Why the Phantastic Phour may not be enough

There is a team in the National League that looks really good this season. They have four great pitchers, two of which are Cy Young winners. They have had clutch hitting in the playoffs, and a great closer who has recently locked up a World Series. However, this team is not the Philadelphia Phillies. This … Continue reading Why the Phantastic Phour may not be enough

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Durbin signs with Indians; Phils v. Yanks

As reported on Twitter last night, the Cleveland Indians have reportedly signed former Phillies relieve Chad Durbin to a one-year deal. Durbin was a possible candidate to return to the Phillies bull pen this season but the Indians pried him away. The deal is worth $800,000 with $1 million in incentives. The 33-year-old was 4-1 … Continue reading Durbin signs with Indians; Phils v. Yanks

2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

To the Phillies fans, it was a game to remember. For Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, it was a night from hell. First there was Matt Stairs, who crushed the go-ahead homer in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS in Los Angeles off Broxton that eventually helped them win the series. Then in Game 4 of … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

Phillies, Reyes part ways

A week ago it appeared the Phillies and left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes had agreed to a contract. But both parties hit a snag in their talks. “We hit a snag,” said Oscar Suarez, who is Reyes’ agent. “So we just decided to push back.” Asked if it was health-related, Suarez said, “It just didn’t work … Continue reading Phillies, Reyes part ways

No Surprise: Werth Offered Arbitration

The Phillies figured they will get something out of Jayson Werth this off season. With it highly unlikely they will sign the free agent right fielder, the Phils offered arbitration in hopes of getting something for him. Werth is a Type A free agent which means the Phils will get the top pick and another … Continue reading No Surprise: Werth Offered Arbitration

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

Huge Inning Propels Phils

Well it’s been said before: the Phillies are never out of a game.  They proved that once again in Colorado tonight.  The Phillies exploded for nine runs in the seventh inning en route to a 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Phillies had one of their biggest innings of the season in the seventh … Continue reading Huge Inning Propels Phils

Patient Phils Edge Padres In Extras

As Tom Petty once said, “waiting is the hardest part.” The Phillies were a little more selective at the plate tonight and had to play extra innings against the Padres. Despite a blown save they worked Padres pitching and won a close contest 3-2 in 12 innings in San Diego Roy Oswalt turned in another … Continue reading Patient Phils Edge Padres In Extras

Oswalt Roughed Up in Debut

Well it wasn’t the start that everyone anticipated from Roy Oswalt tonight. In a matter of hours, Oswalt went from a highly-praised acquisition to a complete mystery on the mound. The Washington Nationals just went off on Oswalt as they crushed the Phils, ending their winning streak at eight with an 8-1 inning. Oswalt allowed … Continue reading Oswalt Roughed Up in Debut

Pen Gets Boost with Durbin Return

The bull pen woes have been sickening. With the Phillies playing tight games throughout the series against Cincy, fans bit their nails and cried for mommy when one of the four starters were lifted. But with Chad Durbin’s return, the held breath can be let out slowly. Though the pen woes will still linger until … Continue reading Pen Gets Boost with Durbin Return