October 17, 2009 |
THE PLAY: In what should have been yet another routine doubleplay, Chase Utley throws wide of first baseman Ryan Howard for the second straight game. The ball caroms off the visitor's dugout to score pinch-runner Juan Pierre and tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning. THE SETUP: With runners at first and second, Dodgers catcher Russell Martin swings on a 3-2 count and rips a grounder down the third-base line that Pedro Feliz snags and relays to Utley, forcing Ronnie Belliard out at second.
November 3, 2009 |
What we're talking about after the Phillies' 8-6 win over the Yankees in Game 5: Back on Amtrak: If nothing else, the Phillies kept their hopes of a repeat alive for another 48 hours and kept the Yankees from celebrating their 27th world championship at Citizens Bank Park. And after a day off, they'll try to even the series tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium and force a decisive Game 7 on Thursday. The closer: It was supposed to be Brad Lidge, right? Then he came into a tie game Sunday night and was lit up. So when a save situation presented itself last night, Ryan Madson came out of the bullpen.
June 19, 2004 |
Phillies closer Billy Wagner said the game-tying home run he served up in the ninth inning Thursday had nothing to do with his being tired from pitching earlier in the day. "I felt better in the second game than I did the first," he said. With the Phils holding a 4-3 lead in the nightcap of the day-night doubleheader, Wagner allowed a solo homer to Detroit's Brandon Inge with one out in the ninth. "I felt fine," said Wagner, who was on the disabled list from May 8 to June 8 with a strained left groin.
April 16, 2006 |
Chase Utley went 3 for 5 with two home runs and five RBIs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning, as the Phillies beat the Rockies, 10-8, Friday night. Pat Burrell and Aaron Rowand also homered. The Phillies had a 10-4 lead in the bottom of the ninth, and it looked like they would cruise to an easy victory and save the back end of their bullpen. But Julio Santana loaded the bases and allowed a bases-clearing double to Matt Holliday to make it 10-7. That forced manager Charlie Manuel to use setup man Arthur Rhodes and closer Tom Gordon.
June 30, 2003 |
BUFFALO - Ryan Madson pitched six shutout innings yesterday for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, who defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 7-1, in an International League game. Madson allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out seven. The Red Barons (41-41) broke open the game with seven runs in the fifth, including Chase Utley's two-run double. Trenton 5, Binghamton 3 TRENTON - Brian Myrow and Dioner Navarro combined for four hits and three RBIs as the Thunder beat the Mets (34-45)
July 31, 2003 |
SCRANTON, Pa. - Damon Minor's eighth-inning single scored Chase Utley and Travis Chapman to lift the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 5-4 win over the Rochester Red Wings in the International League last night. The Red Barons have won six in a row and 11 of their last 12. Barons starter Ryan Madson struck out nine in seven innings. Erie 2, Reading 0 READING, Pa. - Andy Van Hekken and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the SeaWolves beat the Phillies to sweep a four-game Eastern League series.
May 24, 2003 |
AKRON, Ohio - Eric Crozier hit a three-run homer as the Akron Aeros beat the Reading Phillies, 6-2, last night in the Eastern League. Crozier's eighth homer of the season came in Akron's five-run third inning. Grady Sizemore had a two-run double in the third and Tyler Minges had an RBI double in the eighth for the Aeros. Mark Wohlers, on a rehab assignment from the Cleveland Indians after elbow surgery in March, started for Akron and faced five batters, giving up one run on two walks and two singles without a strikeout.
January 1, 2007 |
Ryan Howard recently fired agent Larry Reynolds, but it remains unclear who his next agent will be. The buzz in baseball Saturday had Howard strongly leaning toward Leon Rose, the agent who represents former 76ers guard Allen Iverson, LeBron James and other basketball stars. That buzz continued yesterday, with another baseball source saying Rose would be pairing with Howard. But Rose, who would be representing a baseball player for the first time, said yesterday that he hadn't spoken with Howard.
October 27, 2010
In an expected move, the Phillies have declined their $4.5 million option on J.C. Romero's contract, making the veteran lefthander a free agent. Romero, who will be paid a $250,000 buyout, logged only 53 1/3 innings over the last two seasons after posting a 2.75 ERA in 59 innings in 2008. "No clue," the 34-year-old said Saturday night when asked of his chances of returning. "I'm blank right now. Don't know what's going to happen. " Romero said he thinks he has many years remaining in baseball.
June 4, 2002 |
MOOSIC, Pa. - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons opened up a two-game lead over Ottawa and Buffalo in the International League's Northern Division with a 4-3 win over the Charlotte Knights last night. Eric Junge gave up four hits over seven innings for his seventh victory. He struck out five and walked two. Third baseman Chase Utley hit his 10th homer of the season for the division-leading Barons. Reading 5, Trenton 3 TRENTON - Ryan Madson picked up his fifth win in a row as the Phillies beat the Thunder in the Eastern League.