Season Preview: NL West

San Francisco Giants Expectations: What else is there to say other than expectations are high for the former World Series Champions. The Giant’s 2010 playoff run was extremely similar to the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series explosion. Both the Phillies and the Giants stampeded their competition, somewhat unexpectedly, and took home the hardware as the … Continue reading Season Preview: NL West

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2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

To the Phillies fans, it was a game to remember. For Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, it was a night from hell. First there was Matt Stairs, who crushed the go-ahead homer in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS in Los Angeles off Broxton that eventually helped them win the series. Then in Game 4 of … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

Chasing Doubles

Roy Oswalt’s hot August carried into September as the right-hander kept the Dodgers bats cold on a hot SoCal day. Oswalt allowed one hit in his outing and Chase Utley hit three doubles in the Phillies 5-1 win Wednesday day. The Dodgers didn’t get their only hit off Oswalt until the sixth inning when Casey … Continue reading Chasing Doubles

Phils Find Bats

It’s amazing when Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels don’t get any run support but a pitcher like Kyle Kendrick does. The Phillies will take the support anyway as they used it to beat the Dodgers 8-4 a day after being one-hit. Ryan Howard hit his first home run of the month, a huge three-run blast … Continue reading Phils Find Bats

Oh Where, Oh Where Were the Bats?

Hiroki Kuroda was close to a no-no. But Shane Victorino thwarted the Japanese righty’s no-hit bid with only five outs to go in the game. Kuroda still got the last laugh, shutting down the Phillies and leading the Dodgers to a 3-0 win Monday night. Kuroda was damn-near unhittable until Victorino’s single in the eighth. … Continue reading Oh Where, Oh Where Were the Bats?

Series Preview: Dodgers

PHI: 73-57, 2nd in NL East LAD: 67-64, 4th in NL West Where: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (16-9, 2.22) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (9-11, 3.56) Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (8-7, 4.64) vs. Carlos Monasterios (3-4, 3.54) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt (9-13, 3.12) vs. Clayton Kershaw* (11-8, 3.01) *Lefty … Continue reading Series Preview: Dodgers

Broxton Melts Down Again

What do Matt Stairs, Jimmy Rollins, and Carlos Ruiz all have in common? They have all made a mental mess out of Jonathon Broxton. Ruiz ripped Broxton’s no-out fastball off the top of the right-centerfield wall to drive in both Jayson Werth and Ben Francisco to lead the Phillies to a 10-9-come-back win over the … Continue reading Broxton Melts Down Again

Oswalt Earns First Win As A Phil

Raul Ibanez is streaking – in a good way –  for the Phils. The left-hander had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 18 games as he helped lead the Phils to a 2-0 win over the Dodgers. The win kept them in pace with the Braves, whose win today will help keep them … Continue reading Oswalt Earns First Win As A Phil

Brown Homers in Forgetful Game

The moment Phillies fans have been waiting for finally arrived. Too bad the memorable first home run by Domonic Brown will be lost in a game that the Phillies and fans would love to soon forget. Andre Ethier had himself a game to remember and the Dodgers put up a few mult-run innings en-route to … Continue reading Brown Homers in Forgetful Game

Series Preview: Dodgers

PHI: 62-49, 2nd in NL East. LAD: 58-54, 4th in NL West. Where: Citizens Bank Park Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Tue: Vicente Padilla (5-3, 3.09) vs. Kyle Kendrick (7-4, 4.37) Wed: Chad Billinglsy (9-6, 3.82) vs. Roy Oswalt (6-13, 3.50) Thu: Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 3.19) vs. Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.65) Broadcast Tue: 7:05, … Continue reading Series Preview: Dodgers