2010 Moment: #4 Another Miracle v. Cincy

As I was making the list of 15, including the honorable mentions, I realized that four of the moments came against the Reds. This moment is one of the early turning points of the season. Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies were struggling with health and the bats. The game prior to this, Brian … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #4 Another Miracle v. Cincy

That Bastardo Is Back

After Sunday’s win over the Mets, John Mayberry, Jr. was seen packing his stuff. When reporters asked why, he said he was being sent back down to Lehigh and that a pitcher will be coming up in his place. The Phils announced today that the pitcher is left-hander Antonio Bastardo. Bastardo went on the DL … Continue reading That Bastardo Is Back

Phils Acquire Sweeney From Seattle

The Phillies made a waiver wire move today, acquiring Mike Sweeney from the Mariners in exchange for cash and a player to be named later. The move came a day after the Phillies had placed Ryan Howard on the 15-day DL with a sprained left ankle. The right-handed first baseman was batting .263 with six … Continue reading Phils Acquire Sweeney From Seattle

When There’s A Wilson, There’s A Way

The early 80’s were a great time for the Phillies. So have been the past few years. On a night where the Phils had their 80’s Retro night, Wilson Valdez provided the fans with a Thriller as the A-Team Phillies beat the D’Backs 3-2 in extra innings for the sweep. The Phils have won eight … Continue reading When There’s A Wilson, There’s A Way

Phils Rattle Snakes

The ball was carrying out of Citizens Bank Park Tuesday night. With the breeze to a minimum and the humidity almost non-existent, the cool night allowed for the Diamondbacks and Phils to hit four homers combined. But the Phils’ long balls packed more punch as they kept Arizona in check, winning 9-5. Ryan Howard, Jayson … Continue reading Phils Rattle Snakes

Perfect Finish

It was almost the perfect outcome… yet not for Travis Wood. The rookie lefty, who was making only his third career start in the majors, lost his perfect game bid to Carlos Ruiz in the top of the ninth before the Reds ultimately lost again in extra innings. Jimmy Rollins’ walk-off hit with two outs … Continue reading Perfect Finish

Big Brown Caps 8-Run Rally

The Phillies may have found their swagger. Tonight’s game was one of those games that changes a season and the Phillies breaking out of their funk could possibly start tonight. After erasing a six-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Howard hit a two-run bomb to left-center in the bottom of the 10th … Continue reading Big Brown Caps 8-Run Rally

Offense Backs Kendrick

After two disappointing losses to the Pirates the past two days in which the Phillies managed only two runs, the offense exploded tonight to back Kyle Kendrick. The young righty pitched very well and offense came through in a big way as the Phillies won 12-4, snapping the three-game skid to a last-place team. Jimmy … Continue reading Offense Backs Kendrick

Ransom For Bocock

That just sounds dirty but it’s true: the Phillies brought up Cody Ranson (finally!) and designated Brian Bocock for assignment according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports on Twitter. Bocock did not get a single at-bat for the Phillies in his short time up. The short stop hasn’t had a major league at-bat since 2008 … Continue reading Ransom For Bocock