Bats Falter, Series Tied

Runners on first and second for Chase Utley. The swing and a ground ball to Robinson Cano who flips to Derek Jeter and retires Utley to end the inning. The Phillies situational hitting from the regular season returned as they squandered numerous opportunities much like that one as they allow the Yankees to tie the … Continue reading Bats Falter, Series Tied

Lee, Utley Lead Phils in Game 1

The weather was ugly but Cliff Lee and Chase Utley were the complete opposite. Lee went pitched a complete game and Utley hit two homers en route to a 6-1 Phillies win and putting them ahead 1-0 in the World Series over the Yankees. C.C. Sabathia was once again thwarted by the Phillies as he … Continue reading Lee, Utley Lead Phils in Game 1

Phillies Pitching Takes Shape

Charlie Manuel just reported on a radio show this morning that Pedro Martinez will pitch game two and Cole Hamels will pitch game three via David Murphy on Twitter. Here are the probables for the first three games:Wed: PHI: Lee, Cl (2-0, 0.74), NYY: Sabathia (3-0, 1.19)Thu: PHI: Martinez, P (0-0, 0.00, 7 IP)Sat: PHI: … Continue reading Phillies Pitching Takes Shape

Pen Can’t Hold Lead

Pedro Martinez pitched his heart out and got nothing out of it as the Phillies lost 2-1. The were able to earn a split on Los Angeles and will come home to Philadelphia for three games. They still have momentum going into these next three games and have nothing to worry about. Martinez went seven … Continue reading Pen Can’t Hold Lead

Phillies Bats Heat Up

What a marathon game. If you thought there wouldn’t be anymore four-hour games (NLDS game 3) then you were in for a real shock. The Phillies were able to stay on top of the Dodgers with timely hitting, winning the first game, 8-6. Cole Hamels was a little shaky but got the job done and … Continue reading Phillies Bats Heat Up

Pitching Probables; Myers, Kendrick Off Roster

Unlike in the NLDS, we are pretty sure who the Phillies and Dodgers will throw at each other for the NLCS. Cole Hamels and Clayton Kershaw were already definates for game 1 and the Phillies are leaning for Pedro Martinez in game 2. Cliff Lee was guaranteed game 3 so he could have five days … Continue reading Pitching Probables; Myers, Kendrick Off Roster

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

Phillies Clinch 3rd Straight Division

I decided to take a break from typing my paper due tomorrow. With the Phillies win over the Houston Astros, they clinched their third straight division title. This is the most consecutive division titles since the teams managed by the late Danny Ozark in 1976-78. The Phillies offense exploded for 10 runs and Pedro Martinez, … Continue reading Phillies Clinch 3rd Straight Division