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Justin De Fratus
Amaro recognizes middle relief is a weakness on the 2013 Phillies. However, he doesn't seem in a hurry to fix it. He demoted Raul Valdes and called up possibly a worse pitcher and BJ Rosenberg. He continues to beat the drum for offseason free agent signing, Chad Durbin. Claiming his track record determines he should remain for the time being. Thing is, Durbin's track record to which Amaro refers isn't good at all.Facts:1) 35 years old2) 14 MLB seasons3) Career 5.00 ERA4) Career 1.50 WHIP5) Career WAR -0.3 6) Since 2007 he's flip-flopped between bad/good seasons, and 2013 puts him in line for a bad one. Season/ERA (2007/4.72, 2008/2.87, 2009/4.39, 2010/3.80, 2011/5.53, 2012/3.10, 2013/8.10).7) Career splits- versus RHB (.264/.794), vs. LHB (.286/.811), as starting pitcher (5.83/1.57), as a reliever (4.23/1.45), at home (4.26/1.43), away (5.88/1.60), 1st half (5.28/1.51), and 2nd half (4.64/1.50). Essentially the only time you can hope for a mediocre performanc...
BEST OF MAXIM
Yesterday, the Phils walked off via back-to-back homers in the ninth inning for the first time since MLB began collecting official records in 1930. If that wasn’t unlikely enough, the Phillies who hit the two home runs were Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis, who came into the game with 11 and five MLB homers respectively for their careers. And how about the pitcher they did it against...
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Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard will have MRI exams Monday.
Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Ruiz, who said he felt a ''pop'' while running the bases in the second inning, didn't make the trip but hopes to rejoin the team on Tuesday...
It’s time for the weekly rundown of minor league notes, taking a look at who is hot and who is not, from each team. Stats and standing accurate through game action played on Saturday.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-24, 4th place, North Division International League)-
Cody Asche with Reading in 2012
Third baseman Cody Asche has hit safely in 12 of his last 13...
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 first baseman Ryan Howard missed Sunday's 3-2 win over Cincinnati with a sore knee. Instead of flying to Miami with the rest of the team, Howard stayed behind to get an MRI on the knee, the Phillies themselves report. The Phillies very well could find themselves placing both catcher...
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, MLB.com’s Stephen
Pianovich reports that first baseman Ryan Howard could and catcher Carlos
Ruiz will miss substantial time due to injury, and...
Michael Stutes basically missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. He also had to head back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in an effort to win back his job with the Phillies. So far, Stutes is doing his part, but still hasn't gotten the call.
The Philadelphia Phillies will be without Carlos Ruiz as they take on the Miami Marlins in Miami today. Ruiz left Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a strained hamstring. He did not travel with the team to Miami after the afternoon contest in Philadelphia.
Instead, Ruiz will stay back in Philly to get an MRI on his hamstring says Stephen Pianovich of MLB...
[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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Chapman (3-2) blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season. The 100 mph throwing left-hander walked pinch-hitter...
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...
Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) @ Miami Marlins (12-32)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - C'mon Hamels vs. Alex SanabiaTuesday - Tyler Cloyd vs. Jose FernandezWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Kevin Slowey *All games 7:10 start timeFishies Offense:R - 117 (dead last by 25 runs)AVG - .220 (dead last by .010)OPS - .599 (dead last by .065)The Marlins offense is potentially one of the worst in the...
The 24th Annual Phestival to fight ALS
My uncle Mark was very close to my family. He was one of my dad's nine siblings, he lived nearby, and he had two sons that were close to my age. When he was diagnosed with ALS, it shocked my family. Only ever hearing about ALS as Lou Gehrig's Disease, I had never spent any time researching or thinking about ALS until my uncle had it...