April 23, 2010 |
Phillies righthander Joe Blanton is scheduled to make his second rehab start for double-A Reading on Friday. If all goes well, he is expected to make one more rehab start after that before being activated from the disabled list. Lefthander J.A. Happ was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a strained forearm, but despite the rotation problem created by Happ's trip to the DL, Blanton is staying on schedule. General manager Ruben Amaro and pitching coach Rich Dubee said they'd like to see Blanton make three rehab starts before returning.
July 4, 2011 |
TORONTO - After throwing a bullpen session without problem Sunday morning, lefthander Cole Hamels was deemed ready to start Tuesday by Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee. After the injury occurred on Thursday against Boston, Hamels said he was confident he could make the start despite significant bruising on his right hand. Hamels' hand was wrapped when the team arrived in Toronto, and he waited an extra day before throwing his bullpen session. But better his right hand than his left.
February 22, 2014 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One of them was celebrated upon departure. The other one just left. They had a day at the diner for Charlie Manuel shortly after the Phillies fired him in August. The first 10 callers to WIP-FM got to worship Uncle Charlie. So did the next 10, and the 10 after that. Rich Dubee, on the other hand, stayed to the miserable end of the Phillies' 2013 season and was told almost immediately afterward that the team would replace him as the pitching coach. Manuel, of course, was the Phillies' avuncular manager for nearly nine years, and once he survived his fruitless first two seasons and led the team to a World Series victory and a half-decade of divisional dominance, it was pretty clear how he'd be remembered in Philadelphia.
July 28, 2007 |
It didn't take the Phillies long to find a replacement for injured second baseman Chase Utley. The Phils yesterday acquired veteran second baseman Tadahito Iguchi from the Chicago White Sox for minor-league pitcher Michael Dubee, the son of Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee. Iguchi, 32, was hitting .251 with 17 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs, and 31 RBIs in 90 games. A native of Tokyo, the righthanded-hitting Iguchi batted .281 last season with 18 homers and 67 RBIs. He appeared in 12 playoff games for the Sox in 2005.
March 19, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Roy Halladay felt something much worse than lethargic Sunday. He felt sick to his stomach. "I didn't notice anything until we started walking to the dugout," catcher Erik Kratz said following the Phillies' 5-3 Grapefruit League win over the Baltimore Orioles. "And then he went in the dugout, and he said he was going to stay in the tunnel for the anthem. " The stomach virus was taking control. Halladay, coming off a shaky outing in which his lack of velocity and command raised some red flags about the two-time Cy Young Award winner's physical condition, opted to take the mound in the top of the first inning anyway.
March 9, 2009
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Looking on the bright side, Carlos Carrasco now has a chance to prove to the Phillies that he can work through adversity. The righthander, competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, had a second straight rough outing in the Phillies' 7-2 loss to the Braves yesterday, allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits in two innings. Pitching coach Rich Dubee said that Carrasco strayed from his fastball after running into trouble. But Dubee likes to preach about the value of battling through adversity, and the Phillies will now look at how Carrasco, who gave up five runs in his previous outing, responds.
November 23, 2004 |
The Phillies' farm system lost Marc Bombard, Bill Dancy and Rich Dubee last week to the big-league club but their replacements could be named before the weekend. "Those guys were all key parts of our system," Mike Arbuckle, the Phillies' assistant general manager, said yesterday. Arbuckle interviewed Jeff Manto and Don Long yesterday for the field coordinator's job, the one Dancy had held since 2001. The field coordinator helps oversee minor-league operations. Gene Lamont, a former big-league manager, looks to be the favorite for the manager's job at triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
April 4, 2009 |
The Phillies speak highly of Carlos Ruiz's defense, but The Fielding Bible does not. The recently published second edition of John Dewan's book, widely praised as a breakthrough in evaluating defense, ranked Ruiz toward the bottom of major-league catchers last season. Dewan acknowledged that catching defense is among the most difficult elements of baseball to quantify. "We're just taking our first steps in figuring out how catchers can handle pitchers," Dewan said. "We're just starting to get a handle on that.
April 22, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - For four days, Jose Contreras waited. It had been since last June when the 40-year-old Cuban pitched in a major-league game. He rejoined the Phillies on this road trip but work was difficult to come by. Finally, he was called upon in the seventh inning of Friday's game just after the Phillies had taken their first lead. He began his 10th season with four balls. "Ideally, you'd like a better spot," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "But when push comes to shove, you have to get him in some games.
June 18, 2010 |
7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Tonight's pitchers Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (1-5, 7.28) vs. Twins RHP Nick Blackburn (6-3, 4.96) Who's hot Shane Victorino: One night after snapping an 0-for-16 skid with a three-run triple, Victorino hit his 11th home run of the season. Who's not Blanton: The big righty has spent plenty of time in the bullpen this week ironing out kinks with pitching coach Rich Dubee.