Phillies Can’t Back Blanton in Loss

Braves 2, Phillies 1 WP – Mike Minor (6-7, 5.18) LP – Joe Blanton (8-9, 4.49) SV – Craig Kimbrel (30) ATLANTA – The trade value for Joe Blanton may have gone up. With the deadline a few days away, teams could inquirer about Blanton to bolster the back-end of a rotation. Blanton improved his value … Continue reading Phillies Can’t Back Blanton in Loss

Doc Wins 20th For Phils

It’s a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Steve Carlton did so in 1982.  Roy Halladay won his 20th game tonight, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to accomplish such a feat in the last 28 years.  Halladay helped to the Phillies extend their division lead with a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Halladay has been everything the Phillies could’ve hoped … Continue reading Doc Wins 20th For Phils

The “Big Three” Is the Story this Series

By John Russo Charlie Manuel knows what he did just put his team in the best position to win. So does Bobby Cox, who knows what it’s like to have a “Big Three” on his roster. “It’s unbelievable,” Cox said before Monday’s game. “Oswalt’s been dynamite ever since he got over here. It’s a good … Continue reading The “Big Three” Is the Story this Series

Series Preview: Braves

PHI: 89-61, 1st in NL East ATL: 86-64, 2nd in NL East Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable pitchers Mon: Cole Hamels (11-10, 3.01) vs. Brandon Beachy (0-0, 0.00) Tue: Roy Halladay (19-10, 2.49) vs. Mike Minor (3-1, 5.84) Wed: Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.90) vs. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.62) Broadcast Mon: 7:05; … Continue reading Series Preview: Braves