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

Pen Gets Boost with Durbin Return

The bull pen woes have been sickening. With the Phillies playing tight games throughout the series against Cincy, fans bit their nails and cried for mommy when one of the four starters were lifted. But with Chad Durbin’s return, the held breath can be let out slowly. Though the pen woes will still linger until … Continue reading Pen Gets Boost with Durbin Return

Blast Off, Schneider

Brian Schneider’s return to the line up was going to be a much needed improvement over the hole that Dane Sardinha was in the line up. But he made his presence known when he sent a laser into the rightfield seats to lead off the 12th. Schneider’s walk off blast, his third homer of the … Continue reading Blast Off, Schneider

Lidge Looks Good; Figueroa DFA’ed

Brad Lidge looked sharp in his return Monday against the Braves. Lidge pitched in the eighth, striking out one in his perfect outing. He said he feels good and he could be nearing the closer’s roll once again. “Very close [to 100 percent],” said Lidge, who had been out with inflammation in his right elbow. … Continue reading Lidge Looks Good; Figueroa DFA’ed

Phils Suffer Second Shutout in Four Days

The Phillies got the hits but couldn’t get anyone home. The Mets consistently put up runs and got great pitching from R.A. Dickey and Raul Valdes as they beat Philadelphia 8-0. Jamie Moyer pitched five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks. Nelson Figueroa was awful in the eighth, allowing three … Continue reading Phils Suffer Second Shutout in Four Days

The Blanton Express

Joe Blanton hadn’t seen major league hitting yet this season. It was going to be an interesting night when he was going to go up against Albert Pujols and the steady offense of the St. Louis Cardinals. Blanton shook off any rust and deterred any doubters as he impressed in the Phillies 6-3 loss Monday … Continue reading The Blanton Express

Late Inning Rally Sparks Win

Jayson Werth had a lot at stake during his two-out, bases-loaded, ninth-inning at-bat. The Phillies were trailing 4-1. Werth was 0-3 and in danger of ending his 20-game streak of reaching safely was in jeopardy and the Phillies were on the verge of getting swept by the Giants and dropping four straight games. Werth came through with the big three-run double to tie … Continue reading Late Inning Rally Sparks Win

Lidge on His Way

It would be excellent news when the Phillies get Brad Lidge back. They have been hurting tremendously in the bull pen with the poor seasons so far for David Herndon, Danys Baez, and Ryan Madson. All three have an ERA above 6.00 and have had outings that made struck worries in the hearts of the … Continue reading Lidge on His Way

Longballs Galore!

The Phillies needed only three swings to beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Two of those mighty swings belonged to Jayson Werth, who’s two solo homers including his moon shot in the top of the ninth, helped lead the Phillies to a 3-2 win. Raul Ibanez also had a solo homer in the seventh that tied the game … Continue reading Longballs Galore!

Happ to DL

J.A. Happ was placed on the 15-day DL Thursday with a strained forearm reported Charles Odum of the AP. Happ’s spot in the rotation was skipped on Wednesday in favor of Roy Halladay, who threw a complete game shut out against the Braves. Nelson Figueroa will take Happ’s next scheduled  start on Saturday against Arizona. … Continue reading Happ to DL