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According to a tweet from Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius/XM MLB Network Radio says the Phillies will add some infield depth by signing free agent infielder Mike Fontentot.Fontenot, 31, was let go by the Giants on March 30. He’s a career .263 lifetime hitter with a .332 on-base percentage and a .406 slugging percentage.This seems like nothing more than a depth move as Fontenot represents a slight upgrade over a guy like Pete Orr.
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New Phillies closer, hours before picking up his first career save in Citizens Bank Park as a member of the Phillies (and fifth career save in CBP), Jonathan Papelbon was a guest on MLB Network's Intentional Talk, with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar. As expected, it was Papelbon being Papelbon during the interview segment, so it was an enjoyable segment.
Papelbon talked about his...
Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies is the last man standing from 3 intertwined teams. Are the red pinstripes more than lucky? Is this an omen for 2012?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 3-1 triumph: 5
The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Ty Wigginton.
Ty Wigginton Trots After His 7th-Inning Bomb
He gave the arms some...
Michael Taylor has been gone from the Phillies organization since December, 2009, when he was included in a package of players that was sent to Toronto for ace hurler Roy Halladay. Taylor was quickly flipped to Oakland in a separate trade and has had a tough time reaching and staying in the big leagues ever since.The 6-foot-5-inch 255-pound outfielder has been mashing opposing...
Injured Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has already earned $65 million at the major league level and this year his 5-year $125 million extension kicks in, so it's fair to say he has some spare loot rattling around the ol' bank account. Eager to divest himself of some of that pesky money, Howard paid $3.5 million for a beachfront lot of land in Belleair, Florida...
It's not often that fans in Philadelphia would be cheering a guy hitting just .118, but Freddy Galvis is the exception. With his heads-up style of play and impressive defense, fans are rooting for the 22-year old rookie.
When one of your ace pitchers gives up 3 runs in the first inning, you know it is going to be a bad day. Add to that having the Mets in town, the 3rd anniversary of Harry Kalas’ death and the fact that it is Friday the 13th and things look pretty grimm.
Not that Cliff Lee pitched too badly. He made a few mistakes and the Mets lowered the ax. Making matters worse, the Phillies...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton homered, Joe Blanton pitched seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Miami 3-1 on Thursday night in the Marlins' second game without suspended manager Ozzie Guillen.
Blanton (1-1) allowed three hits and a run in his first start following an injured-plagued season. Blanton had two lengthy stints on the disabled...
7 games, 20 runs..285 On Base %.13 extra base hits.Jim Thome, Laynce Nix, and Brian Schneider 1-18 with 6 K.Placido Polanco .415 OPS.At least they're not the Pirates, who have scored a MLB low 11 runs. Of course, the Buccos did take 2 of 3 from the Phils in the Opening Series...________________________________________________________Welcome Aboard Fontenot:Mike Fontenot is a...
The Mets head to Philadelphia this evening for a 7:05 pm start against the defending division champions Phillies. The game will mark the start of the team's first road trip of the season, and they will start without injured third baseman, David Wright, who is still ailing from his recently broken pinky.While nursing a one game lead over the Phillies tonight, the Mets will be...
Galvis with the dagger. (AP)Oh, the difference a day off makes.Heading into Wednesday night’s game against Josh Johnson and the Miami Marlins, it appeared a pitchers duel was shaping up with Roy Halladay on the bump for the Phillies. But in this crazy game of baseball, your luck can change just that quick.During the first four games of the season, the Phillies managed to put...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed infielder Mike Fontenot to a minor league deal, Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio reports. Just before the start of the season, the Giants released Fontenot.
Fontenot posted a .227 avg, .304 OBP and.377 SLG in 252 plate while logging time at second base, shortstop and third base last season.
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Philadelphia Phillies pound out 11 hits and lose? Yes that’s exactly what happened Friday night as the Phillies(3-4) dropped a 5-2 decision to the New York Mets (5-2). Coming into Friday night’s game Cliff Lee (o-1) had not given up more than two runs over in a game over his last 11 starts going back to last season. [...]
I’m not going to lie, I’m writing this during the busiest time of my career. A week from this Sunday, in 12 different cities across our state we will have over 10,000 people walking for a cure to stop a terrible disease. With that comes a lot of hustling for me over the next week or so. So I apologize for the shortness here.
The Mets head into Philadelphia, and whenever these...
The New York Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citizens BAnk Park in Philadelphia. First pitch will be at 7:05 PM EDT.
1) Ruben Tejada SS
2) Daniel Murphy 2B
3) Justin Turner 3B
4) Ike Davis 1B
5) Jason Bay LF
6) Lucas Duda RF
7) Scott Hairston CF
8) Josh Thole C
9) R.A. Dickey RHP
Tonight on the Hill:
R.A. Dickey (1-0,...