Series Preview: at Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 39-51, 5th in NL East; LAD: 48-42, 1st in NL West When: July 16-18 Where: Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (7-8, 4.98) vs Nathan Eovaldi (1-5, 4.21) Tuesday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98) vs TBA Wednesday: Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92) vs Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.84) Broadcast Info Monday, 10:10, CSN Tuesday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Los Angeles Dodgers

Cole As the Rockies: Hamels Leads Phils To Series Win

Phillies 5, Rockies 1 WP – Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.07) LP – Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 3.79) DENVER — The Phillies got their second half off to a good start with a series win in Colorado. Backed by Hunter Pence’s three-run homer and Cole Hamels’ eight innings of brilliance, the Phillies beat the Rockies, 5-1, Sunday … Continue reading Cole As the Rockies: Hamels Leads Phils To Series Win

Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Hindsight is and always will be 20/20 for the viewer. A look back at four of the biggest trades Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has made will raise two opinions: 1) Amaro pulled some seriously big names from Cleveland, Toronto and Houston; 2) Amaro also depleted the Phillies farm system so much that it ranks … Continue reading Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Lee Earns First Win; Beats Mets 9-2

Phillies 9, Mets 2 WP – Cliff Lee (1-5, 3.98) LP – Chris Young (2-2, 3.41) CORONA, NY — Take a load off, Cliff Lee. The weight has finally been lifted off Lee’s shoulders. The Phillies left-hander earned his first win of the season on his 14th start, a 9-2 win over the Mets that … Continue reading Lee Earns First Win; Beats Mets 9-2

Worley Pummeled; Phillies Fall to Mets 11-1

Mets 11, Phillies 1 WP – Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35) LP – Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) CORONA, NY — Jon Niese made only one mistake to Carlos Ruiz. After that, he and his offense and defense tightened up to play flawless baseball. The Mets combined a great outing by Niese with some stellar defense and … Continue reading Worley Pummeled; Phillies Fall to Mets 11-1

Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Marlins 5, Phillies 2 WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-6, 4.62) LP – Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) SV – Heath Bell (17) MIAMI — The Marlins pulled out the brooms and successfully swept the Phillies in their home park. Philadelphia, making its first trip to Miami’s new stadium, fell again, 5-2, and were swept but the … Continue reading Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Lee Pummeled In Loss

Marlins 6, Phillies 2 WP – Josh Johnson (5-5, 3.60) LP – Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) MIAMI — It’s going to be hard for Cliff Lee to get his first win of the season if he continues to pitch poorly. The Phillies left-hander, without a win in the first three months of the season, was … Continue reading Lee Pummeled In Loss

KK Hit Early In Loss

Pirates 5, Phillies 4 WP – A.J. Burnett (9-2, 3.31) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) SV – Joel Hanrahan (20) PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick settled in, but it was after he gave up five early runs. That early hole was too deep for the Phillies to climb out of and they lost, 5-4. They … Continue reading KK Hit Early In Loss

Conrad’s 4 RBIs help bury Phils

Cliff Lee’s winless streak seems destined to never end. Lee got behind the eight-ball after a horrific three-run second inning and never recovered as the Phillies lost their second game of the day to the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3. The Rays received big RBI hits from Sean Rodriguez and Brooks Conrad during their second inning … Continue reading Conrad’s 4 RBIs help bury Phils

Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (1-2, 2.28) LP – Rafael Batencourt (1-3, 3.28) PHIADELPHIA — Twice Rafael Batencourt produced two ground balls but twice his infield failed to get the batters out on them. Back-to-back infield hits, the second being on a catching error by Todd Helton, resulted in the Phillies 7-6 … Continue reading Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win