Injury updates on Polanco, Pence, others

The beat guys got a press release today from the Phillies, which we saw news earlier on Ryan Howard. Here is the release from Todd Zolecki’s blog, “The Zo-Zone”:

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

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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

Phils win rain-soaked rubber match

Ke$ha, rain, fans trying to climb into the tarp tubing and a visit by Shane Victorino. Those were the highlights of the Phils 4-1 win over Arizona on a wet Thursday night. The Phillies became the first team this season to 80 wins. They hold an 8.5 lead in the division still, bringing their magic … Continue reading Phils win rain-soaked rubber match

Utley leads Phils over Padres

One swing can change a game. It told the story in the 1st for the Phils. But like any good story, a turn of events occurred as one big swing for the Padres change the tone of the story. But when the going gets tough for the hero, it takes one mighty swing to bring … Continue reading Utley leads Phils over Padres

Chooch’s walk-off seals comeback, DH sweep

Carlos Ruiz capped off an incredible comeback to give the Phils a 5-4 win, sweep of the day/night double header and expand their winning streak to six games. Chooch’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th scored Ryan Howard to seal a game that resembled a championship Phillies team. It got started when Howard … Continue reading Chooch’s walk-off seals comeback, DH sweep

Mayberry optioned in Victorino’s return

Shane Victorino is back with the Phillies and will bat sixth in today’s line up. But to make room for him, someone had to go. The options: Michael Martinez offered back to his former team as a Rule 5 player; Ben Francisco optioned for assignment; Ross Gload put on the DL. What the Phillies did: … Continue reading Mayberry optioned in Victorino’s return

Bruce’d ego: Madson blows up in 9th

Ryan Madson has the mind of a closer. Too bad he lost the mentality of a middle reliever in the process. Madson loaded the bases and handed the game over to Cincinnati in the 9th inning as the Reds won, 6-3. Raul Ibanez has continued his incredible hot run since snapping is 0-for-35 slump. His … Continue reading Bruce’d ego: Madson blows up in 9th

Giambi hits three HRs to top Phils

TTB’s own Chris Bengel covered the Philadelphia Phillies game tonight against the Colorado Rockies as a member of the media. Bengel has interned with the Gloucester County Times the past year and was in the press box tonight along with GCT staff writer Bill Evans. The rights to this story belong to GCT and NJ.com … Continue reading Giambi hits three HRs to top Phils