Found July 07, 2013 on
Justin De Fratus
With a slash line of .281/.326/.560 well into July, Domonic Brown is showing any doubters he has left that his May outburst was no fluke.
The Phillies used a handful of clutch hits and an impressive outing from Jonathan Pettibone to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on a steamy Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The game time temperature was a stifling 94 degrees. Pettibone (5-3, 3.84 ERA) allowed only one run in 5.1 innings to earn his fifth win of the year.
The Phils’ offense provided the righty with two runs in the first, two more in the fourth and another in the fifth on a solo shot from Domonic Brown. Brown went 2-for-4 on the day with a triple, a home run and two RBIs. Ben Revere’s two-out double in the fourth proved huge when the Braves scored two runs off the Phillies bullpen after Pettibone’s exit.
After winning consecutive series against first place Pittsburgh and Atlanta, the Phils will host the Nats, winners of four in a row, at Citizens Bank Park starting tomorrow n...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ruben Amaro said today that Ryan Howard will miss 6-8 week as the result of an MRI showed a torn left meniscus for the first baseman. There is no word yet on when the surgery will occur, although it will happen soon. Darin Ruf will get the majority of the reps in Howard’s spot.
Howard had hit well since June 1, putting up a .885 OPS over his last 30 games. However, the pain in...
John Lannan was unhittable on Monday night at CBP (Photo: AP).
Ruben Amaro publicly challenged his played when he decreed this 10-game homestand the tipping point of the 2013 season. So far so good through four games, as the Phillies topped the Nationals on Monday night, 3-2, to climb within 2.5 games of second place Washington.
John Lannan (2-3, 4.26 ERA) threw eight innings of...
The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck in the middle of the pack in the NL East. With so much to lose, the administration feels that there is no time for fun and games.
According to MLB.com, the organization currently has a zero-tolerance policy as it pertains to how the players conduct themselves.
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday the team needs to play well before the...
Joe Jordan, photo- Jay Floyd
On Sunday, prior to Reading’s game in Trenton, I spent some time chatting with Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan regarding as many subjects as I could, before I felt like I might be keeping him from something important on his chiming cell phone. The topics included the Maikel Franco and Cody Asche 3rd base prospect jam, lefty hurler...
Ryan Howard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee on Saturday, but the bad news gets worse for the Philadelphia Phillies.
On Monday, an MRI confirmed a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery. The injury is expected to sideline the first baseman for 6-8 weeks, according to ESPN. No date for surgery has been set at this time.
The results are in: the Phillies will be represented in the National League All-Star team by pitcher Cliff Lee and Domonic Brown. Full roster posted shortly.
Facing familiar hitters, John Lannan was at his best.
Lannan tossed four-hit ball over eight innings against his former team, Ben Revere had three hits and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night.
Lannan (2-3) had four strikeouts in his longest outing in four years. The lefty registered 12 groundouts to beat the team he played for his first six...
The Atlanta Braves dropped their 3rd straight game on Friday night. A late inning comeback bid fell one run short as the Braves were beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4. The Phillies got the game’s scoring started in the 1st inning of Friday’s game. Ryan Howard grounded into fielder’s choice to Freddie Freeman. Freeman’s throw to 2nd went into left field allowing...
Well the Phillies certainly looked lost last night. A bad start from Kyle Kendrick followed by a lack of offensive production from the Phillies offense led to the Phils' 46th loss of the season. The Braves blasted 19 hits enroute to their 50th win of the year. Kyle Kendrick struggled...
In a solemn clubhouse following a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on June 9, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel voiced concern over the left knee of catcher Erik Kratz, who had been injured during the game. Speaking with Comcast SportsNet, the skipper clearly believed that Kratz would miss an extended...
Amaro is taking this home stand to figure out if the Phillies should be sellers or buyers at the trade deadline. The answer is simple- sell! Trade chips: Chooch, Papelbon, Lee, both Youngs, and Utley. Personally, I keep Utley unless the package is ridiculous and Lee, because they need an ace. Chooch is old and worn down. Michael nor Delmon can field their position. Papelbon is...
Tonight the Phillies will take on the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park for a 7:15 first pitch. The reason that the start is delayed is that beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fox, the All-Star selection show will air prior to all games broadcast regionally on Fox. The Phillies-Braves matchup...
This is good news/bad news. Generally, I am not a fan of what the home run derby can do to someone's swing, as we witnessed in Bobby Abreu's Home Run Derby championship. Abreu won the 2005 derby hitting an unprecedented 24 home runs in the first round. Abreu had 18...
John Lannan defeated the Washington Nationals on Monday night. With eight innings of work the 28-year-old led the Phillies to a 3-2 victory.
Lannan went from 2011 Opening Day starter to minor leaguer to free agent this winter.
While Lannan has pitched well against the Nationals in two starts this season he holds a 4.23 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP on the season overall.