November 4, 2010
The Phillies on Wednesday claimed infielder Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Rivero, who will turn 23 in May, spent the last two seasons playing shortstop at double-A Akron in the Cleveland farm system. In 2010, he hit .232 with six home runs and 43 RBIs. He made 28 errors in 107 games at short. He will likely provide depth in the middle infield at the top of the Phillies' system, an area that is thin. Last season, the Phillies used Brian Bocock in a similar role.
June 18, 2007 |
Phillies first-round pick Joe Savery and Rice are unbeaten after two College World Series games for the second straight year. But Savery says the Owls are a very different team this time around. As always, the Owls are loaded with pitching. But now they appear to have the bats to get them back to the best-of-three championship round for the first time since they won the 2003 title. Last night's 14-4 victory over North Carolina followed Friday's 15-10 win over Louisville. The Owls have a total of 33 hits in the two games.
July 1, 2011 |
BUFFALO - Bubba Bell had three hits as the Buffalo Bisons (35-46) lashed out 10 singles in a 4-2 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (46-34) in the International League on Thursday night. Erik Kratz and John Mayberry Jr. homered for Lehigh Valley. Richmond 5, Reading 2 READING - The R-Phils (39-40) had 10 hits, but lost to the Flying Squirrels (41-36). Joe Savery pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Clearwater 5, Brevard County 4 CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Singleton and Jeremy Barnes had key hits in a four-run sixth inning as the Threshers (42-35)
June 28, 2011 |
ALTOONA, Pa. - Joe Savery, a former pitcher who has been trying to make it as a first baseman, pitched two shutout innings in relief Monday as the Reading Phillies beat the Altoona Curve, 3-1, in the Eastern League. Savery, a lefthander, was the No. 1 draft choice of the Phillies as a pitcher out of LSU in 2007. Savery hit .307 in 54 games for single-A Clearwater before a promotion to Reading last week. Hagerstown 5, Lakewood 2 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A.J. Cole struck out six and allowed only two hits in five shutout innings of relief as the Suns beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.
July 10, 2011 |
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Vance Worley pitched six scoreless innings and centerfielder Rich Thompson chipped in with three hits and two RBIs as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs defeated the Syracuse Chiefs, 6-0, in an Eastern League game Saturday night. Worley struck out three, walked none, and surrendered just three hits. Reading 6, Trenton 4 READING, Pa. - The Phillies scored twice in the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth to pull away from the Thunder in an Eastern League game.
June 17, 2011
The Phillies have promoted four players from Double A Reading to Triple A Lehigh Valley and moved former first-round pick Joe Savery from Single A Clearwater to Reading. Cody Overbeck, who is currently leading the Eastern League in home runs (18) and RBI (46), reliever Justin De Fratus, righthander Philippe Aumont and lefthander Ryan Edell are joining the IronPigs. Savery, who was hitting .307 with two homers and 26 RBI for Clearwater, won 12 games for Reading as a starting pitcher in 2009 and was named an Eastern League All-Star.
June 12, 2012 |
BALTIMORE — In the corner of an emptying clubhouse, Jonathan Papelbon sat in a metal folding chair and hastily stuffed his belongings into a red duffel bag. That it was his most significant workload of the afternoon should not come as a surprise. True, the Phillies' bullpen inherited a tie game in the seventh inning. True, that bullpen was operating with one of its setup men unavailable and the other on a short leash. True, that bullpen already had recorded nine outs and was facing the heart of the Orioles' order in the bottom of the 10th.
July 22, 2011 |
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Delwyn Young's two-run homer capped a three-run, eighth-inning rally as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 5-4, in the International League. Joe Savery (2-0) picked up the win in relief, and Justin De Fratus notched his first save. Rich Thompson also homered for the IronPigs, a solo shot in the fifth. Binghamton 11, Reading 1 READING - Joe Esposito (3-2) was tagged for three homers and five runs in four innings, and the R-Phils never recovered in the Eastern League rout by the Mets.
June 15, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - B.J. Rosenberg was one of the first Phillies in the dugout at Target Field before Wednesday's game. As the Twins took batting practice, the rookie reliever saw Rich Dubee leaning against the railing and shuffled closer to his pitching coach for a chat. The Phillies have already used 18 pitchers in 2012, and options are limited. They have called up whom they can, will not have reinforcements for some time, and cannot swing a trade for a meaningful addition. So learning on the fly is the only reality, and any nugget gleaned from a bad outing or chat with Dubee could help.
October 1, 2011 |
The latest sign that this truly has been a strange season for righthander Joe Blanton was in New York last weekend. Asked to start a game for the first time since May, Blanton prepared just as he had for his 196 prior starts. "And I had like 15 extra minutes that I wasn't used to because I got ready too quick," Blanton said. "I've had zero problems getting loose. The games I didn't start, I got ready in more than enough time. " That's because Blanton is a reliever - for now. He was added to the Phillies roster for the National League division series as the team's 11th pitcher.