KK Hit Early In Loss

Pirates 5, Phillies 4 WP – A.J. Burnett (9-2, 3.31) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) SV – Joel Hanrahan (20) PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick settled in, but it was after he gave up five early runs. That early hole was too deep for the Phillies to climb out of and they lost, 5-4. They … Continue reading KK Hit Early In Loss

Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 34-40, 5th in NL East;┬áPIT: 38-33, 2nd in NL Central When: June 25-28 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04) vs Jeff Karstens (0-1, 4.50) Tuesday: Vance Worley (3-4, 2.78) vs Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.13) Wednesday: TBD vs James McDonald (6-3, 2.19) Thursday:┬áKyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.24) vs A.J. … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Season Preview: NL Central

Cincinnati Reds Expectations: Aroldis Chapman throw a 373 MPH fastball. Key addition: Edgar Renteria Key loss: Orlando Cabrera Projected record: 92-70 Summary: The Cincinnati Reds were among one of the biggest surprises in baseball. In 2010, the young Reds overtook the reigning NL Central champion Cardinals and made their first postseason appearance since 1995. They … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

Blanton, Pen Collapse

With a 5-2 lead and Joe Blanton steam rolling his way through the Pirates, it looked as if the Phillies would manage a split with the Pirates as they head limping into the All-Star break with seven games left. Well we were all unfortunately wrong. The Pirates used a six-run seventh inning to power their … Continue reading Blanton, Pen Collapse