Season Preview: AL West

Expectations: The Rangers ditch all of their Braves’ World Series tapes that they’ve studied from the past two years. Key Addition: SP Yu Darvish (signed from Nippon of the Japanese League) Key Loss: SP C.J. Wilson (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Rangers, coming off of their second straight World Series appearance, … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West

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Phillies maintain pursuit of Gio Gonzalez

Earlier this morning, several reports suggested that the Phillies had contacted the Oakland Athletics about left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Now it appears that the Phillies have been turned down by Oakland according to Ken Rosenthal. He tweeted that they are still persistent about getting a deal done. Gonzalez would be a solid addition to the rotation … Continue reading Phillies maintain pursuit of Gio Gonzalez

Doc pitches fifth complete game; earns 10th win

There should be no doubt who the best pitcher in red pinstripes is. Roy Halladay was at his best once again, proving why he’s the best pitcher on the Phillies roster, let alone the best in Major League Baseball. Halladay pitched his fifth complete game of the season, picking up his 10th win as well … Continue reading Doc pitches fifth complete game; earns 10th win

Phils held to four hits in loss

Last night was a fluke. A team cannot manage only four hits and expect to come away with a win. Tonight proved that as the Phils again managed four hits and a run but lost to Oakland, 4-1. Cole Hamels allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks with five strike outs scattered over … Continue reading Phils held to four hits in loss

Surprising hero walks it off for Phils

The love/hate relationship the fans have with Ben Francisco turned to all love for one night. Francisco, who found himself an almost permanent spot on the bench with Domonic Brown an everyday player, had the game-winning hit in the Phils 1-0 win Saturday night. His hit was only the fourth hit for the Phils and … Continue reading Surprising hero walks it off for Phils

Series Preview: vs Oakland Athletics

PHI: 47-29, 1st in NL East; OAK: 34-42, 4th in AL West When: June 24-26 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (2-1, 3.41) vs Gillermo Moscoso (2-3, 3.30) Saturday: Cole Hamels (9-3, 2.51) vs Trevor Cahill (7-5, 3.24) Sunday: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.51) vs Josh Outman (3-1, 2.86) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Oakland Athletics

Season Preview: AL West

Well, where do I begin? The AL West is considered to be the weakest division in baseball among many baseball experts and fans alike. This division is the smallest in baseball, having only four teams (which is probably four to many), and only one team finished above .500 last year. However, that team was the … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West