Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

  The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan. Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now. Lannan, 28, … Continue reading Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

Whacky 3rd dooms Lannan, Nats

The last time John Lannan faced the Phillies, he finally snapped a 13-game winless spell against Philadelphia with his first winning decision on June 1. But things were back to normal tonight as Lanna, 1-10 in his career against the Phils, struggled again. Lannan’s night was highlighted by a miserable 3rd inning as the Phils … Continue reading Whacky 3rd dooms Lannan, Nats

In the Nix of time

Layne Nix was responsible for Washington’s 2-1 victory Wednesday day. A go-ahead solo homer in the 3rd and game-saving catch in the 6th sparked the Nationals win, taking the series from the Phillies in a set that favored the Phils heavily. It also got Nats start John Lannan his first career win against the Phils, … Continue reading In the Nix of time

Series Preview: at Washington Nationals

PHI: 33-20, 1st in NL East; WAS: 22-30, 5th in NL East When: May 30-June 1 Where: Nationals Park (Washington D.C.) Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35) vs Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (4-4, 3.50) vs Jason Marquis (5-2, 4.26) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.60) vs John Lannan (2-5, 4.40) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Washington Nationals

Phillies sweeping, Washington weeping

After taking the first two games of the series, the Phillies were all lined up to sweep Washington. With John Lannan, who is now 0-10 in 13 career starts against the Phillies, on the hill for Washington facing Roy Halladay, the Phillies best pitcher, anything short of victory would be shocking. Lannan was chased early … Continue reading Phillies sweeping, Washington weeping

Series Preview: vs Washington Nationals

PHI: 18-9, 1st in NL East; WAS: 14-14, 4th in NL East When: May 3-5 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Cole Hamels (3-1, 3.13) vs. Livan Hernandez (3-2, 3.23) Wednesday: Vance Worley (1-0, 0.00) vs Jason Marquis (3-0, 2.62) Thursday: Roy Halladay (4-1, 2.14) vs John Lannan (2-3, 3.78) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Washington Nationals

The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Roy Halladay is (insert adjective here) : Masterful. Dominant. Skillful. Brilliant. Gutsy. That is what Roy Halladay was tonight. He performed surgery on the Nationals, pitching a complete game in the Phils 3-2 win Wednesday night in Washington. Halladay was ruthlessly effective, walking only two and striking out nine. He painted the corners extremely well … Continue reading The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2