Philadelphia wasted an excellent outing by Cliff Lee (2-2). The ace left-hander struck out 13 and pitched around 11 hits, throwing a career-high 128 pitches.
I wonder when the last opening day to a baseball season was cancelled. It happened to the Phillies this week.
Chase Utley went 3-for-3 and homered for the second day in a row to lead the Phillies to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
CLiff Lee starts Monday for Philadelphia in an interleague season opener against the Rangers, his first game in Arlington since pitching for Texas in the 2010 World Series.
The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.
“For us, we’ve got all the confidence in the world,” Lee told reporters, “and expect to win and win the division and get to the World Series and win that ultimately. That’s what we’re expecting to do.”
Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee struck out six over six innings in his next-to-last tuneup for opening day, helping the Phillies to a 2-2, 10-inning tie against the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
Cole Hamels will not be available to pitch opening day for the Phillies. Their backup plan isn’t half bad.
Lee allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one in his fourth spring training start.
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The Phillies lost to the Blue Jays, 7-5.
The Philadelphia Phillies and free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett have officially put the ink on a one-year, $16 million contract.
With Roy Halladay’s retirement, and today’s report from baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Phillies could go from the five aces they had just a few years back, to zero aces.
Ryan Howard will make $25 million to play for the Phillies next season. The idea of a part-time player making that much money is a difficult one to swallow, especially if you’re the person who decided to pay that player $25 million.
In his first game since the Phillies decided to bring him back as manager next year, Philadelphia lost 4-3 to New York as the Mets completed a three-game sweep.