Series Preview: New York Mets

PHI: 3-0; NYM: 2-1 When: April 5-7 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Cole Hamels (0-0, 0.00) vs. Chris Young (0-0, 0.00) Wednesday: Joe Blanton (0-0, 0.00) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-1, 10.38) Thursday: Roy Halladay (0-0, 1.50) vs. Jon Niese (0-0, 2.57) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 7:05, MyPHL 17 Wednesday, 7:05, TCN Thursday, 3:05, … Continue reading Series Preview: New York Mets

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The New York Mess

Let’s take a minute to sit back, relax, and laugh hysterically at the New York Mets. In case you haven’t heard, the Mets are in deep doo-doo financially. Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, the owners of the Mets, guarded Bernie Madolf’s investment pipeline which turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. To translate, Madolf and … Continue reading The New York Mess

Christmas Buying Guide for MLB Players

Oh I am in a Christmassy mood. It must be because feeling kinda Christmassy or it must be that time of year again. If you could buy your favorite Major League Baseball players something for Christmas, what would you buy? After a lot of careful scientifical research and some loose thoughts running wild, here is … Continue reading Christmas Buying Guide for MLB Players

10 Things Wrong With the New York Mets

It’s all your fault, Andy Martino. The once Phillies beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer has turned into Benedict Arnold as a New York Post writer covering the Mets. One of his more recent columns hates on the Phightins for their, “swagger, arrogance, and condescension toward opponents.” What’s wrong with knowing your team has the … Continue reading 10 Things Wrong With the New York Mets

Phils Lose Pitcher’s Duel

Advertised was a pitcher’s duel of mammoth proportions.  Both Cole Hamels and Johan Santana delivered stellar performances that didn’t disappoint.  Both had hitters off balance and were dazzling throughout.  But unfortunately, only one pitcher had to win. That pitcher was Santana, who was just a tad better than Hamels, shutting out the Phillies lineup in … Continue reading Phils Lose Pitcher’s Duel

Series Preview: Mets

Phillies (60-48, 2nd in NL East) vs. New York Mets (54-54, 3rd in NL East) Where: Citizens Bank Park Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Fri: Jon Niese (7-5, 3.78) at Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.86) Sat: Johan Santana (8-6, 3.20) at Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.56) Sun: R.A. Dickey (7-4, 2.36) at Roy Halladay (13-8, 2.17) … Continue reading Series Preview: Mets

Phils Retake First with Monster Fourth

Johan Santana is one of the more dominant pitchers in the National League. But against the Phillies, he is nothing more than a batting practice pitcher. The Phillies teed off on Santana in their nine-run fourth inning as they went on and won 11-5 Sunday night on ESPN. Jamie Moyer was decent but unimpressive. He allowed … Continue reading Phils Retake First with Monster Fourth

Hey Mets, That’s A Real Pitcher On the Mound

I wonder if Roy Halladay understands the importance every start against the Mets is. He sure pitched like he had a little something special for the Mets as he pitched his second shut out and third complete game of the season in the Phillies 10-0 win over New York Saturday afternoon. The win snapped the Mets’ eight-game winning streak … Continue reading Hey Mets, That’s A Real Pitcher On the Mound

The Respect We Deserve

If I were to tell you ten years ago that the Phillies were going to be the best team in baseball starting in 2008, you would think I was joking while wearing your Scott Rolen t-shirt and pissed-off Curt Schilling was a Diamondback. Oh how the times have changed. The Phillies won the division in 2007, their first … Continue reading The Respect We Deserve

NL East Preview

Philadelphia Phillies Last year’s record/place: 93-69, 1st Key acquisitions: C  Brian Schneider, 3B Placido Polanco, IF Juan Castro, OF Ross Gload, SP Roy Halladay, RP Danys Baez, RP Jose Contreras. Key losses: 3B Pedro Feliz, OF Matt Stairs, IF Eric Bruntlett, SP Cliff Lee, Pedro Martinez, SP Brett Myers. Player to watch: Roy Halladay – When you trade top-tier prospects and let a pitcher … Continue reading NL East Preview