Ross, Swisher Off the Board for Phillies

Earlier today, it was reported that heavily sought corner outfielder Cody Ross had signed a three-year, $26 million deal to play in Arizona. Last week, the Phillies intense pursuit of Ross was reported. It was known that Ross wanted a three-year deal and the Phillies were willing to go after the 31-year-old left fielder who … Continue reading Ross, Swisher Off the Board for Phillies

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Early lead propels D’Backs to win

Diamondbacks 4, Phillies 2 WP – Ian Kennedy (10-8, 4.15) LP – Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.45) SV – JJ Putz (20) PHILADELPHIA — When Joe Blanton was traded to the Dodgers before the game, Kyle Kendrick was given the spot start. Unfortunately for Kendrick, he fell behind early and the Phillies never could recover in a 4-2 loss to … Continue reading Early lead propels D’Backs to win

Series Preview: vs Arizona Diamondbacks

PHI: 47-58, 5th in NL East; ARI: 54-51, 3rd in NL Central When: August 3-5 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.45) vs Ian Kennedy (9-8, 4.20) Saturday: Roy Halladay (4-6, 4.33) vs Joe Saunders (5-7, 3.62) Sunday: Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.73) vs Trevor Cahill (9-9, 3.75) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Arizona Diamondbacks

Phils Win On 4th-Inning Bombs

The five-run 9th inning of Tuesday’s 9-5 loss to the Diamondbacks may have sparked the offense. Feeding off the meaningless outburst, the Phillies powered their way past Arizona with three home runs, winning 8-5 and snapping a three-game losing streak. It all started with Hunter Pence, who many thought wouldn’t have even been in tonight’s … Continue reading Phils Win On 4th-Inning Bombs

Father’s Day Failure

On a day celebrating fathers around the world, the Phillies were the only ones not celebrating. Roy Halladay was taken yard two times and Carl Pavano pitched a complete game to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win and series win in Philadelphia. Halladay got hit pretty well but only allowed four runs, three earned … Continue reading Father’s Day Failure

Howard Powers Phils Past Twins

Ryan Howard had a couple twin-killings, his style, Friday night. The Big Piece erupted for four extra-base hits, falling a single shy of the cycle, as the Phillies beat Minnesota 9-5, extending their winning streak to three. Joe Blanton did tonight what the Phillies need him to do every start. He went six innings, allowing … Continue reading Howard Powers Phils Past Twins

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