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Archive: September, 2012

Brummett up for 'fatigued' Cloyd

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 1:05 PM
Prior to Friday’s game in Miami, manager Charlie Manuel said the grind of a 162-game season and the spirited, September run his team went on had taken a toll. His players were tired. In the weekend that followed, two of his players have been shut down for what remains in the 2012 season. Ryan... Read more

Who's on third? Not Utley

Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:20 PM
On, Wednesday, August 29, Chase Utley quietly went out to take ground balls at third base. When word spread like wildfire later that day, everyone downplayed it. Utley, however, continued to practice at the position. But after a month and about a half dozen pregame sessions at third, the experiment... Read more

Jayson Werth says he is "perfectly fine" with his standing amongst Phillies fans

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:48 PM
It certainly looks like Jayson Werth has embraced his role as Citizens Bank Park villain, although the former Phillies right fielder played it straight when he met with reporters in the wake of the Nationals' 8-4 win on Wednesday night. Werth, who was booed before each of his at-bats, incited the sparse... Read more

Utley at 3B still up in the air

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 5:31 PM
Kevin Frandsen will start at third base when the Phillies play the second to last regular season game at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night. The Phillies have just one game left in South Philly before wrapping up the season with six straight on the road in Miami and Washington. With the team... Read more

Survey: Phils announcers tied for 7th in rooting for home team

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 2:46 PM
The Phillies’ announcing team of Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler were tied for seventh in a Wall Street Journal survey of the most biased announcers. The Journal monitored each of major league baseball’s broadcast teams for one game. Its criteria was the number of comments that were perceived... Read more

Some good background on B.J. Upton, and a guess at his value

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 12:35 PM
With eight games left in the regular season, Phillies fans do not have much to look forward to except the offseason, when Ruben Amaro Jr. and the rest of the front office will attempt to retool for 2013. One of the big needs they will address is center field, where Shane Victorino had started from... Read more

Ruf makes most of first MLB start

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:58 PM
Darin Ruf’s 40th home run of an unforgettable summer of 2012 landed in the waiting hands of Randy Johnson. No, not the five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson. Just a guy who happened to share the same name who made the drive into Philly from Toms River, N.J. After the Phillies 6-3 win... Read more

Roy Halladay is having the kind of season that aging pitchers have

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:33 PM
Between the ages of 31 and 33, Pedro Martinez averaged 31 starts and 207 innings pitched per season, posting an ERA of 3.02 with a 9.3 K/9, 2.2 BB/9 and 0.8 HR/9 while twice finishing in the top five for the Cy Young Award. At age 34, Martinez started 23 games, logged 132 2/3 innings, and saw his ERA... Read more

Phillies chat with David Murphy

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 5:18 PM
Join the Daily News' David Murphy as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Monday at noon. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Is Halladay finished for 2012?

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:11 PM
When the Phils return to host the Nationals, it's Cole Hamels on Tuesday and Kyle Kendrick on Wednesday. Wednesday would have been Tyler Cloyd's turn in the rotation. The Phils have "TBA" listed for Thursday. Roy Halladay has followed Kendrick in the rotation. But the "TBA" means they could plug... Read more
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