Disappointing End: Carpenter, Cards bounce Phillies from postseason

For the second straight season, the Phillies season came down to Ryan Howard and, for the second straight season, Howard was retired for the final out of the Phillies season. A season, which was record setting, and just flat out thrilling to watch, ended in a flash at the hands of Chris Carpenter and the … Continue reading Disappointing End: Carpenter, Cards bounce Phillies from postseason

Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Perhaps, Cliff Lee was left in a bit too long. The 7th inning aside, Lee was slowly losing his early lead due to being overly comfortable. And as resilient as they showed in the final month of the regular season, the Cards chipped away, stealing Game 2 from the Phillies with a 5-4 win. The … Continue reading Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Phils give 100 reasons to love them

The switch has been flipped. Many thought the eight-game skid was something to worry about. The logical ones knew there was a switch somewhere to be turned on. It appears the Phillies have find this switch and have hopefully locked it in the “on” position. With a 4-2 win in Atlanta, the Phillies earned themselves … Continue reading Phils give 100 reasons to love them

Falling down the slippery slope of meaningless games

It’s really hard to gauge if this recent string of play from the Phillies is something worry about or if it will all go away once October baseball starts. Whatever it is, the Phillies have lost for the fifth straight time, a first in 16 months. The score was 7-5 and the result was the … Continue reading Falling down the slippery slope of meaningless games

The Hangover 3: Zimmerman’s PH wins it for Nats

Your 2011 NL East Phillies are 0-3 when playing meaningless baseball. Ryan Zimmerman’s pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th drove in the winning run on Michael Stutes to give the Nationals a 4-3 lead and win. The result took away from an impressive start from Kyle Kendrick, who may just take Vance Worley’s … Continue reading The Hangover 3: Zimmerman’s PH wins it for Nats

Phils clinch 5th straight division

It was a statement start for Roy Oswalt, who has struggled since August 1. If there was any doubt who the 4th starter in the playoffs is going to be, Oswalt topped Vance Worley’s performance from last night with seven shut out innings to lead the Phils to a 9-2 win and clinch of their … Continue reading Phils clinch 5th straight division

Kendrick looks good in spot start

It had been 21 games since Kyle Kendrick took the mound as the starting pitcher. The right-hander didn’t look as such, pitching almost Cliff Lee-like in his start. But that Lee guy will be pitching tonight in about two hours. Kendrick led the Phils to a 3-1 victory in the first half of the double-header. … Continue reading Kendrick looks good in spot start

Howard’s early blast guides Phils past Brewers

A day after it took the Phillies 6 innings to get their offense going, Ryan Howard made sure that they got on the board earlier. Howard blasted a Shaun Marcum offering into the seats in right field, giving the visitors an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning. It was a lead that they would … Continue reading Howard’s early blast guides Phils past Brewers

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

Gload walks it off

Ross Gload and his fraying hip is alive! The league leader in pinch hits, despite entering the game with only four hits in his last 33 at-bats, came through with another timely pinch hit, leading the Phils to a series sweep of the rival Braves with a 3-2 come-from-behind win. Gload ripped a fair ball … Continue reading Gload walks it off