Found August 01, 2012 on
Ruben Amaro Jr.
San Francisco Giants
With his performance tonight, Vance Worley gave the Phillies exactly what they needed. (AP)
Behind three solo home runs, including one from Nate Schierholtz, and a gutty pitching performance, the Phillies were able to grind out a 3-2 victory in Washington tonight. The win puts the Phils in position to sweep the first-place Nationals tomorrow with Cole Hamels on the mound. So far, this series has felt like better times.
NO WOES FOR WORLEY
- July was a cruel month for Vance Worley. In his five starts, he went 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA. He had a month to forget, and that’s something that hasn’t happened much to Worley since he became a fixture in the rotation last season. In fact, his July ERA was the highest Worley has posted in any month during his young career. He’s pitching with bone chips in his elbow, and it’s not unreasonable to suggest that is affecting him. He was also likely victimized by a season-high .427 BABIP during the month of July. Tonight, however, neither bone chips nor ...
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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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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
The Phillies may have traded two-thirds of their outfield yesterday after a dismal first-half of the season, resulting in a fire sale in the Phillie's front office, but they came right out of the gates last night and pounced on Stephen Strasburg to take game one of this three game set. After an 8-0 victory in game one, the Phils are looking to take the series away from the Nats...
Nate Schierholtz had already voiced that he wasn't happy with the way that the Giants had treated him earlier this season and now that he is in Philadelphia he has a few more thoughts to share on his time with the Giants.
He said this to Matt Gelb of the The Philadelphia Inquirer:
"I just felt like I had a short leash. It was series by series, if I didn’t...
Nate Schierholtz wasn't a happy camper in San Francisco, but you have to believe that his mood is somewhat better now that he's a member of the Phillies. In his first game action, Schierholtz showed off a nice swing, including his first home run as a Phillie.
Philadelphia Phillies (46-57) at Washington Nationals (61-41)
Vance Worley (5-6, 3.88 ERA) vs Edwin Jackson (6-6, 3.52 ERA)
Time: 7:05, Nationals Park
TV: CSN, MASN
Weather: Sunny, 90, Scattered T-storms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Well we might not see if ‘trying any damn thing’ will actually work any time soon but the new look Phillies gave us something to cheer for last...
Tuesday, 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Steve StasburgWednesday, 7:05 - Vance Worley v. Edwin JacksonThursday, 7:05 - Cole Hamels v. Ross DetwilerThe Phils are 16.5 games out of first in the NL East and 13 games back of the second Wild Card. So instead of predicting these meaningless game, let's focus on the Trade Deadline as the Phils should be active in the market today.- Recent reports...
The Philadelphia Phillies have added right-hander reliever Josh Lindblom and outfielder Nate Schierholtz to the roster after obtaining both players in trades on Tuesday.
Lindblom came from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the deal for Shane Victorino. Schierholtz was obtained from San Francisco along with catching prospect Tommy Joseph and right-hander Seth Rosin for Hunter Pence.
WASHINGTON -- Nate Schierholtz wanted to do something that would impress his new teammates in his first game with the Philadelphia Phillies. Mission accomplished. Schierholtz made his debut with his new team a memorable one, hitting the tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning that gave Philadelphia a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Jimmy Rollins...
Final: Phillies 3, Nationals 2.
WP: Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63 ERA) LP: Edwin Jackson (6-7, 3.57 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Newly acquired Nate Schierholtz and Josh Lindblom put on the red pinstripes for the first time Wednesday evening in the second game of the three-game series down in Washington.
Schierholtz went 2-5 with 1 RBI. His home run in the 5th inning was the eventual...
Jimmy Rollins hit two solo home runs, Nate Schierholtz connected in his Philadelphia debut, and the Phillies received a sharp pitching performance from Vance Worley in a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
After hitting the first pitch of the game to the warning track, Rollins homered in the third inning and again in the fifth. Both drives went into the...
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned left-handed relief pitchers Joe Savery and Jake Diekman to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs make room for the newly acquired outfielder Nate Schierholtz and RHP Josh Lindblom.
Savery had a 5.40 ERA in 19 games for the Phillies this season (25.0 innings pitched). Jake Diekman threw slightly better, as he had a 4.64 ERA in 23 games for the Phillies...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Hunter Pence was supposed to help the Philadelphia Phillies back to the World Series.
Hunter Pence (Getty Images)
After a first-round exit in last season’s to the St. Louis Cardinals, Pence was sent packing. He was shipped to the San Francisco Giants in a cost-cutting move.
In exchange for Pence, the...
The newest additions to the Phillies after a few call-ups and trades are fitting in well with this team. In some ways, that is very good. In other ways, not so much.
Here are a few 2012 Phillies bad habits exhibited in last night’s game against the Nationals that they will need to get out of quickly:
- Kevin Fransden, a call-up, commited an error at 3rd base, becoming the 4th different...
After days of rumors and speculation, the Giants have finally acquired outfielder Hunter Pence. Heading to Philadelphia are Nate Schierholtz and a pair of prospects — Tommy Joseph and Seth Rosin. Hunter Pence, 29, is under team control through the end of 2013, but is set to make nearly $15M next season. More on this later…