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Carlos Ruiz has been activated from the disabled list, sending Steven Lerud back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. We haven’t seen much of Chooch this season, due to the 25-game suspension to begin the year.
In 16 games this season, Ruiz is hitting .235 with no home runs, just two RBI, and an OPS of .560. However, with Erik Kratz still weeks away from a return, he’s a better option than Humberto Quintero behind the plate. Let’s hope Chooch can find that stroke right out of the gate.
Ruben Amaro mentioned that Chase Utley could soon be heading out on a rehab assignment. But the way Chooch quickly returned, the same could hold true for Utley. Look for him to play one or two rehab games tops before rejoining the Phillies.
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The Big Piece is showing signs of his 2009 form. Photo by: Ian Riccaboni
Pop quiz: Over the last seven days, which Phillie has led the team in on-base percentage? How about the last 14 days? 30 days?
If you guessed Ryan Howard, you cheated. Or figured it out by reading the title.
Over the last 30 days, Howard has reached base at a nearly .400 clip (.398), good for 17th in the MLB...
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated left-handed starter John Lannan from the 15-day disabled list after having missed two months due to a strained left quad. The 28-year-old will return to the Philadelphia rotation.
To make room on the active roster for Lannan, the Phillies have placed left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst on the 15-day disabled list due to a left elbow strain....
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their one and two, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Kyle Kendrick have a strong four. How do the top rotations in the other divisions fare in that respect?
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs periodically. The number of games played by the...
At a time the Phillies are in desperate need of a pick-me-up, they are getting one. Carlos Ruiz has been activated from the disabled list. Ruiz appeared in games Saturday and Sunday in Lehigh Valley with the Iron Pigs. Cameron Rupp caught last night's game against the Toledo Mud Hens....
*The Phillies are actually closer to the NL East leader than the 2nd Wild Card.*The NL East is the worst division in baseball. *Kevin Frandsen should have been starting at 2nd base all along, not Freddy Galvis. I wonder if he could play right field once Utley returns. *Ryan Howard has his batting average up to .276 and a climbing .796 OPS as well.*It's not fair that Cole...
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With June wrapping up soon and July on the way, I’ll be looking into some trade targets and rumors surrounding the Giants and A’s until they actually do (or do not) happen.
Cliff Lee is having quite the season.The Giants are short a starting pitcher. Hey, perfect!
This is what I’m assuming most fans are thinking...
Before the Phillies embarked on a 10-game road trip I laid out my expectations if I was to continue to believe this team might be capable of turning things around enough to make a postseason push something worth considering possible. As I reiterated last Monday, that was for the Phillies to pick up no fewer than six wins with stops in Milwaukee, Minnesota and Colorado. Seven wins...
Most of these blog ideas start off with a weird tangent. In today’s case, Roobs made an off-hand statement that Cubs fans seem to prefer Ruben Amaro Jr. as their general manager. Amaro is now the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies, who as recently as a couple years ago were perennial contenders with a strong core that has since faded. The core of that team was built by Pat Gillick...
The Phillies were able to get first round pick J.P. Crawford to sign for a bonus right at the slot value, giving them a little bit of wiggle room for other signings. Crawford is a high school shortstop out of Lakewood, California.
Reports of the Philadelphia Phillies willingness to sell this summer have gone back and fourth. If the team does make some of it's players available in trade, closer Jonathan Papelbon is expected to be one of the more significant pieces shopped. According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Phillies believe there are at least three teams that may have some level of interest...
Ian Desmond hit a grand slam in the 11th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Wednesday night, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Jayson Werth's RBI single with two outs in the ninth tied it off Jonathan Papelbon, who blew a save for the second time in three nights after starting the season 13 for 13.
Starters Kyle Kendrick and Gio Gonzalez both...
Domonic Brown hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.
The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon (1-0). It was the first blown save for Papelbon, who had converted his previous 13 chances.
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