Polanco’s Two-Run Double Wins It in 8th

Late inning heroics: these are the Phillies of old that everyone has missed. A two-run double by Placido Polanco in the 8th inning gave the Phils a 6-4 win over the Cubs. Juan Pierre, pinch hitting in the pitcher’s spot, was hit by a pitch. He got to third on a Jimmy Rollins single that … Continue reading Polanco’s Two-Run Double Wins It in 8th

Game 23: Breaking Even

The Phillies (10-12) will attempt to even up the series with the Cubs (8-14) tonight, capping off a four-game set. After dropping the first game on Friday, 5-1, they bounced back with a nice offensive showing in a 5-2 win. But the bats went ice cold again, mustering only two hits in a 5-1 loss … Continue reading Game 23: Breaking Even

Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 13-10 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 2-4 this past week and lost two of three games against Buffalo and Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Dave Bush and Raul Valdes picked up wins in those respective games. Catcher Erik Kratz hit his first two home runs of … Continue reading Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

Garza Stymies Phillies

Matt Garza was darn-near unhittable for the Cubs. One hit, one walk and 10 strike outs; that was the final line for Garza through seven scoreless innings, shutting down the Philles in the Cubs 5-1 win Sunday afternoon. Philadelphia got 1-2-3 inning out of Kyle Kendrick to start the game and a lead-off single from … Continue reading Garza Stymies Phillies

Phils Back Blanton; Beat Cubs

The runs needed to come for Joe Blanton and that they did. Making his fourth start of the season, Blanton went out and did his job while the offense did theirs, leading the Phillies to a 5-2 win Saturday night. The win evened the four-game weekend series up at one apiece. It was the fourth … Continue reading Phils Back Blanton; Beat Cubs

Game 21: Supporting Joe

The last outing for Joe Blanton wasn’t a glamorous one. The Phillies right-hander was whacked around in a 6-1 loss to the Padres,¬†giving up six runs, three earned, on seven hits. Blanton (1-3, 4.34) will look to bounce back in his fourth start of the season against the Cubs. Not only is Blanton looking to … Continue reading Game 21: Supporting Joe

Bats Go Back In Hiding As Phils Lose to Cubs

Whatever the Phillies did on their day off yesterday they left their bats at home. They came back and dropped the first game of the series to the Cubs, 5-1. You could put some blame on home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor, who called a terrible game like usual but in the end the bats didn’t … Continue reading Bats Go Back In Hiding As Phils Lose to Cubs