Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

The second half is underway and there are a handful of teams looking to get back to the post season, some waiting longer than others. The National League features a pair of teams who find themselves shockingly in first place. Meanwhile, the American League has an early three-team race for the Wild Card with one … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

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Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 34-40, 5th in NL East; PIT: 38-33, 2nd in NL Central When: June 25-28 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04) vs Jeff Karstens (0-1, 4.50) Tuesday: Vance Worley (3-4, 2.78) vs Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.13) Wednesday: TBD vs James McDonald (6-3, 2.19) Thursday: Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.24) vs A.J. … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

The starting pitching has been nothing short of fantastic for the Phillies so far, allowing only two runs in 20 innings through the first three games of the season. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about the bullpen. David Herndon was the goat on Easter Sunday, as opposed to the more favorable lamb, and the … Continue reading Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

Phils Lose to Bucs in Extras

The Phillies managed to win a game 1-0 in their Opening Day on Thursday. But ignorance proved bliss and they managed to lose a game by scoring only one run on Saturday. Wasting a quality start from Cliff Lee despite not having his best stuff, the Phillies lost 2-1 in 10 innings to the Pirates … Continue reading Phils Lose to Bucs in Extras

Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

The Phillies couldn’t have asked for a more masterful outing from their Ace of Aces. Roy Halladay gave up two singles in the first inning, the only two hits he would allow all game as his beautiful Opening Day outing allowed the Phillies offense to get away with scoring only one run all day. The … Continue reading Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 102-60, 1st in NL East in 2011; PIT: 72-90, 4th in NL Central in 2011 When: April 5-9 Where: PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA) Probable Pitchers (2011 stats) Thursday: Roy Halladay (19-6; 2.35) vs Erik Bedard (8-8, 4.03 with Boston) Saturday: Cliff Lee (17-8; 2.40) vs. Jeff Karstens (9-9; 3.38) Sunday: Vance Worley (11-3; 3.01) vs. … Continue reading Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

Phils fall on bull pen night

Kyle Kendrick’s unbeaten streak in Pittsburgh has finally come to an end. The right-hander, who was 4-0 heading into today’s game against the Pirates, surrendered four runs in his five innings of work as the Pirates held off the Phils late surge, 6-3. The Phillies have lost four straight games against incredible mediocre teams. Lyle … Continue reading Phils fall on bull pen night

Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 34-22, 1st in NL East; PIT: 26-28, 4th in NL Central When: June 3-5 Where: PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (7-2, 3.01) vs Jeff Karstens (3-4, 3.58) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (3-3, 3.38) vs Charlie Morton (5-2, 2.51) Sunday: Roy Halladay (7-3, 2.56) vs James McDonald (3-3, 4.85) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Pirates Plunder on Moyer Blunder

Jamie Moyer sealed his own fate despite not getting an ounce of run support. The crafty veteran threw away the ball on a would-be-safe play to plate two runners as the Phillies offense died in their 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh. It’s the second time the Pirates beat the Phillies with only scoring two runs. Moyer … Continue reading Pirates Plunder on Moyer Blunder