A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Phillies 4, Astros 3 WP – Jake Diekman (1-0, 0.00) LP – Brett Myers (0-1, 2.08) PHILADELPHIA — An ex-Astro hitting for the Phillies took an ex-Phillie pitching for the Astros deep in walk-off fashion. Hunter Pence recovered from a near-costly fielding miscue earlier in the game with a solo home run in the bottom … Continue reading A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

No sweet homecoming for Oswalt

For the first time since being traded to the Phillies back on July 29, 2010, Roy Oswalt stepped foot on the hill at Minute Maid Park. But this time, he was walking to and from a different dugout. Unlike many shut outs and gems tossed in this park, that wasn’t the story tonight for Oswalt. … Continue reading No sweet homecoming for Oswalt

Series Preview: at Houston Astros

PHI: 94-49, 1st in NL East; HOU: 49-97, 1st in NL Central When: September 12-14 Where: Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX) Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Oswalt (7-8, 3.72) vs Brett Myers (4-13, 4.66) Tuesday: Cole Hamels (14-7, 2.60) vs J.A. Happ (5-15, 5.77) Wednesday: Roy Halladay (17-5, 2.44) vs Bud Norris (6-9, 3.78) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Houston Astros

Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Question: Was Pat Gillick responsible for the Phillies current success as a franchise and perenial power in Major League Baseball? Writer Brian Jacobs decided challenge the rest of the Faceoff competitors with this question and John Russo, reeling from his loss to Christian Hetrick, wanted to get himself in the win column. Brian: Yes. The … Continue reading Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Phillies Take Opener in Spectacular Fashion

For seven innings, the Philadelphia Phillies showed no life. Brett Myers had his former team baffled with an efficient 85-pitch game, allowing only one earned run. In typical Phillies fashion, they made some late-inning noise. Roy Halladay looked as if he was in post-season for through the first few innings. His pitches were pin-point and … Continue reading Phillies Take Opener in Spectacular Fashion

Series Preview: Astros

PHI: 0-0; HOU: 0-0 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (0-0, 0.0) vs. Brett Myers (0-0, 0.0) Saturday: Cliff Lee (0-0, 0.00) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00) Sunday: Roy Oswalt (0-0, 0.00) vs. J.A. Happ (0-0, 0.00) Broadcast Info Friday, 1:05, CSN Saturday, 7:05, CSN Sunday, 1:35, MyPHL 17 All Games on … Continue reading Series Preview: Astros

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