Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

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

Berkman walks-off Phils

The end was inevitable as it unfolded before our eyes. Danys Baez loaded the bases and got one out in the bottom of the 9th before being replaced by J.C. Romero. But with Lance Berkman’s RBI single, the Cards pulled off the two-game sweep with a 2-1 win. The loss extended the Phillies’ losing streak … Continue reading Berkman walks-off Phils

Wild Ninth Inning Results In Victory

Down to their last out, the Phillies looked destined  for another frustrating defeat.  But Placido Polanco came through with the game-tying RBI single.  Polanco was just activated off the disabled list before this afternoon’s game.  The Phillies were able to get to Cubs closer Carlos Marmol in the ninth inning to rack up four runs … Continue reading Wild Ninth Inning Results In Victory

Phils Go Broom Happy

The Philadelphia Phillies are officially hotter than a July afternoon in Miami. Winners of 12 of their last 13 games and currently on an eight-game winning streak that extended before the All Star break, the Phillies have showed no signs of cooling down. They also improved their remarkable league best 29-15 road record. Despite Saturday’s … Continue reading Phils Go Broom Happy