Roy Halladay threw eight strong innings for his first victory in a month and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for an 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning for his first major league hit, leading the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
If Cole Hamels becomes a free agent, he could sign a contract worth more than $150 million.
Some reaction to the Phillies 1-3 start.
Halladay was nearly flawless for eight innings Thursday and the Phillies showed off their pitching from the start, opening a new season by edging the Pittsburgh Pirates.
What you think of Jonathan Papelbon after you speak to him, may depend on which version of Jonathan Papelbon you speak to.
Before we predict the demise of the Phillies, let’s remember that Chase Utley missed nearly two months of the 2011 season and they still won 102 games.
Jonathan Papelbon hasn’t been a member of the Philadelphia Phillies for very long, but he already notices a difference between Phillies fans and Red Sox fans.
Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect inning in his Philadelphia debut before the New York Yankees rallied for an 8-5 victory over the Phillies Saturday.
Spring training is quickly approaching for the Phillies as they will look to get the bad taste out of their mouths that last October’s first-round playoff exit left.
Time to start blogging again! I don’t make excuses, but I would love to tell you what’s been going on with me since the World Series ended.
Jonathan Papelbon and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a $50 million, four-year contract.
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies and closer Jonathan Papelbon have agreed to a $50 million, four-year contract.
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