April 11, 2012 |
CHARLIE MANUEL said a mouthful Monday. Well, he didn't actually say much. But what he said carried a deeper meaning than he could express comfortably after a third loss in four games. All three losses wasted acceptable efforts from the Phillies' celebrated starting rotation, around which the team was built. Built, that is, on the cornerstones of All-Stars Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, both of whom are injured. The Phillies have no idea when either will be ready to play, if at all, or how well they will play upon their return.
February 24, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis has the unenviable task of replacing Phillies' all-time hits leader Jimmy Rollins as the team's everyday shortstop. The slick-fielding 25-year-old said Sunday he doesn't feel extra pressure because of the act he's following. "Jimmy was Jimmy. Jimmy was the man here in Philadelphia," Galvis said. "But you have to come here and play baseball. That's it. I have to do my game. I don't have to do Jimmy's game. I have to do Freddy Galvis' game and play ball.
July 8, 2015 |
ANDY MacPHAIL said something interesting a couple of days after his introductory news conference. Interesting, not because of its merits, but because of its eerie similarity to the company line we've heard from the current front office over the last few years. "The criticism of this franchise I think has been that maybe they tried to keep the party going too long," the Phillies president-in-waiting said in an interview with the MLB Network. MacPhail opined that "this game is designed to punish the successful" by way of reverse-order-of-finish drafting and salaries that increase with performance and service time.
March 6, 2015 |
TAMPA, Fla. - This is the kind of offense Ryne Sandberg envisions. All offseason, the Phillies manager has attempted to explain what he means when he says the team can improve despite a roster that lacks any obvious improvements. He has talked about line drives and grounders, about focusing on the top half of the baseball and swinging down and through, about singles and stolen bases and productive outs. Essentially, he has talked about all of the things Odubel Herrera did yesterday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field: put the ball into play in all four of his at-bats, reached base in three of them, stole three bases, scored two runs.
May 22, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Brian Gordon gave up two runs in five innings and drove in the winning run as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Gwinnett Braves, 4-3, in the Internatinal League on Saturday. Reading 4, Richmond 3 READING - Freddy Galvis tripled and homered to lead the Phillies to the Eastern League win. Trenton 4, Portland 3 TRENTON - Bradley Suttle's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Thunder the Eastern League win. Clearwater 11, Charlotte 1 CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Singleton was 3 for 5 with a homer and drove in four runs to lead the Threshers past the Stone Crabs in the Florida State League.
June 13, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Ryan Feierabend gave up one run in seven innings and John Mayberry Jr. was 3 for 4 with two doubles as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Louisville Bats, 6-1, in the International League on Sunday. Altoona 13, Reading 4 Reading 2, Altoona 1 READING - Freddy Galvis and Terry Evans hit homers to back a strong start by Tyler Cloyd (seven strikeouts in five innings) as the Phillies split the Eastern League doubleheader. Binghamton 7, Trenton 6 TRENTON - Allan Dykstra's two-run double in the top of the 12th gave the Mets the Eastern League victory.
April 29, 2011 |
ERIE, Pa. - Freddy Galvis went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double, and four RBIs as the Reading Phillies (13-7) pinned a 4-0 loss on the Erie SeaWolves (9-10) on Thursday morning. Galvis began the Eastern League contest by launching a solo home run off Erie righthander Jacob Turner (0-1). Righthanded sinkerballer Christopher Kissock (1-2) scattered three hits over seven innings for the win. Pawtucket 11, Lehigh Valley 8 ALLENTOWN - Juan Carlos Linares and Josh Reddick homered in a seven-run fourth inning to chase IronPigs starter Ryan Feierabend (0-2)
August 8, 2013 |
RUBEN AMARO Jr. was pretty much as blindsided as everyone else in baseball. It wasn't until Sunday night that Antonio Bastardo reached out to the Phillies general manager. "He said there might be something that goes on here," Amaro said. "That was the only real heads-up I had. " The next day, Bastardo was among the 12 major league players who agreed to begin serving 50-game suspensions for involvement with Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
June 20, 2011 |
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Cody Overbeck hit his first homer of the season at the triple-A level, and four pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs blanked the Pawtucket Red Sox, 2-0, Sunday in the International League. Overbeck had been promoted from double-A Reading after hitting 18 homers there this season. New Britain 5, Reading 3 READING - Chris Parmelee homered in a three-run first, and the Rock Cats added runs in the seventh and eighth innings to defeat the R-Phils in an Eastern League game.
August 18, 2012 |
MILWAUKEE - About the only thing that will change Friday for Freddy Galvis is he will start earning a salary again. But even though his 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs ends, Galvis remains sidelined. A fractured back will probably keep the infielder from playing for the Phillies again in 2012. Galvis has been instructed not to participate in "game situations" until at least Sept. 3, assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. That marks 12 weeks since the injury was suffered.