7th Heaven

Shades of last season were looming at Citizens Bank Park today. With Roy Halladay dealing, the Mets held a 1-0 lead heading into the 7th. For sure it appeared the Phillies would have to life the right-hander with only 78 pitches under his belt. But a big blast and some small ball scored two for … Continue reading 7th Heaven

6 for 6: Howard’s big game crushes Mets

It was a record-breaking night for the Phillies. Ryan Howard and Placido Polanco both set Phillies records for the month of April as they played key roles in the Phillies 10-3 drubbing of the Mets Friday night. Howard hit two home runs and drove in six RBIs. Polanco had two hits and drove in two … Continue reading 6 for 6: Howard’s big game crushes Mets

Phils DFA Zagurski, add third catcher

Ruben Amaro had commented the other day the Phils were going to add a third catcher in order to rest Carlos Ruiz’s back. In doing so, they desdignated left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski for assignment. Taking his place on the 25 and 40-man roster is catcher Dane Sardinha. The 32-year-old catcher hit .205 (8-for-40) with the … Continue reading Phils DFA Zagurski, add third catcher

The Super Rotation has been hit!

The Phillies stellar rotation has been decimated greatly with the great blow they took today. Staff ace Joe Blanton was put on the 15-day DL – that’s like three whole starts plus more – with an impingment of the right elbow. Vance Worley will start tomorrow’s game against the Mets. Blanton has been the best … Continue reading The Super Rotation has been hit!

Down On The Pharm

TTB staffer Chris Bengel went to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs¬†game last night and will offer a few insights on the Phillies’ AAA affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs faced the Pawtucket Red Sox last night and came away with an 8-2 victory. The interesting part about the game was that the Red Sox starting … Continue reading Down On The Pharm

Series Preview: vs New York Mets

PHI: 16-8, 1st in NL East; NYM: 11-13, 4th in NL East When: April 29-May 1 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (0-0, -.–) vs. Mike Pelfrey (1-2, 7.23) Saturday: Roy Halladay (3-1, 2.41) vs. Jon Niese (1-3, 5.10) Sunday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 4.18) vs Chris Young (1-0, 2.65) Broadcast … Continue reading Series Preview: vs New York Mets

Hammers and Hamels: Bats back a strong outing from Cole

The Phillies offense knew they had to keep up with the Diamondbacks with a pitcher like Cole Hamels on the mound. Flyball pitchers like Hamels tend to get hurt in parks like Arizona. And with Hamels’ track record on day games, the lumber needed to wake up to avoid the sweep. In fact, Hamels was … Continue reading Hammers and Hamels: Bats back a strong outing from Cole