Found May 21, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
Chase Utley, in the midst of putting together his first healthy season since 2009, was pulled from the lineup on Tuesday with discomfort in his right side. In baseball euphemisms, this usually means an oblique problem and that can translate to a likely trip to the DL for the Philadelphia Phillies‘ second baseman. Fantasy Play: Utley has been one of the most fragile high-end fantasy players more or less since he entered his 30′s and we may now be seeing  his extended trip to the DL. The Phillies’ franchise player played in just 83 games last season and has averaged just over 100 games the past three years, so a potential injury is hardly a surprise. Most fantasy owners took Utley in a later round at a thin position, but if he is on a roster, he should be benched until further notice. Utley is hitting .272/.339 but has an impressive 21/7/25 mark with 5SB in the first two months of 2013.

Josh Fields Is Packing His Bags At AAA; Is He Ryan Howard's Replacement?

Courtesy From Iron Pigs beat writer Michael LoRe: Josh Fields is packing his bags. Could be joining #Phillies. — Michael LoRé (@michaellore) May 21, 2013 Ryan Howard is injured and a strong D.L. candidate. A move for Josh Fields probably means that the Phillies plan to start internal options...

Phillies RHP Mike Adams Disabled, C Humberto Quintero Recalled

The Philadelphia Phillies have had to place right-handed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained back. To take his place on the active roster the organization has recalled catcher Humberto Quintero from their Triple-A Lehigh Valley farm club. While Quintero will provide depth at catcher, Adams has no time-table for his return, but should be back before the...

Be Ashamed, Very Ashamed

Mike Adams - DL.Carlos Ruiz - DL.Ryan Howard - day-to-day, meaning he's DL bound.Roy Halladay - out indefinitely. Ben Revere's OPS - .569Runs Scored - 157 (27th)OPS - .682 (26th)ERA - 4.26 (22nd)Bullpen ERA - 4.63 (27th)From the Beat:*via TwitterRyan Lawerence - ... and they are 1-9 in games started by Cole Hamels. Todd Zolecki - Marlins on pace to finish 46-116. If this...

Offense Fails Hamels Again as Phils Fall to Fish

Hamels has been a victim of poor run support all season. (Photo: AP) The Marlins now have 13 wins on the season.  Four have come against the Phillies.  After showing signs of life against some of baseball’s best teams in recent weeks, the Phils offense laid an egg on Monday night in Miami, losing 5-1 to the Marlins and again leaving an effective Cole Hamels out to dry.  Alex...

Phillies report three more injuries: Howard, Ruiz, Adams

The Philadelphia Phillies have even more problems on the injury front. They are already without starting pitchers Roy Halladay, who is on the disabled list for shoulder surgery, and John Lannon, who has strained knee tendons. Now,’s Stephen Pianovich reports that first baseman Ryan Howard could and catcher Carlos Ruiz will miss substantial time due to injury, and...

Cliff Lee tosses shutout against Marlins

credit: getty images 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...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 47

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? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: 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 different...

Hamels, Rollins responses show true selves

Jimmy Rollins told reporters he wasn't talking because "it's just a game." Cole Hamels didn't talk to the media as his frustration boiled over. Of the two responses, one shows part of what's wrong with the Phillies.

Cliff Lee Shuts Down Miami in 3-0 Victory

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...

Injury Bug Bites Phils'

[Photo Courtesy: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports] The Philadelphia Phillies are dealing with injury issues. The team has placed Mike Adams on the disabled list after dealing with back spasms, Carlos Ruiz was placed on the DL with a Grade 2 hamstring sprain, and Ryan Howard is listed as day-to-day with inflammation in his left knee. Howard received a cortisone shot on Sunday. Humberto...

Gameday: Phillies (22-24) at Marlins (13-33)

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...

PNTV Interview: Australian Pitching Prospect Josh Warner

Australian pitcher Josh Warner began the 2013 season as a member of the starting rotation for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Through six starts, the 20-year-old right-hander posted a 1-3 record along with a 7.50 ERA. Phillies brass decided to reassign Warner to extended spring training so he could make some adjustments to his delivery aimed at enhancing his deception toward hitters...

Ruben Don't Care Who You Want Up

Don't even think you'll see Asche.... Tonight at the IronPigs game, we saw Joe Savery, Mike Stutes, and Jake Diekman all throw scoreless innings in a 14-5 win. This prompted my buddy Drew to ask why these guys are down, and B.J. Rosenberg is up. I suppose the company line...

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