If you could describe tonight’s performance by Cliff Lee, it would be “whatever.” The effortless way Lee retires hitters. The fact that this was just another game for the left-hander, who has bigger things on his mind. Sniffing a ring the last two years has had Cliff Lee breezing through each team he faces this … Continue reading Whatever: Just another game for Cliff Lee
He’s alive! Well this comes as fantastic news for those, including a handful of my friends, who love Joe Blanton. Blanton may be a bull pen option in the playoffs. I personally don’t want him to rush back, especially since he doesn’t really provide the Phillies with anything special in the pen. The Phillies are … Continue reading Blanton may still pitch in 2011
The Philly Phans founder Kevin Kee and Team to Beat founder John Russo teamed up on both sites to discuss the possibility of the Phillies switching to a 6-man rotation during their final 33 games in 31 days. There have been recent talks by fans that the Phillies should move to a 6-man rotation, and … Continue reading Kee & Roose: Phillies should move to a 6-man rotation
The Phillies made a move on trade waivers to acquire left-handed hitter John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates after their 9-0 win over Cincinnati last night. To make room for Bowker, the Phils sent reliever Michael Schwimer back down to Lehigh. In 561 career at-bats, Bowker is hitting .237 and has 17 homers. As a … Continue reading Phils add Bowker
What do Dan Uggla, Chase Utley, Hunter Pence and Jose Bautista among a handful of others have in common? Each of the four sluggers have fewer RBIs with the bases loaded this season than Roy Halladay. Yes, Roy Halladay. Halladay’s three-run double in the 6th inning highlighted another superb start for the Cy Young candidate … Continue reading Halladay has day at the dish, on the hill
Shane Victorino may not be high in the discussions for NL MVP but he certainly has been the Phillies most valuable weapon this season. And it showed again in the 8th inning of the Phils 3-2 win last night. Even with hits being scarce against the Reds, that didn’t stop Wilson Valdez from getting things … Continue reading Victorino’s late blast lifts Phils
Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman cleared waivers today. So now the question becomes: should the Phillies be interested? After a down year splitting time between the Astros and Yankees, Berkman has re-emerged as the power hitter that he once was. He is hitting .289 with 30 home runs and 81 RBIs in 118 games. The Phillies … Continue reading Bengel: Should the Phillies pursue Berkman?