Wright Walks-Off Papelbon In 9th

Mets 6, Phillies 5 WP – Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.91) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-3, 3.45) CORONA, NY — The Phillies were able to get to R.A. Dickey but the Mets were able to get to Jonathan Papelbon. The Phillies closer was enable to hold a one-run lead in the 9th, surrendering the tying and … Continue reading Wright Walks-Off Papelbon In 9th

Phillies Post-Game Soundbites

  “It’s bad, folks.” Exactly how Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki worded it in his blog post title after the Phillies lost another downer, 5-2. Zo posted up on his site a few quotes from Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, closer Jonathan Papelbon and All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz. Each talked about their current state at … Continue reading Phillies Post-Game Soundbites

Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

The Phillies, who are in the middle of their worst season in about a decade, will send three players to Kansas City this year for the All-Star Game. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels, closer Jonathan Papelbon and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all chosen by manager Tony LaRussa. The Phillies didn’t have a single player voted in … Continue reading Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

One of the coolest things you’ll hear this season, easily. Jonathan Papelbon was frustrated after giving up two runs in the top of the 9th to blow a 6-4 lead the Phillies gave him. It was Papelbon’s first blown save of the season. So what did he do? He offered up a sum of money … Continue reading Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phillies 7, Rays 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-2, 2.83) LP – Jake McGee (1.88) PHILADELPHIA — The nine-game American League road trip was all Jim Thome needed to get a jump start. Thome hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th in the Phillies 7-6 win over the Rays. It came … Continue reading Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (1-2, 2.28) LP – Rafael Batencourt (1-3, 3.28) PHIADELPHIA — Twice Rafael Batencourt produced two ground balls but twice his infield failed to get the batters out on them. Back-to-back infield hits, the second being on a catching error by Todd Helton, resulted in the Phillies 7-6 … Continue reading Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Going into this post, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write. So a fair warning: this is me babbling incoherently about how awful the Phillies are and how the fact the sky is falling. Ready, Go! I want to panic with the Phillies 31-37 record following a sweep in Toronto and 3-6 road … Continue reading State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Runs For Cole: Offense Backs Up Hamels in 9-8 Win

Phillies 9, Twins 8 WP – Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) LP – P.J. Walters (2-2, 5.40) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (17) MINNEANAPOLIS — On a night where Cole Hamels was a little off, his offense was not. The Phillies erupted for a six-run 1st inning, beating up Twins pitching in their 9-8 win over the … Continue reading Runs For Cole: Offense Backs Up Hamels in 9-8 Win

Rosenberg Gets First Crack At Majors

BALTIMORE — The funny thing about Raul Valdes getting sent down last night was the fact his tenure in the Majors was very good. His only downfall was that he threw from the wrong side of the mound. The Phillies have a shortage of righties in their pen right now (Chad Qualls, Michael Schwimer and … Continue reading Rosenberg Gets First Crack At Majors

Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told the media today that the front office is seeking bullpen help from outside the organization. The Phils bullpen has beenĀ atrocious, everyone knows this. Even pen aces Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo are going through a rough patch. But the main problem is a lack of depth leading up to Papelbon. … Continue reading Phils Looking to Bolster Pen