June 6, 2009 |
Rookie Antonio Bastardo will get his second start tomorrow against the Dodgers, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said yesterday. But who knows when Bastardo will settle down from the excitement of his major-league debut Tuesday against San Diego? Bastardo, 23, gave up only one run in six innings to earn the victory. "I think it might take him two or three starts to kind of slow the adrenaline down," Manuel said. "He was wound up, but wound up in a good way. He definitely wasn't scared.
February 14, 2010 |
The Phillies? core players are all another year older in 2010, and Jayson Werth could be headed for free agency after this season. So, while the Phillies largely emptied their farm system in 2009 to acquire Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay, they hope that the remaining prospects will progress in their development, and give the team a chance to remain competitive beyond the next few years. This year?s spring training will offer the coaching staff a closer look at the players most essential to the Phils? future.
July 20, 2010 |
ERIE, Pa. - Yohan Flande pitched into the seventh inning, striking out six and allowing one run on four hits to lead the Reading Phillies to a 6-1 win over the Erie Seawolves in the Eastern League on Monday. Rich Thompson drove in a pair of runs for the R-Phils. RICHMOND, Va. - Lance Pendleton gave up just one hit in six shutout innings as the Thunder beat the Flying Squirrels in the Eastern League. INDIANAPOLIS - Brian Bocock's three-run triple in the top of the ninth gave the IronPigs the victory in the International League.
July 5, 2011
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Brad Lidge, the Phillies' closer sidelined all season by elbow and shoulder problems, allowed two singles but no runs in one inning in his first rehab appearance with the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Lidge, who pitched the first inning against Hagerstown, threw 15 pitches, nine for strikes. "That actually felt really good to get out there and the first time pitching in real competition since the postseason last year," he said. "I was definitely pleased by the results.
April 1, 2014 |
FOR HIS final appearance of the 2014 Grapefruit League, Jonathan Papelbon climbed atop the mound at Bright House Field wearing catcher Carlos Ruiz's jersey. The veteran closer proceeded to allow a line-drive single, then retire the final three batters he faced, sending the Phillies on to the regular season while dressed like Dan Uggla. The moment was a fitting one for the Phillies bullpen to end the spring. After spending the last two seasons as a glaring liability, the unit is one that the team believes can develop into a strength in 2014.
July 22, 2010 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Brian Bocock slugged a grand slam in the ninth and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs rallied past the Indianapolis Indians, 12-8, in the International League on Wednesday. Bocock also had a two-run double in the fourth. RICHMOND, Va. - David Mixon gave up two runs in six innings to lead the Flying Squirrels past the Thunder in the Eastern League. Eric Crozier belted a two-run homer in the seventh to tie the game and Jim Hill's RBI double provided the winning run as the Blue Crabs won the Atlantic League game at Campbell's Field.
September 19, 2011 |
What if we told you the Phillies had a guy in their bullpen who has converted 18 of his last 19 save opportunities and has a 0.89 ERA in his last 46 appearances? Would you want them to use him in the postseason? Would you trust him with the game on the line? Even if you knew his name was Brad Lidge? The Phillies insist that they trust their former closer, and there is no good reason not to. With Antonio Bastardo and Mike Stutes struggling as we approach the regular-season finish line, manager Charlie Manuel was asked last week how he'll line up his bullpen in front of closer Ryan Madson during the playoffs.
April 11, 2014 |
WHEN JAKE DIEKMAN stepped onto the warning track and began his 335 1/2-foot jog toward the pitcher's mound last night, it was officially time to wonder whether the Phillies' bullpen situation was out of control. This was the seventh inning of a game that the home team trailed by two runs. Due up were three righthanded batters, a species that entered the night having touched Diekman for a .282 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, and .391 slugging percentage in his career. Of the 14 righties that the side-arming lefty had faced in 2014, six had reached base.
August 15, 2010 |
WILMINGTON - Rey Navarro drove in three runs and Christian Colon, William Myers, and Patrick Norris knocked in two apiece Saturday night, helping the Wilmington Blue Rocks roll to an 11-0 rout of the Salem Red Sox in the Carolina League. Will Smith (2-1) earned the win, combining with two relievers on a three-hitter. The Riversharks rallied from a five-run deficit after 61/2 innings to tie the score, but a six-run uprising in the 10th gave the Bluefish the Atlantic League victory at Campbell's Field.
July 26, 2010 |
ALLENTOWN - Neil Sellers singled in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Norfolk Tides, 3-2, in the International League on Sunday. Sellers, who was 3 for 4 in the game, capped a two-run rally in the sixth with an RBI single that followed Chris Aguila's run-scoring double. Starter Andrew Carpenter struck out six in six innings but did not get the decision. LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Michael Flacco was 3 for 3 with a double and RBI as the Shorebirds beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.