December 8, 2012 |
NASHVILLE - Ben Revere was not the only centerfielder the Phillies added to their roster before leaving the winter meetings Thursday. They also selected speedy Ender Inciarte off the triple-A roster of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the annual Rule 5 draft. The 22-year-old Venezuelan had a career .283 average and .347 on-base percentage and 111 stolen bases in five minor-league seasons with Arizona. The lefthanded-hitting Inciarte hit a combined .307 with 28 doubles, 10 triples, two home runs, and 46 stolen bases at low-single-A South Bend and high-single-A Visalia.
July 3, 2015 |
AT THE MIDWAY point, these Phillies are historically bad, 100-loss bad. So much would have had to have gone right for them to approach the respectability of even 80 wins that a .500 season almost defied possibility. Still, 100 losses are a lot different from even 90, or 95. This isn't a baseball team, it's a reality TV show. One with a really bad script. It starts with the producers. Their front office is leaderless; the manager defected; and the clubhouse is poised for deadline destruction by July 31. This is beyond bizarre.
September 25, 2015 |
MIAMI - About nine years ago, shortly after he had signed his first professional contract with the Phillies at the age of 16, Freddy Galvis was practicing with some other teenagers in his home country of Venezuela when one of the scouts decided to get in on the action. The scout was Sal Agostinelli, now the Phillies' international scouting director. "He was off to the side," Galvis recalled yesterday afternoon at Marlins Park. "And when practice was over, he went over to the batting cage, where guys were taking (batting practice)
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.
July 11, 2011 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Delwyn Young went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles, a run scored, and an RBI to help five Lehigh Valley pitchers defeat the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-2, in the International League on Sunday. Reading 8, Trenton 5 READING - Freddy Galvis' two-run double keyed a five-run fourth as the Phillies beat the Thunder in the Eastern League. Galvis had a pair of doubles and the two RBIs, as did Carlos Rivero, who was 4-4. Trenton scored three runs in the first - including two on back-to-back hit batsmen with the bases loaded by Reading starter Joe Esposito.
April 30, 2013 |
NEW YORK - In the grand scheme of things, a backup catcher is not crucial to a team's success. The Phillies possessed two backup catchers during the season's first month, and one had to go Sunday when Carlos Ruiz returned from his suspension. Humberto Quintero's locker was cleared early in the morning. The Phillies chose Erik Kratz as their backup and designated Quintero for assignment. They hope to retain Quintero in the organization, but that requires his passing through waivers unclaimed.