Dodgers, Phils go separate ways since 2009

Jonathan Broxton is the game’s best closer. Manny Ramirez is one of the most feared right-handed bats in baseball. Joe Torre is a damn genius. It’s LA’s year this year. Nothing will stand in the way of the Dodgers, who look to be a perennial powerhouse in the National League. Well, that is except the … Continue reading Dodgers, Phils go separate ways since 2009

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The Lights Go Out on Manny-wood

I know this isn’t Phillies news nor do I care what you think (sarcasm). Manny Ramirez has retired from the game of baseball an announced by Major League Baseball. MLB said they had notified Ramirez of “an issue” in his drug program. If he hadn’t retired, the MLB would have suspended him 100 games. Smart … Continue reading The Lights Go Out on Manny-wood

Castillo awful in debut

First Luis Castillo is late and now he goes 0-for-4 in his debut. The second baseman is not good with first impressions and with little time to really impress the Phils, he better start producing fast. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer off Roy Oswalt to lead off the fourth before Manny Ramirez knocked him … Continue reading Castillo awful in debut

Oswalt hit by line drive

Roy Oswalt was hit behind the right ear by a line drive early today but is okay. Oswalt left the game in the fourth inning minutes ago after being struck in the back of the head by a line drive hit by Manny Ramirez in the Phillies game against the Rays according to a combination … Continue reading Oswalt hit by line drive

Series Preview: Dodgers

PHI: 73-57, 2nd in NL East LAD: 67-64, 4th in NL West Where: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (16-9, 2.22) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (9-11, 3.56) Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (8-7, 4.64) vs. Carlos Monasterios (3-4, 3.54) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt (9-13, 3.12) vs. Clayton Kershaw* (11-8, 3.01) *Lefty … Continue reading Series Preview: Dodgers

Series Preview: Dodgers

PHI: 62-49, 2nd in NL East. LAD: 58-54, 4th in NL West. Where: Citizens Bank Park Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Tue: Vicente Padilla (5-3, 3.09) vs. Kyle Kendrick (7-4, 4.37) Wed: Chad Billinglsy (9-6, 3.82) vs. Roy Oswalt (6-13, 3.50) Thu: Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 3.19) vs. Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.65) Broadcast Tue: 7:05, … Continue reading Series Preview: Dodgers

Phillies Bats Heat Up

What a marathon game. If you thought there wouldn’t be anymore four-hour games (NLDS game 3) then you were in for a real shock. The Phillies were able to stay on top of the Dodgers with timely hitting, winning the first game, 8-6. Cole Hamels was a little shaky but got the job done and … Continue reading Phillies Bats Heat Up

Ibanez Back; Coste to ‘Stros; Werth an All Star

Well with the return of Raul Ibanez, Chris Coste got DFA’ed and picked up by the Houston Astros via Todd Zolecki’s twitter: Chris Coste claimed off waivers by Houston to make room for Ibanez. In All Star news, Jayson Werth replaced Carlos Beltran in the NL outfield. The Phillies became the 13th team to field … Continue reading Ibanez Back; Coste to ‘Stros; Werth an All Star

Sosa Joins A-Rod in Not So Elite Club

The New York Times reported that Sammy Sosa was on the list of players who tested positive for steroids in 2003. 2003 was the first year that steroid tests were conducted. The list of players was supposed to be anonymous. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was also on that list. At that time, … Continue reading Sosa Joins A-Rod in Not So Elite Club

Ibanez Angry at Accusations

Raul Ibanez is not happy at all right now. I saw this today on ESPN and it just really got to me. There was a column in the Philly Inquirer about a blogger who claimed Ibanez could be using some sort of performance enhancing drug. “I’ll come after people who defame or slander me.” “Unfortunately, … Continue reading Ibanez Angry at Accusations