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On the offensive side of the ball, there are important slots for the Philadelphia Phillies to fill, and Michael Young can handle more than one. While Michael can be effective in the 2 and 3 holes, Delmon Young is better suited hitting behind Ryan Howard.
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Here is the latest episode of Phillies Nation TV with Pat Gallen, Corey Seidman, Ryann Williams, and Jay Floyd.
Pat got a chance to speak with a local doctor about what goes into a surgery like the one Roy Halladay will undergo. Jay spoke with top minor league prospect Jesse Biddle at Reading, and he talked about what it would be like to get the call to the bigs.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled right-handed pitcher Justin De Fratus from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to serve as bullpen depth to the parent club. To make room for him, the organization has chosen to option right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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According to Stefan Muller of Mister Baseball, the Phillies have signed 17-year old German powerhouse, center fielder Julsan Kamara to a seven year, minor league contract. Kamara stands 6’4, weighs 192 lbs, and is considered to be among the country’s top baseball prospects. Most recently, Kamara was Germany’s representative in the Power Showcase Home...
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd from their Triple-A Lehigh Valley minor league affiliate. To make room for him on the active roster, they have optioned left-handed pitcher Joe Savery to the same farm club. Cloyd takes the place of injured Roy Halladay in the Philadelphia rotation.
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Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Phillies pithcer Steve Carlton was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era, and of all-time. He captured 4 Cy Young awards, while winning 329 games over 24 MLB seasons. Carlton also retired only second to Nolan Ryan in career strikeouts, and now stands fourth all-time on that list. Ryan finished his career with 5 fewer wins in three addtional...
Cole Hamels hopes the Phillies' recent good fortune on offense will extend his way.
Philadelphia tries to push its win streak to a season-high four games against a Cleveland Indians team trying to reignite its offense.
Hamels (1-5, 4.18 ERA) already has one fewer loss than all of last season, when he went 17-6. His strikeout-to-walk ratio - which has never been worse than 3.02...
Jonathan Pettibone has been a pleasant surprise to Phillies fans since making his debut back on April 22nd. He improved to 3-0 on the season and was the first Phillies pitcher since Gavin Floyd to start his career at 3-0. The 22 year old right hander pitched 6 2/3 innings which was his longest outing to date. He gave 2 runs in the second on a Michael Brantley single that scored...
Carlos Ruiz scores on John Mayberry Jr.'s two-run double in the fourth inning of the Phillies' 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. (Kevin Durso/Philliedelphia) Jonathan Pettibone started the game for the Phillies on the mound and led the pitching. John Mayberry Jr. lifted the offense. Jonathan Papelbon closed the door....
Philadelphia Phillies (19-21) vs. Cleveland Indians (21-17)
Cole Hamels (1-5, 4.18) vs. Cory Kluber (2-2, 5.64)
TIME: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 71, Sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The big news of the day is that the Phillies signed former all-star hurler Carlos Zambrano to a minor league contract. No water coolers were hurt during the signing.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) --Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double for the Phillies, who won their third straight game to get within two games of .500.
With each start, Jonathan Pettibone is building a strong case to stay in the majors.
Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double for the Phillies, who won their third straight...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal. He will being his tenure with the Philadelphia organization by heading to extended spring training. The veteran pitcher will provide pitching depth and could be a sign of how worried the Phillies really are with the arm of Roy Halladay.
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The Phillies have agreed to terms with RHP Carlos Zambrano. The deal was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and is a minor league contract. Speculation heated up yesterday that Zambrano may have been signed by the Phillies because he had come to terms with the independent Long Island Ducks but had not yet been added to their roster.
Zambrano was 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in...