Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

With the temperature at 91 degrees by first pitch, Roy Halladay was still donning his signature 3/4-sleeved shirt. Common sense kicked in and the heat forced the right-hander to remove that shirt. But then, fatigue and heat exhaustion also settled in and Halladay’s day was done in the 5th inning, leading to a poor outing … Continue reading Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

Phils Rattle Snakes

The ball was carrying out of Citizens Bank Park Tuesday night. With the breeze to a minimum and the humidity almost non-existent, the cool night allowed for the Diamondbacks and Phils to hit four homers combined. But the Phils’ long balls packed more punch as they kept Arizona in check, winning 9-5. Ryan Howard, Jayson … Continue reading Phils Rattle Snakes

Pitching Non-Existent in Loss

Kyle Kendrick, Danys Baez, or David Herndon: take your pick on who was the goat in the Phillies 8-6 loss to Arizona, ultimately losing the series in the desert. Kendrick lasted five innings in the no-decision, allowing five runs on eight hits, four walks, and striking out four. Kendrick started pitching very well through the first four … Continue reading Pitching Non-Existent in Loss

Pedro to Debut Wednesday; Moyer to Bull Pen

Hallelujah! Pedro Martinez will make his 2009 debut with the Phillies on Wednesday. To make room for him in the rotation, Jamie Moyer was informed that he will be put in the bull pen. Chad Durbin was also re-activated and Rodrigo Lopez was sent to AAA Lehigh in his place. A roster move to accommodate … Continue reading Pedro to Debut Wednesday; Moyer to Bull Pen

Marlins Sweep Phillies

I am extremely frustrated at watching this Phillies team play as of late. Three rants to be had on this team after watching their performance versus Florida (or lack there of). Cole Hamels is a sissy: If there is anyone out their that has no heart, it’s Cole Hamels. He has been a disgrace to … Continue reading Marlins Sweep Phillies

Rotation Battle Pt. 2

The Phillies are in a dilemma that most teams dreamed they were in. They will soon have six very capable starting pitchers once Pedro Martinez is ready. But who will go when he is ready? The Phillies already said that they didn’t sign Martinez to pitch in the bull pen. So he is almost locked … Continue reading Rotation Battle Pt. 2

A Giant Step Backwards

July was a phenomenal month for the Phillies as they went 20-7. But now comes August and it seems as it the Phillies finally cooled down. Cliff Lee’s amazing debut saved the Phillies from getting swept as they couldn’t figure out the Giants starting pitching, losing three of the four-game series. This was their first … Continue reading A Giant Step Backwards

Phils Land Lee in Trade

Well the Phillies had their eyes set on Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays would not budge so the Phillies went straight to plan B. They nabbed another former Cy Young award winner in Cliff Lee from the Indians for a package of prospects. In the trade, the Phillies got the 2008 Cy Young winner … Continue reading Phils Land Lee in Trade

It’s All in the Cards

The red birds were left feeling blue after their little visit to Philly. After being swept by the Astros, the Cardinals came into this big series a little hungry. They even gained a big bat in Matt Holliday in a trade prior to the series. They also took command of game one, beating up JA … Continue reading It’s All in the Cards

Another Series Win in the Books

The Phillies are red hot despite having their 10-game winning streak busted today by Chicago. They seemed a bit fatigued after playing a three hour and forty minute game last night that went 13 innings. The Phillies have still won 14 of their last 16 and are running away in the NL East. Monday – … Continue reading Another Series Win in the Books