August 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Mets started a lefthander, Jonathon Niese, so Ryne Sandberg deployed his righthanded-hitting Phillies lineup Tuesday night at Citi Field. Erik Kratz, Michael Young, Darin Ruf, Kevin Frandsen, and John Mayberry Jr. batted in succession. It is possible that none of those players will be starters in 2014. "Balance, for me, is important," said Sandberg, the interim manager. "That means righthanded bats. " Those bats were 2 for 15 in a 5-0 loss to New York. Frandsen, playing out of position at first base, committed an error that led to four unearned runs.
December 21, 2012 |
MIAMI - A person familiar with the negotiations says third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Marlins hadn't announced a deal. Polanco, 37, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers. The deal solidifies the Marlins' lineup following an offseason payroll purge.
September 25, 2012
Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz were named the Phillies most valuable pitcher and player, respectively, on Monday by the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Hamels, 15-6 with a 3.05 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 203 1/3 innings, won the Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award unanimously. The lefthander has two shutouts in 29 starts. First-time all-star Ruiz won the Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award. The catcher is batting .328 with 15 home runs, 62 RBIs, and a .938 OPS - all career highs.
November 14, 2013
Here are the Phillies' free-agent signings since the end of the 2011 season, including length of contract and salary over the length of the deal: Pos. Player Term Salary OF Marlon Byrd 2 years $16 million RHP Chad Durbin 1 year $1.1 million OF Delmon Young 1 year $750,000 RHP Mike Adams 2 years $12 million LHP John Lannan 1 year $2.5 million...
April 2, 2012 |
If you are heading to tonight's exhibition game against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies will be using what could be their lineup for Opening Day. Charlie Manuel has talked this weekend about using Juan Pierre at the top of the lineup and moving Jimmy Rollins down to third. Manuel used 108 different lineups in the regular season last year, but the batting order he used most often (10 times) had Rollins batting third. Another interesting quirk, when Pierre bats first, the Phillies might bat 5 straight hitters who average under 10 HRs per season (Carlos Ruiz, Freddy Galvis, Pitcher, Pierre and Polanco)
March 23, 2004 |
Microsoft Corp. will be taking online users to the ball game. Under an agreement between Microsoft's MSN online division and Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Microsoft will promote MLB.com products and offer exclusive free baseball content on MSN.com. It also will give users of its paid MSN services access to live online baseball games, said Lisa Gurry, director of MSN. Gurry declined to comment on the financial terms. Yankees. Reliever Mariano Rivera closed in on a two-year contract extension with New York through 2006 that would be worth about $21 million.
May 14, 2012 |
The Phillies improved to 16-19, beating the Padres 3-2 at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon. Cole Hamels, fresh off a five-game suspension for intentionally hitting Nationals prospect Bryce Harper with a pitch, held San Diego to one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. Jose Contreras allowed a run in the eighth, but Antonio Bastardo retired the final out of the frame with a runner on first to turn things over to Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon struck out two of the three batters he faced to record his 10th save in as many attempts.
February 17, 2012
MOVES Phillies' key offseason moves Oct. 12: Named Joe Jordan as director of player development. Oct. 24: Declined 2012 options on RHP Brad Lidge and Roy Oswalt. Nov. 5: Agreed to a 1-year contract with 1B Jim Thome. Nov. 15: Agreed to a 4-year contract with closer Jonathan Papelbon. Nov. 20: Acquired INF Ty Wigginton and cash from Colorado in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Dec. 8: Agreed to a 2-year contract with OF Laynce Nix. Dec. 13: Traded OF Ben Francisco to Toronto for minor league LHP Frank Gailey Dec. 15: Agreed to a 1-year contract with LHP Dontrelle Willis.
April 4, 2012
A SPRING that has had more than its share of sour notes ended with a nice surprise. The Phillies announced after Tuesday night's game that lefthanded reliever Joe Savery had made the roster. Though he pitched in four games as a call-up last September, making the club out of the gate represents another step in Savery's career. The Phillies drafted Savery as a first baseman in the 2007 first round. "He's a good story," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's come a long way. " Veterans Scott Podsednik, Hector Luna and Raul Valdes did not make the club.
May 26, 2013
JIMMY ROLLINS reached the 1,200 milestone in runs last week with a solo homer against the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. He is just the second Phillie to reach that level, joining Mike Schmidt (1,506). And among all current National League players, only the Rockies' Todd Helton has crossed the plate more times for a senior-circuit team, thanks in no small part to former Cardinal Albert Pujols taking the money and running to the Angels two seasons ago. Here are the active players who have scored 800 or more runs while playing for NL teams (*currently on DL; through Thursday)