Doc runs out of gas in 8th

Charlie Manuel tried to squeeze one more inning out of his starter but quite possibly at the cost of the game. Starter Roy Halladay ran out of juice in the 8th and the Marlins capitalized, winning 2-1 on Tuesday night. Chris Coghlan was the hero of the night for Florida. He had a pair of … Continue reading Doc runs out of gas in 8th

Pregame Notes 5/1

Roy Oswalt will rejoin the Phillies on Thursday according to some tweets from the beat guys. Cole Hamels will pitch Tuesday with Vance Worley and Roy Halladay rounding out the rotation versus Washington. Oswalt will likely make his next start on either Saturday or Sunday. In other news, Domonic Brown was reinstated off the DL … Continue reading Pregame Notes 5/1

How long will the slump last?

22 games into the season, the Phils (15-7) have already hit their first offensive slump. This leaves the fans wondering: is this just an early season funk or is this going to be something to worry about all season. In the team’s last 14 games, they have failed to score more than four runs despite … Continue reading How long will the slump last?

Redemption: After striking out four times, Howard comes up clutch in Phillies 4-2 win

Take your gold sombrero and stick it where the sun don’t shine. After being punched out four times, first baseman Ryan Howard hit a two-RBI double in the top of the eleventh to give the Phillies the 4-2 win, and their tenth straight win at Petco park to improve their record to 14-6. For Howard … Continue reading Redemption: After striking out four times, Howard comes up clutch in Phillies 4-2 win

KK = Kendrick Kollapse

Charlie Manuel was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. With only two relievers, Kyle Kendrick and Danys Baez, left in the bull pen, Manuel went with Kendrick in the top of the 12th. Kendrick blew up, allowing three runs on one hit, a handful of walks and errors and some small ball … Continue reading KK = Kendrick Kollapse

Line up shake up

No major news other than the fact the Phillies will shake up the line up a little bit for the first time this season. Other than Michael Martinez getting the start over the weekend in the lead off spot, the Phillies haven’t made any line up changes yet this season. Carlos Ruiz and Wilson Valdez … Continue reading Line up shake up

Castillo released; Martinez will make team

The run for Luis Castillo was very short-lived. With only a week to make the team, the second baseman failed to do so, being released by the Phillies. But cutting Castillo now, the Phils won’t have to pay him a single penny of the $414,000 they signed him for or the $6 million the Mets … Continue reading Castillo released; Martinez will make team

Castillo awful in debut

First Luis Castillo is late and now he goes 0-for-4 in his debut. The second baseman is not good with first impressions and with little time to really impress the Phils, he better start producing fast. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer off Roy Oswalt to lead off the fourth before Manny Ramirez knocked him … Continue reading Castillo awful in debut

Utley Out Indefinitely

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been diagnosed with patellar tendonitis in his right knee after an MRI. Utley has yet to appear in any games this spring and the team will now be limiting his playing time throughout the spring. The injury doesn’t affect Utley at the plate but it does cause him a … Continue reading Utley Out Indefinitely