The Phillies open a ten-game road trip on Friday night as they begin a weekend series in Colorado.
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is capable of causing a stir, both on and off the field. He did just that in the aftermath of Thursday afternoon’s victory over the Atlanta Braves by questioning the media’s obsession with his velocity.
Jonathan Papelbon got his fourth save in five opportunities on Thursday afternoon, in a 1-0 Phillies win over the Braves. The Phils avoided the sweep and improved to 7-8 on the season with the win.
Ken Giles, 23, has now pitched six scoreless innings and has five saves in five opportunities for the AA Reading Phillies. Giles, who talked to the WIP Morning Show last week, has only allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out 14 batters
Reading FIghtin’ Phils closer Ken Giles is off to a hot start, and throwing over 100 MPH.
The 2014 Philadelphia Phillies don’t have to play perfect baseball to stay on the outskirts of the National League postseason chase, but capitalizing on every small opportunity is imperative for a decent season at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies allowed 25 runs on 38 hits, committing six errors, while getting swept in their first home series this week against the Milwaukee Brewers. They’re in the middle of their current four game losing streak, the Phillies have fallen to 3-6 and last place in the National League East.
Ruben Amaro says the Phillies will sink or swim with Jonathan Papelbon.
For fans looking to see a lineup that featured fan favorite Chase Utley, they are going to be sorely disappointed. Hours before the game was set to start, Utley was sent home with the flu.
When Jimmy Rollins said “who cares?” about Spring Training statistics, perhaps he was talking about Chase Utley.
Chase Utley hit a two-run homer and an RBI single, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Friday in the opener of Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary season.
After splitting the first two game of their season-opening series down in Texas, the Phils will try to get out of the Lone Star State with a winning record as they battle the Rangers again on Wednesday night.
He didn’t fly with the team, but Jimmy Rollins will be in Texas and in the lineup for the Phillies Opening Day game against the Rangers.
The omens came the first day of Spring Training, when Phils’ ace Cole Hamels opened by announcing he had biceps tendinitis and was behind schedule. That was followed by the supposed rift between Jimmy Rollins and manager Ryne Sandberg, a collective team hitting slump, and then for good measure, throw in some MRSA, which Freddy Galvis contracted.
A day after the Phillies announced Bobby Abreu would not make the roster, they gave him his unconditional release to pursue other options around Major League Baseball.