April 10, 2008 |
BOWIE, Md. - Josh Outman struck out eight batters and walked only two in six innings, but the Reading Phillies fell to the Bowie Baysox, 3-2, in the Eastern League last night. Pawtucket 2, Lehigh Valley 0 ALLENTOWN - Ron Chiavacci did not give up a run in 5 1/3 innings, but the IronPigs lost to the Red Sox in the International League. Altoona 4, Trenton 3 ALTOONA - Miguel Perez had three RBIs, including a game-winning single in the ninth, as the Curve beat the Thunder in the Eastern League.
May 26, 2011
The Reds will send Homer Bailey, perhaps the most unfortunately named pitcher in the majors, against the Phillies in Thursday's series finale. Bailey has never had a huge problem allowing the long ball: A 0.9 home runs per nine innings rate over the last three seasons is about league average. So the name has not been prophetic. It does, however, rank up there with Bob Walk, Kevin Slowey, and Grant Balfour as the worst pitcher names. Josh Outman, the former Phillies farmhand recently recalled by Oakland, has to be the best.
July 1, 2008 |
Staging their biggest comeback in 10 years, the Reading Phillies rallied from seven runs down and scored 12 unanswered runs in a 13-8 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats last night in the Eastern League. After starter Kip Bouknight gave up 10 hits and eight runs, Travis Minix and Josh Outman (4-4) limited the Rock Cats to one hit over six scoreless innings before Pat Overholt pitched a scoreless ninth. Lakewood game postponed. The BlueClaws' South Atlantic League game in Hagerstown, Md., was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 12:05 p.m. today.
April 5, 2008 |
ALTOONA, Pa. - Jeremy Slayden's bat and an effective bullpen led the Reading Phillies past the Altoona Curve, 2-1, in the Eastern League last night. Slayden hit his first double-A home run, a solo shot to center in the second, to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. He doubled with two out in the seventh and scored the winning run. The rightfielder has started the season 5 for 9 (.556) with a double, triple, homer, four runs and two RBIs. Highly touted prospect Josh Outman pitched the first five innings for Reading, allowing one run on seven hits.
September 12, 2006 |
Clay Harris' RBI single with two out in the top of the eighth scored the deciding run last night as the Lakewood BlueClaws beat the Augusta GreenJackets, 2-1, in the opener of the best-of-five South Atlantic League championship series. Lakewood's Avelino Asprilla singled with one out in the eighth, then moved to second on Mike Spidale's groundout. After an intentional walk to Jeremy Slayden, Harris singled to center to snap the 1-1 tie. Lakewood took a 1-0 lead in the second when Harris scored from third on Lou Marson's groundout.
August 22, 2006 |
Randy Ruiz hit his second homer of the game, a two-run walk-off shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, to lift the Trenton Thunder to a 7-6 victory over the Erie SeaWolves last night in the Eastern League. Trenton, which trailed 6-2 at one point, also got a homer from Grant Plumley. Lakewood 3, Delmarva 0 LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Josh Outman and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout for the BlueClaws against the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League. Outman gave up two hits over the first seven innings and struck out 10. N. Hampshire 5, Reading 3 MANCHESTER, N.H. - Ryan Patterson and Dustin Majewski had doubles to key a four-run second inning as the Fisher Cats beat the Phillies in the Eastern League.
June 2, 2009 |
Gimme an O The Baltimore Orioles once were among baseball's most respected and stable franchises. But the team that played in four World Series in the late '60s and early '70s, which gave its fans Frank and Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, and Cal Ripken Jr., which built Camden Yards and revolutionized baseball in the '90s, has fallen on desperate times. The Orioles, amazingly, haven't had a winning season since 1997. So, out with the old; in with the new. The Birds sacked over-the-hill starters Adam Eaton and Mark Hendrickson, brought up highly touted minor-league outfielder Nolan Reimold, and on Friday capped an instant rebuilding spurt by bringing up former No. 1 draft pick Matt Wieters to catch.
May 3, 2008 |
Pat Gillick said Sunday in Pittsburgh that the Phillies needed another lefthanded pitcher in the bullpen. Good luck finding a decent one. Options are slim on the outside, so the Phils are trying to fill that need from inside. They have converted prospect Josh Outman, a lefthander at double-A Reading, from a starter into a relief pitcher. They also have moved lefthander Fabio Castro, who is pitching for triple-A Lehigh Valley, to the bullpen. Assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the club wanted to give manager Charlie Manuel "some more choices back there.
October 6, 2008 |
In anticipation of a major splash before the non-waiver trading deadline, disappointed Phillies fans received barely a ripple of excitement when Pat Gillick bypassed some of the bigger available names and acquired Joe Blanton from the Oakland Athletics on July 17. While CC Sabathia went to Milwaukee and Rich Harden landed with the Chicago Cubs, the Phillies ended up with a chunky righthander who had gone 5-12 for the A's, trading prospects Adrian...
June 24, 2011
NEW YORK - Gio Gonzalez, Carlos Carrasco, Josh Outman. Most teams would salivate for the chance to put those names at the top of their rotation, especially if they could drop in, say, a Gavin Floyd or maybe even a Kyle Drabek, once the kid straightens things out in Triple A, to round it out. These are some of the young arms the Phillies traded away as they first became contenders, later champions and, in Carrasco's case, tried to repeat....