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.
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.
January 19, 2011 |
Everything is relative. Compare Kyle Kendrick to the first four starters in the Phillies' star-studded rotation and you wonder why he even shows up for work. Compare the 26-year-old righthander to the other No. 5 starters in baseball and he looks a lot more attractive. The subject comes up now because Kendrick and the Phillies agreed Tuesday to a one-year deal worth $2.45 million, plus undisclosed award bonuses. With the deal, the two sides avoided a potential salary arbitration hearing, in which the proceedings sometimes can become acrimonious.
February 22, 2011 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Last week, Rich Dubee joked he would put the names of his four aces in a hat to decide the order of the starting rotation. He apparently has settled for splitting up the two lefthanded pitchers, creating the rotation just about everyone assumed would happen. Cole Hamels will start the Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Yankees. Joe Blanton starts Sunday, Roy Halladay pitches Monday, and Cliff Lee goes next Tuesday. Assuming Roy Oswalt pitches March 2, which was not part of Dubee's initial schedule, the starting rotation is set: Halladay, Lee, Oswalt, Hamels and Blanton.
August 14, 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.
May 30, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Roy Halladay will have his injured shoulder examined Tuesday. It is not known yet whether Halladay will be examined in New York or return to Philadelphia, according to Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. Halladay was with the team in New York for Monday's 8-4 win over the Mets at Citi Field. The righthander had to leave after the second inning of Sunday's 8-3 loss in St. Louis with soreness in the back of his right shoulder.