Season Preview: NL Central

Cincinnati Reds Expectations: Aroldis Chapman throw a 373 MPH fastball. Key addition: Edgar Renteria Key loss: Orlando Cabrera Projected record: 92-70 Summary: The Cincinnati Reds were among one of the biggest surprises in baseball. In 2010, the young Reds overtook the reigning NL Central champion Cardinals and made their first postseason appearance since 1995. They … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

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Doc Takes Home Hardware

Roy Halladay was named the 2010 NL Cy Young award winner today. Blowing away the competition with unanimous voting, the 13th player in history to do so, Doc became only the fifth player in Major League history to win a Cy Young in both leagues. Halladay went 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA in 33 starts … Continue reading Doc Takes Home Hardware

Halladay’s Season

When the trade went down back in December, Phillies fans were left with two questions. The first was why would they trade away Cliff Lee? There was never a clear answer other than they wouldn’t be able to sign him and it was a move to restock the farm system. The second question was how … Continue reading Halladay’s Season

Hamels Out-Duels Wainwright

The Phillies needed another huge start from Cole Hamels, who has been one of the Phils’ very few stars of the season. The left-hander tossed eight innings of shut-out, one-hit ball as he bested the Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. The Phils took advantage of the start and some late-inning heroics to snap a four-game losing … Continue reading Hamels Out-Duels Wainwright

Moyer Injured in Loss

The Phillies are in dire need of a starting pitcher. The fans wanted Cliff Lee, they got prospects. Then they wanted Jayson Werth signed, now it looks like he’s going to be the player traded for a new starting pitcher in a companion deal. And with the loss of Jamie Moyer today to an elbow … Continue reading Moyer Injured in Loss

Kendrick Shelled

The Phillies offense got off to a great start against the Cardinals tonight.  But Kyle Kendrick couldn’t hold the lead and was pounded for seven runs in the loss.  The Phillies fell to the NL Central leading Cardinals 8-4 in what turned into a rout. Kyle Kendrick was shelled by the Cardinals tonight.  Kendrick threw … Continue reading Kendrick Shelled

Chooch’s Walk Off Wins It

My article for the Gloucester County Times: PHILADELPHIA – It was a night dominated by starting pitching. Both Cole Hamels and Adam Wainwright bested the opposing offenses, but the Phillies got a walk-off home run from Carlos Ruiz in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, on Tuesday night. … Continue reading Chooch’s Walk Off Wins It

Five Teams to Watch in the NL

Philadelphia Phillies – The Phillies actually got better. With a busy off season that saw playoff hero Cliff Lee traded and Roy Halladay brought and the signings of Placido Polanco, Danys Baez, and Jose Contreras to improve the line up and pen, the Phillies are back in the driver’s seat of the NL to become … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch in the NL

Almost Here…

Spring is in the air. Well not literally as there is still plenty of snow on the ground and it’s colder than a witch’s unmentionable. But with the reporting of pitchers and catchers around the corner (tomorrow), that warm feeling you get when you smell the grass and hear the crack of the bat or the pop … Continue reading Almost Here…

Cards Are Next Up For Phillies

St. Louis Cardinals (55-46*; 25-25* on road) @ Philadelphia Phillies (53-39*; 24-24* at home)*records prior to 7/23 games I am going to write the series preview now and I’ll write a brief on the tonight’s game when it ends. But for now, I will set up the series starting tomorrow versus the St. Louis Cardinals. … Continue reading Cards Are Next Up For Phillies