Phils Lose to Bucs in Extras

The Phillies managed to win a game 1-0 in their Opening Day on Thursday. But ignorance proved bliss and they managed to lose a game by scoring only one run on Saturday. Wasting a quality start from Cliff Lee despite not having his best stuff, the Phillies lost 2-1 in 10 innings to the Pirates … Continue reading Phils Lose to Bucs in Extras

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

Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 102-60, 1st in NL East in 2011; PIT: 72-90, 4th in NL Central in 2011 When: April 5-9 Where: PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA) Probable Pitchers (2011 stats) Thursday: Roy Halladay (19-6; 2.35) vs Erik Bedard (8-8, 4.03 with Boston) Saturday: Cliff Lee (17-8; 2.40) vs. Jeff Karstens (9-9; 3.38) Sunday:┬áVance Worley (11-3; 3.01) vs. … Continue reading Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

On Deck: Phillies 4, Pirates 3

Baseball is back at the Bank, meaning the regular season is only days away. The Phillies and Pirates paired up for an On Deck Series, playing a short two-game series before the two teams head to Pittsburgh to start the season off. Joe Blanton got the start and he helped guide the Phils to a … Continue reading On Deck: Phillies 4, Pirates 3

Season Preview: NL Central

Co-written by John Russo and Chris Bengel Expectations: No Pujols, no problem…. wait, you mean we have to rely on Matt Holliday now? Oh crap! Key Addition: OF Carlos Beltran (signed from San Francisco) Key Loss: 1B Albert Pujols (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 90-72 Summary:┬áSt. Louis knows they lost a huge bat in … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

Spring Training: Phillies 5, Pirates 4; Galvis bruises foot

First thing’s first… Cliff Lee has himself ready for the season, pitching lights out as well as getting his bat up to speed. Lee went six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out three in the Phillies 5-4 win over the Pirates. He also doubled in his only hit of … Continue reading Spring Training: Phillies 5, Pirates 4; Galvis bruises foot

Phillies fall short against Pirates

The Phillies were completely shut down for eight innings. However they did rally and score a pair of runs in the ninth inning but ultimately fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday afternoon. No Phillies batters had more than one hit. They only had six as a team. Freddy Galvis continued his great spring … Continue reading Phillies fall short against Pirates

Worley strikes out 8; Thome plays 1B

Vance Worley was hittable last week. Today, not so much. In fact, Worley was unhittable against the Pirates. The SoCal righty pitched four perfect innings, striking out eight on the day in the Phillies 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. If Worley wasn’t on a pitch count he would have most likely kept going. After giving up … Continue reading Worley strikes out 8; Thome plays 1B

Phillies win in walk-off fashion

It may only be the Grapefruit League but the Phillies had their first walk-off win of 2012. Rightfielder Lou Montanez delivered a solo home run ironically off Michael Dubee to lift the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a run scored today. Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco … Continue reading Phillies win in walk-off fashion

Phils add Bowker

The Phillies made a move on trade waivers to acquire left-handed hitter John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates after their 9-0 win over Cincinnati last night. To make room for Bowker, the Phils sent reliever Michael Schwimer back down to Lehigh. In 561 career at-bats, Bowker is hitting .237 and has 17 homers. As a … Continue reading Phils add Bowker