the Phils aren’t even playing well. There will surely be plenty of Philly fans in town,...
Darren Daulton's surgeon says the former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher has successfully had two brain tumors removed.
Dr. Kevin Judy says the 51-year-old Daulton is recovering at Thomas Jefferson Hospital following a seven-hour operation Monday and is expected to be released later this week. Judy says Daulton is doing fine physically and doctors will be monitoring his...
BLACK AND YELLOW
In honor of the long weekend it looks like Brandon Inge tossed in some real freaky contacts. Get weird, folks. via Mocksession.com [Mocksession] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
This game turned on a quick sequence in that went like this: Andrew McCutchen single, Gaby Sanchez single on the next pitch, Russell Martin RBI single two pitches later, Pedro Alvarez three-run homer two pitches after that. That turned a frustrating 1-0 Phillies lead into a 4-1 PIrate lead. That gave the second half of the game a very different tone.
Specifically, it was the...
As of July 4, 2013 (9:20 am EST) the Pittsburgh Pirates have crossed the halfway point of the season and display a record of 83 – 52. One of the hottest teams in baseball Pittsburgh went 15 – 5 in their last 20 games and currently hold a 2 game lead atop the NL Central. In a blog I wrote last week I asked what makes this season different from past seasons, which saw the Pirates...
The second half of the season begins tonight, with the Pirates defending the best record in baseball and sending Brandon Cumpton to the mound. That's one crazy sentence. Because of the Pirates' 14-inning game against the Brewers necessitated him to warm up, Jeff Locke's start is being pushed back a bit. Because Sunday was Jeanmar Gomez's day to throw a bullpen session...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Jeff Locke ran his personal winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night.
Locke (8-1) was scored upon for the first time in four home starts but extended his unbeaten streak to 16 outings. Locke, who hasn't lost since his first start of the season, allowed two earned...
It may be a holiday for most people, but there are still seven games on the minor league schedule today. Only Bradenton has the day off. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s...
One thing that is new this year on the international market is that teams can trade from their bonus pools. A team can trade for bonus pool money, giving them the ability to acquire up to 50% of their original bonus pool. For example, the Pirates have a bonus pool of $2,426,000. That means they can trade for up to $1,213,000 in additional pool money.
What I didn’t know until today...