On a night the Braves lose, Phils fail to clinch

The Phillies magic number has dropped to one game, but it was not by way of victory. The Mets did their job, beating the Atlanta Braves, but the Phils failed to beat St. Louis and clinch the division. With their magic number now at one for the division and two for homefield, the Phils lost … Continue reading On a night the Braves lose, Phils fail to clinch

Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

The phrasing of that title seems a bit odd: “Redeems Lee.” There isn’t much wrong Cliff Lee could ever do to require any sort of redemption. But this is the sport of baseball and funny things happen in the sport of baseball. Lee was one out away from his 7th shut out of the season, … Continue reading Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

Houston is a problem for Phils once again

I don’t know what it is about the Phillies playing Houston but it sure ain’t pretty. Cole Hamels fell victim to the Astros’ black magic as the Phils lost 5-1 Tuesday night. He was less than good, not including the fact that home plate umpire Joe Reynolds was awful, and that was the story of … Continue reading Houston is a problem for Phils once again