Major League Baseball
The major league-leading Phillies won their 90th game and reduced their magic number for clinching their fifth straight NL East title to 14 games. They have won 90 games in four consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.
Freddy Galvis was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2006 at the age of 16, and his offensive skills seem to be catching up with his good glovework.
Righthander Drew Carpenter had his best performance with the Phillies this season in yesterday’s 5-4 loss to the Padres.
Phillies’ broadcaster Tom McCarthy was on KYW Newsradio this morning to talk about the current status of the Phillies and where they’re headed.
The Phillies have activated reliever Brad Lidge off the 15-day disabled list and have designated Danys Baez for assignment.
Erik Kratz has logged more than 2,200 at-bats in minor league baseball since 2002, plus a brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With the big league club practically sold out for the season, Phillies marketing director Michael Harris says the team is airing new TV commercials promoting its minor league teams.
McMyne’s dominance caught the attention of a lot of pro scouts, but it was the Cincinnati Reds that were most impressed, as they picked McMyne in the fourth round of the draft.
While many times, rookie arms on good teams are relegated to mop-up duty, Stutes has stepped right in to get key 7th and 8th inning outs for the Phils since being called up from AAA in late April.
After Charlie Manuel used nine pitchers, Wilson Valdez took the mound in the 19th and picked up the win when Raul Ibanez hit a sac fly to drive in the winning run.
KYW’s Matt Leon traveled out to Reading recently and sat down with the R-Phils’ manager, Mark Parent, to talk about the progress of some of the names that Phillies fans have heard a lot about.
The Phillies have placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
He spent the last several years overcoming a roster’s worth of injury problems to get back to the big leagues with the Phillies.
Righthander Jordan Ellis was a standout pitcher at Radnor High School, and later on at Villanova University. He turned enough heads that the Phillies selected him in the 28th round of the June 2008 MLB Draft.
The four-time defending National League East champions have gotten good starting pitching, as expected, and great play from reserves like Pete Orr.