Grading the Phillies: Bench

Ben Francisco – C+: His lack of playing time came as a surprise to fans this year, especially when Raul Ibanez had some early-season struggles. He’s the type of player who needs every day at-bats to heat up. It will be interesting to see what happens next season if the Phils don’t sign Jays Werth … Continue reading Grading the Phillies: Bench

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Here’s Polly!

In three seperate tweets by Ryan Lawrence, Placido Polanco returned, Juan Castro was released to make room for Polly, and a the Phillies line up for today is very interesting. Castro was one of Ruben Amaro’s dumpster-diving moves in the offseason that proved to be trash and not treasure. Castro hit .198 with 13 RBI … Continue reading Here’s Polly!

Phillies Mid-Season Report Card

The Phillies struggled for most of the first half but still find themselves 4.5 out of first with plenty of time to make noise in their own division. Only a handful of players are deserving of good grades as they consistently performed to their expectations or higher. Some others have disappointed in their seasons, whether … Continue reading Phillies Mid-Season Report Card

Bats Disappear On Night They’re Given Away

It’s kind of ironic that the Phillies held a promotion for children ages 14 and under to give away a Louisville Slugger with Charlie Manuel’s name engraved on the barrel. It seemed as though the bats belonging to the men in pinstripes found their way to the give-away pile as the Phillies only managed three … Continue reading Bats Disappear On Night They’re Given Away

Doc, Dobbs Earn Phils A Huge Win

All Roy Halladay is asking for each start is a little offense. His 2.33 ERA is letting you know that if you score at least three runs, he’ll likely get you a W. Halladay only needed 93 pitches for his seventh complete game of the season as the Phillies won 3-1 to cut their deficit … Continue reading Doc, Dobbs Earn Phils A Huge Win

Surgery For Utley, Manuel Suspended

The news that everybody didn’t want to hear came true today.  Phillies second basemen Chase Utley had surgery on his injured thumb and will miss a minimum of eight weeks.  Utley will wear a splint during the first five weeks.  Utley suffered the injury sliding into second base against the Cincinnati Reds earlier in the week.  … Continue reading Surgery For Utley, Manuel Suspended

Utley, Polanco to DL

Green heads and black flies aren’t the only insects biting hard this season in the Tri-State area. The injury bug has been sinking it’s teeth into the Phillies this year, most recently getting a hold of Chase Utley and Placido Polanco. They were sent to the DL and in their places, Greg Dobbs was recalled … Continue reading Utley, Polanco to DL

Rollins to Return

By John Russo Thank you! Jimmy Rollins will be back in red pinstripes as early as Tuesday. Whether or not he’s playing tomorrow is unknown but I will be proudly wearing my Rollins jersey to the park. Rollins has only played in 11 games this season while having two stints on the DL. Rollins had … Continue reading Rollins to Return

Phils Snap Skid Heading Into NY

The Phillies did not want to go into a tough Yankee Stadium any more down in the NL East than they already were. They prevented that by scoring early and holding on to win by a score of 5-3 in Boston to prevent the sweep and snapping the three-game skid. Tim Wakefield gave the Phillies … Continue reading Phils Snap Skid Heading Into NY

Historic Halladay

Phillies fans knew there was going to be a no-hitter. But not many were expecting that Roy Halladay would be perfect. It’s almost fitting that it happened in Philadelphia where Halladay, a championship-starved pitcher, finally landed himself on a true contender. Doc faced 27 batters and showed each one of them to their seats on … Continue reading Historic Halladay