Runs For Cole: Offense Backs Up Hamels in 9-8 Win

Phillies 9, Twins 8 WP – Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) LP – P.J. Walters (2-2, 5.40) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (17) MINNEANAPOLIS — On a night where Cole Hamels was a little off, his offense was not. The Phillies erupted for a six-run 1st inning, beating up Twins pitching in their 9-8 win over the … Continue reading Runs For Cole: Offense Backs Up Hamels in 9-8 Win

Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told the media today that the front office is seeking bullpen help from outside the organization. The Phils bullpen has been¬†atrocious, everyone knows this. Even pen aces Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo are going through a rough patch. But the main problem is a lack of depth leading up to Papelbon. … Continue reading Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Phillies 6, Marlins 4 WP – Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02) LP – Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (15) PHILADELPHIA — With the rain came runs for the Phillies. Following up a rain delay in which the Phillies led 2-1, the Phillies scored four runs in the final half of the game to … Continue reading Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Phillies 9, Cubs 2 WP – Jose Contreras (1-0, 8.00) LP – Shawn Camp (2-2, 3.43) CHICAGO — The Phillies played a complete, team game… and it may have been the type of game that could very well change the mindset of the team. A 9-2 character win over the Cubs in Chicago did more … Continue reading Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Game 34: Polly Chasing A Milestone

With his 2-for-4 night (two doubles), Placido Polanco inched closer to the 2,000 hits milestone. 268 players currently have reached the 2,000-hit mark and Polanco could become the 269th very soon, needing only two more hits for 2,000. Polanco has been swinging a hot bat this months, hitting .341 (14-for-41) with four doubles the last … Continue reading Game 34: Polly Chasing A Milestone

Phillies Use Home Runs; Bullpen Holds Lead in Series Opener

Phillies 7, Padres 3 WP – Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) LP – Clayton Richard (1-5, 5.32) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies started a game in similar fashion to the last three games played. They scored quickly and early, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning thanks to John Mayberry Jr’s first home run … Continue reading Phillies Use Home Runs; Bullpen Holds Lead in Series Opener

Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Facts are facts: this Phillies bullpen really sucks. Eight losses this season have been credited to the Phillies bullpen. That’s a 16-game swing. Winning half of those games would give the Phillies an 18-14 record and keep that firmly planted out of the cellar. Instead, it’s been a nightmare watching the last few innings of … Continue reading Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Polanco’s Two-Run Double Wins It in 8th

Late inning heroics: these are the Phillies of old that everyone has missed. A two-run double by Placido Polanco in the 8th inning gave the Phils a 6-4 win over the Cubs. Juan Pierre, pinch hitting in the pitcher’s spot, was hit by a pitch. He got to third on a Jimmy Rollins single that … Continue reading Polanco’s Two-Run Double Wins It in 8th

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

Stutes has shoulder stiffness

Michael Stutes is experiencing some shoulder stiffness and will not start in a bullpen game against the Yankees on Friday. Stutes, who is a lock to make the bullpen this season, said he had been feeling stiff most of spring, thinking it was just typical stiffness experienced in the spring training.¬†“I finally had to say … Continue reading Stutes has shoulder stiffness