Cliff Lee has been outstanding for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 24 May 2013 at 7:29 am

34-year old lefty starting pitcher Cliff Lee has been excellent for the Phillies once again in 2013.  He has pitched in 10 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 5-2 with a 2.48 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.  Lee has given up 61 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 55 batters in his first 72 2/3 innings, which are impressive numbers.  He almost has as many wins as he had in 30 starts last year (6), when he didn’t get much help from the offense or bullpen.  Lee has now pitched in 84 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Phillies and he is 35-23 with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  Lee is now the unquestioned ace of the Phillies’ starting rotation.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Chase Utley on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 24 May 2013 at 7:25 am

The Phillies have placed 34-year old lefty swinging 2B Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21st, due to a mild oblique strain.  He could miss anywhere from 2-4 weeks.  Utley has played in 44 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 43 of 158 (.272 avg, .814 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 7 homers, 25 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  23-year old switch-hitting Freddy Galvis will replace Utley in the starting lineup.  Galvis has played in 27 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 19 for 69 (.275 avg, .783 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 3 homers, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Phillies have called up 30-year old switch-hitting infielder Michael Martinez to replace Utley on the roster and Galvis off the bench.  Martinez has played in 32 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he is 26 for 109 (.239 avg, .590 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 0 homers, 13 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Martinez has played in 133 games in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 61 for 324 (.188 avg, .512 OPS) with 35 runs scored, 5 homers, 31 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  The Phillies hope that Utley only misses a couple of weeks, because he is not an easy player to try to replace.  The Phillies are going to miss his bat.

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Mike Adams on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 3:22 pm

The Phillies have placed 34-year old righty reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list due to a right back strain.  Adams has pitched in 17 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Adams has now pitched in 375 games (0 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 19-18 with 4 saves, a 2.31 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  This is a big blow to the Phillies’ bullpen, as Adams is a really solid set-up man.

The Philadelphia Phillies lose Carlos Ruiz for the next 3-4 weeks

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 3:19 pm

The Phillies have placed starting catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list and he is going to miss the next 3-4 weeks due to a strained right hamstring.  Ruiz has played in 16 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 12 for 51 (.235 avg, 560 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Erik Kratz will take over as the Phillies’ starting catcher while Ruiz is out of action.  Kratz has played in 28 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 19 for 89 (.213 avg, .605 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 3 homers and 9 RBIs.  The Phillies have called up Humberto Quintero to replace Ruiz on the roster and he will back up Kratz behind the plate.  Quintero has played in 7 games for the Phillies earlier this year and he was 5 for 20 (.250 avg, .636 OPS) with 0 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.

Larry Christenson had his time in the sun for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 17 May 2013 at 4:19 pm

From 1975-1978, righty starting pitcher Larry Christenson won at least 10 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in each season.  His best season for the Phillies came back in 1977.  He pitched in 34 games (all starts) for the Phillies in 1977 and he was 19-6 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Christenson pitched in 243 games (220 starts) in his 11 years with the Phillies and he was 83-71 with 4 saves, a 3.79 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  Christenson is still #7 in Phillies’ history in games started with 220 of them.  He was a good #2 starter for a few years behind the legendary lefty Steve Carlton.

The Philadelphia Phillies sign Carlos Zambrano

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 15 May 2013 at 1:39 pm

The Phillies have signed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal.  He pitched in 35 games (20 starts) for the Marlins last year and he was 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  Zambrano has now pitched in 354 games (302 starts) in his first 12 years in the majors and he is 132-91 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Zambrano has a July 1st opt out date in his minor league deal with the Phillies.  This is a nice low risk/high reward signing for the Phillies.

Jonathan Papelbon has been outstanding so far in 2013 for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 14 May 2013 at 1:32 pm

32-year old righty closer Jonathan Papelbon has been outstanding for the Phillies so far in 2013.  He has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with 7 saves, a 1.15 ERA and a 0.57 WHIP.  Papelbon has given up 8 hits and 1 walk while whiffing 12 batters in his first 15 2/3 innings, which is pretty darn impressive.  Papelbon has now pitched in 85 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 5-6 with 45 saves, a 2.21 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.  The Phillies hope that Papelbon keeps up the good work moving forward.

1B/OF Darin Ruf is awaiting his next shot with the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 12 May 2013 at 10:56 am

26-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Darin Ruf is awaiting his next chance with the Phillies.  He played in 12 games for the Phillies last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 11 for 33 (.333 avg, 1.079 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 3 homers and 10 RBIs.  Ruf has played in 33 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies so far this year and he is 35 for 123 (.285 avg, .845 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 5 homers, 21 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ruf has now played in 491 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 533 of 1,755 (.304 avg, .902 OPS) with 275 runs scored, 72 homers, 304 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  He came into this season as the Phillies’ #9 prospect according to Baseball America.  I think Ruf will make it back to Philly at some point in 2013.

Kyle Kendrick has been the ace of the Philadelphia Phillies’ starting rotation so far in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 10 May 2013 at 8:57 am

With Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay in the starting rotation, it would be absurd to think of 28-year old righty Kyle Kendick as the ace of the rotation…..but he has been so far in 2013.  Kendrick has started 7 games for the Phillies so far in 2013 and he is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  He has only given up 42 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 47 2/3 innings for the Phillies so far this year and those are some pretty darn impressive numbers.  Kendrick has now pitched in 171 games (130 starts) in his first seven years with the Phillies and he is 58-43 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  Kendrick is making the most of his first season with a full-time spot in the starting rotation, so the Phillies hope that he keeps up the good work.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Tyler Cloyd

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 10 May 2013 at 8:53 am

The Phillies will call up 25-year old righty starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd tonight to start against the Diamondbacks tonight.  He will get the first shot to replace Roy Halladay in the starting rotation.  Cloyd pitched in 6 games (all starts) in AAA-ball this year and he was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  Cloyd got his first taste of the majors for the Phillies last year when he started 6 games in which he was 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Cloyd came into this season as the Phillies’ #21 prospect according to Baseball America and they hope that he’s up for the challenge.

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