Saturday, February 6, 2016

Phillies win 12-5; post-game quick-hitters

A few quick notes before I skedaddle to the airport for a flight home. . .

Phillies win 12-5; post-game quick-hitters


A few quick notes before I skedaddle to the airport for a flight home. . .

1) Charlie Manuel said the Phillies would not make a roster move before tomorrow night's game, but could make one before Saturday's game. Facing righthander A.J. Burnett tomorrow, either Matt Stairs or Greg Dobbs will DH. But because of games against lefties Andy Pettitte and C.C. Sabathia Saturday and Sunday, the team could call up a right-handed bat from the minor leagues and send down one of the extra relievers they are currently carrying on the roster.

2) Raul Ibanez hit his 15th home run of the season, Chase Utley hit his 11th, and Jimmy Rollins went 4-for-6 to improve his batting average to .234.

3) Rollins has hit safely and scored a run in nine of his last 10 games, during which time the Phillies are 7-3.

4) Sergio Escalona continues to impress: he tossed a scoreless ninth inning today.

5) Chan Ho Park made his first relief appearance, pitching a scoreless eighth inning.

6) Manuel was complimentary of Joe Blanton's pitching performance, despite the five-spot he allowed in the fifth. Three of those runs came courtesy of one bad pitch, a hanging slider with two-out in the fifth inning that Brandon Phillips crushed for a three-run home run.

7) Blanton said the one area of his game he is dissatisfied with is his performance with runners on base. Heading into today, the opposing hitters were batting under .200 against him with the bases empty, and .338 against him with runners on.

Staff Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter