September 4, 2009 |
8:05, Minute Maid Park, Houston. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Phillies LHP Cliff Lee (5-1, 1.80) vs. Astros LHP Wandy Rodriguez (12-9, 2.93) Phillies update: Lee hit his first road bump as a Phillie last weekend, allowing six runs on 10 hits, including three home runs, in five innings against the Braves ... Up until his last start, Lee had allowed five runs in four starts, all of them wins ... Lee has never faced the Astros ... The Phillies have yet to face the Astros this season.
October 21, 2010
Position: Closer Height, weight: 6-5, 210 pounds Age: 33. Birthdate: Dec. 23, 1976 Hometown: Englewood, Colo. Years in major leagues: 9 How obtained: Acquired from Houston Astros with Eric Bruntlett for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary and Mike Costanzo in November 2007. Statistically speaking: In 34 postseason appearances with Houston and the Phillies, Lidge is 2-4 with a 2.40 ERA and 17 saves in 19 opportunities. For his career, Lidge is 26-29 with 222 saves and a 3.51 ERA. More important, he has one of the two most memorable saves in the Phillies' 127 years of existence as only he and Tug McGraw threw the final pitch of a World Series title.
November 12, 2009 |
Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino did not win the World Series again this year, but they are repeat winners of the Gold Glove at their positions. Rollins won his third consecutive National League Gold Glove at shortstop yesterday, while Victorino claimed his second straight in the outfield. Rollins, who will turn 31 on Nov. 27, led all major-league shortstops with a .990 fielding percentage and made just six errors, fewest among full-time big-league shortstops. He had an 86-game errorless streak during the season.
May 20, 2008 |
Geovany Soto didn't get the automatic home run he deserved, but it didn't make a difference last night as the visiting Chicago Cubs beat Houston, 7-2. Soto was credited with an inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning despite replays showing that it should have been an automatic home run. The ball bounced just to the right of the yellow line on the wall in left-center. Astros centerfielder Michael Bourn scooped it up and threw it home, but Soto scored easily before the throw got there.
July 30, 2010 |
As part of the deal that sent righthanded pitcher Roy Oswalt and cash consideration to the Phillies on Thursday, the team surrendered J.A. Happ and two minor-league prospects. The Astros acquired outfielder Anthony Gose and shortstop Jonathan Villar, and then in turn dealt Gose to Toronto in exchange for first-base prospect Brent Wallace. Gose, 19, was a second-round draft pick of the Phillies in 2008. This season he hit .263 for single-A Clearwater, where he registered four home runs, 20 RBIs, and 36 stolen bases.
February 17, 2008
Roger Clemens is in a minority of players disputing their names in the Mitchell Report. Two more players named in the report showed up to spring camps and said the accusations that pertained to them were accurate. They were Cincinnati pitcher Kent Mercker and Colorado pitcher Matt Herges . Both confirmed using HGH several years ago. "I chose to do the wrong thing," Herges told reporters in Rockies camp. "It's embarrassing to even talk about. " . . . Andy Pettitte , another Mitchell Report listee who has confirmed taking HGH, is due to report to Yankees camp tomorrow.
April 17, 2008 |
The Phillies clubhouse is a quiet and empty place after a loss, and last night proved no different. Not that much needed to be said anyway. They knew they had wasted an excellent opportunity. After struggling mightily this spring and toiling through his first two starts of the season, Kyle Kendrick allowed four hits, two runs and a walk in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Park. "I'm starting to feel like myself," Kendrick said. That proved to be the silver lining last night, because the Phillies need Kendrick to pitch the way he pitched for them in 2007, when he went 10-4 in 20 starts.
April 14, 2008 |
Tom Glavine has made 672 starts in the majors. Twice, 19 years apart, he failed to record an out. The second time came yesterday against the reeling Washington Nationals, when the Atlanta Braves' 42-year-old lefty departed with a strained right hamstring and was charged with two runs. The reliever who replaced him, Jeff Bennett, walked in two other runs, then hit a batter who scored, too. The host Nationals went on to win, 5-4, to end their nine-game losing streak. "As soon as I landed, I felt it," Glavine said.