Spring Training: Blue Jays 2, Phillies 0

Cliff Lee looks to be in season form. The Phillies lefty only gave up one run on five hits in six innings on Thursday afternoon in a 2-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. He also had seven strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk. Adam Lind had an RBI single in the fourth inning. Carlos … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 2, Phillies 0

Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

The Phillies managed 12 hits, but could only plate two in their 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Lou Montanez continued his torrid spring, going 3-for-4 with a double and run scored. Shane Victorino had the only other extra base hit, a triple in the 1st inning. Cole Hamels was hit around in the start, … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

Phillies win on St. Patty’s Day

Hector Luna continued his phenomenal spring campaign as he lifted the Phillies to a 4-3 win with his RBI walkoff single in the tenth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. Luna was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs to push his spring average to .308. Jimmy Rollins and Freddy Galvis each had a solo home … Continue reading Phillies win on St. Patty’s Day

Phillies blank Jays

Despite being losing their first two games of the spring, the Phillies seem to have found their groove. The Phillies shut out the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 in an impressive day for Phillies pitching. Cliff Lee started his first game of the spring. Lee went two innings and allowed no runs on two hits and … Continue reading Phillies blank Jays

Phillies send Francisco to Toronto

The Phillies recent moves in the outfield squashed Ben Francisco further and further down the totem poll. With it still understood the Phillies aren’t done signing position players, the Phillies have traded Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Frank Gailey. Gailey was born in Philadelphia and drafted by the Blue Jays … Continue reading Phillies send Francisco to Toronto

The Natch: Objections and Ejections

TTB staff writer Christian Hetrick also runs and operates “Taking the Ride.” Here is his most recent column featured on the site and TTB. Baseball, a sport that’s all about the numbers, may have to add a new column to the box score. Right next to At-Bats, Runs and Hits, baseball may soon have to … Continue reading The Natch: Objections and Ejections

Bautista Bombs Phils

Twice Jose Bautista gave the Blue Jays a late-game go ahead home run and twice the Blue Jays pitching squandered the blasts during this series. But this time, Bautista gave the Blue Jays a lead with a long fly and the rest of the offense decided to tack runs on and help secure a lead … Continue reading Bautista Bombs Phils

Fireworks for the Halladay

The ovation lasted through out his warm up. It even carried to the first pitch strike Roy Halladay threw to lead off hitter Aaron Hill. But at that moment, it was strictly business for Doc. Though the outing wasn’t pretty, it was what the Toronto fans remembered most about Halladay: grit and an unwavering attitude … Continue reading Fireworks for the Halladay

Toronto welcomes back a hero

For 11 seasons, Roy Halladay wore the powder blue, black, white and red-clad jerseys. Toronto was where it all started. It was where he became “Doc,” a Cy Young award winner and the master of the cutter. Toronto is the place where Roy Halladay became the best pitcher in Major League baseball. He was the … Continue reading Toronto welcomes back a hero

No, Canada!: Howard hits winning two-run single in 9th

On the birthday of Canada, Ryan Howard decided to crash the party. The slugging first baseman hit a no-out two-run single in the top of the 9th that gave the Phils a 7-6 lead and eventual win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Howard’s hit bailed out Charlie Manuel, who decided to leave Kyle Kendrick in … Continue reading No, Canada!: Howard hits winning two-run single in 9th