2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The fans knew it was over as soon as the ball left John Mayberry Jr’s bat. Perhaps it was the fact the Phils had the bases loaded with one out that forced Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to play shallow. But the moment Mayberry ripped a screamer to center with the game tied 4-4 in … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

Gload walks it off

Ross Gload and his fraying hip is alive! The league leader in pinch hits, despite entering the game with only four hits in his last 33 at-bats, came through with another timely pinch hit, leading the Phils to a series sweep of the rival Braves with a 3-2 come-from-behind win. Gload ripped a fair ball … Continue reading Gload walks it off

Four teams splash big at the deadline

The final week leading up to the trade deadline makes for some of the most exciting and exhausting news in baseball. Beat writers, fans and owners dread the July 31 date and breath a huge sigh of relief when 4:00 PM passes. This year was no different. With teams like the Phillies, Giants and Braves … Continue reading Four teams splash big at the deadline

Offense Stumbles Again

Who would have seriously thought this team would get swept in a four-game series to the Astros? Well, folks, that’s exactly what happened as the Astros beat the Phils 5-1 to complete the improbable sweep between a playoff contender and a playoff dreamer. Wandy Rodriguez kept the Phillies’ bats silent in seven innings of work. … Continue reading Offense Stumbles Again

Ex’s Shine In Win

J.A. Happ was good and Michael Bourn’s only hit was the one that mattered. The lefty shut down his former team and Bourn’s solo shot in the sixth was key as the Astros beat the Phillies for the third straight time this series by a score of 3-2. Happ went 6 1/3 innings while allowing … Continue reading Ex’s Shine In Win

Phormer Phils: Houston Astros

The “Land of Misfit Phils” as I like to call them, the Houston Astros and former Phillies GM Ed Wade sure love to collect Phillies. It’s almost as if Wade still thinks he’s with the Phillies organization, picking up any crumbs that fall off the table. There are currently five players on the Astros that … Continue reading Phormer Phils: Houston Astros

Series Preview: Astros

PHI: 70-53, 2nd in NL East Hou: 54-69, 4th in NL Central Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Mon: Brett Myers (8-7, 3.11) vs. Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.54) Tue: Bud Norris (6-7, 5.43) vs. Cole Hamels (7-10, 3.51) Wed: J.A. Happ (3-2, 3.54) vs. Roy Halladay (16-8, 2.16) Thu: … Continue reading Series Preview: Astros

Kendrick Preps for Pen

Kyle Kendrick was preparing for the bull pen without even knowing it. He got the start but lasted only two innings, allowing a run on two hits and a walk and striking out one in the Phillies 5-2 loss to Houston. Kendrick even got a hit at the plate. Chase Utley and Brian Schneider each … Continue reading Kendrick Preps for Pen

Introducing the Phillies Draft Picks

The Phillies took two outfielders in this year’s draft. With the 75th pick in the MLB draft, the Phillies took switch-hitting power hitter Kelly Dugan. The 6’3″ 18-year old out of California has decent speed on the bases and a decent arm in the field but features some pop from both sides of the plate. … Continue reading Introducing the Phillies Draft Picks

FIM #12: 10,000 Losses

No team has ever done it. No team will never want to reach it. Unfortunately, your beloved Phillies reached it. In 2007, the Phillies lost their 10,000th game versus the Cardinals 10-2. For 125 years, the Phillies franchise has faced nothing but agonizing defeats, last place finishes, chokes, and just pure embarrassment. This is the … Continue reading FIM #12: 10,000 Losses