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Falling behind fast in the NL East, the Phillies were more than due for a team shake up which began on Thursday. Over the course of almost 3 days here is who is in and who is out:
COMING IN FROM LEHIGH VALLEY:
LHP Jake Diekman, 25 years old (no major league experience), LHP Raul Valdes, 34 years old (2 years in majors, 6 in minors), Third baseman Hector Luna, 32 years old (parts of 7 years in majors out of 11 years total), 2nd and 3rd baseman Mike Fontenot, 31 years old (6th season in majors out of 8).
LHP Joe Savery (to Lehigh Valley), RHP Michael Schwimer (to Lehigh Valley when Cliff Lee came off the DL), RHP Brian Sanches (to Lehigh Valley), Catcher Erik Kratz (to Lehigh Valley), Outfielder Laynce Nix (to the 15-day DL with a strained left calf), Oufielder Scott Podsednik (to the Boston Red Sox for cash).
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Mayberry and Ruiz were a 1-2 punch on Friday. (AP)The Phillies opened up their series with the worst team in the National League and calmly dispatched them with a solid all-around showing, winning game one of the series, 7-3.WORLEY NOT BAD -The line: 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 9 strikeouts (93 pitches/58 strikes). Overall a very good outing.-His trouble spot...
PHILADELPHIA -- An extra day off didn't affect Cole Hamels. The two-time All-Star left-hander threw seven strong innings in his first start back from suspension, Jimmy Rollins ended a long homerless drought and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday. Hamels (5-1) allowed one run and five hits, striking out five. The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have talked with the Toronto Blue Jays about a potential trade to acquire center fielder Shane Victorino and left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels, both of whom are free agents after the season.
Victorino is a five-tool prospect who had a monster season last year, hitting .279/.355/.491 with 17 home runs, 19 stolen bases in 22 attempts, and a league-high 16 triples...
Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation. How do other young divisional studs match-up with him? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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Cole Hamels has been a bring spot for the Phillies this season.Cole Hamels finished off the week with his fifth win in a row and leads the Phillies staff with those five wins. Hamels is the third guy in a rotation behindRoy Halladay and Cliff Lee, but its the lefty thats been confusing hitters all season.Hamels recent domination has people talking; and calling. Fox Sports’...
Carlos Ruiz went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs and John Mayberry Jr. homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Vance Worley (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits, striking out nine, in six innings to help the Phillies snap a three-game losing streak.
Placido Polanco had a pair of doubles for Philadelphia...
Before Friday’s opening of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked what it would take for Carlos Ruiz to become an all-star.
“If Chooch keeps hitting the way he is and catching the way he is, I think he stands a good chance of the all-star game,” Manuel said.
In a season sapped by a struggling offense, Ruiz...
The Red Sox have acquired some outfield help in the form of Scott Podsednik. Podsednik has been acquired by the Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash, according to the team. While it's unclear whether Podsednik will join the Red Sox or remain in the minor leagues, the speedster will help shore up an outfield looking for help while Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl...
The Philadelphia Phillies are at a fork in the road which will lead them in one of two directions. They are now in last place behind the surging Miami Marlins, who one writer wrote several days ago to watch out for. Ruben Amaro, Jr. is not happy. Charlie Manuel is not happy. The Phillies players shouldn’t be happy.
As they welcome the last place San Diego Padres (11-21...
PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels threw seven strong innings in his first start back from suspension, Jimmy Rollins ended a long homerless drought and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday. Hamels (5-1) allowed one run and five hits, striking out five. The two-time All-Star left-hander was suspended five games by Major League Baseball after admitting he intentionally...
After getting blown out in the first game, the Padres fought back and won beat one of the best pitchers in baseball to tie the series Saturday. But San Diego native and nemesis Cole Hamels pitched well enough in the rubber game to give the Phillies another series win over San Diego. The Padres saw a couple streaks end on Sunday when Jeff Suppan lost after winning his first two starts...
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently occupying last place in the NL East. Yesterday General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. said they could become sellers at the July Trade Deadline (via Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com). “July is so far ahead,” Amaro said. “We just have to get on track. But if July comes and we're playing like this, we'll be sellers. How we play now will...
Hunter Pence is mired in a difficult slump for a Philadelphia Phillies club that hasn't won consecutive games in two weeks.
Facing his former team may help get him - and the Phillies - back on track.
Philadelphia seeks its fifth win in the last seven meetings with the Houston Astros when it hosts the opener of a two-game set Monday night.
Pence was acquired in a trade from...