Pinch-hitter Jim Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season.
Joe Blanton gave up a home run to Miami pitcher Carlos Zambrano and was pulled after six-plus innings Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Marlins 5-1.
Philadelphia was unable to generate anything offensively against Padres’ starter Anthony Bass, and the sloppy play in the field didn’t help as the Phillies lost to the Padres 6-1 on Sunday in the series finale.
Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and Ty Wigginton drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Jimmy Rollins drove in two runs, Freddy Galvis hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and the Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Monday night in their first of two exhibition games back home
The Phillies announced they have accepted the contract of outfielder Juan Pierre, and he is on on the 40 man roster. Pierre came to camp as a non-roster invitee.
New Phillie Juan Pierre says he’s ready to play.
The Phillies sign outfielder Juan Pierre.