Posted May 17, 2012 on
Kyle Kendrick has certainly had rough spots during his time with the Phillies, but he has also played an important role. In his latest outing, Kendrick came to the rescue when the Phillies needed an emergency starter.

Jake Diekman Could Signal A Bright Future for Phillies’ Bullpen

Jake Diekman was impressive in his Major League Debut as he picked up the win for the Phillies. Diekman could be a key piece for the future of the Phillies' bullpen. It was the same old story for Cliff Lee. Eight innings of one run baseball and this team still couldn’t get him the win. It seems as though this starting rotation is completely snakebitten and unable to get solid...

Carlos Ruiz is seeing the ball really well

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled out of the gate this season and it was a big story when the team finally went a game over .500 last night. For a team accustomed to the post season, it has been a bit of an inglorious start. Lost in that story of age and injuries is the superb season that Carlos Ruiz is putting up both behind the plate and beside it. With a quarter of the...

Papelbon's alter ego isn't afraid of the Sox

Jonathan Papelbon loves to talk and when asked about it being weird to face his old club, he admitted it would be. But not for Cinco Ocho. He ain't afraid of nothin'! "It won't be weird. It might be a little weird for Pap, but it won't be weird for Cinco," Papelbon told Boston's WEEI radio. "Cinco is like a great white, when he smells blood...

The last-place Phillies through the quarter mark

The Phillies season, despite what you may think, has gone about as expected… Without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, the offense has been inconsistent (yet, still 7th in the NL in R/G). The starters, for the most part, have been excellent, with a combined 2.90 ERA in 260.2 IP. The bullpen, which was a question mark after Papelbon, has been flat out bad. With non-Papelbon relievers...

Phillies' Worley placed on DL

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with right elbow inflammation. The team isn't sure on the severity of the injury, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters that more should be known. The 24-year-old posted a 3.07 ERA in his first seven starts. He will be replaced by Kyle Kendrick,...

Both Phillies' Charlie Manuel and Umpire Bob Davidson Suspended as MLB Makes Big Statement

Well, the curse words were so loud that we could hear them during the 8th inning Phillies' 1:00 Tuesday game against the Houston Astros.     The issue was, to Charlie Manuel, umpire Bob Davidson got in the way of catcher Brian Schneider on a dropped third strike.  Batter Jason Castro advanced to first base. Suspending a manager is pretty common.  The public suspension...

Oswalt Throws Bullpen For Phils, Charlie Supsended

Roy Oswalt auditioned for the Phillies last week in Mississippi. Photo (AP)Ken Rosenthal of Fox Spots is reporting that the Phils watched Roy Oswalt throw a bullpen session last week near his Mississippi home while the Boston Red Sox took a look at him this week. Rosenthal Tweeted: “One source said Oswalt appeared in good shape, but not surprisingly, more in spring-training mode...

This day in Phillies history, Phillies and Cubs slugfest and pitcher's duel

Today is the anniversary of one of the all-time games in Phillies history, the 23-22 10-inning game in Wrigley Field. The Phillies got off to a fast start by scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning, only to give up six runs in the bottom of the inning. And we were off. Mike Schmidt hit two home runs in the game and starting pitcher Randy Lerch also hit a home run, while...

Sources: Oswalt throwing for teams

Roy Oswalt, a free-agent right-hander, threw bullpen sessions for the Philadelphia Phillies last week and the Boston Red Sox this week, according to major-league sources.

Gameday: Red Sox (18-20) at Phillies (20-19)

Red Sox (18-20) at Phillies (20-19)Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30) vs. Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 66 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies will be without Charlie Manuel, who is serving a one-game suspension (explained here), tonight when they take the field against the AL-rival Boston Red Sox in search of their sixth consecutive win...

Manuel, Ump Suspended for Altercation

The Philadelphia Phillies will be without their skipper, Charlie Manuel as they try to extend their season high winning streak to 6 tonight. Charlie Manuel will be sitting out tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox because he has been suspended by MLB for an altercation with umpire Bob Davidson on Tuesday night. Manuel took exception to Davidson interfering with catcher Brian...

Phillies Offense on Hot Streak, Defeat Red Sox, 6-4.

Ah, interleague baseball. Some hate it, some love it, and some don't care who the Phillies are playing, as long as they keep this hot streak going. They did just that tonight against the Boston Red Sox with Cole Hamels on the mound for the Phils. Carlos Ruiz would provide multiple RBI's once more in the Phillies' sixth straight win.  Reliever turned starter Daniel Bard...

Moves the Philadelphia Phillies need to Make

JUST PRESS THE PLAY BUTTON TO LISTEN! IT'S SHORT AND SWEET! Guess who's back, back again? It's T- Money with another sports filled podcast for you die hards! We kicked off the show with: T- Money's Million Dollar Athletes (A member of the Philadelphia Phillies and a Chicago White Sox) Today's Goat (A hitting coach gets sent packing) and WTH? (People...

Game 39: Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia Phillies

Red Sox (18-20) Aviles SS Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Saltalamacchia C Nava LF Byrd CF Phillies (20-19) Rollins SS Pierre LF Victorino CF Pence RF Ruiz C Wigginton 3B Mayberry 1B Galvis 2B

Red Sox Live Blog: Daniel Bard Set for Showdown With Cole Hamels in Philadelphia

8 a.m. ET: Interleague play is back with the Red Sox set to travel to Philadelphia for a three-game series with the Phillies beginning Friday night. The Sox are coming off of a hard-fought 5-3 win over the Rays in St. Pete, a win that earned the Sox a split with Tampa Bay. They now set their sights on a Philadelphia team that has stumbled out of the gates, thanks in large part to...
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