Matt Harrison took a five-hitter into the ninth inning and helped the Texas Rangers avoid a three-game sweep with a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Lance Berkman lined a bases-loaded single over a drawn-in outfield with one out in the ninth inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the run-starved Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Shane Victorino left Saturday’s game with the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning with a sore right hamstring and will not play in Sunday’s final game of the series, according to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.
Following Friday night’s game against Atlanta, the Phillies placed right-hander Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.
Roy Oswalt is scheduled to return to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday and could start on Saturday.
“There has been a tremendous amount of tornado activity near Roy’s home in Mississippi resulting in several tragic deaths and significant devastation to the area,” team general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement.
On Tuesday night, Roy Oswalt was far from his best, and the Diamondbacks took advantage for a 7-5 win over the Phillies.
Roy Oswalt gingerly bent down to put on his shoes and left the ballpark with a slight limp in his gait. Oswalt hopes to make his next start. His back might not let him.
It wasn’t so much what he said through his interpreter, it was the way he said it. Bob said we’ve just begun. The look in his sweat drenched eyes was one of calm and confidence.
It was opening night for the Phillies boobirds on Tueday night as starter Cole Hamels got an earful of displeasure from some of the fans at Citizens bank Park.
Roy Oswalt pitched six strong innings against his former team and Ryan Howard homered and drove in four runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a season-opening, three-game sweep with a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
The Phillies starting rotation is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, but Phillies fans do not believe that’ll jinx the 2011 season.
Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt was in good spirits the day after taking a line drive under the right ear while pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays
A.J. Burnett threw three perfect innings in his second spring training start and a New York Yankees split-squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Monday.
Many folks will try to excuse Jayson Werth’s “hate” comment as nothing more than a joke in the company of his new boss. Perhaps if it were an isolated incident, I would be willing to do the same, but, unfortunately, since the moment Ryan Howard watched the Phillies season end, Werth has shown nothing but jealousy and contempt for his former club.