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

Phils top Dodgers, 3-1

It was a comforting night for Cliff Lee. The left-hander had been having a roller coaster season so far, showing signs of being human despite pitching incredibly well. His seven innings of shut out ball were only his second stint of one run or less since the beginning of May as the Phils beat the … Continue reading Phils top Dodgers, 3-1

Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 35-24, 1st in NL East; LAD: 28-32, 3rd in NL West When: June 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.94) vs Ted Lilly (4-4, 4.22) Tuesday: Roy Oswalt (3-3, 2.70) vs Rubby De La Rosa (1-0, 1.80) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (7-2, 2.83) vs Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46) … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Chasing Doubles

Roy Oswalt’s hot August carried into September as the right-hander kept the Dodgers bats cold on a hot SoCal day. Oswalt allowed one hit in his outing and Chase Utley hit three doubles in the Phillies 5-1 win Wednesday day. The Dodgers didn’t get their only hit off Oswalt until the sixth inning when Casey … Continue reading Chasing Doubles

Oh Where, Oh Where Were the Bats?

Hiroki Kuroda was close to a no-no. But Shane Victorino thwarted the Japanese righty’s no-hit bid with only five outs to go in the game. Kuroda still got the last laugh, shutting down the Phillies and leading the Dodgers to a 3-0 win Monday night. Kuroda was damn-near unhittable until Victorino’s single in the eighth. … Continue reading Oh Where, Oh Where Were the Bats?

Phils Shut Out Again

18 innings of baseball and not one runner has crossed home plate. It was another sad display by the offense as they lost 5-0 to the Mets Wednesday night. Hisanori Takahashi pitched six shut-out innings, only allowing five runs and striking out six. Joe Blanton, in turn, lasted only 5 1/3 and allowed five runs … Continue reading Phils Shut Out Again

Phils Retake First with Monster Fourth

Johan Santana is one of the more dominant pitchers in the National League. But against the Phillies, he is nothing more than a batting practice pitcher. The Phillies teed off on Santana in their nine-run fourth inning as they went on and won 11-5 Sunday night on ESPN. Jamie Moyer was decent but unimpressive. He allowed … Continue reading Phils Retake First with Monster Fourth

Baez Shelled; Offense Still Dead

This was a game I’m glad I missed. Kyle Kendrick was ineffective and the Phillies offense once again didn’t show up as they lost 9-1 to the Mets Friday night. What made the game even worse was the fact that Danys Baez, arguably the Phillies most disappointing reliever in the pen, got shelled for four runs in the … Continue reading Baez Shelled; Offense Still Dead

Phils Swept By Jays

This is the same team that took a series versus the Yankees, Mets, and Dodgers in their parks. Surely they could come home and take a team that hasn’t beaten a National League foe yet all season. Coming into this series with a 13-16 record at home, should we really have been surprised the Phillies … Continue reading Phils Swept By Jays