Kendrick looks good in spot start

It had been 21 games since Kyle Kendrick took the mound as the starting pitcher. The right-hander didn’t look as such, pitching almost Cliff Lee-like in his start. But that Lee guy will be pitching tonight in about two hours. Kendrick led the Phils to a 3-1 victory in the first half of the double-header. … Continue reading Kendrick looks good in spot start

Doubleheader Preview: vs Florida Marlins

PHI: 95-51, 1st in NL East; FLA: 67-81, 5th in NL East When: September 15 Where: Citizens Bank Park Probable Pitchers Game 1, 2:35: Kyle Kendrick (7-6, 3.29) vs Anibal Sanchez (8-7, 3.64) Game 2, 7:35: Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.44) vs Alex Sanabia (0-0, 0.00) Game 1 lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Howard … Continue reading Doubleheader Preview: vs Florida Marlins

Phils denied their protest

The Phillies were denied their protest from Friday’s loss in Florida, reported Todd Zolecki. Life goes on. What David Hale tweeted, though, has been on mymind since Friday night when Joe West played commissioner and made up his own instant replay rules. “The appeal denial is not surprising. What’ll be interesting is to see how … Continue reading Phils denied their protest

Phillies lose playing under protest

The argument for instant replay just took a slap to the face. Joe West over-stepped his boundaries as an umpire during the Phillies loss over Florida. His controversial out call that would have led to two Phillies runs almost cost them the game, in which they played under protest and lost. David Herndon walked in … Continue reading Phillies lose playing under protest

Hamels looks sharp after settling in

Cole Hamels was throwing fire in Cincy this past Monday. Though that wasn’t the case tonight against the Marlins, he still looked sharp in the final four innings of his second start coming off a shoulder injury. Unfortunately for the rest of the pitching, their nights didn’t go as well. The Marlins jumped all over … Continue reading Hamels looks sharp after settling in

Phils push streak to five

Tonight became the first time in Phillies history – yea, 129 years, that the Phillies clocked in at 42 games over .500. Thanks to a little more love from John Mayberry Jr, the Phils, the Phillies went on to a 5-3 win over Florida. Mayberry drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer in … Continue reading Phils push streak to five

Series Preview: at Florida Marlins

PHI: 87-46, 1st in NL East; FLA: 60-76, 5th in NL East When: September 2-4 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Oswalt (6-8, 3.77) vs Brad Hand (1-4, 4.08) Saturday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.58) vs Ricky Nolasco (9-10, 4.34) Sunday: Roy Halladay (16-5, 2.47) vs Anibal Sanchez (7-7, 3.97) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Florida Marlins