Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Half of Team to Beat made a trip to Allentown to catch some AAA action on May 16. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took on the Norfolk Tide of the Orioles system at Coca Cola Park. To the disappointment of us, Domonic Brown was not playing as he’s still nursing an injured thumb and recently demoted … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Utley to start season on DL

Well this really isn’t a surprise to us. Chase Utley, who has not seen the field yet in Spring Training, will start the season on the DL with an injured right knee. “I would think so,” said Amaro, asked if he expects Utley to open the season on the DL. “We haven’t seen him on … Continue reading Utley to start season on DL

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

Phils fall short in ninth

Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth but it wasn’t enough in the Phillies 7-6 loss to Toronto today. It wasn’t a good day for Cliff Lee, who threw four innings and got hit pretty hard. He allowed five runs, three earned on seven hits and a … Continue reading Phils fall short in ninth

Rough day for Hamels

It was a day to forget for left-hander Cole Hamels. He was hit around in a 7-6 Phillies win against the Houston Astros. Hamels had a very rocky start in which he gave up five runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 3.2 innings. He also gave up home runs to Carlos Lee, Chris Johnson, … Continue reading Rough day for Hamels

Phils take Yanks in first GFL play

Dane Sardhina (remember him?) proved to be a hero in the Phillies first action against a major league team on Saturday. His two-run single in the top of the eighth gave the Phils the 5-4 come-back win over the Yankees. Cole Hamels got the start, going two innings and allowing a run on one hit … Continue reading Phils take Yanks in first GFL play