Aug 132011
 
Phillies Minor League Wrap-Up: 8/6-8/12

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (68-53, 2nd in IL North) For the first time in a long time, the IronPigs aren’t in first.  They went 3-4 this week, and the Pawtucket Red Sox, who have been within reach all year, have finally taken over.  They’re still up in the wild card race, so they should still be [More…]

Aug 132011
 
Phillies induct John Kruk into Wall of Fame

For a teenage kid in the early 90s, John Kruk was the man.  The hair (hey, it was the 90s), the beer, the obviously fun and wild lifestyle, all while playing the best sport in the world for the hometown team, culminating in a damn near miraculous World Series run. And you know what, after [More…]

Aug 132011
 
DeSean Jackson, Mike Patterson both practicing; Steve Smith to PUP list

In a welcome news Saturday morning, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is on the field catching passes in an actual practice, per csnphilly.com.  It’s DeSean’s first on-field work since ending his holdout this past Monday and reporting to Eagles training camp. Jackson was expected to practice today after missing Thursday night’s preseason victory over the Baltimore Ravens.  Still, [More…]

Aug 132011
 
Cole Hamels deals with stiff arm in loss to Nationals

An off night for Cole Hamels may have an explanation.  Per Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, Hamels is dealing with a stiff arm. “[Cole] was stiff,” Manuel said in his post-game presser.  “It looked like was having a hard time getting loose.  He didn’t have command and his shoulder wasn’t getting loose. He was having a hard time [More…]

Aug 132011
 
Placido Polanco should have hernia surgery just to get it over with

Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is currently dealing with a nagging sports hernia, and after getting a cortisone shot earlier this week he’s still contemplating his options.  While the shot has helped him deal with the discomfort the condition won’t go away on its own.  It’s basically play with it and try to manage the pain [More…]

Aug 132011
 
Phillies sign Jack Cust to minor league deal

The Phillies have added some pop to their system in the form of veteran Jack Cust, formerly of the Mariners. With Ross Gload dealing with a lingering hip issue and not really giving the team much of anything, Cust can provide some lefty power off the bench for the stretch run. “We don’t have a [More…]