| Apr 7, 2015
| 1:40 PM
The Route 222 Showcase game hasn't been played yet and there are roster changes and rotation adjustments for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the Reading Fightins.
First, Chad Billingsley, working his way back from two years of injuries, will start Friday...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 7:01 PM
PHILADELPHIA — A year ago, David Buchanan was all set to pitch in a major league ballpark for the first time during the Phillies' annual On-Deck series at Citizens Bank Park.
It was a cameo appearance, since the Phillies had already decided he'd...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 4:56 PM
CLEARWATER, FLA. — Camp day Sunday at the Phillies minor league complex had a major league feel to it.
David Buchanan, fighting for the third spot in the Phillies rotation, allowed seven hits and two earned runs in six innings against mostly...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:43 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Instead of beginning to create momentum going into the regular season, like manager Ryne Sandberg was hoping would occur at this point in spring training, things seem to be getting worse for the Phillies.
One of the only things...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 1:13 PM
It only took two weeks and 15 exhibition games, but the Orioles finally erupted at the plate Monday afternoon in a homer-happy 16-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies before a sellout crowd of 8,047 at Bright House Field.
First baseman Chris Davis...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 3:36 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. — Anibal Sanchez was roughed up for the second time this spring, allowing two home runs to Brian Bogusevic as the split-squad Detroit Tigers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Saturday.
Sanchez gave up four runs on four hits...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Each spring brings Major League Baseball's teams a chance to clear the slate and begin afresh.
Optimism typically runs rampant — although there won't be much of that in Clearwater for the next six weeks — as a number of veterans, along...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:05 AM
The Phillies parted ways with Travis d'Arnaud in the 2010 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that brought Roy Halladay to town, but now have signed his older brother, infielder/outfielder Chase d'Arnaud, to a minor league contract.
d'Arnaud is one of...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The last few offseasons the Phillies have wavered back and forth on whether they should rebuild or retool.
Every year the answer was retool — until this year that is.
Now that Philadelphia's front office has finally come to the realization...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Russ Canzler saw a lot of pitches during Thursday night's game.
The IronPigs designated hitter swung at the first one he liked and hit it deep into the bullpen for a three-run home run in the first inning.
David Buchanan liked a lot of pitches he...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Russ Canzler is looking forward to the offseason, minus the cold winters that always bury the Hazleton area.
The 28-year-old will bow hunt, do some fly fishing on the Lehigh River, conduct a few baseball clinics and spend quality time with his 2-year-...