Found June 25, 2012 on
Pittsburgh Pirates (38-33) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-40)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: 71, partly cloudy
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Chase Utley news! He is in Philadelphia today and will hang with the team until tomorrow, when he plays with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He’ll then return to the Phillies, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. No word yet if he will play with the Phillies on Wednesday, Thursday, or to start their upcoming road trip to Miami.
Brian Schneider hits the DL with an ankle sprain, Erik Kratz returns to the team, being recalled from Lehigh Valley.
Other than that, the Phillies pretty much need to win 3 of 4 here, or even all four against the Pirates, which is not an easy feat. They’re five games over-.500 and are doing well in a diluted NL Central. However, they have a guy that I would pretty much sell the house for in Andrew McCutchen. Can’t feel too bad about the Pirates – it’s good to see them succeeding and hopefully they sustain t...
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Phillies’ 2nd Baseman Chase Utley will play for the Triple A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs tonight and will likely be activated from the disabled list tomorrow.
I stand by my assessment of the Phillies. They are a mess and have too many holes to plug to really climb back into this race right now and win the NL East. With that said, the Phillies are only 8 games back. It feels like...
Chase Utley must be activated from the disabled list by July 2nd according to MLB rules. There is some hope, however, that his return could come sooner than that.
Reports circulating for the past 24 hours have the former All Star with bad knees making his return to the Phillies on Wednesday. Chase Utley’s return this year may be more about bolstering team morale than any significant...
The big man might be back soon.
In a press release from Ruben Amaro and the Phillies:
First baseman Ryan Howard (left Achilles surgery) will return to Philadelphia tomorrow for functional testing on his left Achilles. If he passes testing, he will begin a rehabilitation assignment with single-A Lakewood on Thursday, June 28.
The Phillies are just trying to outdo themselves...
Congratulations to Jimmy Rollins for producing the Phillies first Howard of the season. For those of you not "in the know" (and seriously where the hell have you been), The Howard is any time a player hits a homerun, strikes out, and commits an error all in the same ball game. Last night's Phils win featured two Howards; one by Young James and the other by the enemy...
Pirates (38-33) at Phillies (34-40)
7:05 PM EST–Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
After a pretty successful homestand, the Bucs are on the road for a week as they look to continue their winning ways. Their first stop is a place that hasn’t been kind to them lately: Citizens Bank Park. They are just 5-18 in CBP, have been swept there...
It's pretty sad that it's almost July and the Phillies are still in last place. Sitting six games under .500 (34-40) and sitting 9 games behind in the NL East, it's really tough to see this team accomplishing anything great this season. The Phillies are coming off of a 2-1 series loss against the Rays, including being swept in yesterday's day-night double header....
Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Worley (4-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. Michael Schwimer pitched out of a jam in the seventh, Antonio Bastardo worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 18th save in 19 tries. Papelbon...
Jonathan Papelbon needs the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies to swap for a 8th-inning set-up man. Is Rube Amaro one deal away from a decent postseason chance?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
Penthouse Occupancy for the 8-3 triumph: 3
The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Chooch Ruiz...
Frustration. Need two out of the next two. I said I would be unhappy with a split and I stand by it. The Pirates should have won this series. Mellie’s recap. A Pitt football primer. First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where To Watch: Root Sport, MLB.TV, CSN Raul Valdes, LHP (34) Late last night the [...]
On the way into Citizens Bank Park tonight, I predicted the Pirates would beat the Phillies 10-4. I'm at that point with this team. They entered the game at 34-40, so why would you believe they would beat a team that's played reasonably well this year? Well, for one night, they played like the Phillies we remember from the last five years, at least for the most...
A four-run first inning, helped along by several Pirates’ errors, starts the ball rolling for the Phils as they crush the Bucos, 8-3.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits a single to right, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had earlier doubled, then went to third on Juan Pierre’s sacrifice bunt, 1-3, as he beat the...
There has been some speculation that Jeff Karstens would start today, but that seems to be laid to rest. Karstens will start on the road trip. What does that mean for the rotation then? Kevin Correia and Brad Lincoln have not been great options this year, but they aren’t the automatic losses they are made [...]