Phillies Breakout the Big Bats; Down the Mets 10-7 After Blowing Big Lead

After last night’s downer of loss, which featured the complete shellacking of Cole Hamels by the Mets, the Phillies looked to put last night behind them. Well it wasn’t pretty but the Phillies got the job done. Heavy B, Joe Blanton the fifth starter, got the nod for the Phillies. Look at it this way: … Continue reading Phillies Breakout the Big Bats; Down the Mets 10-7 After Blowing Big Lead

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Line up shake up

No major news other than the fact the Phillies will shake up the line up a little bit for the first time this season. Other than Michael Martinez getting the start over the weekend in the lead off spot, the Phillies haven’t made any line up changes yet this season. Carlos Ruiz and Wilson Valdez … Continue reading Line up shake up

Hamels, Phillies struggle in blowout loss to Mets

Back to reality. After sweeping the Houston Astros over the weekend, Phillies fans thought this team looked invincible. The New York Mets proved otherwise, beating the Phils 7-1 in the first game of the three game series at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies and Mets are now both 3-1 on the season The Cole Hamels-Chris … Continue reading Hamels, Phillies struggle in blowout loss to Mets

Two in one: Rollins and Reyes look to proove the tank isn’t empty

For half a decade now, Jimmy Rollins and Jose Reyes have been staples in their respective cities. Both have tremendous pop in their bats, both can play Gold Glove defense and both can change a game with one swing. Both have also been fan favorites since they broke the every-day line up. And with the … Continue reading Two in one: Rollins and Reyes look to proove the tank isn’t empty

Series Preview: New York Mets

PHI: 3-0; NYM: 2-1 When: April 5-7 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Cole Hamels (0-0, 0.00) vs. Chris Young (0-0, 0.00) Wednesday: Joe Blanton (0-0, 0.00) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-1, 10.38) Thursday: Roy Halladay (0-0, 1.50) vs. Jon Niese (0-0, 2.57) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 7:05, MyPHL 17 Wednesday, 7:05, TCN Thursday, 3:05, … Continue reading Series Preview: New York Mets

Season Preview: NL East

By luck of the die, I drew the ability to preview the NL East and home of your Phillies. The only shifting that appears to go on in the division will be the battle for last between New York and an improved Washington. Other than that, expect the Phils to remain dominant and the Braves … Continue reading Season Preview: NL East

Believe it or not, I like the Castillo signing… A lot

As many of you now know, the Phillies have signed Luis Castillo to a minor league contract yesterday, three days after he was released by the New York Mets. There has been a sense of negativity amongst the other Phillies blogs about this deal, but I on the other hand see this as a great … Continue reading Believe it or not, I like the Castillo signing… A lot

Phillies sign ex-Met Castillo

UPDATE: The Phillies have signed Luis Castillo. It’s a minor league deal, I think he sucks and that’s all you’re going to get from me on this. ORIGINAL: The Phillies, who are obvioulsy worried with Chase Utley’s right knee, are close to signing former Marlin and Met Luis Castillo according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. … Continue reading Phillies sign ex-Met Castillo

The New York Mess

Let’s take a minute to sit back, relax, and laugh hysterically at the New York Mets. In case you haven’t heard, the Mets are in deep doo-doo financially. Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, the owners of the Mets, guarded Bernie Madolf’s investment pipeline which turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. To translate, Madolf and … Continue reading The New York Mess

A Mets fan, a Yankees fan and a Giants fan walk into a bar…

… Each sporting the t-shirts of their favorite players: a David Wright shirt for the Mets fan, an Alex Rodriguez shirt for the Yanks fan and a smelly, bong water stained Tim Lincecum shirt for the Giants fan. Mets fan: Dude, when is the last time you washed your shirt? Giants fan: An hour ago … Continue reading A Mets fan, a Yankees fan and a Giants fan walk into a bar…