June 11, 2014 |
THE PHILLIES ARE in an awful slump, have dropped 11 games below .500 and have the worst record in the National League. The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-41 and have the worst record in the majors. So what are the teams doing about it? The Phillies appear to be standing pat, waiting for a hot streak, waiting for their .210, .220 and .230 hitters to catch fire and for their starting pitchers to find the strike zone. The Rays have a different approach, which is nothing new for Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon.
October 24, 2008 |
Best-of-Seven TV: Fox29 Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); ESPN (950-AM), WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish GAME 1: Phillies 3, Tampa Bay 2 WP: Hamels (1-0) LP: Kazmir (0-1) HR: Utley for Phillies, Crawford for Rays GAME 2: Rays 4, Phillies 2 (Series tied, 1-1) WP: Shields (1-0). LP: Myers (0-1) HR: Bruntlett for Phillies GAME 3: Tomorrow, at Phillies, 8:35 p.m.: Moyer (16-7) vs. Garza (11-9) GAME 4: Sunday, at Phillies, 8:29 p.m.: Blanton (4-0) vs. Sonnanstine (13-9)
June 25, 2012 |
Antonio Bastardo had one bad inning. Cliff Lee had two bad innings. As a result, the Phillies suffered through one extremely bad day, and night, suffering a split-doubleheader loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Rays at Citizens Bank Park. Lee allowed three runs in the second inning and two in the sixth during the Phillies' 7-3 evening loss to the Rays. After Cole Hamels had thrown seven shutout innings in Game 1, Bastardo came on in the eighth and allowed two walks and Carlos Pena's three-run home run in a 3-2 defeat.
June 26, 2012 |
It was a #badloss, and the line of questioning afterward appealed to Charlie Manuel about as much as his late-inning bullpen bridge to closer Jonathan Papelbon. Already grumpy after watching Antonio Bastardo turn seven shutout innings from Cole Hamels into a 3-1 deficit in the top of the eighth inning, Manuel also had to answer for his own handling of the bench Sunday as the Phillies tried to rally in the bottom of the eighth in the first game of a doubleheader. "You guys ought to sit in the dugout with me and give me all the scenarios if you don't think I know them," the manager told reporters, mixing his Southern drawl with biting sarcasm.
October 21, 2008 |
Best-of-Seven TV: Fox29 Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); ESPN (950-AM), WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish GAME 1: TOMORROW, Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays, 8:35 p.m. Phillies' Cole Hamels (14-10) vs. Rays' Scott Kazmir (12-8) GAME 2: THURSDAY, Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays, 8:29 p.m. Phillies' Brett Myers (10-13) vs. Rays' James Shields (14-8) GAME 3: SATURDAY, Tampa Bay Rays at Phillies, 8:35 p.m. GAME 4: SUNDAY, Tampa Bay Rays at Phillies, 8:29 p.m. GAME 5: MONDAY, Tampa Bay Rays at Phillies, 8:29 p.m. GAME 6: WEDNESDAY, Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays, 8:35 p.m. GAME 7: THURSDAY, Oct. 30, Phillies at Tampa Bay, 8:29 p.m. If necessary.
January 13, 2015 |
JIMMY ROLLINS was introduced as a Dodger last week and Marlon Byrd will report to camp with the Reds, not the Phillies, when spring training begins next month. Subtracting one-fourth of the regular lineup is a start, but it's difficult to label the Phillies' rebuilding efforts this winter as anything more than minor until the biggest hurdle toward fixing the future is cleared. Ryan Howard remains a Philadelphia Phillie. The front office would like to change that fact within the next 6 weeks.
April 5, 2013 |
MASCOTS ARE supposed to romp among the fans, kiss babies, flirt with the ladies and act silly. Someone, it seems, forgot to tell that to Raymond, the blue creature (he's supposed to be a sea dog) employed by the Tampa Bay Rays. On Wednesday, in a home game against the Orioles, a fan with a sick sense of humor handed Raymond a sign. The mascot looked it over and then held it up. Bad move. As you can see from the photo, it wasn't funny. Steve Irwin, you might remember, was better known as the host of "The Crocodile Hunter" TV show.
October 2, 2011 |
The start times for the remainder of the first round were announced tonight and the Phillies and Cardinals will play at 5:07 p.m. on Tuesday in Game 3 and 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday in Game 4, if necessary. The Game 4 start time could move back to 8:07 if that is the only game, should the Brewers-Diamondbacks series end in a sweep. Both games 3 and 4 are scheduled to be in St. Louis. If Game 5 is needed, the Phillies would host an 8:37 start on Friday, if both NLDS go the distance.
November 21, 2013
THE PHILLIES have signed veteran infielder Reid Brignac to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Brignac, who turns 28 in January, is a versatile, lefthanded-hitting reserve who provides inventory, not unlike the roles Michael Martinez and Pete Orr have held in the last few seasons. A former top prospect with the Tampa Bay Rays, Brignac hit .185 in 46 games with the Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees in 2013. Brignac is a career .221 hitter with a .573 OPS in 302 games with Tampa, Colorado and New York.
January 9, 2013 |
Tickets to see individual Phillies spring-training games will go on sale Thursday morning. And they're not all in the Sunshine State. Besides 17 games at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla., the club is offering seats for two exhibitions in Philadelphia, as the Toronto Blue Jays visit Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Fans wanting to attend several Florida games can already buy...