McCann’s blast evens the series

For much of the season, Michael Stutes had been an incredible susrpise for the Phillies. But today was not his day. Stutes surrendered a couple base runners before giving up a three-run home run to Brian McCann in the top of the 11th that gave the Braves a 4-1 win. Cliff Lee did all for … Continue reading McCann’s blast evens the series

Luck on the Phils side

Everybody at Turner Field knew. Everyone sitting at home knew. Shane Victorino knew. Brian McCann knews and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez knew. It was strike three. It was the pitch that would end the Phillies 7th inning scoring threat and keep them behind Atlanta heading into the bottom half. But home plate umpire Dave Rackley … Continue reading Luck on the Phils side

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 21-9, 1st in NL East; ATL: 18-15, 3rd in NL East When: April May 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.66) vs. Derek Lowe (2-3, 3.72) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 2.08) vs. Julio Teheran (0-0, -.–) Sunday: Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.66) vs. Jair Jurrjens (3-0, 1.52) Broadcast … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Lee rocked in loss

It was Cliff Lee’s turn. Only days after Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton were blown up in early exits, Lee got bounced in the fourth as the Atlanta Braves took the first of many meetings between the two teams, 6-3. The wheels for Lee quickly fell off. Atlanta scored three runs in the second inning … Continue reading Lee rocked in loss

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

PHI: 5-1; ATL: 3-4 When: April 8-10 Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cliff Lee (1-0, 3.86) vs. Tim Hudson (1-0, 1.29) Saturday: Roy Oswalt (1-0, 3.00) vs. Brandon Beachy (1-0, 1.50) Sunday: Cole Hamels (0-1, 20.25) vs. Derek Lowe (1-1, 0.77) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, PHL 17 Saturday, 1:10, FOX Sunday, 1:35, … Continue reading Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

Yes We McCann!

Brian McCann was the hero. Yes even Philly fans rejoiced in seeing the rival Braves’ catcher rope a three-run double in the right field corner that gave the National League All-Stars a 3-1 lead in the seventh. They held on to win by the same score, snapping a 13-game winless streak to the American League, … Continue reading Yes We McCann!

Prado Blasts Braves Past Phils

Martin Prado started the game up with a bang and continued to put on a show as he led the Braves to a series win over the Phillies. Prado jacked two home runs and Brian McCann drove in three runs as the Braves totaled Jamie Moyer en route to a 7-5 win. The Phillies held … Continue reading Prado Blasts Braves Past Phils

Madson Blows Game in 9th

It wasn’t long before the nightmares of last season resurfaced for Phillies fans. Ryan Madson blew the first true save after Kyle Kendrick’s eight stellar innings and Nate McClout hit a walk-off off of Jose Contreras to win it for the Braves, 4-3. In eight innings, Kendrick allowed no runs on four hits, two walks, and two … Continue reading Madson Blows Game in 9th

Braves Shut Out Phillies

The Braves’ Brian McCann hit a pair of homers and Tim Hudson pitched six shut-out innings en route to an 8-0 route of the Phillies. J.A. Happ took the mound for the Phillies, going five innings, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three. He allowed three homers, both to … Continue reading Braves Shut Out Phillies

NL East Preview

Philadelphia Phillies Last year’s record/place: 93-69, 1st Key acquisitions: C  Brian Schneider, 3B Placido Polanco, IF Juan Castro, OF Ross Gload, SP Roy Halladay, RP Danys Baez, RP Jose Contreras. Key losses: 3B Pedro Feliz, OF Matt Stairs, IF Eric Bruntlett, SP Cliff Lee, Pedro Martinez, SP Brett Myers. Player to watch: Roy Halladay – When you trade top-tier prospects and let a pitcher … Continue reading NL East Preview