May 16, 2010 |
In his third start, five runs in seven innings was good enough for Joe Blanton's first win of 2010. Blanton allowed a three-run home run to Corey Hart in the seventh, but the Phillies already had a large lead. And Blanton was happy with his performance. "I feel like I've thrown the ball well three times and just don't have much to show for it," said Blanton, who missed the first month of the season with a strained muscle in his left side. "The numbers haven't been there, for as well as I feel like I've been throwing.
October 18, 2010 |
Hours before Game 2 of the National League Championship Series began, the Phillies' pitching plan remained status quo. For now. Joe Blanton is still scheduled to start Wednesday's Game 4 in San Francisco, manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee said Sunday. "But we'll just take it day to day and see what happens," Manuel said. So what would it take for the Phillies to skip Blanton and start Roy Halladay on three days' rest? "We haven't talked about it yet," Dubee said.
October 4, 2011 |
ST. LOUIS - The Phillies are likely to have an extra weapon from the bullpen for Game 4. Cliff Lee's scheduled throw day is Wednesday and instead of doing it in the bullpen hours before the game, the Phillies will leave the door open for him to pitch in relief. "That's an option for us," Charlie Manuel said. Pitching coach Rich Dubee also confirmed Lee was in play. "Could be," Dubee said. "We'll see. " The last time Lee pitched in relief was 2007.
June 26, 2009 |
With closer Brad Lidge back from the 15-day disabled list, the Phillies' tired bullpen recovers an important member, although it will continue to miss Scott Eyre and Clay Condrey. "It's going to be really big for our bullpen," to have Lidge back, said manager Charlie Manuel. "I think we're going to be able to put our guys in the right position. " Pitching coach Rich Dubee said earlier that while Lidge's return will solidify the late-inning structure - Lidge assumes ninth-inning responsibilities, Ryan Madson returns to the eighth inning, and J.C. Romero can pitch the seventh inning or face tough lefthanders in the eighth - the middle-relief situation remains murky.
October 10, 2001 |
Former Florida Marlins manager John Boles voiced support for two former members of his staff who questioned the loyalty of infield coach Tony Taylor. "There's validity," Boles said yesterday of the accusations by departing pitching coach Rich Dubee and former bullpen coach Joe Breeden. Last week, Dubee accused Taylor - the Phillies' career leader in games played at second base and a former manager and coach in the organization - of having a role in Boles' firing May 28. "Whoever comes in to be the manager, I wish him a lot of luck, because there's a Benedict Arnold in the forces," Dubee said.
December 1, 2004 |
The Phillies officially filled a few holes in their farm system yesterday. Gene Lamont, who previously managed the Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates, will manage triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre next season. Lamont, 57, replaces Marc Bombard, who has joined the big-league club as its first-base coach. Lamont managed the Sox from 1992 to '95, winning a division title in 1993. Rod Nichols becomes Scranton's pitching coach. He replaces Rich Dubee, who has joined the Phillies as their pitching coach.
October 5, 2011 |
ST. LOUIS - The Phillies are likely to have an extra weapon from the bullpen for Game 4. Cliff Lee's scheduled day to throw is Wednesday, and instead of doing it in the bullpen hours before the game, the Phillies will leave the door open for him to pitch in relief. "That's an option for us," Charlie Manuel said. Pitching coach Rich Dubee also confirmed Lee was in play. "Could be," Dubee said. "We'll see. " The last time Lee pitched in relief was 2007.
August 15, 2011 |
Rain not only postponed actual baseball Sunday but also the ceremony to unveil the newest statue at Citizens Bank Park. So on Tuesday, the Phillies will hold a pregame ceremony beginning at 6:40 p.m. to finally reveal the bronze likeness of Harry Kalas . Ultimately, it will reside on the main concourse behind section 141, near the restaurant named for the Hall of Fame broadcaster. An unexpected day off wasn't necessarily the worst thing in the world for the Phillies pitching staff.
November 5, 2009 |
NEW YORK - It was early in the summer and Pedro Martinez was home in the Dominican Republic. For the first time since he was a kid, it was baseball season, and Martinez was not surrounded by a group of teammates or being cheered/jeered by a stadium full of fans. It was a little lonely, but Martinez wasn't coming back to the majors unless the situation (i.e., money) was right and there was an opportunity to win. He got both when he signed with the Phillies in July: a prorated $2 million deal and a team that was defending its championship.
June 30, 2012 |
MIAMI - Bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer did not pay attention Friday to how the ball moved from Roy Halladay's right hand to home plate. He was watching something else as Halladay threw off a mound for the first time in almost five weeks. "His face looked good," Billmeyer said. That's as good a sign as any. It was a strain for Halladay to pitch in May with a shoulder injury, but the team insists he has overcome it. In fact, pitching coach Rich Dubee said, Halladay is ahead of schedule in his recovery.