Entries in Philadelphia Phillies (215)


Scoreboard Roundup - 5/17/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: New York Mets 5 (22-16) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (13-25)

Atlanta Braves 6 (18-19) - Miami Marlins 0 (16-22)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (16-19) - Los Angeles Angels 0 (19-18)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (16-23) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (15-21)

Houston Astros 4 (25-13) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (17-22)

San Francisco Giants 9 (20-18) - Cincinnati Reds 8 (18-20)

Kansas City Royals 6 (24-14) - New York Yankees 0 (22-17)

Tampa Bay Rays 11 (21-18) - Minnesota Twins 3 (21-17)

Houston Astros 4 (25-13) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (17-22)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (18-20) - Chicago Cubs 0 (21-16)

Texas Rangers 5 (16-22) - Cleveland Indians 1 (14-22)

Seattle Mariners 5 (17-20) - Boston Red Sox 0 (18-20)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (24-13) - Colorado Rockies 0 (13-21)

Chicago White Sox 7 (17-17) - Oakland Athletics 3 (13-26)

Washington Nationals 10 (22-17) - San Diego Padres 5 (19-20)

St. Louis Cardinals 2 (25-12) - Detroit Tigers 1 (23-15)

NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: Anaheim Ducks 4 - Chicago Blackhawks (Ducks lead series 1-0)

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets 113 - Los Angeles Clippers 100

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/4/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 1: Chicago Bulls 99  Cleveland Cavaliers 92 (Bulls lead series, 1-0)

NHL – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 3: Washington Capitals 1  New York Rangers 0 (Capitals lead series, 2-1)

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 3 (13-14)  New York Yankees 1 (16-10)

Washington Nationals 6 (13-14) – Miami Marlins 4 (12-14)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (14-12) – Boston Red Sox 1 (12-14)

Philadelphia Phillies 5 (10-17) – Atlanta Braves 2 (12-14)

Milwaukee Brewers 4 (8-18) – Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (16-9)

Texas Rangers 2 (9-16)  Houston Astros 1 (18-8)

Minnesota Twins 8 (14-12)  Oakland Athletics 7 (11-16)

St. Louis Cardinals 10 (19-6)  Chicago Cubs 9 (13-11)

San Francisco Giants 2 (13-13)  San Diego Padres 0 (14-13)

Seattle Mariners 3 (11-15)  Los Angeles Angels 2 (11-15)

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/3/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 104 - Atlanta Hawks 98 (Washington leads series 1-0)

Golden State Warriors 101 - Memphis Grizzlies 86 (Golden State leads series 1-0)

NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning 6 - Montreal Canadiens 2 (Tampa Bay leads series 2-0)

Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Minnesota Wild 1 (Chicago leads series 2-0)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 10 (9-15) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (12-14)

Washington Nationals 1 (12-14) - New York Mets 0 (16-10)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (9-17) - Miami Marlins 2 (12-13)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (12-11) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (13-12)

Atlanta Braves 5 (12-13) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (12-13)

Detroit Tigers 6 (17-9) - Kansas City Royals 4 (16-9)

Houston Astros 7 (18-7) - Seattle Mariners 6 (10-15)

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (7-18) - Chicago Cubs 3 (13-10)

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (18-6) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (12-13) - 14 Innings

Minnesota Twins 13 (13-12) - Chicago White Sox 3 (8-14)

San Francisco Giants 5 (12-13) - Los Angeles Angels 0 (11-14)

San Diego Padres 8 (14-12) - Colorado Rockies 6 (11-13)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (16-8) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (10-14) - 13 Innings

Oakland Athletics 7 (11-15) - Texas Rangers 1 (8-16)

New York Yankees 8 (16-9) - Boston Red Sox 5 (12-13)


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Jonathan Papelbon Would Like to Be Traded If Phillies Continue to Lose

Len Redkoles/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have stumbled out of the gate to begin the 2015 season, and if they don't pick it up, closer Jonathan Papelbon would like to be traded.

Papelbon is still an elite closer, but with the Phillies just 6-11, his skills largely go wasted because the team can't get to him enough.

In an interview with's Jim Salisbury, Papelbon was asked he'd be disappointed if he wasn't traded.

“Yeah, I will be,” Papelbon said. “If we continue to lose.

“If we can rebuild this situation and make it right, and we can get some wins underneath our belt and Ryne Sandberg can get us going, that’s a whole different story. To me, that’s a better part of the story because now I’ve been a part of this remodeling. I’ve been a part of getting this bullpen correct. I’ve been a part of something that’s becoming a winning tradition and going back to the way it was before I got here. To me, there’s no better reward than that.”

Papelbon is a four-time All-Star, and has yet to give up an earned run this season.

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N.Y. Mets Shut Down Phillies in Home Opener, 2-0 YORK) -- Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (1-1) tossed 6 1-3 scoreless innings as New York (4-3) shut down the Philadelphia Phillies (3-4), 2-0, in their home opener on Monday.

The 2014 National League Rookie of the Year allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out three. Carlos Torres, Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia combined for the final eight outs to give the Mets their 18th win in their last 24 games against their NL East rivals.

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares drove in the game’s first run in the fourth inning, with an infield single off of Phillies starter Aaron Harang.  New York added an insurance run in the eighth on a sac fly by catcher Travis d’Arnaud.

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Red Sox Top Phillies in Opener

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Clay Buchholz threw seven innings of scoreless baseball and Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs as the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 on Monday.

Buchholz (1-0) gave the Red Sox reason to believe they might not need to trade for a No. 1 pitcher. The right-hander struck out nine and pitched like the guy who went 12-1 in 2013.

"This is how I planned it in my head," Buchholz said. "Everybody's opinion about the rotation outside the clubhouse is different than what's in here."

Ramirez made quite an impression in his first game since the free agent signed a four-year, $88 million contract. He hit a solo homer in the fifth and a grand slam off Jake Diekman in the ninth.

"This is what I expect from the team, everybody hitting home runs and scoring a lot of runs," Ramirez said.

The Phillies' Cole Hamels gave up five hits in five innings, striking out six. He allowed four homers for the second time in his career.

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Indians Agree to Contract Extension with Pitcher Carlos Carrasco

iStockphoto/Thnkstock(NEW YORK) -- First, the Cleveland Indians locked up ace Cory Kluber, and now they've given their number-two starter an extension as they've agreed on a deal with Carlos Carrasco.

Carrasco's new deal will pay him through the 2018 season while also including club options for the 2019 and 2020 season.

This is quite the career turnaround for Carrasco, who at one point was an after-thought for the team. He was a highly regarded pitching prospect during his time with the Philadelphia Phillies, and was the centerpiece in the deal sending Cliff Lee to Philadelphia in July 2009.

Toiling back and forth from the rotation and bullpen, Carrasco seemed to figure things out last season as he went 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 14 starts and 26 appearances out of the bullpen.

In a 10-start stretch for the Indians from August-September, he went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA along with 90 strikeouts in 69.0 innings.

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Phillies Place Starting Pitcher Cliff Lee on the 60-Day DL

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- The career of former all-star Cliff Lee is in doubt, as the Philadelphia Phillies have placed the starting pitcher on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury.

Lee has been bothered by the injury, which dates back to last season. He's refused to undergo surgery, saying he'd rather retire then go under the knife. Instead, he'll try and rehab the injury for the third time.

"We tried twice and it didn't work, so it's fairly likely that it will remain the same," Lee said. "As we get closer to the threshold of being able to have the surgery or not to make it for next year, as we get closer to that I'll have a decision to make and obviously we'll know a lot more at that point."

Lee, a former American League Cy Young winner, is entering the final guaranteed season of a $120 million, five-year contract. He'll make $25 million this season and is eligible for a $12.5 million buyout next season.

If Lee is unable to successfully rehab his elbow, it will likely be the end of his 13-year career.

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Phillies Shut Down Cliff Lee

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) -- Cliff Lee will be riding the pine for a while as he attempts to recuperate from elbow soreness.

The Phillies temporarily shut Lee down and ordered an MRI. The exam revealed no ligament damage, but Lee will miss his next start.

"Any time it's the elbow, you have to be concerned," said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "We have to be concerned because it's the area he felt something before.

"We don't think it's acute, but we have to be cautious."

Since 2010, over 100 major league pitchers have undergone so-called Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery. According to pitching injury expert Glenn Fleisig, fatigue is a major contributor to the injury. 

Lee started only 13 games last season as he dealt with elbow soreness. He went 4-5 with a 3.65 ERA.

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Phillies Sign Billingsley to 1-Year Contract

Major League Baseball(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Philllies signed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Thursday.

Billingsley, a former All-Star, pitched only 12 innings in 2013 due to elbow injuries. He then missed all of last season after having Tommy John surgery.

"He's a bounce-back candidate," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We're cautiously optimistic that it's a good risk. If healthy and if he bounces back close to where he has been in the past, he's a very solid middle-to-upper-rotation-type pitcher."

Billingsley has spent his eight year major league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. During that time he pitched 1,175.1 innings, compiling an 81-61 record, 1,037 strikeouts, 3.65 ERA, and a 1.36 WHIP.

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