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

Phillies Bullpen Kills Two Rallies in 11-7 Loss

Twins 11, Phillies 7 WP – Nick Blackburn (3-4, 7.68) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) MINNEAPOLIS — The worst bullpen in baseball ruined a good offensive showing yet again. With a pair of come backs within reach for the Phillies, twice the bullpen let it slip away as the Phillies dropped their third straight, … Continue reading Phillies Bullpen Kills Two Rallies in 11-7 Loss

Series Preview: at Minnesota Twins

PHI: 29-33, 5th in NL East; MIN: 24-35, 5th in AL Central When: June 12-14 Where: Target Field (Minneapolis, MN) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (2-5, 4.44) vs Nick Blackburn (2-4, 7.75) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (8-3, 2.93) vs P.J. Walters (2-1, 4.42) Thursday: Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.40) vs Scott Diamond (5-1, 1.61) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 8:10, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Minnesota Twins

Season Preview: AL Central

Chicago White Sox Expectations: Ozzie Guillen tweets every lineup change from the dugout. Key addition: 1B/OF Adam Dunn (.260, 38 HR, 103 RBI with Washington) Key loss: RP Bobby Jenks (1-3, 27 Saves, 4.44 ERA) Projected record: 92-70 Summary: Most of the puzzle pieces remain from last year’s team, with a power addition of Adam … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Phils Blow Big Lead In Ninth; Lose In 11

Saturday’s game was a huge emotional roller coaster for the Phils. After blowing a huge lead, tying the game up with two outs, and then getting rocked again, the Phillies lost 13-10 in an 11-inning affair that should’ve ended in nine. Danys Baez will lead the group of goats of the game. Though I don’t … Continue reading Phils Blow Big Lead In Ninth; Lose In 11

Series Preview: Twins

Phillies (34-30, 3rd in NL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (38-28, 1st in AL Central) Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Friday: Joe Blanton (1-5, 7.28) vs. Nick Blackburn (6-3, 4.96) Saturday: Cole Hamels (6-5, 3.74) vs. Kevin Slowey (7-4, 3.84) Sunday: Roy Halladay (8-5, 2.36) vs. Carl Pavano (7-6, … Continue reading Series Preview: 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

RPAC Blogger Preview

I did another questionairre with a blog that got posted today. Justin Evans, a good friend and former teammate on We Hate to Lose, is the owner of Red Pinstripes Are Cooler. He asked myself in a few other bloggers a bunch of questions and posted our answers along with his. Here are my answers to his … Continue reading RPAC Blogger Preview

Howard Takes Stage Tonight

Before every all star game is the State Farm Home Run Derby. This year will feature another one of your Phillies stars in Ryan Howard. Howard is in his third derby, winning in 2006 and failing to get out of the first round in 2007. As the big story of the derby, Howard was born … Continue reading Howard Takes Stage Tonight