Found May 17, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Cincinnati Reds (25-16) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22) Tony Cingrani (2-0, 2.89) vs. Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL 17 Weather: 68, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook News and notes: -Mike Adams had an MRI and is considered day-to-day, although a DL stint is not quite out of the woods. He has a mild back strain, and if he does do to the DL they can retro him to 5/11. -Ruben Amaro Jr. gave an update on Carlos Zambrano. Big Z will throw two innings in an extended spring training game, or somewhere around 30-40 pitches tomorrow. They will then ramp him up to 50 pitches his next outing. -John Lannan will throw a bullpen session on Monday or Tuesday according to Amaro, but he’s still not all that close to being ready. As for tonight’s game, the Red hot Reds are in town and looking to get on base. That’s what Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto do. They are 1-2 in the NL in OBP, with Choo getting on at a ridiculous .458 clip this season. As Corey Seidman pointed...

Reds hope for better luck against Lee

Though the Cincinnati Reds swept a three-game home set from the Philadelphia Phillies last month, they didn't do much against Cliff Lee. Looking for a seventh consecutive victory overall and on the road, the Reds hope to get the best of Lee on Friday night. Cincinnati (25-16) outscored Philadelphia 16-4 during the April 15-17 series, but was held scoreless by Lee (4-2, 2.86 ERA...

Phillies Nation Sponsoring Phillies ALS event

Today the Phillies will hold their Phillies Phestival benefiting the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Since 1984, the Phillies have raised over $12 million to combat the progressive neuromuscular disorder, known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. Most of the money has been raised through this annual event which features your favorite Phillies in autograph and photo booths...

Rosenberg Recalled, Valdes Optioned

According to all the usual suspect beat writers and the Phillies, LHP Raul Valdes has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and RHP B.J. Rosenberg has been called to take his place. Valdes was at best mediocre in 2013 and at worst completely ineffective, with a 7.65 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP, allowing 10.8 H/9 IP. Rosenberg, 27, has been mildly effective as a starter this year for the...

Tempering Expectations on Pettibone

Jonathan Pettibone has been a revelation for the Phils. But how long can it continue? (AP Photo). As I wrote in my recap on Tuesday night, Jonathan Pettibone deserves a lot of credit.  He has started five games so far this year and the Phillies have won four.  He has shown a veteran’s ability to battle through jams.  He has displayed a pretty good fastball, which at least through...

Roy Halladay Has Successful Surgery, Eyes 2013 Return

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially announced that veteran starting pitcher Roy Halladay underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday. The procedure was done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Los Angeles. “In certain cases it’s been three months, but we really don’t have a timetable. A scope and a cleanup to me is a lot different than a surgery. They aren’t going in and...

Phillippe Aumont loses game yet shines brightly

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All your base are belong to Choo

You have no chance to get him out make your time.The Cincinnati Reds grabbed the series win from the Miami Marlins yesterday, thanks to a monster performance from Shin-Soo Choo. Choo, who’s looking more and more like the best free-agent signing of the off-season of any team anywhere, was 4-5 on the game, and was involved in 3 of the Reds’ 4 runs. In the first inning, Choo scored...

Phillies Issue Statement On Roy Halladay's Surgery, Declare It Successful

Good news on the Roy Halladay front. Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, Phillies Director of Medical Services, issued the following statement on behalf of the team: "Roy had successful shoulder surgery yesterday. He had an arthroscopic evaluation and underwent debridement of his labrum and rotator cuff as well as removal...

Video: Watch Aroldis Chapman throw mind-bending pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. We already knew Aroldis Chapman was filthy on the mound. However, the final pitch he threw to Miami Marlins hitter Derek Dietrich Wednesday night was simply mind-bending, not to mention virtually unhittable. Take another look as the Cuban Missile delivers an absolutely wicked slider that both boggles the mind and freezes the body of...

Stutes just waits his turn to head for Philly

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.

Video: Shin-Soo Choo talks about his big night in Miami

Your browser does not support iframes. The Reds and Shin-Soo Choo are rolling right now. On Wednesday, Cincinnati extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The offense was fueled by Choo, who pounded out two home runs, to go along with a two singles and three runs scored. It marked the ninth multi-home run game...

Amaro: Hamels, Howard trying too hard

Asked to assess the Phillies’ position, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. responded in typically blunt fashion. “We’re in a great spot,” Amaro said Thursday. “We’ve played terrible. And we’re 3½ games out.” Amaro has a point, as far as the NL East standings are concerned. The first-place Braves are 10-17 since opening the season 12-1, while the second-place Nationals...

Tough road trip rejuvenates 'Pigs Diekman

After making his major league debut last season, left-hander Jake Diekman has had a season full of ups and downs at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2013. A tough road trip to Durham and Norfolk may have given him a new-found approach that will work for him.

Notes From The Phillies’ 5-3 Win Over Cincinnati

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Reds beat Marlins 5-3 in 10 to complete sweep

MIAMI (AP) -- NL RBI leader Brandon Phillips homered in the sixth inning and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th, helping the Cincinnati Reds complete their second three-game sweep in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 5-3 Thursday night. Mat Latos and two relievers combined on a six-hitter. Aroldis Chapman (3-1) blew a save for the first time in nine chances...
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