Average Joe Foils Fish

The Phillies may be the only rotation who has as much attention put on their fifth start as their number one. Joe Blanton sticks out like a sore thumb in a rotation filled with the stars it boasts. That’s why when he puts up an effort like he did tonight that he will garner a … Continue reading Average Joe Foils Fish

Oswalt’s fastball lacks zip; gets popped hard

The ball was leaving the bat extra hard tonight for the Marlins. That was mainly due to the lack of velocity in Roy Oswalt’s fastball. Oswalt mixed in a lot more breaking pitchers this go-around. And when he was using his fastball, none of the batters Oswalt was facing were missing. Instead, they were inducing … Continue reading Oswalt’s fastball lacks zip; gets popped hard

Rollins, Howard power Phils with four hits

Jimmy Rollins is climbing the all-time franchise hits list. His four-hit game moved him into fifth place all-time (1,802 hits) and only 10 shy from tying Del Ennis for fourth. But the mile stone hits were more than just that. Rollins was on base four out of five at-bats and scored twice as the Phils … Continue reading Rollins, Howard power Phils with four hits

Redemption for Rollins

With two outs in the ninth inning, Jimmy Rollins had a chance to make up for a bad night at the plate. Dane Sardinha hit a one out single and Pete Orr then followed with a double to right field to put runners at second and third base. John Mayberry Jr. struck out which left the game … Continue reading Redemption for Rollins

Long Ball Buries Phils

The long ball wasn’t kind to Cole Hamels today.  Toronto touched up Hamels for three home runs in this afternoon’s contest, as the Phillies fell to the Blue Jays 5-1.  The loss snapped the Phillies’ four-game winning streak. Hamels only went four innings allowing five runs on seven hits, while striking out three and walking … Continue reading Long Ball Buries Phils