Bull pen falls apart after Hamels’ early exit

Cole Hamels and Jon Lester were cruising through what appeared to be a pitchers duel. But a line drive off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez changed the pace of the game, ending Hamels’ day. The rest was history as Boston won, 5-2, and prevented the sweep in Philadelphia. Gonzalez’s liner rocketed off Hamels’ glove hand. … Continue reading Bull pen falls apart after Hamels’ early exit

Three Pigs make IL ASG

With All-Star weekend looming, the minor leagues are announcing their All-Star teams. In AAA, three IronPigs made the International League team. Pitchers Michael Schwimmer and Mike Zagurski will join catching prospect Erik Kratz to represent Lehigh Valley. Zagurski is the only one of the three who has seen some Major League action this year. Zagurski … Continue reading Three Pigs make IL ASG

Ibanez powers Phils past Boston

For almost a month, Raul Ibanez had failed to hit the ball out of the park. But the 39-year-old snapped an 87-at-bat homerless streak with a solo home run as well as tally three hits in the Phils 2-1 win over Boston, winning them the “World Series Preview” series. Ibanez’s power couldn’t have come at … Continue reading Ibanez powers Phils past Boston

Lidge nearing first minor league appearence

Remember this guy? Brad Lidge says he is nearing his first minor league stint, good news for the righty and certainly good news for the depth of the Phillies bull pen. Lidge feels his partially torn rotator cuff is well enough for him to begin a rehab assignment. “Honestly,” Lidge said, “my shoulder right now … Continue reading Lidge nearing first minor league appearence

Nats building a World Series team… from the past

The Washington Nationals are well on their way to building a World Championship team… the 2008 champions that is. Washington signed former Phillies left-handed reliever J.C. Romero, the third member of the Phillies 2008 championship squad to join the Nationals this season. In the off season, the Nationals added NLCS hero Matt Stairs to their … Continue reading Nats building a World Series team… from the past

Cliff Lee is wicked hardcore

June is a good month to throw a baseball if your name is Cliff Lee. Pitching in his final start of the month, Lee pitched another clean slate, his third straight, as the Phils went on to shut out the Red Sox, 5-0. After tonight’s match-up, Lee has pitched 32 straight shut out innings. In … Continue reading Cliff Lee is wicked hardcore

Phils without closer: Madson to the DL

The Phillies officially have three closers on the DL currently. Brad Lidge is slowly getting himself back in midseason shape, Jose Contreras just landed his second time on the DL this season and now Ryan Madson will take some time off. In Madson’s place, the Phils called up right-hander Andrew Carpenter. Madson landed on the … Continue reading Phils without closer: Madson to the DL