Series Preview: at Chicago Cubs

PHI: 18-19, 5th in NL East; CHC: 15-21, 5th in NL Central When: May 16-17 Where: Wrigley Field (Chicago, IL) Probable Pitchers Wednesday: Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 7.32) vs Matt Garza (2-1, 2.36) Thursday: Roy Halladay (3-3, 3.20) vs Chris Volstad (0-5, 6.92) Broadcast Info Wednesday, 8:05, CSN Thursday, 8:05, PHL 17 All Games on 94.1 FM

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Garza Stymies Phillies

Matt Garza was darn-near unhittable for the Cubs. One hit, one walk and 10 strike outs; that was the final line for Garza through seven scoreless innings, shutting down the Philles in the Cubs 5-1 win Sunday afternoon. Philadelphia got 1-2-3 inning out of Kyle Kendrick to start the game and a lead-off single from … Continue reading Garza Stymies Phillies

Bats Go Back In Hiding As Phils Lose to Cubs

Whatever the Phillies did on their day off yesterday they left their bats at home. They came back and dropped the first game of the series to the Cubs, 5-1. You could put some blame on home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor, who called a terrible game like usual but in the end the bats didn’t … Continue reading Bats Go Back In Hiding As Phils Lose to Cubs

Series Preview: vs Chicago Cubs

PHI: 9-10, 4th in NL East; CHC: 6-13, 6th in NL Central When: April 27-30 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50) vs Paul Maholm (1-2, 8.36) Saturday: Joe Blanton (1-3, 4.34) vs Randy Wells (0-0, 3.60) Sunday: Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 9.39) vs Matt Garza (0-1, 3.38) Monday: Vance Worley … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Chicago Cubs

Welcome to the Mini Mart

Michael Martinez is turning into the 2011 version of Wilson Valdez. Martinez’s two-out, two-run double in the top of the 9th gave the Phils a 4-2 lead and come-from-behind win over the Cubs Tuesday night. It was the second clutch hit for Martinez in the past week, slowly turning the groans to cheers in the … Continue reading Welcome to the Mini Mart

Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

With the temperature at 91 degrees by first pitch, Roy Halladay was still donning his signature 3/4-sleeved shirt. Common sense kicked in and the heat forced the right-hander to remove that shirt. But then, fatigue and heat exhaustion also settled in and Halladay’s day was done in the 5th inning, leading to a poor outing … Continue reading Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

Oswalt, Phils recover from rough first

Roy Oswalt has become very hittable this season. But after a 1st inning that looked like it would lead to very a long day for the 33-year-old righty, Oswalt settled in beautifully. Oswalt pitched seven innings and struck out five, snapping a six-game streak of four or less strike outsas the Phils overcame a three-run … Continue reading Oswalt, Phils recover from rough first

Series Preview: vs Chicago Cubs

PHI: 37-25, 1st in NL East; CHI (N): 24-36, 5th in NL Central When: June 9-12 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.78) vs Randy Wells (1-1, 5.74) Friday: Roy Halladay (8-3, 2.56) vs Carlos Zambrano (5-2, 3.98) Saturday: Cliff Lee (5-5, 3.92) vs Matt Garza (2-5, 4.07) Sunday: … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Chicago Cubs

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

Pitching? What Pitching?

Well the Phillies were still on the All-Star break when they traveled to Chicago for a four-game set. Jamie Moyer and the pen got beat like a bunch of red-headed step-children by the Cubs’ bats as they lost 12-6 Thursday night in the Windy City. Ryan Howard got things going for the Phillies early with … Continue reading Pitching? What Pitching?