World Series Game 1 Preview?

Today will be the Phillies first organized matchup with the Yankees since losing in six games last October in the World Series. Though the game counts for nothing in the standings, it could count for Roy Halladay. Doc will be making his first pitching appearance in Phillies pinstripes and will be matched up against C.C. Sabathia. Both … Continue reading World Series Game 1 Preview?

Spring Training Schedule

Here are a few things to note for the Phillies spring training this year in the Grapefruit League. Starters this week (via Todd Zolecki): Wednesday vs. Florida State: J.A. Happ Thursday vs. *Yankees: Roy Halladay and Kyle Kendrick Friday at Toronto in Dunedin: Cole Hamels and Jamie Moyer Saturday at Pittsburgh in Bradenton: Joe Blanton … Continue reading Spring Training Schedule

Phils Fail at Comeback, Yanks Up 3-1

All Brad Lidge had to do was get Johnny Damon out. But he was resilient. Damon fought off every strike-two pitch by Lidge until he got the one he like. After his base hit and steal of second and third, Mark Teixeira walked and Alex Rodriguez drove in Damon to make it a 5-4 game. … Continue reading Phils Fail at Comeback, Yanks Up 3-1

Game 4: Tale of the Tape

My buddy, Dan MacNeal of Liberty Bell Sports, had the idea to do a “Tale of the Tape” for the pitching match up tonight at 7:57 EST in Philadelphia. Tonight’s heavyweight match up will be between Joe Blanton of the Phillies versus C.C. Sabathia of the Yankees.In this corner! The beared baby face…… Jooooeeeeee Blanton! … Continue reading Game 4: Tale of the Tape

Yanks Power Their Way to 2-1

The Yankees won game three 8-5 and took a 2-1 lead in the World Series. Nick Swisher killed the Phillies, going 2-4 with a double, home run, and two runs scored. Andy Pettitte got through six solid innings, only allowing four runs on five hits, three walks, and seven strike outs. Mariano Rivera got the … Continue reading Yanks Power Their Way to 2-1

Blanton to Pitch Game 4

Todd Zolecki just reported on his Twitter that Charlie Manuel is going to pitch Joe Blanton in game four in Philadelphia on Sunday versus CC Sabathia. This will line up Cliff Lee for game five, Pedro Martinez for game six, and Cole Hamels for game seven. Lee will be eligible to pitch out of the … Continue reading Blanton to Pitch Game 4

Lee, Utley Lead Phils in Game 1

The weather was ugly but Cliff Lee and Chase Utley were the complete opposite. Lee went pitched a complete game and Utley hit two homers en route to a 6-1 Phillies win and putting them ahead 1-0 in the World Series over the Yankees. C.C. Sabathia was once again thwarted by the Phillies as he … Continue reading Lee, Utley Lead Phils in Game 1

Myers On, Cairo Off

And the Phillies 25-man roster is set for the World Series. Brett Myers was added to the roster, taking the place of Miguel Cairo via @ToddZolecki. I guess he will be the right-handed bat off the bench option for the Phillies vs. CC Sabathia. This leaves the Phillies with 13 hitters and 12 pitchers. Hitters: … Continue reading Myers On, Cairo Off

Phillies Pitching Takes Shape

Charlie Manuel just reported on a radio show this morning that Pedro Martinez will pitch game two and Cole Hamels will pitch game three via David Murphy on Twitter. Here are the probables for the first three games:Wed: PHI: Lee, Cl (2-0, 0.74), NYY: Sabathia (3-0, 1.19)Thu: PHI: Martinez, P (0-0, 0.00, 7 IP)Sat: PHI: … Continue reading Phillies Pitching Takes Shape

Filling In the Void

Here are a few things I read during the past couple days in the wake of the Phillies second straight NL championship. We are all sitting here watching the Angels refuse to go away as the series heads back to New York for game six with the Yankees up 3-2. Rollins, Victorino Fine: Jimmy Rollins … Continue reading Filling In the Void