Cain’t Handle the Giants

Matt Cain settled in and Cole Hamels did not. That was the difference maker in game three as the Phillies lost to San Francisco, 3-0, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead. Cain was spectacular through seven, allowing only two hits but got a little wild with three walks and a hit batter. Cain … Continue reading Cain’t Handle the Giants

The Wonderfully Wizardly Oswalt

The difference in this NLCS is going to be the Phillies’ ability to put runs up on the board. You saw just that Sunday night as the offense erupted in the seventh inning to pull away from San Francisco and win, 6-1, in game two of the NLCS. The star of the night goes to … Continue reading The Wonderfully Wizardly Oswalt

Pen Nearly Collapses; Doc 3-0

David Herndon knows the chance of him getting sent to the minors once Joe Blanton, J.C. Romero, and Brad Lidge get healthy is very high. He didn’t do a good job of helping keep a lasting impression as he got smoked in the ninth inning but the Phillies held on to win 8-6 over Florida on … Continue reading Pen Nearly Collapses; Doc 3-0

Series Preview: Marlins

Phillies (7-2) vs. Florida Marlins (6-4) Where: Citizens Bank Park Pitching Probables Fri: Halladay vs. Sanchez Sat: Moyer vs. Nolasco Sun: Hamels vs. Robertson Player to watch: Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez is considered the best short stop in baseball and is in the top five hitters in the league. This kid can do it all: hit … Continue reading Series Preview: Marlins

NL East Preview

Philadelphia Phillies Last year’s record/place: 93-69, 1st Key acquisitions: C  Brian Schneider, 3B Placido Polanco, IF Juan Castro, OF Ross Gload, SP Roy Halladay, RP Danys Baez, RP Jose Contreras. Key losses: 3B Pedro Feliz, OF Matt Stairs, IF Eric Bruntlett, SP Cliff Lee, Pedro Martinez, SP Brett Myers. Player to watch: Roy Halladay – When you trade top-tier prospects and let a pitcher … Continue reading NL East Preview