July 25, 2014
COLE HAMELS vs. Shane Victorino on Opening Day in South Philly? The Phillies are slated to begin the 2015 season at home on April 6 against the Boston Red Sox, according to a team source. The current, preliminary schedule likely will become official at some time in the next 6 weeks. It will mark the first time the Phillies open the season at home in 4 years. The most recent season opener at home came in 2011, when Roy Halladay squared off against Brett Myers and the Houston Astros.
July 9, 2009
We know much of the country has been distracted by Larry King's marathon coverage of all things Michael Jackson, but a local election needs your very brief attention. The race involves the final spot for the National League All-Star Team. Unlike most elections that drag on forever, this one began Sunday and ends at 4 p.m. today. Five players are vying for the final NL All-Star spot, including Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino. In a first, The Inquirer Editorial Board endorses SHANE VICTORINO as the final NL All-Star.
October 13, 2008 |
TALKING POINTS What we're talking about following the Phillies' loss to the Dodgers: -- Apparently the Dodgers think the pitch that Phillies righthander Brett Myers sailed behind Manny Ramirez in Game 2 wasn't an accident. In the top of the third last night, Los Angeles starter Hiroki Kuroda threw a pitch over Shane Victorino's helmet and the Phillies centerfielder immediately pointed, gesturing that if Kuroda wanted to throw at him he should aim for his body, not his head. And after Victorino grounded out to end the inning, both benches emptied and a brief scuffle ensued.
November 4, 2008 |
After his introductory news conference yesterday, Ruben Amaro left for the general managers' meetings in Dana Point, Calif. Those meetings were the site of one of the best trades of the Pat Gillick era. You could even argue that it worked out perfectly. A year ago, the Phillies acquired Brad Lidge and Eric Bruntlett from Houston for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary and prospect Mike Costanzo. Along with any potential trades, Amaro has a number of issues with the current roster to address.
August 17, 2010 |
7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Tonight's pitchers Giants LHP Barry Zito (8-6, 3.44) vs. Phillies RHP Roy Oswalt (7-13, 3.44) Who's hot Shane Victorino: The centerfielder went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Mets; he is 5-for-9 in his last two games. Who's not Raul Ibanez: He has gone from an 18-game hitting streak to a four-game hitless streak and is 0-for-his-last-18.
July 22, 2014 |
NOT EVERYONE can be Derek Jeter. Chipper Jones won his only world championship as a rookie. Cal Ripken Jr. was in his second season when the Orioles beat the Phillies to win his only World Series in 1983. Tony Gwynn reached the World Series twice, in 1984 and 1998, when his San Diego Padres were beaten in five games by Detroit and swept by the Yankees, respectively. Now in his 11th season with the Mets, his career batting average an even .300, David Wright has played in the postseason just once, when the Mets lost to the Cardinals in a seven-game National League Championship Series, in 2006.
July 13, 2009
Philadelphia has been found guilty of Major League ballot stuffing. But in a good way. With the rallying cry, "Vote early, vote often," Mayor Nutter and Gov. Rendell led a four-day campaign last week to drum up Internet votes to elect Phillies' outfielder Shane Victorino to this year's National League All-Star Team. Victorino got 15.2 million votes, a record for the 8-year-old Final Vote competition. He will be on the roster for tomorrow night's All-Star game in St. Louis.
February 17, 2010 |
The process of reaching back-to-back World Series and aiming for a third consecutive trip involves retooling the roster. Here is a look at the Phillies' World Series rosters in 2008 and 2009 as well as an early projection of this season's roster. (The Phillies carried 11 pitchers in 2008 and 12 in 2009 at the end of the year. Outfielder So Taguchi was on the roster in 2008, and pitcher Antonio Bastardo in 2009.) Here are the players in 2008 and 2009, and those projected for 2010: Starting eight First base: Ryan Howard, Howard, Howard Second base: Chase Utley, Utley, Utley Shortstop: Jimmy Rollins, Rollins, Rollins Third base: Pedro Feliz, Feliz, Placido Polanco Leftfield: Pat Burrell, Raul Ibanez, Ibanez Centerfield: Shane Victorino, Victorino, Victorino Rightfield: Jayson Werth, Werth, Werth Catcher: Carlos Ruiz, Ruiz, Ruiz Bench Catcher: Chris Coste, Paul Bako, Brian Schneider Infielder: Eric Bruntlett, Bruntlett, Juan Castro Infielder: Greg Dobbs, Dobbs, Dobbs Outfielder: Geoff Jenkins, Ben Francisco, Francisco Outfielder: Matt Stairs, Stairs, Ross Gload Outfielder: So Taguchi Pitchers 2008 Brett Myers Cole Hamels Joe Blanton Jamie Moyer J.A. Happ Ryan Madson Brad Lidge Scott Eyre Chad Durbin J.C. Romero Clay Condrey Cliff Lee Cole Hamels Joe Blanton Pedro Martinez J.A. Happ Ryan Madson Brad Lidge...
February 17, 2012 |
This was was no Phanatic puppet, even if it did have green fur and a face. Including mini-megaphone beak and tongue. It's a Phanatic Dangle Hat, explained Francis Winkey, holding the new novelty item aloft inside the Majestic Clubhouse Store he manages at Citizens Bank Park. The "dangle" part refers to blue-tassled green thingies that hang over the wearer's ears. "I really believe this will be our No. 1 seller this year," Winkey said. It's "OSFM" - one size fits most - and will sell for $24 when it hits the shelves there, sometime around the first home exhibition game, April, 1, Winkey said.