Bad News Cubs

Somewhere, Morris Buttermaker is laughing at the Chicago Cubs. If Mike Quade isn’t an alcoholic just yet, he may be after today. The Phils offense woke up and start Vance Worley shut down the Cubs in a laugher dubbed “The Bad News Cubs,” 9-1. Carlos Pena was caught kicking the ball and throwing it away … Continue reading Bad News Cubs

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Welcome to the Mini Mart

Michael Martinez is turning into the 2011 version of Wilson Valdez. Martinez’s two-out, two-run double in the top of the 9th gave the Phils a 4-2 lead and come-from-behind win over the Cubs Tuesday night. It was the second clutch hit for Martinez in the past week, slowly turning the groans to cheers in the … Continue reading Welcome to the Mini Mart

Phillies Can’t Escape Early Hole

Not even Roy Halladay could help the Phillies tonight.  Bad fielding coupled with little offense in the early innings sealed their fate tonight.  The Cubs had a four run second inning off Halladay to take the commanding lead early and did not look back.  Once again, the Phillies offense floundered and failed to produce for … Continue reading Phillies Can’t Escape Early Hole

Late Inning Heroics

The birthday may have belonged to Jayson Werth but the day itself belonged to another outfielder. Raul Ibanez’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth gave the Phillies the 5-4 lead and victory Thursday afternoon to split the two-game series with the Cubs. Jose Contreras fought off a ninth-inning threat by Chicago to preserve … Continue reading Late Inning Heroics

Phils Go Broom Happy

The Philadelphia Phillies are officially hotter than a July afternoon in Miami. Winners of 12 of their last 13 games and currently on an eight-game winning streak that extended before the All Star break, the Phillies have showed no signs of cooling down. They also improved their remarkable league best 29-15 road record. Despite Saturday’s … Continue reading Phils Go Broom Happy