KK Hit Early In Loss

Pirates 5, Phillies 4 WP – A.J. Burnett (9-2, 3.31) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) SV – Joel Hanrahan (20) PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick settled in, but it was after he gave up five early runs. That early hole was too deep for the Phillies to climb out of and they lost, 5-4. They … Continue reading KK Hit Early In Loss

Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

The starting pitching has been nothing short of fantastic for the Phillies so far, allowing only two runs in 20 innings through the first three games of the season. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about the bullpen. David Herndon was the goat on Easter Sunday, as opposed to the more favorable lamb, and the … Continue reading Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

Hawkins’ error costs Crew in 10th

The Phils needed just a little bit of luck on their side in this game. That luck came in the 10th. Carlos Ruiz’s sacrifice bunt-turned-single, thanks to a throwing error by Brewers reliever LaTroy Hawkins, allowed Raul Ibanez to score from third base and give the Phils a 3-2 win in Milwaukee. The Phils struck … Continue reading Hawkins’ error costs Crew in 10th

No story book ending

The big bad Wolf huffed and puffed and blew the Phillies away. Randy Wolf pitched six scoreless innings and the Brewers blew up Roy Halladay and the bull pen in the seventh inning as the Brewers handed the Phillies their first shut out of the season, a 9-0 loss. It was the worst loss the … Continue reading No story book ending

KK = Kendrick Kollapse

Charlie Manuel was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. With only two relievers, Kyle Kendrick and Danys Baez, left in the bull pen, Manuel went with Kendrick in the top of the 12th. Kendrick blew up, allowing three runs on one hit, a handful of walks and errors and some small ball … Continue reading KK = Kendrick Kollapse

Phils Complete Sweep of Brewers

The Phillies used good pitching and some early offense to complete the sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. Cole Hamels was effective as the Phillies won 4-2 Sunday night on ESPN. Hamels had another one of his typical starts but on a much smaller scale. With a 3-0 lead in the sixth, he gave up back-to-back … Continue reading Phils Complete Sweep of Brewers