Kemp’s Walkoff Homer Beats Phils

Dodgers 5, Phillies 3 (12 innings) WP – Jamey Wright (4-2, 3.58) LP – Jake Diekman (1-1, 5.03) LOS ANGELES – Hunter Pence was the Phillies hero last night. Matt Kemp was the Dodgers hero today. Just when it looked like the Phillies had the game won due to Pence’s heroics, it all turned. After Pence knocked in … Continue reading Kemp’s Walkoff Homer Beats Phils

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Papelbon Sounds Off After Tough Loss

Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 WP – Ronals Belisario (1-0, 1.26) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (0-2, 2.31) SV – Kenley Jansen (7) PHILADELPHIA — Poor umpiring had a lot to do with the Phillies dropping a third straight game. It also had a lot to do with why Jonathan Papelbon was upset in the 9th inning … Continue reading Papelbon Sounds Off After Tough Loss

In defense of Kershaw over Halladay; Phillies fans need not fret

John Shields is a contributor on Team to Beat as well as a writer for The Philly Phans. Here is his latest up at TPP. Last night MLB announced the winner of the 2011 Cy Young in the National League. The recipient of baseball’s highest award for pitching this season? Lefty Clayton Kershaw of the … Continue reading In defense of Kershaw over Halladay; Phillies fans need not fret

Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

The race was down to four competitors, unlike the American League in which Justin Verlander took home the AL Cy Young in a unanimous decision. Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee and Ian Kennedy all have had seasons to make a unanimous decision impossible. Only one of those four men was going to be named … Continue reading Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

NL MVP Matt Kemp: There have been two bright spots for the Dodgers this season, who are in the middle of a financial rut and baseball abyss. One of those bright spots is Matt Kemp (the other is in the Cy Young race). Kemp is having a Willie Mays-ian season (yes, I compared him to … Continue reading One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 35-24, 1st in NL East; LAD: 28-32, 3rd in NL West When: June 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.94) vs Ted Lilly (4-4, 4.22) Tuesday: Roy Oswalt (3-3, 2.70) vs Rubby De La Rosa (1-0, 1.80) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (7-2, 2.83) vs Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46) … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Faceoff: Future Stars

Question: Who is the best player in the majors under 25-years-old? In the fourth installment of our “Face Off” segment, site founder John Russo is going to square off with a writer from a different blog. In the first ever inter-blog face off, Russo will take on another John, John Shields from “The Philly Phans.” … Continue reading Faceoff: Future Stars

Chasing Doubles

Roy Oswalt’s hot August carried into September as the right-hander kept the Dodgers bats cold on a hot SoCal day. Oswalt allowed one hit in his outing and Chase Utley hit three doubles in the Phillies 5-1 win Wednesday day. The Dodgers didn’t get their only hit off Oswalt until the sixth inning when Casey … Continue reading Chasing Doubles

News: 6/9/10

HAPP REHABS — J.A. Happ finally got on the mound against hitting that meant a darn on Tuesday. He pitched three innings of re-hab for High-A Clearwater, allowing only two runs and fanning one. Happ hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 15 when he injured his forearm on his throwing arm. Not much else … Continue reading News: 6/9/10