Found April 22, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Panic is setting in.  I mean, how could it not?  The Phillies are only 16 games into the season but however you look at it, .500 ball is not winning anything.  The pitching, per usual, has upheld their part of this baseball bargain but the offense has failed to cash in any of their chips this season.Like I said it is still early, and baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint.  There is plenty of time left for the Phillies to figure this whole thing out.  And my guess is that they will.—————————–Offensive Woes The Phillies as a team have hit seven home runs this season.  For the month of April last season the Phillies had hit 23 homers, well off the pace of this year.   Matt Kemp of the Dodgers already has hit 8 home runs himself.  Combined with Andre Ethier, the two have 43 RBIs.  The Phillies have only managed 42 runs total this year.At the forefront of these offensive struggles are the injuries of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.  How close are they to returning? And is th

Phillies place Cliff Lee on DL

Phillies place Lee on 15-day DL

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list after he strained a muscle in his left side in the 10th inning of his gem Wednesday night at San Francisco. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says Lee was sore on Friday and the team wants to be cautious with the injury. Amaro says the team hopes Lee misses only a couple starts. Lee threw 10 scoreless innings...

Cliff Lee is placed on the 15-game disabled list as he had suffered a left oblique strain.

Yesterday, the Phils announced that they have placed Cliff Lee on the fifteen-game disabled list with a left oblique strain. Lee hurt him left side at some point while he was pitching the 1oth inning of last Wednesday’s lost to the Giants and his body got sore the next day. Deciding not to take any chances, the Phils have decided to place him on the dl, retroactive to last...

Phillies’ Cliff Lee to the Disabled List with Oblique Strain

Phillies Left-hander Cliff Lee was placed on the 15 day disabled list with an oblique strain. The Philadelphia Phillies, who have relied so heavily on their starting pitching got some really bad news tonight. Cliff Lee will spend at least 15 days on the disabled list with an oblique strain. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he was confident that Cliff Lee will only miss a couple...

Phillies place LHP Lee on 15-day DL

The Philadelphia Phillies placed left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain on Saturday.Lee was injured while delivering a pitch in the 10th inning of the Phillies' 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.The lefty is 0-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three starts this season.Right-hander Kyle Kendrick will start in place of Lee Monday...

Cliff Lee placed on DL with strained oblique

The Philadelphia Phillies, who are already struggling with injuries to offensive players this year, took a hit to their pitching staff today, as starter Cliff Lee was placed on the 15 day DL with a strained oblique muscle. The injury was suffered by Lee in the tenth inning of the Phillies 1-0 loss to the Giants on Wednesday. Lee threw ten scoreless innings in the game, but an equally...

Strained oblique puts Lee on 15 day DL

Hot News for SP Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee On DL

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Cliff Lee is on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. The Phillies have recalled Joe Savery from their triple A club. Kyle Kendrick will take Lee's spot on Monday.

Injuries & Bad Offense Sinking the Phillies

A little help here, please? Anybody? It may still be early in the season, but the Phillies ship is sinking fast. Is 15 games into the season a bit too early to begin yelling, “Mayday! “? Maybe not… With a 7-8 record, the Phillies are barely staying afloat in the NL East where they are tied for last place with the Marlins. Last nights’ awful 5-1 loss to the Padres combined...

Lee, Hudson to DL

Fantasy owners were dealt a blow Saturday night with the news that aces Cliff Lee (left oblique) and Daniel Hudson (shoulder) were placed on the Disabled List by their respective squads. Both were recent victims of bad luck, as Lee submitted one of the more brilliant performances of his career, throwing 10 innings of shutout baseball against the Giants only for the Phils to fall...

Call To The Bullpen Podcast: Humber’s Perfection, Colon’s Consistency, and When Cain Met Lee

An amazing week of pitching has just wrapped up. Phillip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history. Cliff Lee and Matt  Cain had one of the greatest pitching duels of the past decade and Bartolo Colon turned in an improbable performance Wednesday. Corey and I get into it on all these subjects, plus… Our 3 Up, 3 Down Marlon Byrd goes to the Red Sox Is Brett Lawrie too...

Phillies-Diamondbacks Preview

For a pair of teams struggling offensively, facing Cliff Lee and Daniel Hudson wasn't a best-case scenario. It's entirely possible they'll have better luck against Kyle Kendrick and Wade Miley. With the original scheduled starters on the disabled list, the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks hope to get their respective offenses in gear Monday night at Chase...

NL Pitching Planner: April 23 – April 29

Here we go again.  Heading into week 4, we are starting to get a better idea as to which teams possess the good offenses (St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles) and which teams do not (Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and, surprisingly, the Phillies), so those of you keen on playing the matchups, take note. Here are the two start pitchers and favorable matchups for Week 4: Two Start Pitchers No...
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