Salisbury: Phillies Interested In Stairs, Sweeney As Hitting Assistant

PHILADELPHIA — The theme of the day has been the coaching staff. There is one final bit of news for the day in regards to the staff. According to a source of Jim Salisbury the Phillies are interested in a pair of former bench bats as aides to the newly appointed hitting coach, Steve Henderson. … Continue reading Salisbury: Phillies Interested In Stairs, Sweeney As Hitting Assistant

2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

To the Phillies fans, it was a game to remember. For Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, it was a night from hell. First there was Matt Stairs, who crushed the go-ahead homer in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS in Los Angeles off Broxton that eventually helped them win the series. Then in Game 4 of … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

Grading the Phillies: Bench

Ben Francisco – C+: His lack of playing time came as a surprise to fans this year, especially when Raul Ibanez had some early-season struggles. He’s the type of player who needs every day at-bats to heat up. It will be interesting to see what happens next season if the Phils don’t sign Jays Werth … Continue reading Grading the Phillies: Bench

Four Homers For Phils Bench

Mike Sweeney, John Mayberry, Jr., and Ben Francisco all went yard for the Phils. On a regular night, the three wouldn’t even be in the line up. But with a clinched division, they helped fuel a 7-1 win for the Phils over Washington. Sweeney and Francisco went back-to-back in the second inning to give the … Continue reading Four Homers For Phils Bench

Comeback Falls Short

Lately, when the Phillies got a rally going in the late innings, a come-from-behind win seems to be in works. But the Mets shaky bull pen held on as they beat the Phils 4-3 Saturday afternoon. Mike Pelfrey was great until the eighth inning. He lasted 7 1/3 until he allowed two in the eighth. … Continue reading Comeback Falls Short

SoCal Sweeping

Cole Hamels, I would like to introduce to you the offense. It’s amazing that despite how incredible Hamels had been pitching since July 11 that this is the lefty’s first win in that span, a total of eight starts. Hamels went eight innings of four-hit ball in the Phillies 5-0 win in his home town … Continue reading SoCal Sweeping

A Blantonian Effort

“Heavy B,” as the fans love to call him, has been starting to find his groove and is settling in as the Phillies #4. He gave forth another good six-inning, one-run effort to lead the Phillies to a 3-1 win in San Diego. Jon Garland had had an unsuccessful run against the Phillies in his … Continue reading A Blantonian Effort

Hamels Struggles Early

The stage was set for another good Cole Hamels outing with no run support.  Once again he didn’t receive any run support.  But Hamels also had a very rough outing.  Hamels was rocked for three runs in the first inning on the way to a 5-2 loss at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. … Continue reading Hamels Struggles Early

Broxton Melts Down Again

What do Matt Stairs, Jimmy Rollins, and Carlos Ruiz all have in common? They have all made a mental mess out of Jonathon Broxton. Ruiz ripped Broxton’s no-out fastball off the top of the right-centerfield wall to drive in both Jayson Werth and Ben Francisco to lead the Phillies to a 10-9-come-back win over the … Continue reading Broxton Melts Down Again

Victorino Activated

After a pair of great games behind the plate for Shane Victorino, the Phillies felt confident in bringing him back up to the organization. Antonio Bastardowas sent back down to AAA Lehigh. Victorino went 4-for-6 with a triple, home run and four RBIs in two rehab games with Lehigh. The move gives the Phillies back … Continue reading Victorino Activated