Phils Out-Slug Cards

Phillies 10, Cardinals 9 WP – Raul Valdes (1-0, 0.00) LP – Fernando Salas (0-3, 6.32) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (13) ST. LOUIS — The bats came alive for the Phillies in St. Louis and it was much needed. With the pitchers doing nothing more than throwing batting practice, the Phillies offense needed to be … Continue reading Phils Out-Slug Cards

Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 22-23, 5th in NL East; STL: 25-19, 1st in NL Central When: May 24-27 Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) vs Jake Westbrook (4-3, 2.41) Friday: Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.66) vs Kyle Lohse (5-1, 2.91) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 5.23) vs Jaime Garcia (3-2, 3.55) Sunday: Roy Halladay … Continue reading Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

The stage is set: Cardinals to face Rangers in World Series

One team has unfinished business to settle. The other has destiny on it’s side. On Wednesday, those two teams will meet in the 2011 Fall Classic. The St. Louis Cardinals, who capped off a miraculous September run to steal the Wild Card from the Atlanta Braves. They will host the Texas Rangers, who are playing … Continue reading The stage is set: Cardinals to face Rangers in World Series

Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Matt Holliday’s presence in the Cards line up indirectly gave them the spark they needed. With him hitting in the five spot, David Freese got bumped down a few spots. This spread out the Cardinals fire power and he provided them with four RBIs and another day of baseball. A two-run double in the 4th … Continue reading Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

2010 Moment: #10 Chooch Walk-off HR v. Cards

Cracking the top 10 to open the list was a very special moment to me this season. On May 4, Carlos Ruiz hit a walk-off home run to beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Cole Hamels was incredible the whole game, pitching eight spectacular innings before being pulled mid-way through the ninth inning after allowing the … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #10 Chooch Walk-off HR v. Cards

Chooch’s Walk Off Wins It

My article for the Gloucester County Times: PHILADELPHIA – It was a night dominated by starting pitching. Both Cole Hamels and Adam Wainwright bested the opposing offenses, but the Phillies got a walk-off home run from Carlos Ruiz in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, on Tuesday night. … Continue reading Chooch’s Walk Off Wins It