Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

The second half is underway and there are a handful of teams looking to get back to the post season, some waiting longer than others. The National League features a pair of teams who find themselves shockingly in first place. Meanwhile, the American League has an early three-team race for the Wild Card with one … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 34-40, 5th in NL East;┬áPIT: 38-33, 2nd in NL Central When: June 25-28 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04) vs Jeff Karstens (0-1, 4.50) Tuesday: Vance Worley (3-4, 2.78) vs Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.13) Wednesday: TBD vs James McDonald (6-3, 2.19) Thursday:┬áKyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.24) vs A.J. … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pence Effect: Howard has big day with Pence behind him

The one thing people thought Hunter Pence was going to bring to the Phils line up was protection for Ryan Howard. Many felt Howard would see better pitchers, knowing he had a better hitter behind him team’s wouldn’t want to pitch around Howard to get to. Whether it held true or not, for one night, … Continue reading The Pence Effect: Howard has big day with Pence behind him

Phils tame wild Bucs

James McDonald was wild, plain and simple. His awful fifth inning, mired by wild pitches, passed balls and hit batters, was his undoing as the Phils went on to win, 7-3. But the day belonged to Roy Halladay. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six in seven innings … Continue reading Phils tame wild Bucs