Phils split their squads again

PHILLIES 6, TAMPA BAY 6 — Michael Scwimer pitched the 8th and 9th innings, blowing a two-run lead to the Rays in the 9th to end the game in a tie. Joel Pineiro got the start, going two innings in the outing. He gave up a run on two hits and is most likely not making … Continue reading Phils split their squads again

The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

The phrase “what have you done for me lately” has become somewhat of an anthem for Philadelphia fans. And rightfully so it may seem, the sense of nostalgia and gratitude come to mind when referencing some of Philadelphia’s most notable athletes. A little over three years ago, though recent, hardly counts under “lately” but in … Continue reading The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

Worley finishes 3rd in NL ROY voting

It was an excellent rookie season for Phillies surprise starter Vance Worley. But was his 10-3 record and 3.01 ERA enough to topple Atlanta’s two incredible rookies? That answer was a no. In a unanimous decision, Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel took home the National League Rookie of the Year award with first baseman Freddie Freeman … Continue reading Worley finishes 3rd in NL ROY voting

Rangers move on to ALCS

The Texas Rangers finished off the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today. After getting blown out in Game 1 in their home park, the Rangers took the next three games to win their series, advancing to the ALDS while waiting for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers to finish their series. The Tigers currently hold … Continue reading Rangers move on to ALCS

ALDS Preview: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

Texas: 96-66; 1st in AL West Tampa Bay: 91-71; 2nd in AL East (Wild Card winner) Schedule Game 1: Sep. 30, 5:07 PM – (C.J. Wilson vs Matt Moore) Game 2: Oct. 1, 7:07 PM – (Derek Holland vs James Shields) Game 3: Oct. 3, 5:07 PM – (TBD vs TBD) Game 4*: Oct. 4, _PM – (TBD … Continue reading ALDS Preview: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

The greatest night of baseball: Phils, Manuel set franchise records

How do you recap such an incredible night of baseball? Records, drama, comebacks, chokes. It’s all a part of what makes the game of baseball special, and that all happened in one night. Atlanta, GA: The Philadelphia Phillies trail the Braves, 3-2, in the top of the 9th. Rookie closer Craig Kimbrel was three strikes … Continue reading The greatest night of baseball: Phils, Manuel set franchise records

Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

With the second half of the 2011 season underway yesterday, division races, Wild Card races and the push for the best record in baseball begin to heat up. With just under 100 games out of the way, five teams jump out as the favorites to make the playoffs and do some serious damage in their … Continue reading Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

Jeter hits 3,000

27 championships, 40 American League pennants, countless All-Stars and MVPs. Even a 500 home run hitter and 300-game winning pitcher. But never in Yankees history has a player earned 3,000 hits. That is, until Derek Jeter busted onto the scene in 1995. Since then, Jeter singled, doubled, tripled and homered his way into Yankees history. … Continue reading Jeter hits 3,000

FACE OFF: Pressure!

Question: Who is under more pressure in the ninth inning with two outs in a clutch situation: the batter or the pitcher? In our inaugural Face Off on Team to Beat, John Russo and Christian Hetrick will battle it out with this tough question. Here are their sides: John: The Batter Game 6 of the … Continue reading FACE OFF: Pressure!

Season Preview: AL East

So who wants to play in one of the toughest divisions in all of professional baseball? The American League Eastern Division, consisting of the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Blue Jays, and the Orioles. Now then: weaklings need not apply. Figured not many would, so…. who wants to preview one of the toughest divisions in all … Continue reading Season Preview: AL East