Much like the story was all last season, Cole Hamels pitched great and has nothing to show for it. A Shane Victorino RBI single was all the offense could muster in a 2-1 loss to the Giants. Hamels only gave up two runs on six hits in 7.2 innings in the loss. He pitched just … Continue reading No support for Hamels
Question: Was Pat Gillick responsible for the Phillies current success as a franchise and perenial power in Major League Baseball? Writer Brian Jacobs decided challenge the rest of the Faceoff competitors with this question and John Russo, reeling from his loss to Christian Hetrick, wanted to get himself in the win column. Brian: Yes. The … Continue reading Faceoff: Who should we thank?
The Rangers needed a stellar performance from Cliff Lee to keep their hopes alive. Instead they got six shut-out innings from him before Edgar Renteria’s three-run bomb in the seventh helped lead the Giants to a 3-1 win. It was the first time the Giants won the World Series since 1954 when they were still … Continue reading Giants Win World Series
Matt Cain settled in and Cole Hamels did not. That was the difference maker in game three as the Phillies lost to San Francisco, 3-0, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead. Cain was spectacular through seven, allowing only two hits but got a little wild with three walks and a hit batter. Cain … Continue reading Cain’t Handle the Giants
The Phillies have not seen hitters like Mike Schmidt or Pete Rose since 1990 and 1983 respectively. They wait no more as we have another pair of amazing hitters that my generation’s children wish they would have seen in their prime: Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Moment #10 will be dedicated to Ryan Howard and … Continue reading FIM #10: Ryan Howard Wins ROY/MVP