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Philadelphia Phillies MLB News - Phillies Baseball Blog » 2008 » July

The Philadelphia Phillies place starting 3B Pedro Feliz on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 29 July 2008 at 3:24 pm

The Phillies have placed starting 3B Pedro Feliz on the 15-day disabled list with a case of lower back inflammation. He has played in 99 games for the Phillies this season and he is 87 for 340 (.256 avg, .728 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 12 homers and 46 RBIs. The Phillies should be able to replace Feliz’ bat but neither Eric Bruntlett or Greg Dobbs are near as good of a defender as he is. Dobbs will likely get more playing time than Bruntlett and that’s a good thing for the Phillies’ offense. Dobbs has played in 85 games for the Phillies this season and he is 41 for 131 (.313 avg, .793 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 3 homers and 21 RBIs. Bruntlett is the better defender between him and Dobbs. Bruntlett has played in 76 games this season for the Phillies and he is 36 for 154 (.234 avg, .643 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 2 homers, 12 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. The Phillies have recalled 31-year old righty swinging 1B Mike Cervenak from AAA to replace Pedro Feliz on the roster. He will likely be nothing more than a pinch hitter for the Phillies but he’s no complaining. He has played in 99 games this season in AAA ball and he was 124 for 388 (.320 avg, .786 OPS) with 58 runs scored, 7 homers, 56 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. This is Cervenak’s second trip to the majors this season as he was 0 for 1 on July 11th for the Phillies.

Greg Dobbs has been outstanding this season for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 28 July 2008 at 8:42 pm

30-year old lefty swinging 1B/3B Greg Dobbs came to spring training before the 2007 season just trying to make the Phillies’ roster but he has done much more than that as he has been a big key to the teams’ success. He has really been a weapon off the bench for the Phillies this year. He has played in 85 games for the Phillies this season and he is 41 for 131 (.313 avg, .793 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 3 homers and 21 RBIs. It appears that Dobbs’ has found a home in Philadelphia. He has played in 227 games the last two years for the Phillies and he is 129 for 455 (.284 avg) with 60 runs scored, 13 homers and 76 RBIs. Dobbs has turned into one of the most lethal pinch hitters in all of baseball.

The Philadelphia Phillies send Adam Eaton to the minors

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 28 July 2008 at 1:27 pm

The Phillies finally got sick of watching Adam Eaton pitch batting practice so they have sent him to the minors. Eaton has pitched in 21 games (19 starts) this season for the Phillies and he is 4-8 with a 5.80 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. Eaton has been really awful since coming to the Phillies before last season as a free agent. Eaton has now pitched in 51 games (49 starts) in his time with the Phillies and he is 14-18 with a 6.10 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP. The Phillies have recalled lefty J.A. Happ who will likely be working out of the bullpen for them. Happ has started 2 games for the Phillies this season and he is 0-0 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Happ has also pitched in 20 games (19 starts) in AAA ball this season and he is 7-6 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. The Phillies just made the pitching staff better by subtracting Adam Eaton from it.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquire Joe Blanton from the A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Friday 18 July 2008 at 3:51 pm

The Phillies have acquired 27-year old righty starting pitcher Joe Blanton from the A’s for Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman and Matthew Spencer. The cost was pretty steep for Blanton but the Phillies needed a workhorse type starting pitcher to help out both the rotation and the bullpen and he will do that. Blanton started 20 games for the A’s this season and he was 5-12 with a 4.96 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Coming to a team like the Phillies’ should help Blanton win more games because of the offense behind him. Blanton has now pitched in 122 games (118 starts) in his major league career and he is 47-46 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

20-year old lefty swinging Adrian Cardenas was the biggest key of the trade as he was the Phillies’ #2 prospect coming into the season according to Baseball America. Cardenas has played in 67 games in A-Ball this season and he was 80 for 259 (.309 avg, .818 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 4 homers, 23 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. He will eventually be the starting 2B for the A’s down the road. 23-year old lefty starting pitcher Josh Outman was the #4 rated prospect in the Phillies’ system coming into this season according to Baseball America. Outman has pitched in 33 games (5 starts) in AA-Ball this season and he is 5-4 with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. 21-year old lefty swinging Matt Spencer was the #28 prospect in the Phillies’ minor league system coming into this season according to Baseball America. Spencer has played in 84 games in A-Ball this season and he is 76 for 305 (.249 avg, .684 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 6 homers, 41 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. The Phillies paid a big price for Blanton but that’s because they’re trying to win the World Series right now.

Drew Carpenter has regressed for the Philadelphia Phillies in the minors

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by chinmusic on Monday 14 July 2008 at 9:20 am

Drew Carpenter seemed to be a pitcher on the rise in the Phillies’ organization after winning 17 games at Single A-Clearwater last season. But he started this season in AA ball and he failed miserably. He started 11 games in AA-ball this season and he was 2-7 with a 6.94 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP. The Phillies then demoted the 23-year old righty starting pitcher to A-ball and he appears to have found his comfort zone. He has now started 15 games in A+AA ball this season and he is 3-9 with a 5.65 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. It will be interesting to see how Carpenter handles his next chance in AA-ball as his stuff is good enough to succeed there.

Every team talking trade with the Philadelphia Phillies want Carlos Carrasco

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by chinmusic on Thursday 10 July 2008 at 8:08 am

21-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco is the most popular name in trade talks with the Phillies but they should resist the temptation unless they get a player that will give them a real shot at winning the World Series. Carrasco has not been dominating in AA ball this season but no one questions his stuff. He has pitched in 16 games (15 starts) in AA ball this season and he is 5-7 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He has whiffed 89 batters in 97 innings this season which shows that even though he’s not pitching his best ball he still maintains good stuff. The Phillies should keep him or they might be really sorry.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Tom Gordon on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 8 July 2008 at 8:42 am

The Phillies have placed righty reliever Tom Gordon on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Gordon has pitched in 34 games this season for the Phillies and he is 5-4 with 2 saves, a 5.16 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. The Phillies have recalled 25-year old lefty reliever R.J. Swindle has pitched very well in the minors this season so it will be interesting to see if he can handle the majors. Swindle has pitched in 30 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA ball this season and he was 2-1 with a 1.52 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. He also only allowed 29 hits while whiffing 50 batters in only 41.1 innings in the minors which shows he has nasty stuff. He has appeared in 1 game with the Phillies so far this season and he is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.

Kyle Kendrick just keeps winning games for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Sunday 6 July 2008 at 5:07 pm

23-year old righty starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick doesn’t have great stuff but he knows how to pitch. He throws strikes and works fast which helps keep the Phillies’ defense on their toes. Kendrick has stated 17 games this season for the Phillies and he is 8-3 with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Kendrick also benefits from a lot of run support from the awesome offense of the Phillies. He has now started 37 games for the Phillies in his major league career and he is 18-7 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Kendrick has only allowed 2.28 walks per 9 innings in his major league career which helps minimize the damage.

The Philadelphia Phillies have sent Brett Myers to the minors

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 1 July 2008 at 10:10 pm

The Phillies have sent righty starting pitcher Brett Myers to AAA ball. He has been a huge disappointment for the Phillies this season. He has started 17 games for the Phillies in 2008 and he is 3-9 with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. He has whiffed 88 batters in 101.2 innings this season which shows that he still has good stuff. But, he has grooved way too many fastballs this season as he has allowed 24 homers already. The Phillies will likely convert him back into a reliever which was a role he was very effective in last year.

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