Game 70: Making Up Ground

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies find themselves in a position they haven’t been in for a very long time: last place in June. Sitting five games under .500 (32-37) and eight games behind the first place Nationals, the Phillies are looking to gain some ground heading into the All-Star Break. Talking with one of the TTB … Continue reading Game 70: Making Up Ground

High Note: Phils Cap Off Bad Day With Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 2 WP – Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25) LP – Josh Outman (0-3, 8.41) PHILADELPHIA — As posted earlier, injury and suspension news started off what was looking to be another bleak day in an already awful season for the Phillies. But the team put all of that stuff behind them as well … Continue reading High Note: Phils Cap Off Bad Day With Win

Series Preview: vs Colorado Rockies

PHI: 31-37, 5th in NL East;┬áCOL: 25-40, 4th in NL West When: June 19-21 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) vs Josh Outman (0-2, 8.44) Wednesday: Joe Blanton (6-6, 4.93) vs Alex White (2-5, 5.56) Thursday: Vance Worley (3-3, 2.80) vs Jeff Francis (0-1, 12.46) Broadcast Info Tuesday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Colorado Rockies

Season Preview: NL West

Expectations: San Francisco’s payroll may top $130 million in order to pay for Brian Wilson’s beard dye. Key Addition: OF Melky Cabrera (acquired from Kansas City) Key Loss: SP Jonathan Sanchez (traded to Kansas City) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Giants are looking to get back on top of the National League after a disappointing … Continue reading Season Preview: NL West

Howard stays hot; Phils sweep again

There is a runaway train running through the majors called the Philadelphia Phillies and it is not about to stop. And the conductor of that train is the home run hitting first baseman Ryan Howard. The Big Piece knocked another home run out this series, his third in the last two games, as he had … Continue reading Howard stays hot; Phils sweep again

Kendrick deals in Phils 5th straight win

Kyle Kendrick quite possibly made his last start on the season for the Phils, barring any sort of set-back by a pitcher. With Roy Oswalt ready to take his spot back in the rotation, Kendrick wanted to give the Phils one more little treat before he likely retakes his seat back in the Phillies bull … Continue reading Kendrick deals in Phils 5th straight win

Late homers complete come back

Shane Victorino knew it was gone once it left his bat. The switch-hitting All-Star, who was flipped to his right side – the stronger of the two – ripped a solo home run to lead off the 10th, capping a come back win over the Rockies. The 4-3 win expanded the Phils winning streak to … Continue reading Late homers complete come back

Series Preview: at Colorado Rockies

PHI: 68-39, 1st in NL East; COL: 51-57, 3rd in NL West When: August 1-3 Where: Coors Field (Denver, CO) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cole Hamels (12-6, 2.61) vs Jhoulys Chacin (8-8, 3.50) Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (5-5, 3.52) vs Aaron Cook (2-5, 5.05) Wednesday: Roy Halladay (13-4, 2.44) vs Jason Hammel (6-10, 4.65) Broadcast Info Monday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Colorado Rockies

A career worth consideration?

Stemming from a conversation Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews were having on the Phils broadcast last night, I want to take a little time to talk about a certain Colorado Rockies star who I’ve seen tearing it up in baseball for the past 14 years. Todd Helton has been an absolute force in … Continue reading A career worth consideration?

Hamels makes most of two runs

You have to be damn near perfect the way the Phillies anemic offense has been of late. Cole Hamels was as good as you can expect him to be, pitching too good for the Phillies offense to squander his gem in their 2-1 win Wednesday night. The Phillies started off their nine-day home stand with … Continue reading Hamels makes most of two runs