Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

It was a slider that just wouldn’t break. Brad Lidge came inside on Jonny Gomes with the slider but the breaking ball hung, hitting Gomes. The only problem with that was the fact it was the bottom of the 10th and the bases were loaded. Ryan Zimmerman, Friday night’s hero with a walk-off grand slam, … Continue reading Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

Howard stays hot; Phils sweep again

There is a runaway train running through the majors called the Philadelphia Phillies and it is not about to stop. And the conductor of that train is the home run hitting first baseman Ryan Howard. The Big Piece knocked another home run out this series, his third in the last two games, as he had … Continue reading Howard stays hot; Phils sweep again

Ibanez’s big day leads Phils to sweep

Hunter Pence is in Philadelphia and he is making his presence known. The right-hander’s one-out double in the 10th set up Raul Ibanez’s game-winning hit as the Phils won in come-from-behind fashion, 6-5, to complete the sweep of Pittsburgh. Pence doubled to right field, his first hit of the game and his first extra base … Continue reading Ibanez’s big day leads Phils to sweep

Explosive 3rd gives Doc support

It was another scorcher in Philadelphia, but this time, thankfully not as hot as it was last week in Chicago. Coming off a poor outing mired by heat and a stomach ailment, Roy Halladay needed to bounce back on another hot day in Philadelphia. The right-hander made it to eight innings as the Phillies beat … Continue reading Explosive 3rd gives Doc support

Lidge returns; Baez gets axed

Brad Lidge is back in red pinstripes. And it came at the cost of Danys Baez. Lidge, who had been battling elbow and shoulder problems this off season before getting surgery to repair the problems, has worked his way up to being ready, pitching very impressively the past couple days heading up to his return. … Continue reading Lidge returns; Baez gets axed

Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

PHI: 61-36, 1st in NL East; SD: 44-55, 4th in NL Central When: July 22-25 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (11-5, 2.71) vs Corey Luebke (3-3, 2.57) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.34) vs Mat Latos (5-10, 4.02) Sunday: Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.57) vs Tim Stauffer (6-6, 2.83) Monday: Cliff … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

The good news: the Phils got their closer back. The bad: another bat lands on the DL. Placido Polanco, who had been sitting with a bulging disc since July 5, was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to that date. Taking his roster spot is closer Ryan Madson, which will instantly boost a bull pen … Continue reading Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

Worley spectacular as Phils shut out Fish

Shane Victorino was a late scratch for today‚Äôs game with a sore thumb. Insert Michael Martinez and his sub .200 batting average and you have an 0-for-3 day in the eight-spot. But Martinez took advantage of his rare start, driving in the lone run Vance Worley needed as the Phils beat Florida, 1-0, Monday night. … Continue reading Worley spectacular as Phils shut out Fish

Lidge nearing first minor league appearence

Remember this guy? Brad Lidge says he is nearing his first minor league stint, good news for the righty and certainly good news for the depth of the Phillies bull pen. Lidge feels his partially torn rotator cuff is well enough for him to begin a rehab assignment. “Honestly,” Lidge said, “my shoulder right now … Continue reading Lidge nearing first minor league appearence

Nats building a World Series team… from the past

The Washington Nationals are well on their way to building a World Championship team… the 2008 champions that is. Washington signed former Phillies left-handed reliever J.C. Romero, the third member of the Phillies 2008 championship squad to join the Nationals this season. In the off season, the Nationals added NLCS hero Matt Stairs to their … Continue reading Nats building a World Series team… from the past