February 1, 2010 |
Before, when Scott Mathieson just wanted to play catch, it required soaking his right arm in a hot tub for 20 minutes and numerous arm stretches to prepare. Then, after he was finished tossing the ball, he had to ice the arm for 20 more minutes. "It's not like that anymore," Mathieson said this week from Clearwater, Fla., where he lives and works out. "I go out, do my thing, and I'm done. I go home, and my arm doesn't bother me. It's definitely a relief. " Mathieson is trying a comeback few pitchers have made.
June 18, 2006 |
"Red Means Go" is the Phillies' slogan this year. Lately, it's been more like "Green Means Stop. " The Phillies' green rotation - which includes three pitchers with a combined total of 16 career major-league starts - is going through typical growing pains. And the club is being stopped on a daily basis. Scott Mathieson, the latest player to receive on-the-job-training, made his major-league debut last night. The 22-year-old righthander, just promoted from double-A Reading, went six scuffling innings and allowed four runs on eight hits as the Phillies suffered their season-worst sixth consecutive loss, a 7-2 setback by the lowly Tampa Bay Devil Rays in front of 35,939 fans at Citizens Bank Park.
May 8, 2011
With the addition of righthander Scott Mathieson to the active roster, the Phillies now boast two Canadians (infielder Pete Orr is the other.) Only the Minnesota Twins (Justin Morneau, Rene Tosoni) and the Seattle Mariners (Erik Bedard, Michael Saunders) can say the same. The all-time leader in games played by a Canadian is 1,988 by Larry Walker. He's the hits and home runs leader, too. But Ferguson Jenkins is the only Canadian-born player in the Hall of Fame. He, of course, began his career with the Phillies in 1965.
June 23, 2004 |
READING - The Reading Phillies rolled out the heavy lumber last night in their biggest offensive explosion of the season, a 13-7 win over the Harrisburg Senators in the Eastern League. Kevin Barker and John Castellano each hit two home runs as the Phillies matched their season high in runs and set a season high with 18 hits. The Phillies have won eight straight, another season high. Barker went 5 for 5 with two doubles in addition to the two homers, scored five times, and drove in three runs.
June 7, 2006 |
LOUISVILLE - In his first start since being optioned to triple A, Gavin Floyd pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts last night as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons beat the Louisville Bats, 5-1, in the International League. The former Phillies righthander allowed seven hits, a run and a walk. Reading 4, Binghamton 3 READING - Scott Mathieson struck out eight in eight innings and ripped a two-run homer as the Phillies beat the Mets in the Eastern League. Tim Moss' solo homer in the eighth proved to be the game-winner.
July 16, 2006 |
MOOSIC, Pa. - Scott Mathieson struck out seven in six innings to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 9-2 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens last night in the International League. The 22-year-old righthander, who went 0-2 for the Phillies last month, held the Mud Hens scoreless through five innings in his first triple-A start. Mathieson allowed six hits, a walk and two earned runs. Dmitri Young of the Detroit Tigers, making a rehabilitation start, had an RBI single for Toledo.
June 17, 2004 |
Lou Collier's two-run home run backed solid pitching by starter Robert Ellis as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons beat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 5-1, in the International League last night. Acquired in a minor-league trade with Cleveland on June 3, Ellis won his third consecutive start with the Barons, striking out six in 7 2/3 innings. Jim Crowell nailed down his 10th save with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Reading 3, Erie 2 ERIE - Scott Youngbauer's two-out solo homer in the 10th inning gave the Phillies an Eastern League win over the SeaWolves.
September 3, 2004 |
The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons scored only three runs despite collecting 11 hits and lost to the Syracuse SkyChiefs, 5-3, last night in the International League. Erie 9, Reading 7 READING - Juan Tejeda and Kurt Airoso singled in runs in the top of the 10th to give the Seawolves a win against the Phillies in the Eastern League. Trenton 3, Altoona 2 ALTOONA, Pa. - Jason Grove delivered a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to lead the Thunder past the Curve in the Eastern League.
August 23, 2006 |
Jonathan Van Every drove in three runs to lead the Buffalo Bisons past the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, 6-4, last night in the International League. Jason Alfaro and Kevin Kouzmanoff had RBI singles in the seventh inning to give Buffalo the lead after Van Every had homered leading off, tying the game, 4-4. Scranton had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the inning on an RBI groundout by Jim Rushford. Red Barons starter Scott Mathieson struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings but allowed five runs on five hits and two walks.
June 16, 2006 |
Scott Mathieson enjoyed a memorable moment in March when he faced Phillies teammate Chase Utley in the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. team had two on and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning against Canada, which held an 8-6 lead at Chase Field in Phoenix. Utley stepped in and crushed a ball off Mathieson to deep center field. Utley flipped his bat and raised his arms in a moment of celebration because he thought he had just hit a three-run home run. But then Canada centerfielder Adam Stern ran down the ball for the third out. Mathieson, who is 6-2 with a 3.05 ERA in 13 starts this season for double-A Reading, might have topped that moment this week when he learned he would make his big-league debut tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Citizens Bank Park.