Phillies Mid-Season Report Card

The Phillies struggled for most of the first half but still find themselves 4.5 out of first with plenty of time to make noise in their own division. Only a handful of players are deserving of good grades as they consistently performed to their expectations or higher. Some others have disappointed in their seasons, whether … Continue reading Phillies Mid-Season Report Card

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Phils Fall Out of First

The Atlanta Braves have been on a role and they used that momentum to carry them into first place of the NL East. They did so by beating Philadelphia 9-3 to take a half-game lead in the division. Troy Glaus continued on his tear, going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the seventh. Chipper Jones … Continue reading Phils Fall Out of First

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

Phils Lose On Walk-Off

Miguel Olivo only needed to see one pitch from Chad Durbin. Olivo’s walk-off homer to lead off the 10th did the Phillies in as Colorado won 4-3 after tying the game in the seventh off Roy Halladay. Halladay had his worst outing of the season and was still better than most of the league. He … Continue reading Phils Lose On Walk-Off

Phils Take Two From Braves

Cole Hamels was dominant and Brad Lidge was closing the game out like the good old days as Philadelphia won 5-3. The Phillies bull pen gave Hamels four scoreless innings to preserve the game. The Phillies took two-of-three from the Braves and seven games out of their 10-game home stand to improve to 19-12 on … Continue reading Phils Take Two From Braves

Longballs Galore!

The Phillies needed only three swings to beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Two of those mighty swings belonged to Jayson Werth, who’s two solo homers including his moon shot in the top of the ninth, helped lead the Phillies to a 3-2 win. Raul Ibanez also had a solo homer in the seventh that tied the game … Continue reading Longballs Galore!

Hamels Shaky in Win

This was an important start for Cole Hamels. Though he racked up his first W of 2010, Hamels was not impressive in the Phillies 8-4 win over the Nationals Wednesday. He was fine through two innings until the Nationals put up two in the third and one in the fourth. Hamels wound up only lasting five innings, … Continue reading Hamels Shaky in Win

Phils Comeback Falls Short

J.A. Happ looked good in another start but Chad Durbin and Ryan Madson relinquished the lead as the Phillies lost 5-4. Dewayn Wise grounded out with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth to end the game, preventing the Phillies comeback. Happ went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits, five walks, … Continue reading Phils Comeback Falls Short

Spankin’ Yankees

Jayson Werth homered and Joe Blanton pitched well in the Phillies 6-2 win over the Yankees. Werth went 2-3 with a three-run blast off of Damaso Marte in the fifth. Blanton pitched five strong innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out three. Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard also had multi-hit games and Jose Contreras, Sergio Escalona, and Chad Durbin … Continue reading Spankin’ Yankees

Almost Here…

Spring is in the air. Well not literally as there is still plenty of snow on the ground and it’s colder than a witch’s unmentionable. But with the reporting of pitchers and catchers around the corner (tomorrow), that warm feeling you get when you smell the grass and hear the crack of the bat or the pop … Continue reading Almost Here…