A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings Sunday as the Pirates beat the Phillies 4-1.
The Phillies couldn’t figure out Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees pitching staff as they lost 4-0 on Saturday.
Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Trade rumors have circulated about just about every player on the Phillies so far this season. Domonic Brown’s name has been mentioned often, Jonathan Papelbon is the subject of many rumors, and just last week the Phillies were reportedly ready to listen to offers for both Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Tyler Cloyd (2-5) lasted just two batters into the fifth inning as the Washington Nationals roughed him up for five runs and 10 hits in an 11-2 rout.
Even though he’s probably not going anywhere, fans vote they’ve seen enough of Jimmy Rollins.
The WIP Morning Show picks Darren Daulton as the Winner of the week, and Jonathan Papelbon as the Weasel.
Detroit scored five runs in the 1st and three in the 2nd off Raul Valdes, who started because Cliff Lee was out.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff homer, and Chase Utley had a two-run shot in the ninth for the Phillies. They put the potential tying run on second with two outs before Bobby Parnell retired Darin Ruf on a game-ending liner to second.
Jonah Keri has never shied away from what he thinks about the Phillies, or their general manager Ruben Amaro.
The Philadelphia Phillies handed the Dodgers their worst loss in Los Angeles Friday night with a 16-1 route of the home team.
Cole Hamels again pitched well again, and again he ended up with another disappointing loss.
Ruben Amaro says that win or lose this year, the Phillies have to start thinking about the future.
Domonic Brown homered, tripled and drove in four runs to back up the effective pitching of Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 7-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.