Phillies to Honor Atlanta’s Chipper Jones on Friday

The Philadelphia Phillies will honor a rival who has terrorized them for nearly two decades. On Friday before their series with the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies will honor Chipper Jones, who plans on retiring at the end of the season. The Phillies join a handful of teams who already have honored Jones for his illustrious … Continue reading Phillies to Honor Atlanta’s Chipper Jones on Friday

Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Braves 8, Phillies 7 WP – Peter Moylan (1-0, 0.00) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-6, 3.02) ATLANTA — Words still can’t describe what happened to the Phillies Sunday evening. In a season filled with lows and late-inning collapses, the lowest point hit Sunday. The Phillies bullpen coughed up a four-run lead in the 9th inning, … Continue reading Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Braves 12, Phillies 6 WP – Chad Durbin (4-1, 3.07) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-4, 5.45) PHILADELPHIA — With the swing of a bat, Ryan Howard capped a five-run comeback in the 5th inning to give the Phillies new life. But the rally was lost in the 7th and Antonio Bastardo on the mound. Melting … Continue reading Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Braves Sweep Phillies With 6-2 Win

Braves 6, Phillies 2 WP – Tim Hudson (10-4, 3.68) LP – Roy Halladay (4-6, 4.33) ATLANTA — The lack of consistency in the second half is killing the Phillies. The Phils followed up a four-game winning streak, and sweep of the Brewers, by getting swept by division foe Atlanta Braves. Again the offense couldn’t … Continue reading Braves Sweep Phillies With 6-2 Win

This Sucks: Bastardo Implodes In 8th; Lose 5-0

Some guy turned around and yelled at the pressbox. “Headline: THIS SUCKS.” You got it, dude. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) July 7, 2012 Mets 5, Phillies 0 WP – Tim Hudson (7-4, 3.56) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-3, 5.34) PHILADELPHIA — The above tweet says it all. The Phillies of 2012 are finding newer and … Continue reading This Sucks: Bastardo Implodes In 8th; Lose 5-0

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 37-47, 5th in NL East; ATL: 43-39, 3rd in NL East When: July 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) vs Tim Hudson (6-4, 3.87) Saturday: Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70) Sunday: Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Facts are facts: this Phillies bullpen really sucks. Eight losses this season have been credited to the Phillies bullpen. That’s a 16-game swing. Winning half of those games would give the Phillies an 18-14 record and keep that firmly planted out of the cellar. Instead, it’s been a nightmare watching the last few innings of … Continue reading Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Jones Walks Off A Wild One

Larry “Chipper” Jones has made a career killing the Phillies. He did it again. Jones hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off of Brian Sanches in a wild 15-13 win by the Braves in a game that saw five lead changes. The Phillies entered the game at .500 … Continue reading Jones Walks Off A Wild One

Phils give 100 reasons to love them

The switch has been flipped. Many thought the eight-game skid was something to worry about. The logical ones knew there was a switch somewhere to be turned on. It appears the Phillies have find this switch and have hopefully locked it in the “on” position. With a 4-2 win in Atlanta, the Phillies earned themselves … Continue reading Phils give 100 reasons to love them

Werewolf in Philly: Raul’s blast wins it in walk-off fashion

“I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at McFadden’s, his hair was perfect… Raaaaaaauuuuuul.” Raul Ibanez absolutely smoked a baseball in the bottom of the 10th as he propelled the Phillies over the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, with a walk-off home run. Ibanez’s shot came with one out in the bottom of the 10th off … Continue reading Werewolf in Philly: Raul’s blast wins it in walk-off fashion