Game 25: Paging Doc Halladay

There is something strangely off about Roy Halladay. Yes his ERA is a blistering 1.95 but it’s the uncharacteristically high number of walks he’s thrown so far this season that has Doc feeling a little but under the weather. Through five starts (and a 3-2 record), Halladay already has thrown 10 walks, nine coming in the last … Continue reading Game 25: Paging Doc Halladay

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2011 Moments: #4 The Might of Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee was forcing the Philadelphia fans to fall in love with the left-handed pitcher even more than they already had two years prior. Lee’s swagger off the mound, his abilities on the bound and his ability to win over the hearts of more and more fans intensified when Lee belted not one, but two … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #4 The Might of Cliff Lee

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

McCann’s blast evens the series

For much of the season, Michael Stutes had been an incredible susrpise for the Phillies. But today was not his day. Stutes surrendered a couple base runners before giving up a three-run home run to Brian McCann in the top of the 11th that gave the Braves a 4-1 win. Cliff Lee did all for … Continue reading McCann’s blast evens the series

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 55-33, 1st in NL East; ATL: 53-36, 2nd in NL East When: July 8-10 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.44) vs Brandon Beachy (3-1, 3.23) Saturday: Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.92) vs Tommy Hanson (10-4, 2.52) Sunday: Cole Hamels (10-4, 2.40) vs Derek Lowe (5-6, 4.21) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Oswalt’s Gem Completes Sweep

As the Fresh Prince once said, the Phillies are, “hotter than Madona in a pointy bra.” Roy Oswalt, Raul Ibanez, and one-hitter are all I need to say to describe this beautiful 1-0 win to sweep Atlanta, give the Phils a six-game lead in the division, and put them on a scorching 10-game winning streak. … Continue reading Oswalt’s Gem Completes Sweep

The “Big Three” Is the Story this Series

By John Russo Charlie Manuel knows what he did just put his team in the best position to win. So does Bobby Cox, who knows what it’s like to have a “Big Three” on his roster. “It’s unbelievable,” Cox said before Monday’s game. “Oswalt’s been dynamite ever since he got over here. It’s a good … Continue reading The “Big Three” Is the Story this Series

Series Preview: Braves

PHI: 89-61, 1st in NL East ATL: 86-64, 2nd in NL East Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Probable pitchers Mon: Cole Hamels (11-10, 3.01) vs. Brandon Beachy (0-0, 0.00) Tue: Roy Halladay (19-10, 2.49) vs. Mike Minor (3-1, 5.84) Wed: Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.90) vs. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.62) Broadcast Mon: 7:05; … Continue reading Series Preview: Braves

Phils Fall Out of First

The Atlanta Braves have been on a role and they used that momentum to carry them into first place of the NL East. They did so by beating Philadelphia 9-3 to take a half-game lead in the division. Troy Glaus continued on his tear, going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the seventh. Chipper Jones … Continue reading Phils Fall Out of First