Wigginton’s Big Day Knocks Off Former Team

Phillies 8, Mets 4 WP – Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.43) LP – Jon Niese (3-3, 4.55) NEW YORK — If Billy Beane was the general manager of the Phillies he would have been proud of Ty Wigginton’s game. Wigginton was on base five times, driving in three runs on an RBI double and single in … Continue reading Wigginton’s Big Day Knocks Off Former Team

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Bullpen Blows Third Straight Against Mets

New day, same result. The Phillies got swept by the Mets, blowing leads in all three games. The Phillies blew a 2-0 lead in the 6th on Monday, a 4-1 lead in the 7th on Tuesday and a 4-2 lead in the 6th tonight, losing 10-6. It is the first time since May 9, 2007 … Continue reading Bullpen Blows Third Straight Against Mets

Mets Rookie Hits Game-Winning Shot off Papelbon

When a relief pitcher is put on ice for a week, it usually creates rust. That is exactly what happened to Jonathan Papelbon, who hadn’t thrown a pitch since last Tuesday. Papelbon surrenedered the game-winning three-run home run in the top of the 9th in the Mets 5-2 win on Monday. The home run was … Continue reading Mets Rookie Hits Game-Winning Shot off Papelbon

2011 Moments: #3 Utley does things the hard way

There are certain things only certain athletes can do. The Phillies have one of those athletes and his name is Chase Utley. On July 26, Utley rounded the bases much like he has 188 times in his career. But this time was different. The 32-year-old second baseman needed a little extra hustle to make it … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #3 Utley does things the hard way

Worley pitches first career CG

Ever since I blogged about Vance Worley being a mirage last week, he has turned up his game to a whole new level. Hey, keep reading the blog, Vance, we’ll say nice things about you now. No, I really don’t believe he reads TTB but I do believe that he is starting to improve. And … Continue reading Worley pitches first career CG

Late Inning Rally Sparks Win

Jayson Werth had a lot at stake during his two-out, bases-loaded, ninth-inning at-bat. The Phillies were trailing 4-1. Werth was 0-3 and in danger of ending his 20-game streak of reaching safely was in jeopardy and the Phillies were on the verge of getting swept by the Giants and dropping four straight games. Werth came through with the big three-run double to tie … Continue reading Late Inning Rally Sparks Win