August 25, 2012
The pitching matchup for the Phillies' Sunday game vs. the Nationals was incorrect in Friday's paper. Righthander Jordan Zimmerman (9-7, 2.54 ERA) will pitch for Washington against Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.78).
January 17, 2013 |
The Phillies' quest for low-risk, high-reward players continued Wednesday when the team announced the signing of three veteran pitchers to minor-league contracts, including righthanders Aaron Cook and Juan Cruz. They also made the signing of Rodrigo Lopez official, a move that was reported last week. All three pitchers have been invited to spring training as nonroster players. Cook, 33, spent most of last season with the Boston Red Sox and went 4-11 with a 5.65 ERA in 18 starts.
July 14, 2010
Here is a look at the first-teamers on The Inquirer's All-Decade Southeastern Pennsylvania baseball team. Pitcher: Mark Adzick, Penn Charter. Despite being slowed by a strained abdominal muscle, the 6-foot-4, 170-pound lefthander, who also played first base for the Quakers, went 7-1 with a 1.78 ERA as a senior. The Haverford resident, drafted by the Phillies in the 18th round of the first-year player draft, is now at Wake Forest. Pitcher: Jesse Biddle, Germantown Friends.
January 19, 2013 |
Before they had a chance to exchange salary-arbitration numbers Friday, the Phillies and reliever Antonio Bastardo came to an agreement on a one-year deal worth $1.4 million. The deal includes award bonuses and represents an $895,000 raise for the 27-year-old lefthander, who figures to play a major role in manager Charlie Manuel's bullpen in 2013. Bastardo was among the best lefthanded relievers in baseball two seasons ago, when he went 6-1 with a 2.64 ERA. He also converted eight of nine save opportunities.
July 30, 2010 |
A look at the starting rotations of the top National League clubs (standings on Page 71): PHILLIES (W-L, ERA) Roy Halladay (12-8, 2.21) Roy Oswalt (6-12, 3.42) Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.48) Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.85) Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 4.44) BRAVES (W-L, ERA) Tommy Hanson (8-7, 3.99) Tim Hudson (11-5, 2.40) Derek Lowe (10-9, 4.58) Jair Jurrjens (3-3, 4.37) Kris Medlen (6-2, 3.57) REDS (W-L, ERA)
June 10, 2010 |
Inquirer South Jersey Player of the Year Nick Favatella of Washington Township and Bishop Eustace catcher Greg Brodzinski are the two repeat first-team selections on the all-South Jersey baseball team. Brodzinski batted .510 this season with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs. For his career, he has 34 home runs, 173 hits and 162 RBIs. Brodzinski has earned a scholarship to the University of South Carolina. Seneca junior righthander Kevin Comer, a second-team selection last season, heads a group of five pitchers.
July 11, 2010
Who made the best deal for Cliff Lee? Maybe five years from now we'll be able to look at the three Cliff Lee trades made in the last 12 months and declare a winner. Maybe we can even turn it into a board game: Cliff Lee's All-Star Baseball. Spin the wheel and see which prospect you land on. For now, it's too soon to tell whether the Cleveland Indians, the Phillies, or the Seattle Mariners made the best deal for Lee. It's possible they could all end up as clunkers, leaving three entire cities disgruntled about Lee's departure.
August 12, 2009 |
8:05 p.m., Wrigley Field, Chicago. TV: Comcast SportsNet, ESPN. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Phillies RHP Pedro Martinez (no record, no ERA) vs. Cubs RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 6.29) Cubs update: Samardzija, a former wide receiver at Notre Dame and a highly touted prospect, will make his first major league start ... Samardzija has made 16 relief appearances this season ... In his career, Samardzija is 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in three appearances against the Phillies ... Samardzija also spent time in the minors, going 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 13 games (12 starts)
July 25, 2004 |
The Toronto Blue Jays traded righthander Terry Adams to the Boston Red Sox yesterday for a minor-leaguer. Adams, a former Phillies reliever, went 4-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 42 games. He lost his job as Toronto's setup man earlier this season. The Red Sox are Adams' fifth team. The Blue Jays get third baseman John Hattig, who is with double-A Portland. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Pat Hentgen, the 1996 American League Cy Young Award winner, announced his retirement. Hentgen, 35, signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent in November and had a 2-9 record with a 6.95 ERA in 16 starts.