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Archive: September, 2011

May, Galvis named Paul Owens Award winners

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2:53 PM
The Phillies have chosen Shortstop Freddy Galvis and righthander Trevor May as the Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in their minor league system. Galvis and May will receive the Paul Owens Award for their accomplishments during a pregame presentation Sept. 18. Galvis, 21, batted .278 with... Read more

Utley to miss two games due to beaning

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 10:14 PM
Chase Utley will miss at least two games as a result of being hit by a pitch on the helmet in the sixth inning on Wednesday night. Utley was removed in the eighth inning after complaining of a headache and he was taken out for further examination of a possible concussion. “He won’t play... Read more

Phillies denied protest

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 5:54 PM
Major League Baseball has denied the Phillies protest of Sunday's game at Florida. The Phillies filed the protest claiming umpire Joe West improperly used video replay, which resulted in Hunter Pence being called out because of a fan interfered with an attempt by Marlins rightfielder Bryan Peterson... Read more

Worley Making Postseason Pitch

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 1:51 AM
At the very least, Vance Worley is making things hard on Charlie Manuel. The Phillies rookie righthander is certainly making a pitch to be part of the postseason starting rotation. The question is whether Worley or Roy Oswalt should be the fourth starter in the playoffs. Worley gutted his way through... Read more

Phils offer compensation for rainy game ticketholders

Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 11:43 PM
The announced crowd at Citizens Bank Park Tuesday night was 44,781, making it the Phillies' 193rd straight sellout. Sixty seconds after they announced the attendance, the Phillies handed out a release that acknowledged the fact that most of those 44,781 paying customers were long gone by the time... Read more

Phils assistant GM resigns

Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:18 PM
The Phillies Tuesday accepted the resignation of Chuck LaMar, assistant general manager of player development and scouring. "We appreciate the contributions Chuck has made to the organization over the past four years," Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We wish him the best as he pursues other opportunities... Read more

Phillies activate Joe Blanton

Monday, September 5, 2011, 2:50 PM
The Phillies have activated righthander Joe Blanton, who had been on the disabled list since May 23 with elbow inflammation. Blanton was on the 60-day DL. Blanton made one rehab appearance with Single-A Lakewood on Sept. 2 and pitvhed one scoreless inning. He is 1-2 with a 5.50 ERA in six starts for... Read more

'Get over it,' says Phillies fan who interfered

Monday, September 5, 2011, 6:05 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — In the end, the interpretation of the rules, back-and-forth about who did or didn't request a replay, and the frustration of 14 lost innings of baseball could have been totally avoided had two Phillies fans not reached into the field of play. Alex Dicandio and Augie Fitzhenry... Read more

Charlie explains his anger

Sunday, September 4, 2011, 8:42 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Of course it ended this way at Sun Life Stadium. Charlie Manuel was fired up enough afterward, so I'll let his words explain it all... What did Joe explain on why he went to replay? He said… I thought that what I saw was they wanted to review it, they called it in play... Read more

Bastardo's crazy numbers

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 12:06 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Thursday performance of Antonio Bastardo allowed us to highlight what is on the verge of becoming a historic season for the 25-year-old lefthander. Maybe Friday was even better. Bastardo threw 18 pitches Thursday when facing four batters and recording five outs. Then... Read more
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