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.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Brian Schneider on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Saturday 25 August 2012 at 5:42 pm

The Phillies have placed 35-year old lefty swinging catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. He has played in 34 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 20 for 89 (.225 avg, .637 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs. The Phillies have called up 27-year old lefty swinging catcher Steven Lerud to back up Erik Kratz. Lerud has played in 35 games in AA-ball this year and he is 24 of 102 (.235 avg, .654 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 0 homers and 7 RBIs. Lerud has now played in 685 games in his first 9 years in the minors and he is 497 of 2,244 (.221 avg, .664 OPS) with 254 runs scored, 53 homers, 277 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. This will be Lerud’s first shot at the show.

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Nate Schierholtz on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Monday 13 August 2012 at 3:07 pm

The Phillies have placed 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured big toe. He has played in 11 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 7 for 32 (.219 avg, .622 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs. Schierholtz has now played in 88 games overall this year for the Giants and Phillies in which he is 51 of 207 (.246 avg, .720 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 6 homers, 18 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. 32-year old righty swinging infielder Hector Luna has been called up from AAA by the Phillies. He has played in 26 games for the Phillies earlier this year and he is 14 for 57 (.246 avg, .681 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 2 homers and 10 RBIs.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Carlos Ruiz on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Saturday 4 August 2012 at 4:12 pm

The Phillies have placed 33-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list due to a case of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He will miss the next 4-6 weeks. Ruiz has played in 95 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 105 of 313 (.335 avg, .959 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 14 homers, 58 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. 35-year old lefty swinging Brian Schneider and 32-year old righty swinging Erik Kratz will likely platoon behind the plate until Ruiz is ready to return to action. Schneider has played in 27 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 16 of 70 (.229 avg, .665 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs. Kratz has played in 13 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 8 for 23 (.348 avg, 1.245 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 3 homers and 6 RBIs. This is another huge blow to the Phillies as Carlos Ruiz was having by far the best season of his major league career in 2012.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Placido Polanco on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 26 July 2012 at 3:29 pm

The Phillies have placed 36-year old righty swinging 3B Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list due to a case of back inflammation. Polanco has played in 82 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 74 of 290 (.255 avg, .628 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers and 19 RBIs. He has been especially awful so far this month. He has played in 14 games in July and he is 6 for 45 (.133 avg, .339 OPS) with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. The Phillies have called up 30-year old righty swinging infielder Kevin Frandsen to replace Polanco on the active roster. Frandsen has played in 99 games in AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 118 of 391 (.302 avg, .733 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 1 homer, 33 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Frandsen last played in the majors back in 2010 for the Angels. He has played in 228 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 138 of 568 (.243 avg, .636 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 7 homers, 53 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

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