The phrase “what have you done for me lately” has become somewhat of an anthem for Philadelphia fans. And rightfully so it may seem, the sense of nostalgia and gratitude come to mind when referencing some of Philadelphia’s most notable athletes. A little over three years ago, though recent, hardly counts under “lately” but in … Continue reading The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008
And the struggles against the Braves continue… Dan Uggla’s line drive home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth broke the 2-2 tie and gave the Braves the 3-2 win on Civil Rights Day. The Phillies have now lost the last two series against the Braves and trail th season series, 5-4. … Continue reading Uggla Outscores Phils, 3-2
The frustration could be felt throughout the entire stadium. It started with Cole Hamels, then drifted to the offense, found its way to the bull pen and left the fans feeling hung out to dry. Hamels couldn’t catch any breaks and the Braves used three homers to take the rubber match, 5-2, and beat the … Continue reading Braves power past Phils
Question: Who is under more pressure in the ninth inning with two outs in a clutch situation: the batter or the pitcher? In our inaugural Face Off on Team to Beat, John Russo and Christian Hetrick will battle it out with this tough question. Here are their sides: John: The Batter Game 6 of the … Continue reading FACE OFF: Pressure!
It’s kind of ironic that the Phillies held a promotion for children ages 14 and under to give away a Louisville Slugger with Charlie Manuel’s name engraved on the barrel. It seemed as though the bats belonging to the men in pinstripes found their way to the give-away pile as the Phillies only managed three … Continue reading Bats Disappear On Night They’re Given Away
The Atlanta Braves have been on a role and they used that momentum to carry them into first place of the NL East. They did so by beating Philadelphia 9-3 to take a half-game lead in the division. Troy Glaus continued on his tear, going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the seventh. Chipper Jones … Continue reading Phils Fall Out of First
Cole Hamels was dominant and Brad Lidge was closing the game out like the good old days as Philadelphia won 5-3. The Phillies bull pen gave Hamels four scoreless innings to preserve the game. The Phillies took two-of-three from the Braves and seven games out of their 10-game home stand to improve to 19-12 on … Continue reading Phils Take Two From Braves