Ben Lively

Phillies Place Velasquez on the Disabled List
Once again, the Phillies will be without starting pitcher Vince Velasquez.  The right-hander departed Friday night's game after just one inning with what he called numbness in his middle finger.   With what looked like a bruise on that finger - without a real explanation given - …
Phillies Appear to Have Recalled Alfaro, Pinto
The Phillies wrapped up getting swept against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last night and headed to Denver.  The Phillies struggled to keep Mike Trout and Albert Pujols along with others inside the ballpark.  As the team assembles in Denver to take on the Colorado Rocki…
Phillies Use Financial Strength in Hellickson, Kendrick Deals
The Phillies made a pair of moves Friday night, shipping pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to the Baltimore Orioles and Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals.   In both trades, the Phillies used their financial strength to not only trade the players for prospects but to ac…
Phillies Roster Moves: Benoit Disabled, Pivetta to Start?
The Phillies were busy on Saturday morning making roster moves.  The first move was one that we were anticipating: Ben Lively was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Saturday's matinee against the San Francisco Giants.  The corresponding move was that Mark Leiter, …
Ben Lively Appears Headed to Phillies Rotation
The Phillies have been difficult to watch.  After a putrid month of May in which the Phillies went 6-22, Phillies fans  are looking for reasons to stay interested.   One might be the Major League debut of a young pitcher.   Fans appear to be getting close to that...

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