BREAKING: Thome Traded to Orioles

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have traded first baseman Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies got two players for Thome, RHP Kyle Simon and C Gabriel Lino, both of the Orioles Single-A team. Thome hit .242 with two doubles, five homers and 15 RBIs in 30 games for the … Continue reading BREAKING: Thome Traded to Orioles

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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

Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

Rays 3, Phillies 2 WP – David Price (10-4, 2.95) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-2, 3.75) SV – Fernando Rodney (21) PHILADELPHIA — The game was living up to it’s billing. Cole Hamels and David Price were dueling in a 1-0 game through seven innings. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings in his start, holding a … Continue reading Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

One of the coolest things you’ll hear this season, easily. Jonathan Papelbon was frustrated after giving up two runs in the top of the 9th to blow a 6-4 lead the Phillies gave him. It was Papelbon’s first blown save of the season. So what did he do? He offered up a sum of money … Continue reading Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phillies 7, Rays 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-2, 2.83) LP – Jake McGee (1.88) PHILADELPHIA — The nine-game American League road trip was all Jim Thome needed to get a jump start. Thome hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th in the Phillies 7-6 win over the Rays. It came … Continue reading Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Going into this post, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write. So a fair warning: this is me babbling incoherently about how awful the Phillies are and how the fact the sky is falling. Ready, Go! I want to panic with the Phillies 31-37 record following a sweep in Toronto and 3-6 road … Continue reading State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Jays complete sweep of struggling Phils

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 2 WP – Brent Cecil (1-0, 3.60) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29) TORONTO –Kyle Kendrick certainly didn’t quite get off to the start he was looking for. And the Phillies never seemed to recover. Brett Lawrie doubled to lead off the game and scored on an RBI double by Colby Rasmus. Kelly Johnson … Continue reading Jays complete sweep of struggling Phils

Series Preview: at Toronto Blue Jays

PHI: 31-34, 5th in NL East; TOR: 31-32, 5th in AL East When: June 15-17 Where: Rogers Centre (Toronto, ON, Canada) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (3-2, 3.00) vs Drew Hutchison (5-3, 4.66) Saturday: Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.18) vs Ricky Romero (7-1, 4.15) Sunday: Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) vs Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 3.87) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Toronto Blue Jays

Smokin’ Joe: Blanton Cruises Through Nine; Phils Win

Phillies 6, Twins 1 WP – Joe Blanton (6-6, 4.93) LP – Scott Diamond (5-2, 2.13) MINNEAPOLIS — The Phillies combined pitching and offense for the first time it seems in ages. For the first time in over two weeks, the Phillies had a starter pitch past the 8th inning. It was Joe Blanton who … Continue reading Smokin’ Joe: Blanton Cruises Through Nine; Phils Win

Runs For Cole: Offense Backs Up Hamels in 9-8 Win

Phillies 9, Twins 8 WP – Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) LP – P.J. Walters (2-2, 5.40) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (17) MINNEANAPOLIS — On a night where Cole Hamels was a little off, his offense was not. The Phillies erupted for a six-run 1st inning, beating up Twins pitching in their 9-8 win over the … Continue reading Runs For Cole: Offense Backs Up Hamels in 9-8 Win