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Phillies P O'Sullivan lands on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies placed pitcher Sean O'Sullivan on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to tendinitis in his left knee. O'Sullivan had been slated to start Thursday's finale of a three-game series against Miami. Dustin McGowan will instead draw the assignment, the Phillies announced. The move was made retroactive to April 18, one day...

Recap: Washington vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Harper's three-run homer backed a strong start from Max Scherzer as the Washington Nationals downed the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 in the second installment of a four-game series. Scherzer (1-1) picked up his first win in a Nationals uniform by throwing eight innings of one-run ball. The offseason acquisition scattered four hits, struck out nine and...

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Boston

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Xander Bogaerts' three-run triple highlighted Boston's six-run third inning that was the difference as the Red Sox took down the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 in the rubber match of a three- game series from Citizens Bank Park. Justin Masterson (1-0) struck outs seven in six innings of work for Boston, allowing both runs on three hits. "I threw strikes...

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Boston

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Harang tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings in his Phillies debut and Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer as Philadelphia topped the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in the middle test of a three-game interleague set. Harang (1-0) scattered two hits, walked just one and struck out eight for the Phillies, who were shut out 8-0 in the series opener Monday. "You don...

Phillies sign Dustin McGowan

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies signed right- handed pitcher Dustin McGowan to a major league contract on Saturday. McGowan, 33, was released by the Dodgers after allowing six runs in eight innings competing for a spot in Los Angeles' bullpen. The Dodgers signed McGowan to a one-year contract in February. In 2014, McGowan made 53 appearances (eight...

Phillies' Brown to start season on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list with left Achilles inflammation. "It's the right thing to do physically and also with regard to his preparedness," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. "We want to make sure he's playing well and getting his legs underneath him and swinging the bat...

Phils' Lee shut down, put on 60-day DL

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee will be shut down indefinitely due to a strained left forearm, the team said Monday. The Phillies and Lee mutually decided to try to rehab the elbow rather than go with the recommended surgery, which would end the left-hander's season and possibly his career. The hope is that rehab will allow Lee to pitch again this...

Philadelphia Phillies 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
After several years of hoping to coax one more run out of the rusting frame of the team that won five division titles, two pennants and a World Series from 2007-11, the Phillies have finally given in to a full rebuilding effort. Consecutive 89-loss seasons and the organization’s first last-place finish since 2000 did the trick. “What we have isn’t working,” said embattled...

Cliff Lee undergoes MRI on elbow

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - A day after his first spring training start, Phillies starter Cliff Lee reported elbow soreness during an off-day workout. Lee, a former Cy Young Award winner, was limited to 13 starts in 2014 due to a strained flexor tendon in his left elbow that led to two stints on the disabled list. Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the...

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and scored two runs as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the New York Yankees 3-1 in Alex Rodriguez's spring training debut. Rodriguez, who missed all of last season due to a PED suspension, batted second and served as the designated hitter on Wednesday. He singled off Phillies starter Kevin Slowey in the...