Phillies Home Opener Question Marks

Can you feel it? The excitement is back in the air on Broad and Pattison. The Phillies are home for the first time this season! Sure they are 1-2 after Opening Weekend in Pittsburgh, but there are 159 games left and the opportunity to play in front of 45,000+ screaming fans! Today brings out a … Continue reading Phillies Home Opener Question Marks

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Mayberry Shines in Back-to-Back Opening Days

Since 2009 when John Mayberry got his first taste as a Phillie he knew that he would do whatever it would take to get back on the big league roster. A few seasons removed from that, Mayberry has found himself a lock for the Opening Day roster the last two seasons. And he’s starting to … Continue reading Mayberry Shines in Back-to-Back Opening Days

Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

The Phillies couldn’t have asked for a more masterful outing from their Ace of Aces. Roy Halladay gave up two singles in the first inning, the only two hits he would allow all game as his beautiful Opening Day outing allowed the Phillies offense to get away with scoring only one run all day. The … Continue reading Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

The Phillies used their final game of the spring, a 7-2 win over the Pirates at home to finalize their opening day roster. The final two spots wenttoo utility infielder Pete Orr and lefty reliever Joe Savery. Here is the Phillies 25-man roster, which will be lacking Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Michael Martinez and Jose … Continue reading Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

Phils Announce Rotation 2.0

Cole Hamels will start the home opener. It’ll go Halladay-Lee-Worley-Hamels. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 23, 2012 The fans who got tickets for the home opener were given a real treat today. The Phillies announced their starting rotation for the season. And in a move popular with many, the lefties will be split like last … Continue reading Phils Announce Rotation 2.0

Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

It’s about that time of year again when Opening Day approaches and speculations about the roster arise. In a perfect world, there are no injuries and this guessing game is easy. But for the Phillies, they don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, their two best players are starting the season on the disabled list … Continue reading Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

Some pictures from today’s game

What an unbelievable experience for my first ever Opening Day. TTB staffers Dan MacNeal, Chris Bengel, Allison Stackhouse and I all partook in the festivities. The day started in Lot K-7, our stomping grounds for Phils games and ended with joyous celebration as the Phillies scored five unanswered runs to beat the Houston Astros on … Continue reading Some pictures from today’s game

Happy Opening Day, folks

The Phillies Opening Day may be tomorrow but tonight, the MLB season finally kicks off. Today features the first real baseball of the season with the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals at 1:05 PM. ESPN will also be airing the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers at 1:05. There are also four more games being … Continue reading Happy Opening Day, folks

Phillies release 25-man roster

Michael Stutes, Delwyn Young and Luis Castillo out. David Herndon, Michael Martinez and Pete Orr in. Stutes and Young were sent to the minors while Castillo was released earlier today. The final spot was between Young and Orr with Charle Manuel opting for speed and offense over defensive versatility. Those were the three wrong spots … Continue reading Phillies release 25-man roster

A stab at the 25-man roster

This has been every blogger’s favorite guessing game since the blogging world has begun: predicting the Phillies Opening Day roster. There are definitely about 18-20 locks each year to make the squad. Then injuries and hot springs factor in and you have a few surprises. The Phillies suffered key injuries to three players who were … Continue reading A stab at the 25-man roster