Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

It was a slider that just wouldn’t break. Brad Lidge came inside on Jonny Gomes with the slider but the breaking ball hung, hitting Gomes. The only problem with that was the fact it was the bottom of the 10th and the bases were loaded. Ryan Zimmerman, Friday night’s hero with a walk-off grand slam, … Continue reading Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

Just Another Day in LA

If there is one thing that hasn’t changed between the Dodgers and Phillies the past four years, it’s that each trip to LA must include some dramatic form of a comeback win that devastates Dodgers fans. This time, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard combined for a four-run 6th inning to complete the Phils comeback in … Continue reading Just Another Day in LA

Explosive 3rd gives Doc support

It was another scorcher in Philadelphia, but this time, thankfully not as hot as it was last week in Chicago. Coming off a poor outing mired by heat and a stomach ailment, Roy Halladay needed to bounce back on another hot day in Philadelphia. The right-hander made it to eight innings as the Phillies beat … Continue reading Explosive 3rd gives Doc support

Utley leads Phils over Padres

One swing can change a game. It told the story in the 1st for the Phils. But like any good story, a turn of events occurred as one big swing for the Padres change the tone of the story. But when the going gets tough for the hero, it takes one mighty swing to bring … Continue reading Utley leads Phils over Padres

Bad News Cubs

Somewhere, Morris Buttermaker is laughing at the Chicago Cubs. If Mike Quade isn’t an alcoholic just yet, he may be after today. The Phils offense woke up and start Vance Worley shut down the Cubs in a laugher dubbed “The Bad News Cubs,” 9-1. Carlos Pena was caught kicking the ball and throwing it away … Continue reading Bad News Cubs

Welcome to the Mini Mart

Michael Martinez is turning into the 2011 version of Wilson Valdez. Martinez’s two-out, two-run double in the top of the 9th gave the Phils a 4-2 lead and come-from-behind win over the Cubs Tuesday night. It was the second clutch hit for Martinez in the past week, slowly turning the groans to cheers in the … Continue reading Welcome to the Mini Mart

Series Preview: at Chicago Cubs

PHI: 59-35, 1st in NL East; CHI (N): 38-58, 5th in NL Central When: July 18-20 Where: Wrigley Field (Chicago, IL) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.45) vs Rodrigo Lopez (1-2, 4.02) Saturday: Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.82) vs Matt Garza (4-7, 3.97) Sunday: Vance Worley (5-1, 2.15) vs Ryan Dempster (7-6, 4.68) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Chicago Cubs

Martinez’s 4 RBI’s back Kendrick

The Phils offense and pitching needed to bounce back in a big way in today’s game against New York. And it did. But the help came from a couple of unsuspecting players. Kyle Kendrick was on the hill and Michael “Mini Mart” Martinez was in the line up for the Phils. One pitched seven innings … Continue reading Martinez’s 4 RBI’s back Kendrick

Phils tomahawk chop the Braves heading into the break

The Braves came into Sunday’s game with the confidence that they could make ground on the Phillies heading into the All-Star Break. Instead, they left feeling physically and emotionally abused. Both the Phillies and the fans embarrassed the Braves today during their 14-1 drubbing. Cole Hamels, who won’t be pitching in the All-Star Game on … Continue reading Phils tomahawk chop the Braves heading into the break

Rollins, Howard power Phils with four hits

Jimmy Rollins is climbing the all-time franchise hits list. His four-hit game moved him into fifth place all-time (1,802 hits) and only 10 shy from tying Del Ennis for fourth. But the mile stone hits were more than just that. Rollins was on base four out of five at-bats and scored twice as the Phils … Continue reading Rollins, Howard power Phils with four hits