August 24, 2012 |
A TEAM spokesman said Freddy Galvis would not address the past, as in the events that led him to test positive in June for using a performance-enhancing drug. Galvis wasn't too comfortable talking about the future, either, or at least about where he saw himself with the 2013 Phillies. But in his current state, as a rookie infielder recovering from a serious back injury, Galvis was as positive as a young major league player could be at the end of a roller-coaster first season. "It's not disappointing for me," Galvis said of not being able to rejoin the Phils this season.
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.
June 2, 2016 |
When Pete Mackanin devised his 45th lineup in 52 games, he batted Cesar Hernandez eighth, and the message Tuesday was implied. Then, to leave no doubt, the Phillies manager said what he was thinking about his second baseman. "I expect more out of him," Mackanin said. The Phillies have spent a significant amount of time evaluating Hernandez, a 26-year-old infielder who was 16 when he signed with the Phillies. Hernandez does not hit for power, which means he must hit for average to justify a starting spot.
April 5, 2012 |
NOW THAT HE is the Opening Day second baseman, it is appropriate to know how to pronounce Freddy Galvis' last name. Is it Gal-Vis or Gal-Vees? "No," he said. "It's not Gal-Vees. It is Gal-vis. (slowly) Gal-Vis . . . V-I-S. " It is somewhat of a mystery how Gal-vis became Gal-vees, he said. But there's no secret why Galvis became the darling of spring: He batted .280, tied for the team lead with 23 hits and the Phillies desperately, desperately need him. No matter how you say it, the youngster who was the shortstop of the future last season is, for now, the starting second baseman of this one. Remember.
May 27, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - This is the way it has been throughout this hard-to-explain season for Cole Hamels. Things fell apart quickly again. After pitching six scoreless innings, Hamels surrendered five runs in the seventh on Sunday as the Phillies dropped a 6-1 decision to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Once again, Hamels was not helped by his offense or his defense as he saw his record drop to 1-8 and his team's to 24-26. "He threw excellent today and everything worked for him," Phillies catcher Humberto Quintero said.
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.