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Roy Halladay gave up three hits over seven innings and Erik Kratz homered and drove in a pair, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Halladay (5-6) allowed just four runners and struck out five to earn his first win since May 17. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was winless in his previous five starts, including three after returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list.
Josh Lindblom had two strikeouts in the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished off a four-hitter for his 24th save in 27 tries.
Joe Saunders (5-8) was the hard-luck loser for Arizona, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. The lefty allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings.
The Diamondbacks had won 13 of 18 to get within two games of NL West-leading San Francisco.
The Phillies learned they'll be without All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz for the next four to six weeks because he has plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Ruiz leads ...
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Since returning after spending half the season on the DL, Ryan Howard has not had much luck getting his bat going. He struck out 3 times in today’s Phillies - Diamondbacks game and each time, the boos got louder. But in the 9th, Howard would redeem himself with a walk-off single to hand the Phillies a 5-4 victory and the series win.
Prior to that, Howard was not the only one hearing...
Phillies prospect Tyler Cloyd went 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA at AA Reading this season. So, the Phillies promoted him to AAA Lehigh Valley. At AAA he is 11-1 with a 1.93 ERA. So, in all that makes him 14-1 with a 1.93 ERA.
I thought it was a foregone conclusion that when Joe Blanton was traded to the Dodgers on Friday that Cloyd would get a chance. He will not.
When Kyle Kendrick...
The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have released veteran infielder Mike Fontenot. He was designated for assignment earlier this week.
Fontenot, 32, hit .289/.343/.340 with 1 HR, 5 RBI's and a 85 OPS+ in 105 plate appearances with the Phillies in 2012.
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While his long-term future in Philadelphia might seem uncertain, Cliff Lee is likely to remain in a Phillies uniform for the remainder of this season.
Looking to build on one of his best starts of 2012, Lee tries to help the Phillies to a second consecutive victory and home series win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
In the midst of his own frustrating season, rumors swirled...
LOS ANGELES -- Just when it looked like the Dodgers' Ned Colletti and the Phillies' Ruben Amaro were on the fast track to becoming BBF's (Baseball Best Friends), Amaro must have had second thoughts.
Tuesday night the Dodgers received Shane Victorino from the Phils for pitchers Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin and early Friday afternoon Colletti and Amaro agreed on their...
A day after the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly claimed Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee on waivers, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that Lee will not be traded, ESPN.com reported Saturday. Amaro would not comment on whether Lee was claimed after being placed on waivers earlier this week but he said it was irrelevant because the team does not plan on trading...
Joe Blanton was claimed of of waivers today by the LA Dodgers. The Phillies made a trade with the Dodgers to et a player to be named later and cash.
More to come....
Not exactly the Phillies' pitcher I wanted the Dodgers to acquire, but the they finally grabbed a starting pitcher in Joe Blanton.
The Phillies will receive cash and/or a player to be named later. The Dodgers are also responsible for the $2.9 million left on Blanton's contract.
As long as the possible player going to Philadelphia is of no significance, this deal is...
Ruiz will miss 4-6 weeks. (AP)
Chalk this up as yet another major blow for the Phillies in this season from hell.
Carlos Ruiz will miss 4-6 weeks with a plantar fascitis and a partial tear in his his left foot. Hector Luna has been recalled from Lehigh Valley. Chooch will be reevaluated in two weeks.
The injuries just keep adding up for this team that has gone through a almost...
Ever wonder what Charlie Manuel and Chase Utley’s kids would look like? Weel here is a Charlie Utley face mosh!
Three days after the Philadelphia Phillies waved the white flag on the 2012 season, they climbed to the upper deck at Citizens Bank Park and sounded the trumpets to make that declaration all but official. Before their series-opening game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which resulted in a 4-2 loss, the Phillies sent right-hander Joe Blanton to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had...
Schierholtz is a fine trade throw-in but the Phillies already have two other lefty, platoon caliber outfielders. Photo: AP
At age 28, Nate Schierholtz is about as complete of a Major League player as he will likely become. Very few players in the post-PED era improve by much into their thirties and the skill sets that do improve are power and plate discipline. Schierholtz has average...
I have a beef. This time of year you always hear or read about a player being exposed to waivers. Suddenly, it becomes a big story because people misunderstand the waivers process. Following the non-waiver trade deadline, the waivers process changes some. Most people think of waivers as irrevocable waivers. You put a player on waivers, someone claims them, and then that...
When the Phillies shipped Shane Victorino to the Los AngelesDodgers a slew of great memories raced through my head. Mainly, the magical2008 World Series run. These past five seasons have been the best baseball infranchise’s history, although some may argue that the early 1980’s was better.
I went back and looked at how that 2008 team was built, and Iwas astonished at the savvy...
The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded the trade waiver claim on Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cliff Lee, a major league source told FOXSports.com.
The teams have until Sunday to work out a trade, or Lee will remain with the Phillies. For the time being, Lee will stay on the Phillies' active roster. There's a good chance he isn't going anywhere at all. One source said a...