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

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Series Preview: at Minnesota Twins

PHI: 29-33, 5th in NL East; MIN: 24-35, 5th in AL Central When: June 12-14 Where: Target Field (Minneapolis, MN) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (2-5, 4.44) vs Nick Blackburn (2-4, 7.75) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (8-3, 2.93) vs P.J. Walters (2-1, 4.42) Thursday: Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.40) vs Scott Diamond (5-1, 1.61) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 8:10, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Minnesota Twins

Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Carlos Ruiz has been hitting the cover all spring, a small positive note in an otherwise dreary spring for the Phillies. Ruiz went 2-for-3 on the day, pumping his average up to .472 in Grapefruit League play this season. But the Phillies dropped their game, 11-7, the Twins on Wednesday. Vance Worley got the start … Continue reading Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Season Preview: AL Central

Chicago White Sox Expectations: Ozzie Guillen tweets every lineup change from the dugout. Key addition: 1B/OF Adam Dunn (.260, 38 HR, 103 RBI with Washington) Key loss: RP Bobby Jenks (1-3, 27 Saves, 4.44 ERA) Projected record: 92-70 Summary: Most of the puzzle pieces remain from last year’s team, with a power addition of Adam … Continue reading Season Preview: AL Central

Father’s Day Failure

On a day celebrating fathers around the world, the Phillies were the only ones not celebrating. Roy Halladay was taken yard two times and Carl Pavano pitched a complete game to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win and series win in Philadelphia. Halladay got hit pretty well but only allowed four runs, three earned … Continue reading Father’s Day Failure

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