With one of the greatest Yankees pitchers in their franchise history retiring, the Yankees are left with a glaring hole in the fifth starter spot. This leaves the Phillies in a very interesting situation. Does Ruben Amaro, Jr. call up Brian Cashman and offer up right-handed starter Joe Blanton up for a trade? If so, … Continue reading Pettitte Retires; Yanks Interested in Blanton?
I know this is a Phillies blog but once in a while, there are other things going on in the baseball world that deserve recognition. If you’re a true baseball fan, you’ll be tuned into tonight’s match-up between the Yankees and Rangers in game three of the ALCS. Tonight’s game is more than … Continue reading Lee, Pettitte: Match-up of the LCS.
So a campaign was started today if you were following me to “Save the Henny,” as I had a pint of Hennessy cognac on line for this game with one of my friends who’s a Yankees fan. Well the Henny was saved as the Phillies stomped the Yankees, 7-1, to take the three-game series for … Continue reading Phils Saved the Henny
Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL
MLB.com has it’s Hot Stove Free Agency tracker fired back up. There have been no major signings yet this off season but players like Manny Ramirez, Bobby Abreu, and Ken Griffey Jr. have resigned with their former teams. The big names this year include Matt Holliday, Jason Bay, John Lackey, Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon, Andy Pettitte, and Chone Figgins. … Continue reading Free Agency Tracker
Once again, the Yankees are Pedro Martinez’s daddy. The Phillies season has finally ended as the Yankees beat up the Phillies pitching, winning game 6 by a score of 7-3 and the series 4-2. Hideki Matsui went 3-4 with six RBI’s, falling a triple shy of the cycle, as he single handedly killed the Phillies … Continue reading Yankees Win 2009 World Series
For the Phillies, every game is a must win game. After taking the first game of the series, they fell three straight to the Yankees. After last night’s offensive outburst, the Phillies got back into this series, only trailing 3-2. The bats came alive and Cliff Lee pitched well enough to win as the Phillies … Continue reading Phils Stay Alive, Head Back to NY
The Yankees won game three 8-5 and took a 2-1 lead in the World Series. Nick Swisher killed the Phillies, going 2-4 with a double, home run, and two runs scored. Andy Pettitte got through six solid innings, only allowing four runs on five hits, three walks, and seven strike outs. Mariano Rivera got the … Continue reading Yanks Power Their Way to 2-1
Runners on first and second for Chase Utley. The swing and a ground ball to Robinson Cano who flips to Derek Jeter and retires Utley to end the inning. The Phillies situational hitting from the regular season returned as they squandered numerous opportunities much like that one as they allow the Yankees to tie the … Continue reading Bats Falter, Series Tied
Here are a few things I read during the past couple days in the wake of the Phillies second straight NL championship. We are all sitting here watching the Angels refuse to go away as the series heads back to New York for game six with the Yankees up 3-2. Rollins, Victorino Fine: Jimmy Rollins … Continue reading Filling In the Void