Archive for August, 2011

Phillies’ Remaining Strength of Schedule

Beginning tonight, the Phillies have 42 games remaining on their regular season schedule before the real fun begins in October.  Of those 42 games, let’s take a quick look at how the schedule breaks down. Home games:  19 Road games: 23 vs. NL East opponents:  25 Remaining Off-days:  Aug. 25th & Sept. 15 Opponents’ winning […]

Phillies Send Halladay Against D’Backs

The Diamondbacks are out to prove that first-place tag in the National League West is no joke. Tonight, though, the Diamondbacks are faced with a tough challenge in the opener of a 10-game road trip with the first of three straight games against Roy Halladay and the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Arizona has won […]

Phillies Send OF Domingo Santana to Astros in Pence Deal

The Astros have acquired outfielder Domingo Santana from the Phillies to complete the July 30 trade for outfielder Hunter Pence. Houston had previously received outfielder Jonathan Singleton and pitchers Jarred Cosart and Josh Zeid in the deal. Singleton and Cosart had been considered the top prospects in the Phillies’ system. The 19-year-old Santana, ranked as […]

Howard, Oswalt lead Phillies’ Rout of Nationals 11-3

Roy Oswalt pitched seven innings for his first win in more than two months, while Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and drove in four and to lead the Phillies to an 11-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday night. Oswalt (5-7) gave up three runs and six hits, striking out five in his second […]

Phillies Sign Jack Cust to Minor League Deal

The Phillies signed outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league contract on Friday. Cust, who will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, was released by the Seattle Mariners on August 4 after batting .213 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 67 games this season. The 32-year-old has been primarily a designated hitter in the […]

Victorino Receives Three-Game Suspension

Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino has been suspended three games and fined by Major League Baseball for his role in last Friday night’s bench-clearing altercation in San Francisco.  Victorino’s suspension would have taken place starting today, but he has elected to appeal his suspension which also means he’ll be in uniiform tonight in Los Angeles when the Phillies […]

Polanco Returning to Philly for MRI on Sore Left Hip

It’s been just over a week since Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was activated from the disabled list after dealing with a bulging disc in his back that’s caused him to miss 19 games already this season. Now, thanks to a troublesome and sore left hip, another stint on the DL might be in Polanco’s future. […]

See You in October? Phillies, Giants Go Seperate Ways

Parting is such sweet sorrow, which is why it’ll be difficult to swallow should Sunday be the final time this season that Philadelphia and San Francisco see each other in 2011.  The Giants took two of three from the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 26-28, and the Phillies returned the favor by winning three […]