Victorino nearly cycles in Phils win

Of all the hits to fall short of the cycle with, Shane Victorino chose the easiest. The center fielder doubled, tripled and homered while driving in four runs as the Phils beat Seattle, 5-1, and expanded their lead in the NL East to a season high six games. Victorino hit a two-run double in the … Continue reading Victorino nearly cycles in Phils win

Series Preview: at Seattle Mariners

PHI: 44-26, 1st in NL East; SEA: 35-34, 2nd in AL West When: June 17-19 Where: Safeco Field (Seattle, WA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Oswalt (4-4, 3.14) vs Michael Pineda (6-4, 2.72) Saturday: Vance Worley (2-1, 3.75) vs Felix Hernandez (7-5, 3.30) Sunday: Cole Hamels (9-2, 2.49) vs. Jason Vargas (4-4, 4.13) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Seattle Mariners

Faceoff: Clutch Starters

Question: In Game 7 of the World Series, who would you want taking the hill (Non-Phillies)? This go-around, writers Chris Bengel and Christian Hetrick go at it in Team to Beat’s third installment of “Faceoff.” Hetrick is 1-0 this year and Bengel is taking his first stab at the face off. Christian: Tim Lincecum Okay time … Continue reading Faceoff: Clutch Starters

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL