Archive for April, 2011

Howard leads way as Phillies and Worley destroy Mets

Phillies starting pitcher Joe Blanton landed on the DL on Thursday, and in result of that the Phillies were forced to re-call Triple-A ace Vance Worley who had two starts in 2010 for the Phillies. The right-hander finished the 2010 season strongly, and did not miss a beat picking up where he left off, winning […]

Probable Pitchers: Phillies vs Mets

The Phillies (16-8) will return home on Friday, to finish out a strong opening month of April against their NL East rival New York Mets (11-14). Friday 4/29 Philadelphia: Vance Worley (0-0, -.– ERA) New York: Mike Pelfrey ( 1-2, 7.23 ERA) Saturday 4/30 Philadelphia: Roy Halladay (3-1, 2.41 ERA) New York: Jon Niese (1-3, […]

BREAKING NEWS: Phillies’ Joe Blanton Headed to DL

The Phillies continue to be hit by injuries and this time the injury bug has bit one of the starting pitchers.  According to a brief report on, right hander Joe Blanton has been placed on the disabled list with a right elbow injury.   The Phillies have called up Vance Worley in Blanton’s absence and […]

How Long Will Phillies Wait for Ibanez to end Slump?

When it rains, it pours and right now Phillies right fielder Raul Ibanez doesn’t have a poncho. After another hitless outing by Ibanez (0-for-4, 5 runners left on base), the bottom has complete fallen out.  He’s no longer struggling;  he’s now officially the mayor, governor and president of slump city. Ibanez is now hitless in […]

Injury Updates on Brown and Ruiz

**UPDATE** When asked after the game whether or not if he was concerned about his back he replied, “Yes,” but he did follow to say that “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow.” Phillies’ catcher Carlos Ruiz left the game early on Wednesday, after flying out for the last out of the first inning. He was […]

Contreras Expected to Miss 3 to 4 Weeks with Elbow Strain

One of the Phillies’ best relievers thus far in 2011 got some relieving news yesterday.  After going for an MRI exam, Phillies reliever Jose Contreras was diagnosed with a mild Grade 1 strain in his right elbow that’s likely to keep him on the shelf for a period of about three to four weeks, though […]

What’s Up Roy? Oswalt Reportedly Left The Phillies For Personal Reasons

  No- Don’t panic. The title does not mean that Roy Oswalt is leaving the Phillies and going to another team. Oswalt is still on the Phillies and he will be for the remainder of the season and into the future. We’re speaking of Oswalt’s absence at Chase Field when the Philadelphia was taking on Arizona […]

Downer in the Desert: Kennedy Outduels Lee; D’Backs Snap Losing Skid, End Phils’ Winning Streak

It’s been a pretty incredible 24 hours for Arizona Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy.  First, he welcomed in a baby girl.  Then, he out-pitches Cliff Lee.  The brand new papa delivered a masterpiece with a complete game, 10-strike out effort as the Diamonds blanked the Phillies 4-0 in the first of a three-game set. Lee was […]