Pierre Legs Out Infield Single For 11th Inning Walk Off Win

Phillies 8, Cardinals 7 (11 innings) WP – Jeremy Horst (1-0, 1.13) LP – Barret Browning (0-2, 4.24) PHILADELPHIA — “You can’t teach speed” was the call by Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy. Juan Pierre used his speed to leg out an infield single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Phillies an … Continue reading Pierre Legs Out Infield Single For 11th Inning Walk Off Win

Westbrook Deals Phillies a Losing Hand

Cardinals 4, Phillies 1 WP – Jake Westbrook (12-8, 3.62) LP – Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.85) SV – Jason Motte (26) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies manufactured an early first inning run, a good start for Cliff Lee. In fact, Lee was dealing a spectacular outing against the Cards, having retired 12 straight batters through innings … Continue reading Westbrook Deals Phillies a Losing Hand

Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

PHI: 22-23, 5th in NL East;┬áSTL: 25-19, 1st in NL Central When: May 24-27 Where: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) vs Jake Westbrook (4-3, 2.41) Friday: Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.66) vs Kyle Lohse (5-1, 2.91) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 5.23) vs Jaime Garcia (3-2, 3.55) Sunday: Roy Halladay … Continue reading Series Preview: at St. Louis Cardinals

Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Perhaps, Cliff Lee was left in a bit too long. The 7th inning aside, Lee was slowly losing his early lead due to being overly comfortable. And as resilient as they showed in the final month of the regular season, the Cards chipped away, stealing Game 2 from the Phillies with a 5-4 win. The … Continue reading Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Cards jump on Oswalt early; win easy

St. Louis and Roy Oswalt know each other way too well. And this time, the Cards were all too familiar with the Phils right-hander, too much to the liking of Oswalt as they hit him up early en route to a 12-2 win Thursday night. Oswalt’s night ended more abruptly than usual. He left after … Continue reading Cards jump on Oswalt early; win easy

Berkman walks-off Phils

The end was inevitable as it unfolded before our eyes. Danys Baez loaded the bases and got one out in the bottom of the 9th before being replaced by J.C. Romero. But with Lance Berkman’s RBI single, the Cards pulled off the two-game sweep with a 2-1 win. The loss extended the Phillies’ losing streak … Continue reading Berkman walks-off Phils