Blast Off: Howard blasts ‘Stros to complete sweep

It only took 19 innings for the first ball to leave Citizens Bank Park. And it was delivered to the season by none other than Big Brown. Ryan Howard smoked a three-run homer in the first inning and fell a triple shy of the cycle as the Phillies completed the sweep of the Houston Astros … Continue reading Blast Off: Howard blasts ‘Stros to complete sweep

As if he never left

November 2, 2009 was the last time fans in Citizens Bank Park saw Cliff Lee throw a pitch. One year and five months. 516 days. That’s a helluva lot of time. But the reunion was magical. Fans stood for minutes, greeting Lee with a standing ovation he will never forget. “These fans have a knack … Continue reading As if he never left

Series Preview: Astros

PHI: 70-53, 2nd in NL East Hou: 54-69, 4th in NL Central Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Mon: Brett Myers (8-7, 3.11) vs. Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.54) Tue: Bud Norris (6-7, 5.43) vs. Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.51) Wed: J.A. Happ (3-2, 3.54) vs. Roy Halladay (16-8, 2.16) Thu: … Continue reading Series Preview: Astros

Ibanez’s Big Game Lifts Phils

It was the game fans were waiting for from Raul Ibanez. His three hits (two doubles)¬†and three RBI’s led the Phillies¬†to an 8-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday. Ibanez was hitting .091 heading into the game and saw his three hits raise his average to .267. That’s the beauty of the first week … Continue reading Ibanez’s Big Game Lifts Phils