Bats Stay Hot

The Phillies offense exploded in the first inning to enable a short start for Roy Oswalt. Their six-run answer to the Nats first-inning run led to a 9-1 win and kept them three games ahead of the Braves. Oswalt allowed an RBI single to Ryan Zimmerman in the first and then cruised after for six … Continue reading Bats Stay Hot

Series Preview: Nationals

PHI: 86-61, 1st in NL East WAS: 62-84, 5th in NL East Where: Citizens Banks Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable Pitchers Friday: Jason Marquis (2-8, 6.60) vs. Roy Oswalt (12-13, 2.94) Saturday: Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 5.29) vs. Kyle Kendrick (9-9, 4.85) Sunday: Yunesky Maya (0-2, 6.55) vs. Joe Blanton (7-6, 5.00) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: Nationals

Your Guy isn’t “The Guy,” Chollie

By John Russo After Brad Lidge’s fourth blown save of the season on Saturday, we had to sit through hearing Charlie Manuel stand behind his closer and tell the media that, “Brad is my guy.” I’m sorry, Chollie, but in order for this team to make another serious run and go for a third-straight NL … Continue reading Your Guy isn’t “The Guy,” Chollie

Lidge Blows the Comeback

Phillies fans thought they had it bad in 1993 with closer Mitch Williams.  Brad Lidge is taking the term “wild” to a whole different level.  Once again Lidge had a rocky ninth inning and couldn’t shut the door.  Lidge spoiled the Phillies comeback by allowing a three-run walkoff home run to Ryan Zimmerman. The Phillies … Continue reading Lidge Blows the Comeback

Ibanez, Victorino Kill Rally

The Phillies had runners on first and third with one out and Raul Ibanez stepped up to the plate. He was 0-3 on the night prior to that at-bat in which he blooped a lazy fly to shallow left for out number two. Shane Victorino was in the same spot as Ibanez as well and … Continue reading Ibanez, Victorino Kill Rally

Doc, Polly Impress In Debuts

The anticipation ws mounting all week heading into Opening Day. With the big offseason acquisitions of Roy Halladay and Placido Polanco still fresh in the minds of Philly fans, their performance today in the first game of the 2010 season was nothing short of expected. Roy Halladay needed only 88 pitches and seven innings of work to … Continue reading Doc, Polly Impress In Debuts

Losing Streak Finally Over

The Phillies used their version of small ball, five solo homers, to beat the Nationals 5-3. Raul Ibanez had two homers, and Chase Utley, Jayson Werth, and Carlos Ruiz had one. Even more interestingly is that with Ibanez’s two and Utley’s one, they gave the Phillies four 30-home run hitters, the 12th time in MLB … Continue reading Losing Streak Finally Over