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The big Phillies news this morning was that Carlos Zambrano will be headed to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to pitch against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders on Thursday night. Zambrano has pitched well against Minor League opponents (16.1 IP, 10 H, 1 ER, 12 K, 7 BB per Matt Provence) and reiterated his readiness to pitch for the Phillies after his weekend start with the Fightins. “I’m here to pitch with them and I’m here to be one of the pieces along with the other 24 guys on the roster . . . be one little piece and help the team,” Zambrano said.
Despite Zambrano’s enthusiasm, a scout that the Inquirer’s Mike Still spoke to saw it differently: “He wasn’t like the old Carlos Zambrano. I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high. He won’t be anything close to what he used to be like.”
But is what Zambrano is right now better than what the Phillies already have?
The answer, as you may have guessed, is probably not.
Whether it is Tyler Cloyd, Jonathan Pettibone, or John Lannan, Zambrano does not...
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Rupp gets the call to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Photo by: Jay Floyd
According to Reading Fightins Director of Public Relations Eric Scarcella, the Phillies have done some reorganizing in their minor league ranks to adjust for Steven Lerud‘s promotion to the Phillies. Catcher Cameron Rupp, 24, has been promoted from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Rupp, 6’1″ and 240...
Sunday was a tough day for Phillies fans who still want to believe this team has a chance. Even worse than losing three of four to a last place team and dropping to 2 games under .500 was how the Phillies appeared to lay down on Sunday.
After allowing four runs in the third inning to fall behind 4-0, Jonathan Pettibone worked a 7 pitch walk. The Phillies would see seven pitches...
MINNEAPOLIS The list of highlight reel catches that Ben Revere made in 133 games at Target Field is a long one. For most fans, it might be tough to pick a favorite.
The former Twin has one in mind, though. He refers to it only as "the one I made in 2011." He made several plays that year, but the one that Revere recalls fondest came back on Aug. 22, 2011 when he robbed...
Pat and Corey are back this week with their unique perspective on Phillies baseball. They make a case for Dom Brown starting the All-Star game, preview the Phillies current road trip (and why now is the time to bury the Nationals), plus figure out what’s going on with Mike Adams. Ryann relays some of the best fan questions of the week, like when is the right time to promote Darin...
Hamels was solid, but not good enough on Tuesday behind an anemic offensive effort. (Photo: AP)
It took the Phillies offense eight innings to get two hits in one frame on Tuesday night. Ryan Howard’s two-out eighth inning single tied the score at two. It took their bullpen only five batters to give it right back, as a Justin Morneau single off Antonio Bastardo in the eighth...
It is a very good thing that I already have a college degree. Because this Phillies season is giving me many compelling reasons to hate math, which is generally not a good thing where school is concerned. If I had to walk into a calculus class right now, I may run screaming from the room instead.
Call it a math hangover. Or just call it the 2013 Phillies season, which has been a...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) has come out with their annual ranking of top vegetarian ballpark fare, and for the 12th year, ranked the their listing of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks out of the 30 clubs.
Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, has was been (yet again) selected #1, making them winners six of the past seven...
An injury to Erik Kratz at the Triple-A level started the dominoes falling. One of those dominoes became 24-year old Cameron Rupp, who was promoted from Reading to Lehigh Valley to take over the catching duties at Triple-A.
The Phillies fell to the Twins, 3-2 in last night's series opener. Cole Hamels allowed two earned runs on seven hits through six innings. He walked none and struck out five, but took the no-decision after the Phillies tied it in the eighth innings and went on to lose it...
I haven't followed the Phillies closely for every year of my life. But one thing I can tell you is that of all of the teams I have seen since becoming a huge fan of this team, this is the worst. The Phillies had missed the playoffs for years after...
Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) vs. Minnesota Twins (27-33)
LHP Cole Hamels (2-9, 4.56 ERA) v. RHP P.J. Walters (2-1, 3.00 ERA)
TIME: 8:10, Target Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 78, broken clouds
Media: Twitter and Facebook
For the optimistic Phils fan, watching this team in 2013 has been torturous. The Phillies were unable to put together anything more than a three...
The Philadelphia Phillies have hit a rough spot after their best stretch of the season.
So have the Minnesota Twins.
Cole Hamels will try to build on his first victory in more than five weeks Tuesday night when the Phillies and Twins open their three-game series in Minneapolis.
After a five-game winning streak helped the club move above .500 for the first time in 2013, Philadelphia...
The Phillies’ bullpen is the third worst this season with a 4.48 ERA, and its struggles continued when Adams and Bastardo allowed the winning run to score in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Twins at Target Field. The Phillies have lost four consecutive games to drop to 31-34, wasting last week’s [...]