A Stab at the Postseason Roster

UPDATE: Being out of the loop due to being busy, the post season roster was finalized. Looks like I was correct. Original Post People love guessing games. Hell i do. The Phils have until tomorrow morning to pick their 25-man postseason roster before they do battle with the Cincinnati Reds at 5:07 PM in Philadelphia. … Continue reading A Stab at the Postseason Roster

NLDS Preview: Phillies vs. Reds

Phillies 97-65; 1st in NL East                                  Reds: 91-71; 1st in NL Central Pitching Probables Game 1: Edinson Volquez (4-3, 4.31) vs. Roy Halladay (21-10, 2.44) Game 2: Bronson Arroyo (17-10, 3.88) vs. Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.76) Game 3: Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06) vs. Johnny Cueto (12-7, 3.64) Game 4*: TBA Game 5*: TBA Broadcast Game … Continue reading NLDS Preview: Phillies vs. Reds

Phillies Name NLDS Starters

In the highly anticipated news of the past week since the Phils won their fourth straight division, manager Charlie Manuel finally announced his game one and two starters. He didn’t announce the game three pitcher “officially” but by process of elimination, it’s going to go to a Big Three member. Roy Halladay, the staff ace … Continue reading Phillies Name NLDS Starters

Happ Honored

JA Happ was named by panel of players as the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year. Along with American League winner Gordon Beckham of the White Sox, Happ was very well deserving of this award. One thing to consider is that this is not the official ROY honors. Those will get announced after … Continue reading Happ Honored

9th Inning Heroics Send Phils to NLCS

Vengeance: as cold as the Rocky Mountains. The Phillies showed why they are the best come-from-behind team in the majors last night in their 5-4 win over the Rockies, lifting them into an NLCS rematch versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cliff Lee was once again stellar in his second start in the playoffs, going 7.1 … Continue reading 9th Inning Heroics Send Phils to NLCS

Timely Hitting Sparks Phils

Nothing like some manufactured runs and solid pitching. Now if the Phillies can get that every game, who knows how far it will take them. I saw some things last night that worried me but at the same time saw some things that worked and I liked. JA Happ and Joe Blanton combined for 5.2 … Continue reading Timely Hitting Sparks Phils

Happ to Pitch Game 3

Sorry I wasn’t around today to post this but as you may know, tonight’s game was cancelled due to it snowing and being below 20 degrees in Colorado. The Phillies will play tomorrow night and Monday in Colorado. Pedro Martinez, who was slated to pitch today, will not be the starter tomorrow. Instead it will … Continue reading Happ to Pitch Game 3

Phils Fail to Come Back; Series Tied at 1

Cole Hamels was not the Cole Hamels of 2008 and Aaron Cook proved once again that the Phillies can’t hit sinker-ballers as the Rockies won the nail-biter, 5-4. In a game that saw the Phillies fight back from 4-0, it ended with them coming up short with runners in scoring position once again. The Rockies … Continue reading Phils Fail to Come Back; Series Tied at 1

Lee Dominates Game 1

Cliff Lee fell only one out from a complete game shut out in his first playoff start but he did just fine as the Phillies won 5-1 to start the NLDS. The Phillies take an early 1-0 lead in the best of five series versus Colorado, a huge win for a team that struggled down … Continue reading Lee Dominates Game 1