Oh Where, Oh Where Were the Bats?

Hiroki Kuroda was close to a no-no. But Shane Victorino thwarted the Japanese righty’s no-hit bid with only five outs to go in the game. Kuroda still got the last laugh, shutting down the Phillies and leading the Dodgers to a 3-0 win Monday night. Kuroda was damn-near unhittable until Victorino’s single in the eighth. … Continue reading Oh Where, Oh Where Were the Bats?

Series Preview: Dodgers

PHI: 73-57, 2nd in NL East LAD: 67-64, 4th in NL West Where: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (16-9, 2.22) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (9-11, 3.56) Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (8-7, 4.64) vs. Carlos Monasterios (3-4, 3.54) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt (9-13, 3.12) vs. Clayton Kershaw* (11-8, 3.01) *Lefty … Continue reading Series Preview: Dodgers

SoCal Sweeping

Cole Hamels, I would like to introduce to you the offense. It’s amazing that despite how incredible Hamels had been pitching since July 11 that this is the lefty’s first win in that span, a total of eight starts. Hamels went eight innings of four-hit ball in the Phillies 5-0 win in his home town … Continue reading SoCal Sweeping

A Blantonian Effort

“Heavy B,” as the fans love to call him, has been starting to find his groove and is settling in as the Phillies #4. He gave forth another good six-inning, one-run effort to lead the Phillies to a 3-1 win in San Diego. Jon Garland had had an unsuccessful run against the Phillies in his … Continue reading A Blantonian Effort

Patient Phils Edge Padres In Extras

As Tom Petty once said, “waiting is the hardest part.” The Phillies were a little more selective at the plate tonight and had to play extra innings against the Padres. Despite a blown save they worked Padres pitching and won a close contest 3-2 in 12 innings in San Diego Roy Oswalt turned in another … Continue reading Patient Phils Edge Padres In Extras

Series Preview: Padres

PHI: 70-57, 2nd in NL East SD: 76-50, 1st in NL West Where: PETCO Park (San Diego, CA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Fr: Roy Oswalt (9-13, 3.22) vs. Mat Latos (13-5, 2.33) Sat: Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.32) vs. John Garland (13-8, 3.25) Sun: Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.47) vs. Clayton Richard (12-5, 3.55) Broadcast … Continue reading Series Preview: Padres

Offense Stumbles Again

Who would have seriously thought this team would get swept in a four-game series to the Astros? Well, folks, that’s exactly what happened as the Astros beat the Phils 5-1 to complete the improbable sweep between a playoff contender and a playoff dreamer. Wandy Rodriguez kept the Phillies’ bats silent in seven innings of work. … Continue reading Offense Stumbles Again