2012 World Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs San Francisco Giants

Detroit: 88-74; 1st in AL Central San Francisco: 94-68; 1st in NL West Schedule – 8 PM, EST; FOX Game 1: Oct. 24: Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64) at Barry Zito (15-8, 4.15) Game 2: Oct. 25: Doug Fister (10-10, 3.45) at Madison Bumgarner (16-11, 3.37) Game 3: Oct. 27: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 vs Ryan Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37) … Continue reading 2012 World Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs San Francisco Giants

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Five Big Free Agents and Where They Land

Prince Fielder – Milwaukee Brewers Where he goes: Chicago Cubs In the hunt: NY Yankees, Milwaukee, Washington Fielder’s market is pretty wide open with Milwaukee seemingly unable to afford Fielder. The Brewers must hope co-star Ryan Braun can convince the power-hitter first baseman that there is unfinished business left to be done in Milwaukee and … Continue reading Five Big Free Agents and Where They Land

Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?

Ryan Howard felt it as soon as he attempted to leave the batter’s box. The sharp pain running through his body wasn’t just the end of the Phillies season dribbling to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto. It was the pop Howard felt in his left foot that dropped Howard halfway down the first base line, … Continue reading Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?

Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

PHI: 91-48, 1st in NL East; MIL: 85-59, 1st in NL Central When: September 8-11 Where: Miller Park (Milwaukee, WI) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.63) vs Chris Narveson (10-6, 4.26) Friday: Roy Halladay (16-5, 2.49) vs Shaun Marcum (12-5, 3.11) Saturday: Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.47) vs Randy Wolf (12-7, 3.47) Sunday: Vance Worley … Continue reading Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

NL MVP Matt Kemp: There have been two bright spots for the Dodgers this season, who are in the middle of a financial rut and baseball abyss. One of those bright spots is Matt Kemp (the other is in the Cy Young race). Kemp is having a Willie Mays-ian season (yes, I compared him to … Continue reading One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

With the second half of the 2011 season underway yesterday, division races, Wild Card races and the push for the best record in baseball begin to heat up. With just under 100 games out of the way, five teams jump out as the favorites to make the playoffs and do some serious damage in their … Continue reading Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

Doc is masterful in ASG outing

Five Phillies were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game but only two were available to play. NL Starting pitcher Roy Halladay and Phils starter Cliff Lee pitched the first four innings for the NL, who beat the American League for the second straight year thanks to pitching, 5-1. Halladay was perfect … Continue reading Doc is masterful in ASG outing

Phils win with the longball

The first three innings, the Phils were getting perfecto’d. Then they broke it up with a walk in the 4th and then finally managed to break up the no-no in the 5th. But despite the walk and hit, they were still the same lifeless Phils. But two big swings changed all of that as Placido … Continue reading Phils win with the longball

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

Series Preview: vs. Milawaukee Brewers

PHI: 10-4, 1st in NL East; MIL: 7-8, 4th in NL Central When: April 18-20 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (0-1, 10.45) vs Shaun Marcum (2-1, 2.55) Tuesday: Roy Halladay (2-0, 1.23) vs Randy Wolf (1-2, 4.32) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (2-1, 4.19) vs Chris Narveson (2-1, 1.45) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs. Milawaukee Brewers