2012 World Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs San Francisco Giants

Detroit: 88-74; 1st in AL Central San Francisco: 94-68; 1st in NL West Schedule – 8 PM, EST; FOX Game 1: Oct. 24: Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64) at Barry Zito (15-8, 4.15) Game 2: Oct. 25: Doug Fister (10-10, 3.45) at Madison Bumgarner (16-11, 3.37) Game 3: Oct. 27: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 vs Ryan Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37) … Continue reading 2012 World Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs San Francisco Giants

Phillies Win With Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off In 12th

Phillies 4, Giants 4 (12 innings) WP – Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.57) LP – Brad Penny (0-1, 3.88) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies had a little bit of extra-innings magic in them this afternoon. Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the bottom of the 12th drove home the winning run as the Phillies prevented the sweep with … Continue reading Phillies Win With Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off In 12th

Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Giants 6, Phillies 5 WP – Sergio Romo (3-1, 0.64) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-4, .349) SV – Santiago Casilla (24) PHILADELPHIA — Gregor Blanco knew he messed up the suicide squeeze. What could have been the go-ahead run, Blanco whiffed on a suicide squeeze that could have scored Buster Posey and given the Giants … Continue reading Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

PHI: 41-52, 5th in NL East; SF: 51-41, 1st in NL West When: July 20-22 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47) vs Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93) Saturday: Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07) vs Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56) Sunday: Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79) vs TBA Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, PHL 17 … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

Phils Offense Sputters Again

The Phillies offense fell back to earth, sputtering in their struggle to get above .500. It was Madison Bumgarner who kept the Phillies hitting at bay this time as the Giants went on to win, 4-2, in San Francisco. Madison Bumgarner out-dueled Blanton in his first start since signing a contract extension with the Giants. … Continue reading Phils Offense Sputters Again

Adressing the Posey play

I appologize for those who are tired of the Buster Posey play that happened over a week ago being beaten to death. You don’t have to read this. But now is my turn to beat the dead horse. It’s a bang-bang play we see a thousand times. A runner flying around third with only one … Continue reading Adressing the Posey play

Faceoff: Future Stars

Question: Who is the best player in the majors under 25-years-old? In the fourth installment of our “Face Off” segment, site founder John Russo is going to square off with a writer from a different blog. In the first ever inter-blog face off, Russo will take on another John, John Shields from “The Philly Phans.” … Continue reading Faceoff: Future Stars

Giants Win World Series

The Rangers needed a stellar performance from Cliff Lee to keep their hopes alive. Instead they got six shut-out innings from him before Edgar Renteria’s three-run bomb in the seventh helped lead the Giants to a 3-1 win. It was the first time the Giants won the World Series since 1954 when they were still … Continue reading Giants Win World Series

Giant Walk-Off For Uribe

Roy Oswalt’s offering appeared to hit Juan Uribe in the hand. But home plate umpire Wally Bell said it hit the handle of the bat, extending Uribe’s at-bat. A couple pitches later and he hit a sacrifice fly to left, winning the game for the Giants, 6-5. With Oswalt pitching the ninth in a tie-game … Continue reading Giant Walk-Off For Uribe

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