Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Red Sox 7, Phillies 5 WP – Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95) LP – Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) SV – Alfredo Aceves (9) PHILADLELPHIA — All winning streaks must come to an end. The Red Sox got to Joe Blanton early and often, beating the Phillies 7-5 in Philadelphia Saturday night. The loss snapped the Phils … Continue reading Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

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Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

PHILADELPHIA — There isn’t a single catcher in Major League Baseball hotter than the one they call “Chooch.” Carlos Ruiz is on a hitting tear that hasn’t been done in almost 20 years. Chooch’s .363 average through the first 39 games is the highest by a Phillie at this point in the season since Jim Eisenreich … Continue reading Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

Bull pen falls apart after Hamels’ early exit

Cole Hamels and Jon Lester were cruising through what appeared to be a pitchers duel. But a line drive off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez changed the pace of the game, ending Hamels’ day. The rest was history as Boston won, 5-2, and prevented the sweep in Philadelphia. Gonzalez’s liner rocketed off Hamels’ glove hand. … Continue reading Bull pen falls apart after Hamels’ early exit

Halladay pitched into 8th in win

Roy Halladay went deep into his start today, pitching 7 2/3 in the Phillies 4-1 win over the Red Sox. Halladay struck out six and allowed a run on five hits and three walks in the win. He will have one more start before Opening Day on Saturday. Ryan Madson allowed one hit in the … Continue reading Halladay pitched into 8th in win

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL