Timely Hitting Sparks Phils

Nothing like some manufactured runs and solid pitching. Now if the Phillies can get that every game, who knows how far it will take them. I saw some things last night that worried me but at the same time saw some things that worked and I liked. JA Happ and Joe Blanton combined for 5.2 … Continue reading Timely Hitting Sparks Phils

Phillies Clinch 3rd Straight Division

I decided to take a break from typing my paper due tomorrow. With the Phillies win over the Houston Astros, they clinched their third straight division title. This is the most consecutive division titles since the teams managed by the late Danny Ozark in 1976-78. The Phillies offense exploded for 10 runs and Pedro Martinez, … Continue reading Phillies Clinch 3rd Straight Division

Bad Time For Blown Saves

*photo from “We Should Be GM’s” Brad Lidge was back to his usual self once again. While everyone is counting down the Phillies magic number (5 for Atlanta and 4 for Florida), I’m counting up for Lidge’s blown save total. He is currently sitting at 11. That is absolute garbage. Some consider this the best … Continue reading Bad Time For Blown Saves

Injury Update

There is a bunch of updates to be made with the Phillies injury list. First off, both JA Happ and Carlos Ruiz left tonight’s game early. Happ re-aggravated his oblique strain and Ruiz sprained his wrist. Charlie Manuel said that Ruiz is fine but there is no word on Happ just yet though it’s speculated … Continue reading Injury Update

Happ On Mound Tonight

Tonight: Happ (5-0, 3.00), Vazquez, J (5-7, 3.04) After dropping the first two games of the series to the Braves, the Phillies will try to rebound and get a win going into the crucial 10-game home stand starting versus New York. At this rate, the Phillies could easily be in second by the break or … Continue reading Happ On Mound Tonight

Twitter Fest

Here are a few things from David Murphy and Todd Zolecki’s Tweets today. Zolecki: Manuel: Jimmy Rollins will sit at least two days. But when he returns he said he probably will be in the leadoff spot. Tonight’s lineup in TB: Victorino CF, Dobbs 1B, Utley 2B, Howard DH, Werth RF, Stairs LF, Feliz 3B, … Continue reading Twitter Fest

Clay Condrey to the DL

Ryan Howard gets hit with the flu bug. Clay Condrey gets hit with the injury bug. That little pest has been plaguing the Phillies clubhouse the past two weeks, starting with Brad Lidge and being passed on to Scott Eyre and Raul Ibanez. Now it’s Condrey’s turn. Condrey was put on the 15-day DL after … Continue reading Clay Condrey to the DL

News 6/12/09

Eyre DL’ed, Kendrick Called Up: Todd Zolecki reported that Scott Eyre was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right calf. In his place the Phillies called up Kyle Kendrick, the former starter. Eyre was hurt last night versus the Mets. Kendrick will be available for tonight’s game versus the Red Sox. Bullpen to … Continue reading News 6/12/09