Four teams splash big at the deadline

The final week leading up to the trade deadline makes for some of the most exciting and exhausting news in baseball. Beat writers, fans and owners dread the July 31 date and breath a huge sigh of relief when 4:00 PM passes. This year was no different. With teams like the Phillies, Giants and Braves … Continue reading Four teams splash big at the deadline

Ibanez’s big day leads Phils to sweep

Hunter Pence is in Philadelphia and he is making his presence known. The right-hander’s one-out double in the 10th set up Raul Ibanez’s game-winning hit as the Phils won in come-from-behind fashion, 6-5, to complete the sweep of Pittsburgh. Pence doubled to right field, his first hit of the game and his first extra base … Continue reading Ibanez’s big day leads Phils to sweep

The Pence Effect: Howard has big day with Pence behind him

The one thing people thought Hunter Pence was going to bring to the Phils line up was protection for Ryan Howard. Many felt Howard would see better pitchers, knowing he had a better hitter behind him team’s wouldn’t want to pitch around Howard to get to. Whether it held true or not, for one night, … Continue reading The Pence Effect: Howard has big day with Pence behind him

Brown sent back down

With the addition of Hunter Pence, someone in the Phillies outfield had to go down. And in a move that will benefit a certain young outfielder, Domonic Brown was sent back down to Lehigh Valley. He is in tonight’s line up and batting fourth. More interesting, Brown will be playing left field as well. Left … Continue reading Brown sent back down

Stark: Phils asked about Thome

The Phillies may not be done at the deadline after all. The feeling of acquiring Hunter Pence is like having the greatest sex in the world. But now, someone is asking for seconds. Jayson Stark, our Phillie-lovin’ reporter over at ESPN, just tweeted sweet nothings into our ears. It would be nice to see Jim … Continue reading Stark: Phils asked about Thome

Offense explodes against Pirates

With Hunter Pence on the way, the Phillies pounded out eight runs in the first two innings on their way to an 10-3 win. The first six batters in the inning were able to reach base. Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a walk but was picked off. Domonic Brown singled and was driven … Continue reading Offense explodes against Pirates

Phils Land Pence

After months of talk about adding a right-handed bat, the Phillies have finally added the piece that will put them over the top. Reports are saying that the Phillies have landed Houston Astros outfielder Hunter Pence. In exchange for Pence, the team will be sending pitching prospect Jarred Cosart and first baseman Jonathan Singleton and … Continue reading Phils Land Pence