Doc is masterful in ASG outing

Five Phillies were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game but only two were available to play. NL Starting pitcher Roy Halladay and Phils starter Cliff Lee pitched the first four innings for the NL, who beat the American League for the second straight year thanks to pitching, 5-1. Halladay was perfect … Continue reading Doc is masterful in ASG outing

FACE OFF: Pressure!

Question: Who is under more pressure in the ninth inning with two outs in a clutch situation: the batter or the pitcher? In our inaugural Face Off on Team to Beat, John Russo and Christian Hetrick will battle it out with this tough question. Here are their sides: John: The Batter Game 6 of the … Continue reading FACE OFF: Pressure!

Howard had a ‘sick feeling’ last October

The count was full to Ryan Howard. He had runners on first and second with two outs and the Phillies trailed the Giants, 3-2, in Game 6 of the NLCS. Brian Wilson’s slider crossed the plate. Howard’s bat never flinched. Home plate umpire Todd Hallian pulled the trigger, sending the Giants to the World Series. … Continue reading Howard had a ‘sick feeling’ last October

Christmas Buying Guide for MLB Players

Oh I am in a Christmassy mood. It must be because feeling kinda Christmassy or it must be that time of year again. If you could buy your favorite Major League Baseball players something for Christmas, what would you buy? After a lot of careful scientifical research and some loose thoughts running wild, here is … Continue reading Christmas Buying Guide for MLB Players

Uribe Leads Giants to World Series

It’s always a tough pill to swallow. Brad Lidge knows it and now Ryan Madson knows it. Juan Uribe took Madson deep with two outs in the eighth inning to make it a 3-2 game. Then San Francisco’s bull pen held the lead to give the Giants their first trip to the Fall Classic since … Continue reading Uribe Leads Giants to World Series

Cain’t Handle the Giants

Matt Cain settled in and Cole Hamels did not. That was the difference maker in game three as the Phillies lost to San Francisco, 3-0, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead. Cain was spectacular through seven, allowing only two hits but got a little wild with three walks and a hit batter. Cain … Continue reading Cain’t Handle the Giants

Lincecum Just A Little Better

The pitching duel had a third party involved: home plate umpire Derryl Cousins. Cousins was erratic as Tim Lincecum was able to best Roy Halladay as the Giants took game one of the best-of-seven series, 4-3, Saturday night. Squeezing both pitchers and hurting batters AB’s on both sides of the plate Cousins made it difficult … Continue reading Lincecum Just A Little Better

NLCS Preview: Phillies vs. Giants

Phillies 97-65; 1st in NL East                      Giants: 92-70; 1st in NL West Pitching Probables – (Likely to change). Game 1: Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43) @ Roy Halladay (21-10, 2.44) Game 2: Jonathan Sanchez (13-9, 3.07) @ Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.76) Game 3: Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06) @ Matt Cain (13-11, 3.14) Game … Continue reading NLCS Preview: Phillies vs. Giants

Hamels Struggles Early

The stage was set for another good Cole Hamels outing with no run support.  Once again he didn’t receive any run support.  But Hamels also had a very rough outing.  Hamels was rocked for three runs in the first inning on the way to a 5-2 loss at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. … Continue reading Hamels Struggles Early

Late Inning Rally Sparks Win

Jayson Werth had a lot at stake during his two-out, bases-loaded, ninth-inning at-bat. The Phillies were trailing 4-1. Werth was 0-3 and in danger of ending his 20-game streak of reaching safely was in jeopardy and the Phillies were on the verge of getting swept by the Giants and dropping four straight games. Werth came through with the big three-run double to tie … Continue reading Late Inning Rally Sparks Win