Blanton’s First Victory

It’s baby steps for Joe Blanton. In his return from the disabled list, Blanton allowed three runs in the first two innings. He settled down as he scattered eight hits over five innings along with two strikeouts and two walks as the Phils beat the Marlins, 6-4, Monday night. Blanton also forced four double play … Continue reading Blanton’s First Victory

Small Ball: Ruiz Sac Fly Gives Phillies a 3-2 win

The numbers didn’t favor Carlos Ruiz when the Phils had a player on 3rd with one out. Chooch is only a 30% fly ball hitter and with the score tied at two, a sacrifice fly would have been huge. But Chooch came through, hitting a sac fly to deep center scored Ryan Howard in the … Continue reading Small Ball: Ruiz Sac Fly Gives Phillies a 3-2 win

Phils lose split squads

V. Detroit The Tigers got two runs off reliever David Herndon in the eighth inning to beat the Phillies, 3-1. Ryan Feierabend pitched five innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out one. Ross Gload went 2-for-4 and Brian Schneider went 2-for-3 with the lone RBI, driving in John Mayberry. … Continue reading Phils lose split squads

Hamels roughed up

One thing I like about Spring Training is no matter how much you get pummeled, you’re going to pitch until you reach your spring max. Cole Hamels got whacked around in his 6 2/3 innings of work but he was hitting his spots. Hamels struck out six and walked none wile surrendering six runs on … Continue reading Hamels roughed up

Kendrick Shelled/Offensive Outburst

TAMPA BAY – Kyle Kendrick is auditioning for a spot in the bullpen and he didn’t look very good today in a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Kendrick gave up five runs on five hits with three strikeouts and no walks in four innings of work. He also gave up home three home … Continue reading Kendrick Shelled/Offensive Outburst

Phils play Tigers, Rays in split-squads.

VS TAMPA BAY — Cliff Lee was on my TV! Lee was exceptional today in his start for the Phillies in their 5-4 win over Tampa. Lee gave up two hits and struck out five in four innings of work. It was the type of spring outing fans were waiting to see from Lee, the … Continue reading Phils play Tigers, Rays in split-squads.

Phils take Yanks in first GFL play

Dane Sardhina (remember him?) proved to be a hero in the Phillies first action against a major league team on Saturday. His two-run single in the top of the eighth gave the Phils the 5-4 come-back win over the Yankees. Cole Hamels got the start, going two innings and allowing a run on one hit … Continue reading Phils take Yanks in first GFL play

Five Questions to Be Answered

The Phils lost a bat but added an arm. The bull pen went under some minor tinkering. With a different complexion to the Phillies heading into 2011, will this new formula put them back on top of the baseball world or will they fall under the class of a one-hit wonder? I have asked myself and … Continue reading Five Questions to Be Answered

Grading the Phillies: Bench

Ben Francisco – C+: His lack of playing time came as a surprise to fans this year, especially when Raul Ibanez had some early-season struggles. He’s the type of player who needs every day at-bats to heat up. It will be interesting to see what happens next season if the Phils don’t sign Jays Werth … Continue reading Grading the Phillies: Bench

Uribe Leads Giants to World Series

It’s always a tough pill to swallow. Brad Lidge knows it and now Ryan Madson knows it. Juan Uribe took Madson deep with two outs in the eighth inning to make it a 3-2 game. Then San Francisco’s bull pen held the lead to give the Giants their first trip to the Fall Classic since … Continue reading Uribe Leads Giants to World Series