February 20, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Tyler Cloyd's phone was quickly dying. He had just arrived at his new office space, at One Citizens Bank Way in South Philly, when he hurriedly found a new teammate with a phone charger. Thankfully, Antonio Bastardo showed some hospitality to the 25-year-old righthander who woke up at his friend's place on the Chesapeake Bay, only to find himself pitching in a major league game for the Phillies later that night. "It was the most hectic drive ever," Cloyd said of Aug. 29, when he was summoned to the big leagues to fill in for an ill Cole Hamels.
May 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Phillies righthander Tyler Cloyd says that Boston's Fenway Park is a stadium he always wanted to visit, but he never had the chance. That will end on Monday when Cloyd gets the start against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a two-game series at Fenway. "I always wanted to go there," Cloyd said about Fenway. "My brother and I wanted to visit as many baseball fields as we could. " Cloyd couldn't fit it into his schedule and now he will get his chance. "Just going there is a big deal and to get the opportunity to pitch there is great," he said.
October 4, 2013
The Phillies began the process of cleansing their 40-man roster Wednesday when pitchers Tyler Cloyd and Raul Valdes were claimed on waivers by other teams. Cleveland acquired Cloyd, while Houston claimed Valdes. Cloyd, who was named by the Phillies as their top minor-league pitcher in 2012, posted a 6.36 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) this season. He is 26. Valdes, 35, was not recalled in September, which sealed his fate. This season, he had a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings. "We have to clean up our roster," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said last week.
June 13, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Ryan Feierabend gave up one run in seven innings and John Mayberry Jr. was 3 for 4 with two doubles as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Louisville Bats, 6-1, in the International League on Sunday. Altoona 13, Reading 4 Reading 2, Altoona 1 READING - Freddy Galvis and Terry Evans hit homers to back a strong start by Tyler Cloyd (seven strikeouts in five innings) as the Phillies split the Eastern League doubleheader. Binghamton 7, Trenton 6 TRENTON - Allan Dykstra's two-run double in the top of the 12th gave the Mets the Eastern League victory.
September 11, 2012 |
Tyler Cloyd lasted only four innings and was knocked around Sunday in his shortest major-league start yet. In the aftermath, there were silver linings. His teammates rallied for a victory. And the Phillies have a starter for Thursday. Cloyd will pitch on short rest in the series opener at Houston. The doubleheader on Sunday could have created a quandary. Cloyd, however, threw only 76 pitches. "With my pitch count, it shouldn't be too bad," the rookie righthander said. It's the first time this season the Phillies will ask a pitcher to start on three days' rest.
August 17, 2013 |
The Phillies, losers of 19 of their last 23 games, solemnly boarded a charter plane in the wee hours Thursday morning. When asked about the weekend's challenge, their manager insisted: "We're definitely capable. " Across the country, the Dodgers staged a dramatic comeback and later won in extra innings for the 40th time in 48 games. "I can't explain what's happening here," Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said. "But it's fun. " The Phillies are all that stand between Los Angeles and the best stretch of baseball since World War II. If the Dodgers win their next two games, they will equal the 1942 Cardinals' run of 42-8.
May 8, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - If the Phillies had information Tuesday regarding Roy Halladay's health, they were not sharing it with the world. A cloud of uncertainty remained over their rotation and the star righthander's future. Halladay saw a doctor Tuesday, this much is sure. But the Phillies did not release any further updates. It was unknown exactly when during the day Halladay saw Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers' team physician, in Los Angeles, and what tests were performed. An MRI examination was expected.
June 24, 2013 |
Lehigh Valley righthander Tyler Cloyd has noticeably struggled this season, except when he has pitched for the Phillies in two stints. In a true reversal of statistics, Cloyd is 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in six starts for the Phillies. That was improved over last year, when he was 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA for the Phillies. Cloyd's solid performance in the major leagues hasn't translated to triple A. He entered the weekend 1-5 with a 7.29 ERA for the IronPigs. "I would like to see Tyler pitch a little better," IronPigs manager Dave Brundage said.
June 14, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - The Phillies' walking wounded are beginning to shuffle back from the disabled list to the majors. John Lannan, the team's fifth starter, will return Monday to pitch against the team from which he demanded a trade last season. And starting catcher Carlos Ruiz is targeting a June 21 arrival. A depleted roster requires some sort of boost. Chase Utley could reappear next week, although his status is less certain. Ruiz (strained right hamstring) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Saturday with triple-A Lehigh Valley.
October 1, 2012 |
MIAMI - When asked late Saturday night what challenge lies ahead this winter, Roy Halladay said, "I'm looking forward to it" five times in the span of a minute. The pitcher has already engaged the Phillies athletic training staff and strength coaches in meetings to devise a plan. After a season of harsh lessons, Halladay is eager to apply the newfound knowledge of his body. "I feel like there's no doubt for me," Halladay said. "I feel like I can prepare myself the right way and be successful next year.