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Fresno State Bulldogs
From all throughout the Phillies’ developmental ranks, here’s our weekly rundown of top performers and those players that haven’t done much as of late.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs-
Steve Susdorf with Reading in 2011
Outfielder Steve Susdorf has been on a tear lately, going 10-for-24 (.417 avg) with a double, a home run and four RBI in his last seven games. The 27-year-old lefty batter was the Phils’ 19th round draft choice in 2008 out of Fresno State. Susdorf is batting .326 with a home run and 23 RBI in 51 games this year.
First baseman Josh Fields has five multi-hit games in his last seven contests. The 30-year-old is 10-for-25 (.400 avg) during that stretch. Overall this season, Fields, who was signed as a minor league free agent last November, is batting .316 with four homers and 26 RBI this year.
Infielder Pete Orr is 3-for-23 (.130 avg) with two doubles in his last seven games. Orr, who has spent time in the big leagues with the Phillies in each ...
BEST OF MAXIM
10) Have not done much with the momentum gained from the thrice-annual return of Chase Utley from the disabled list
9) Should actually have a worse record based on run differential and the number of times they've already played the Marlins, so they've actually been lucky so far this year
8) Philly Fan is already starting to look past this team for the option of...
Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Roy Halladay, who has been on the disabled list since May 6 and had shoulder surgery on May 15, has been light tossing and feeling good so far.
As reported by Todd Zolecki at MLB.com,
"The Phillies are hopeful Halladay, who will see a doctor again on
Thursday, will pitch again before the end of the season, although a
Philadelphia Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone was removed from last night's start before the seventh inning with discomfort in his back but still expects to be ready for his next outing. The Philadelphia Enquirer's Matt Gelb tweeted the news, saying that the back was actually an issue for the whole game.
Pettibone’s back bothered him all game. He feels better after...
The Philadelphia Phillies can add another name to their ever-growing list of injured players. Mike Stutes is heading for the disabled list with a biceps issue. His placement on the DL forces the Phillies to call up Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A.
Phillies place RHP Mike Stutes on the DL with right bicep tendinitis and recall RHP Phillippe Aumont from triple-A Lehigh Valley...
For most of the first three months of the Major League Baseball season, Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon had been excellent. But for some reason, over his past few outings, the 32-year-old right-hander has fallen apart. On Monday night, Papelbon entered the bottom of the ninth inning with a 3-0 lead over the San Diego Padres. He proceeded to blow his third save in a...
The first things some fans want to bring up in regards to Cole Hamels 2013 season is how similar Hamels’ run is to that of Cliff Lee in 2012. I will agree that Hamels deserves a couple more wins than he has, but Lee in 2012 outperformed Hamels to this point by a mile.
Lee finished 2012 with a 6-9 record and a 3.16 ERA with 207 Ks in 217 IP. No question Lee has pitched better...
Prior to this past week, Jonathan Papelbon had converted all 13 of his save opportunities. But last night against the Padres, he dropped another bomb on the Phillies; it was his 4th blown save in his last 5 attempts. Red alert! The Phillies have been Papelbombed!
Worse than that, starting pitcher Cliff Lee took a 3-0 lead into the 9th inning before the bomb dropped. After putting...
The Phillies signed Mike Adams to be a stabilizing force in the Phillies bullpen in the eighth inning. Now it appears the Phillies will return to instability for a significant period of time as it is looking more and more that Adams could require surgery that few have recovered from...
I wanted to take a moment from my impending deportation from Chile to address Freddy Galvis' walk-off celebration. He kicks butts. He kicks them rather hard. I went back and reviewed the Phillies' walk off wins this year and Freddy kicks the man with the walk off hit right square...
Kyle Blanks singled home the winning run in the 10th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and the San Diego Padres rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Monday night.
Blanks also had a two-run single and scored the tying run on a passed ball in the ninth as the Padres fought back against Cliff Lee and struggling closer Jonathan Papelbon...
It’s no secret, if the Cleveland Indians are going to contend for a Wild Card bid or a division title, their starting pitching has to hold up. So far, it’s been a rollercoaster ride. As a team, the Indians are currently 23rd in the majors (and 10th in the American League) with a 4.24 earned run average. The Indians don’t have to be stellar from the mound; they just have to...
The trade rumors are flying in and fast. First we heard about Ricky Nolasco, then we heard about Matt Garza. Now it's Jonathan Papelbon's turn to be involved in the rumors.
The Phillies are in talks with the Red Sox and Tigers about a potential deal surrounding Jonathan Papelbon, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark.
Papelbon has struggled recently as he has blown...
Cliff Lee was masterful last night in San Diego. Chase Utley hit a home run, Dom Brown flashed some leather in left field and the San Diego Padres looked to be no problem for the Phillies on the start of a ten game west coast swing. With the Phillies up 3-0 entering the bottom of the ninth and it already half past midnight I was growing so tired that I just could not manage to fight...
While their teams own lackluster records, the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee and the San Diego Padres' Eric Stults have both shined lately.
Lee will pursue an eighth consecutive win when the Phillies visit San Diego on Monday night while Stults goes for his third straight victory.
Philadelphia (36-40) has dropped 10 of 15 since moving above .500 for the only time this...
Are we back in 1997? Why are we still writing about this team? I don't know, but I don't ever stop caring. Even at 36-40, even when Karma finally bit us and convinced us that we stunk, after losses to the Mets. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (36-40, NL East-3) @ SAN DIEGO...