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.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Roy Halladay on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 6 May 2013 at 3:58 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 35-year old righty starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list due to a right shoulder injury.  Halladay has pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 8.65 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Halladay has given up 33 hits (9 homers) and he has walked 17 batters and whiffed 35 of them in his first 34 1/3 innings this year as he is getting hit hard.  Halladay looks like he’s running out of gas in his tank.  In his first two years with the Phillies, he started 65 games in which he was 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  He won the 2010 N.L. Cy Young Award in his first year with the team.  But, in the last two years, Halladay has started 32 games in which he is 13-12 with a 5.24 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  The Phillies shouldn’t bring Halladay back until he’s 100% healthy.

UPDATE:  (5/8/2013) – The Phillies could be without Roy Halladay for the rest of the season.  He needs right shoulder surgery to remove a bone spur and correct a partially torn rotator cuff and a frayed labrum.

The back end of the starting rotation is looking good so far for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 17 April 2013 at 12:33 pm

28-year old righty Kyle Kendrick (#4 starter) and 28-year old lefty John Lannan (#5 starter) are off to good starts in 2013 for the Phillies.  Kendrick has started 3 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  Lannan has started 2 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA and a 0.69 WHIP.  If Kendrick and Lannan keep up the good work, the Phillies have to feel good about winning every night they play.  Because, Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay are going to turn things around soon and Cliff Lee is off to an outstanding start.

UPDATE:  (4/18/2013) – The Phillies have placed John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left quadriceps muscle.  He had a rough night against the Reds last night.  He was the losing pitcher as he only lasted 1 2/3 innings in which he gave up 8 hits, 6 runs (all earned) while walking 1 batter and whiffing 1 batter.  Lannan has now started 3 games for the Phillies in 2013 and he is 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Lannan will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks.

Ryan Howard is done for the season for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Sunday 30 September 2012 at 8:04 am

32-year old lefty swinging 1B Ryan Howard is done for the season after dropping a warmup bat, breaking his toe last night. Howard had a lost season as he had a very late start as he was rehabbing from Achilles surgery. Howard played in 71 games for the Phillies this year and he was 57 for 260 (.219 avg, .718 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 14 homers and 56 RBIs. 26-year old rookie righty swinging Darin Ruf will likely start the last four games this year for the Phillies at 1B. He has played in 8 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 7 for 21 (.333 avg, .889 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs.

Kevin Frandsen is going to try to play through a stress fracture for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Monday 10 September 2012 at 1:30 pm

30-year old righty swinging infielder Kevin Frandsen is going to try to play through a stress fracture in his left fibula the rest of the season, if he can take the pain. Frandsen has played in 35 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 44 for 129 (.341 avg, .792 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 1 homer and 9 RBIs. The Phillies are going to have to watch Frandsen’s P.T. the rest of the season so he doesn’t hurt himself any worse.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Raul Valdes on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Monday 10 September 2012 at 1:20 pm

The Phillies have placed 34-year old lefty reliever on the 15-day disabled list, but, he’s going to miss the rest of the 2012 season due to surgery on his right knee. Valdes pitched in 27 games (1 start) for the Phillies this year and he was 3-2 with a 2.90 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP. He only gave up 18 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 35 batters in only 31 innings and he was impressive this year for the Phillies. Valdes has now pitched in 78 games (2 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 6-6 with 1 save, a 4.07 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Based on the way he pitched for the Phillies this year, they should try to re-sign him over the winter.

The Philadelphia Phillies place 3B Placido Polanco back on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 7 September 2012 at 6:06 pm

The Phillies have placed 36-year old righty swinging 3B Placido Polanco back on the 15-day disabled list due to lower back tightness. Polanco has played in 90 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 78 of 303 (.257 avg, .629 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 2 homers and 19 RBIs. The Phillies will keep going with 30-year old righty swinging Kevin Frandsen as their starting 3B going forward. He has played in 34 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 43 of 128 (.336 avg, .782 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 1 homer and 8 RBIs.

The Philadelphia Phillies shut down Vance Worley for the rest of the 2012 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 29 August 2012 at 4:50 pm

The Phillies have placed 24-year old righty starting pitcher Vance Worley on the 15-day disabled list due to a right elbow injury that will require season ending surgery. Worley pitched in 23 games (all starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. The Phillies have called up 25-year old righty Tyler Cloyd to replace Worley in the starting rotation. This will be his first taste of the majors. Cloyd pitched in 26 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 15-1 with a 2.26 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He has pitched in 135 games (92 starts) in his five years in the minors and he is 48-22 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.

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