Utley leads Phils over Padres

One swing can change a game. It told the story in the 1st for the Phils. But like any good story, a turn of events occurred as one big swing for the Padres change the tone of the story. But when the going gets tough for the hero, it takes one mighty swing to bring … Continue reading Utley leads Phils over Padres

Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

PHI: 61-36, 1st in NL East; SD: 44-55, 4th in NL Central When: July 22-25 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (11-5, 2.71) vs Corey Luebke (3-3, 2.57) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.34) vs Mat Latos (5-10, 4.02) Sunday: Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.57) vs Tim Stauffer (6-6, 2.83) Monday: Cliff … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

Halladay Cleaning

Easter weekend wasn’t a bad time to get some cleaning done, especially if you’re the Phillies. The Phils grabbed their brooms and shut down the San Diego Padres 3-1 to cap off the four-game sweep in San Diego. Roy Halladay ran into a wall in the ninth, preventing him from getting the shut out. But … Continue reading Halladay Cleaning

Redemption: After striking out four times, Howard comes up clutch in Phillies 4-2 win

Take your gold sombrero and stick it where the sun don’t shine. After being punched out four times, first baseman Ryan Howard hit a two-RBI double in the top of the eleventh to give the Phillies the 4-2 win, and their tenth straight win at Petco park to improve their record to 14-6. For Howard … Continue reading Redemption: After striking out four times, Howard comes up clutch in Phillies 4-2 win

Oswalt, pen blank Padres

Roy Oswalt had a no-no going through the first 4 2/3 inning. But he also had a high pitch count running. But despite the battling Padres, they could barely solve the right-hander, let alone score as he and the bull pen combined for a 3-0 shut out win to open the series against San Diego. … Continue reading Oswalt, pen blank Padres

Series Preview: at San Diego

PHI: 11-6, 1st in NL East; SD: 8-10, 5th in NL West When: April 21-23 Where: PetCo Park (San Diego, CA) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.50) vs Mat Latos (0-2, 5.84) Friday: Cole Hamels (1-1, 4.32), vs Clayton Richard (1-0, 4.50) Saturday: Joe Blanton (0-1, 7.27) vs Tim Stauffer (0-1, 3.27) Sunday: Roy … Continue reading Series Preview: at San Diego

Phils Split Double Header

OFFENSE SPUTTERS AS PHILS DROP FIRST GAME The Phillies couldn’t do a damn thing against the Marlins’ rookie pitcher Adalbert Mendez, who was making his major league debut. The rookie pitched six innings of one-hit ball before injuring himself running out his first career base hit in a 7-1 win. Vance Worley took the hill … Continue reading Phils Split Double Header

Historic Halladay

Phillies fans knew there was going to be a no-hitter. But not many were expecting that Roy Halladay would be perfect. It’s almost fitting that it happened in Philadelphia where Halladay, a championship-starved pitcher, finally landed himself on a true contender. Doc faced 27 batters and showed each one of them to their seats on … Continue reading Historic Halladay