Phils Take Advantage Of Bucs Blunders; Win 8-3

Phillies 8, Pirates 3 WP – Joe Blanton (7-6, 4.87) LP – Jeff Karstens (0-2, 6.35) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies kept hitting and the Pirates kept giving them outs. A three-error first inning put the Pirates in an early 4-0 hole and they never recovered, losing 8-3 Monday night in Philadelphia. The inning was even … Continue reading Phils Take Advantage Of Bucs Blunders; Win 8-3

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

Game 70: Making Up Ground

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies find themselves in a position they haven’t been in for a very long time: last place in June. Sitting five games under .500 (32-37) and eight games behind the first place Nationals, the Phillies are looking to gain some ground heading into the All-Star Break. Talking with one of the TTB … Continue reading Game 70: Making Up Ground

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?

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

Zambrano Shuts Down Phillies

Marlins 5, Phillies 1 WP – Carlos Zambrano (4-3, 2.81) LP – Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.27) PHILADELPHIA — Carlos Zambrano dominated and embarrassed the Phillies every possible way he could Sunday afternoon. He pitched beautifully, homered and singled a bunt in the Marlins 5-1 win over the Phillies. Zambrano went 7 2/3 innings, allowing only … Continue reading Zambrano Shuts Down Phillies

Blanton Roughed-Up Again; Phils Lose

Mets 6, Phillies 3 WP – Jeremy Hefner (1-2, 5.60) LP – Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05) SV – Frank Francisco (14) NEW YORK — Joe Blanton has found himself in a rough patch that has the Phillies even more worried about their starting rotation. While Roy Halladay and Vance Worley sit on the DL, the … Continue reading Blanton Roughed-Up Again; Phils Lose

Phils Out-Slug Cards

Phillies 10, Cardinals 9 WP – Raul Valdes (1-0, 0.00) LP – Fernando Salas (0-3, 6.32) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (13) ST. LOUIS — The bats came alive for the Phillies in St. Louis and it was much needed. With the pitchers doing nothing more than throwing batting practice, the Phillies offense needed to be … Continue reading Phils Out-Slug Cards

Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

There is one name in all of baseball that is feared when it’s uttered: Dr. James Andrews. Phillies injured starting pitcher Vance Worley visited Dr. Andrews Monday afternoon, seeking a second opinion on his elbow. UPDATE (via Todd Zolecki):¬†Worley back from 2nd opinion. Said same diagnosis as Phillies doctors. No Tommy John. Will have to … Continue reading Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Red Sox 7, Phillies 5 WP – Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95) LP – Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) SV – Alfredo Aceves (9) PHILADLELPHIA — All winning streaks must come to an end. The Red Sox got to Joe Blanton early and often, beating the Phillies 7-5 in Philadelphia Saturday night. The loss snapped the Phils … Continue reading Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak