Whatever: Just another game for Cliff Lee

If you could describe tonight’s performance by Cliff Lee, it would be “whatever.” The effortless way Lee retires hitters. The fact that this was just another game for the left-hander, who has bigger things on his mind. Sniffing a ring the last two years has had Cliff Lee breezing through each team he faces this … Continue reading Whatever: Just another game for Cliff Lee

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Victorino’s late blast lifts Phils

Shane Victorino may not be high in the discussions for NL MVP but he certainly has been the Phillies most valuable weapon this season. And it showed again in the 8th inning of the Phils 3-2 win last night. Even with hits being scarce against the Reds, that didn’t stop Wilson Valdez from getting things … Continue reading Victorino’s late blast lifts Phils

Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

PHI: 83-46, 1st in NL East; CIN: 67-66, 3rd in NL Central When: August 29-September 1 Where: Great American Ballpark (Cincy, OH) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.62) vs Homer Bailey (7-5, 4.44) Tuesday: Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.56) vs Bronson Arroyo (8-10, 5.02) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (14-7, 2.71) vs Dontrelle Willis (0-3, 4.10) Thursday: … Continue reading Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

2010 Moment: #7 Hot as Cole

Roy Halladay pitched a no-hitter in game one of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. Roy Oswalt followed up with a less-than-stellar performance in which the Phillies bull pen out-pitched Cincy’s in game two. With the Phillies holding a 2-0 series lead, it was up to Cole Hamels to shut the door on Cincinnati in … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #7 Hot as Cole

News Around Baseball 11/22/10

VOTTO WINS MVP — To no surprise, the Reds first baseman Joey Votto was awarded the NL MVP award today. Votto received 31 out of 32 possible first place votes (Albert Pujols had the other) to become the first Red to win the award since Barry Larkin in 1995. Votto put up impressive numbers all … Continue reading News Around Baseball 11/22/10

Cole-d As Ice

Cole will take those two shots you ordered for him now, Reds fans. Hamels had ice running through his veins Sunday night. Not even a bowl of Cincinnati’s finest chili would melt the ice in Hamels as he cooled the Reds’ bats and their World Series hopes in the Phils 2-0 win. Hamels went the … Continue reading Cole-d As Ice

NLDS Preview: Phillies vs. Reds

Phillies 97-65; 1st in NL East                                  Reds: 91-71; 1st in NL Central Pitching Probables Game 1: Edinson Volquez (4-3, 4.31) vs. Roy Halladay (21-10, 2.44) Game 2: Bronson Arroyo (17-10, 3.88) vs. Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.76) Game 3: Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06) vs. Johnny Cueto (12-7, 3.64) Game 4*: TBA Game 5*: TBA Broadcast Game … Continue reading NLDS Preview: Phillies vs. Reds

Series Preview: Cubs

Phillies (47-40; 3rd in NL East) @ Chicago Cubs (39-50; 4th in NL Central) Where: Wrigley Field (Chicago, IL) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Thursday: Jamie Moyer* (9-8, 4.51) vs. Ryan Dempster (7-7, 3.61) Friday: Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.41) vs. Ted Lilly* (3-8, 4.08) Saturday: Cole Hamels* (7-7, 3.78) vs. Randy Wells (4-7, 4.61) … Continue reading Series Preview: Cubs

Hamels Dazzles; Phils Sweep

The Phillies only needed nine innings to beat the Reds today. They also only needed one run as they shut out Cincinnati, backed by a stellar effort by Cole Hamels, in another pitchers duel by a score of 1-0. The Phillies completed the four-game sweep, their first against Cincy since 1975, and gave them some … Continue reading Hamels Dazzles; Phils Sweep

Series Preview: Reds

Phillies (43-30; 3rd in NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (49-37; 1st in NL Central) Where: Citizens Banks Park Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Thursday: Kyle Kendrick (5-3, 4.70) vs. Johnny Cueto (8-2, 3.56) Friday: Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.27) vs. Mike Leake (6-1, 3.38) Saturday: Roy Halladay (10-7, 2.33) vs. Travis Wood* (0-0, 3.86) Sunday: … Continue reading Series Preview: Reds