Season Preview: AL Central

Chicago White Sox Expectations: Ozzie Guillen tweets every lineup change from the dugout. Key addition: 1B/OF Adam Dunn (.260, 38 HR, 103 RBI with Washington) Key loss: RP Bobby Jenks (1-3, 27 Saves, 4.44 ERA) Projected record: 92-70 Summary: Most of the puzzle pieces remain from last year’s team, with a power addition of Adam … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Phils Lose Meaningless Game

With half of their starters in the field playing and Roy Oswalt going only five innings, the Phils lost, 2-1, to Washington Tuesday night a day after clinching the NL East. Oswalt pitched exceptionally well in the no-decision, allowing only a run on two hits and a walk in five innings while striking out three. … Continue reading Phils Lose Meaningless Game

Series Preview: Nationals

PHI: 86-61, 1st in NL East WAS: 62-84, 5th in NL East Where: Citizens Banks Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Friday: Jason Marquis (2-8, 6.60) vs. Roy Oswalt (12-13, 2.94) Saturday: Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 5.29) vs. Kyle Kendrick (9-9, 4.85) Sunday: Yunesky Maya (0-2, 6.55) vs. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.00) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: Nationals

Series Preview: Nationals

Phillies (56-46, 2nd in NL East) at Washington Nationals (44-58, 5th in NL East) Where: Nationals Park (Washington D.C.) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Oswalt (6-12, 3.42) vs. Craig Stammen (2-4, 5.50) Saturday: Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.85) vs. Ross Detwiler* (0-1, 0.00) Sunday: Cole Hamels* (7-7, 3.48) vs. TBA *Lefty Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: Nationals

Series Preview: Nationals

Phillies (0-0) at. Washington Nationals (0-0) When: April 5-8 Where: Nationals Park Probable Pitchers Mon: Roy Halladay vs. John Lannan Wed: Cole Hamels vs. Jason Marquis Thurs: J.A. Happ vs. Craig Stammen Player to watch: Adam Dunn. Dunn is a big-time power hitter. The left-handed slugging first baseman hit 38 homers last season and has put up some good games against … Continue reading Series Preview: Nationals

Losing Streak Finally Over

The Phillies used their version of small ball, five solo homers, to beat the Nationals 5-3. Raul Ibanez had two homers, and Chase Utley, Jayson Werth, and Carlos Ruiz had one. Even more interestingly is that with Ibanez’s two and Utley’s one, they gave the Phillies four 30-home run hitters, the 12th time in MLB … Continue reading Losing Streak Finally Over