October 22, 2008 |
1993: The Phillies had plenty of villains to motivate them. A year earlier they had been the National League's dartboard. They were hit by 51 pitches, 19 of them plunking Dave Hollins. The fact that their pitchers didn't retaliate created a schism in the clubhouse and left the '93 team to vow it wouldn't happen again. There were whispers that spring they they'd get even with a lot of pitchers and teams, including Greg Maddux, who had broken Lenny Dykstra's hand on the '92 season's second pitch.
August 17, 2003 |
Mike Vento capped a three-RBI night with the game-winning single in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Trenton Thunder beat the Erie SeaWolves, 3-2, in the Eastern League last night. The Thunder (64-63) won their second straight one-run game over the SeaWolves and moved above .500. Vento put Trenton in front, 2-0, with a two-run double in the bottom of the first off Erie starter Adam Pettyjohn (1-3). After Erie (60-67) tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth, Trenton rallied.
May 17, 2003 |
MOOSIC, Pa. - Geoff Geary pitched five scoreless innings in his second start of the season as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's pitching stifled Louisville, 2-1, last night in the International League. Julio Santana and Wayne Gomes worked four strong innings of relief for the Red Barons. The Red Barons scratched home single runs in the third and fourth innings on sacrifice flies to support Geary, who allowed four hits and one walk while striking out four. Chase Utley's sacrifice fly brought home Jason Knupfer with the first run in the third, and Knupfer's sacrifice fly scored Kevin Sefcik to give the Red Barons all the runs they would need in the next inning.
April 19, 2003 |
MOOSIC, Pa. - Amaury Telemaco struck out seven batters in six innings while allowing only two hits to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons past the Syracuse SkyChiefs, 1-0, in an International League game last night. Julio Santana, Joe Crowell and Wayne Gomes followed Telemaco and completed the shutout. Gomes got the game's final out for his first save of the season. Juan Sosa singled in Travis Chapman in the bottom of the third for the game's only run. Eric Valent went 2 for 3 for the Red Barons.
August 29, 2002 |
MOOSIC, Pa. - Former Phillie Jason Boyd got the win as the Pawtucket Red Sox beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, 5-3, in the International League last night. It was the second consecutive night a former Phillie had beaten the team's triple-A affiliate. Wayne Gomes was the winning pitcher for Pawtucket on Tuesday night. Marlon Byrd, who went 1 for 4, had Scranton's only RBI. Nick Punto was 2 for 4 with a triple and double and scored twice for the Red Barons. Norwich 3, Trenton 1 NORWICH, Conn.
March 24, 2002 |
The word from Clearwater was that David Coggin pitched extremely well in a morning minor-league game against the Toronto Blue Jays' triple-A squad. But it was hard to imagine that he pitched any better than Vicente Padilla did during the Phillies' 4-3 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati Reds yesterday at Ed Smith Stadium. Coggin pitched six innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out four. Padilla countered in the afternoon with a five-inning, five-hit effort that was tarnished only by Juan Encarnacion's two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning.
August 10, 2001 |
For the first time this season, the Phillies slammed two home runs in the first inning of a game. That, from the Phillies' perspective, was the good news yesterday. The bad news: Omar Daal, pitching with a sore left ankle, had his worst outing in the last six weeks as the Phillies dropped a 6-2 decision to the San Diego Padres at sweltering Veterans Stadium, where the on-the-field temperature reached 148.7 degrees. The Phils' offense wasn't nearly as hot. So far, the same can be said for the beat-the-deadline trades made by general manager Ed Wade.
August 3, 2001 |
Randy Wolf, fresh off his first win as a starting pitcher since May 23, is being sent back to the Phillies' bullpen. This time, the move will be even more temporary than last time, and Wolf is not at all disturbed by it. "If they need me in there for an inning or a hitter and I can help us win the game, that's fine," he said yesterday, less than 12 hours after his rain-shortened, complete-game victory Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies....
July 28, 2001 |
The Phillies, trying to shore up their bullpen for the Eastern Division pennant race, acquired veteran relievers Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook last night in a deal that sent minor-league pitchers Bruce Chen and Adam Walker to the New York Mets. In addition, the Phils acquired outfielder/infielder Felipe Crespo by trading reliever Wayne Gomes and cash to the San Francisco Giants. In the deal with the Mets, the Phils traded away two promising young pitchers and acquired a pair of veterans who helped New York win the National League championship last year.
July 8, 2001 |
Wayne Gomes wasn't officially charged with the Phillies' 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles last night at Camden Yards. He was, however, the target of some sharp criticism from manager Larry Bowa after surrendering the game's decisive hit to Brady Anderson on an 0-2 hanging curveball. The loss left the Phillies' lead over the second-place Atlanta Braves stuck at one game going into today's first-half finale at Camden Yards. That, of course, means that the Phillies will go into the all-star break at least tied with the Braves for first place in the National League East.