Father’s Day Failure

On a day celebrating fathers around the world, the Phillies were the only ones not celebrating. Roy Halladay was taken yard two times and Carl Pavano pitched a complete game to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win and series win in Philadelphia. Halladay got hit pretty well but only allowed four runs, three earned … Continue reading Father’s Day Failure

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Phils Blow Big Lead In Ninth; Lose In 11

Saturday’s game was a huge emotional roller coaster for the Phils. After blowing a huge lead, tying the game up with two outs, and then getting rocked again, the Phillies lost 13-10 in an 11-inning affair that should’ve ended in nine. Danys Baez will lead the group of goats of the game. Though I don’t … Continue reading Phils Blow Big Lead In Ninth; Lose In 11

Howard Powers Phils Past Twins

Ryan Howard had a couple twin-killings, his style, Friday night. The Big Piece erupted for four extra-base hits, falling a single shy of the cycle, as the Phillies beat Minnesota 9-5, extending their winning streak to three. Joe Blanton did tonight what the Phillies need him to do every start. He went six innings, allowing … Continue reading Howard Powers Phils Past Twins

Series Preview: Twins

Phillies (34-30, 3rd in NL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (38-28, 1st in AL Central) Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Friday: Joe Blanton (1-5, 7.28) vs. Nick Blackburn (6-3, 4.96) Saturday: Cole Hamels (6-5, 3.74) vs. Kevin Slowey (7-4, 3.84) Sunday: Roy Halladay (8-5, 2.36) vs. Carl Pavano (7-6, … Continue reading Series Preview: Twins

Phils Saved the Henny

So a campaign was started today if you were following me to “Save the Henny,” as I had a pint of Hennessy cognac on line for this game with one of my friends who’s a Yankees fan. Well the Henny was saved as the Phillies stomped the Yankees, 7-1, to take the three-game series for … Continue reading Phils Saved the Henny

Doc to Face Shrek Tuesday

The Phillies decided it was best to adjust their rotation for their upcoming series with the New York Yankees. Roy Halladay and Kyle Kendrick will be trading spots in the rotation because coach Rich Dubee wants Halladay to have six more starts before the All-Star Break and not five. The move will pitch Halladay on … Continue reading Doc to Face Shrek Tuesday

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Phils Lose; Hamels, Lidge Updates

The Twins used some big hits from the best players to beat Cole Hamel and the Phillies Saturday, 8-4. Greg Dobbs doubled and homered for the Phillies while a few others had multiple-hit games. Former Phil Jim Thome had a homer in the eighth inning as well. Hamels was pleased with his ability to pitch more … Continue reading Phils Lose; Hamels, Lidge Updates

Former Phils on the Move

Well it looks like some of the key parts to both World Series runs have found new homes this offseason. After Chris Coste went to the Mets, Pedro Feliz to Houston, and Scott Eyre retired, the Phillies saw two more guys leave for not-so-greener pastures. Brett Myers just signed with the Houston Astros today, another former Phillie Ed Wade … Continue reading Former Phils on the Move

Phillies Draft Two in Rule 5

The Phillies took two pitchers in the 2009 Rule 5 Draft today. They first selected right-hander Kenneth Herndon with the 17th pick. Herndon, 24, went 5-6 with a 3.03 ERA and 11 saves in 50 appearances last season with Double-A Arkansas, which is the Los Angeles Angels affiliate. He’s not a great pitcher and like Todd Zolecki … Continue reading Phillies Draft Two in Rule 5