Pitcher

Phillies Prospect Fanti Throws No-Hitter in Lakewood
The Phillies' Class-A Affiliate, the Lakewood Blue Claws, scheduled an early 11:05 a.m. game on Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs.  by 12:52 p.m., the game was already over.  The reason it went so fast?  The RiverDogs did not collect a single hit after a masterful performan…
Is Vince Velasquez A Starting Pitcher Or Closer?
In his second season in Philadelphia, Vince Velasquez has started the year with erratic results.  While tallying 17 Strikeouts in Two Starts is impressive, allowing Nine Runs over Nine Innings and walking Seven batters shows Velasquez still has a ways to go before he puts it all together to be …
Elvis Has Left the Phillies
The jokes made over the name of Elvis Araujo in Philadelphia are done.   That is, unless the Marlins come to town.  The left-handed reliever who spent much of 2015 and 2016 with the Phillies, as been claimed by the Miami Marlins on waivers...
Phillies Prospect Alec Asher is Suspended 80 Games for PED Use
The Phillies received some very disappointing news today regarding pitching prospect Alec Asher.  The pitching prospect, received from the Texas Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade last season, has been been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing dru…
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez exits with injury
The Phillies got some bad news just two pitches into the game Wednesday afternoon.  Phillies starter Vince Velasquez  was only one batter into the game when something was not right.  Velasquez called for the trainer and departed the game immediately and was relieved by Brett…
Phillies Prospect Alec Asher Lands on the 7-Day Disabled List
Phillies prospect Alec Asher was likely rushed to the Major Leagues in 2015 out of a desperate need for a starter after the trade of Cole Hamels and repeated injuries and poor starts from the rest of the staff.  Opening the season at AA Reading and now at AA Lehigh Valley, Asher …
Amaro: We’ll Decide On Lannan’s Replacement Monday
For John Lannan, this whole “On The DL” thing was a whole new animal.
“This is my first time on the DL,” said the 28-year-old lefty by his locker in the clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, about an hour and a half after the Phillies put…
Should you Worry about the Phillies Pitching?
As we begin day six with the Phillies in Clearwater, we have seen a lot of baseball, heard tons of people pontificate about the Phillies chances this season and usually all those conversations begin and end with the Phillies pitching.