Roy-Freshing: Oswalt K’s season-high 9 in win

Ryan Zimmerman punched the Phillies’ gut with a walk-off grand slam Friday night, but in typical Phillies fashion, they bounced back and took down the Nationals on, what I guess you could call ‘the road.’ It took until the fourth inning for a team to tally a run tonight’s game at Nationals Park, when Wilson … Continue reading Roy-Freshing: Oswalt K’s season-high 9 in win

Phils bite back

There was no 9th-inning miracle in store for the Diamondbacks this go around. With the score tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 7th, the wheels officially fell of Arizona starter Joe Saunders. Saunders got roughed up for three runs in the 7th before recording an out and the Phils pulled away in a … Continue reading Phils bite back

Whacky 3rd dooms Lannan, Nats

The last time John Lannan faced the Phillies, he finally snapped a 13-game winless spell against Philadelphia with his first winning decision on June 1. But things were back to normal tonight as Lanna, 1-10 in his career against the Phils, struggled again. Lannan’s night was highlighted by a miserable 3rd inning as the Phils … Continue reading Whacky 3rd dooms Lannan, Nats

Rollins, Howard power Phils with four hits

Jimmy Rollins is climbing the all-time franchise hits list. His four-hit game moved him into fifth place all-time (1,802 hits) and only 10 shy from tying Del Ennis for fourth. But the mile stone hits were more than just that. Rollins was on base four out of five at-bats and scored twice as the Phils … Continue reading Rollins, Howard power Phils with four hits

KK leads Phils to 5th straight win

It was the perfect storm for the Phillies: Kyle Kendrick goes deep, they crush a weak pitcher and some key starters got an early rest for the night cap. The Phils took the first of the day/night double header, 8-1, over the Marlins. It’s the second time this season the Phis have had a winning … Continue reading KK leads Phils to 5th straight win

Utley gets day off; No Rollins

Today’s line up for the Phillies will be without both Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at 7:05. Utley has played the last five days. After last night’s 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, Charlie Manuel said he and Utley would discuss playing a sixth straight day. But Utley was granted … Continue reading Utley gets day off; No Rollins

Oswalt continues to struggle

It either has to be the back issues or just plain ole getting old. Whatever it is, Roy Oswalt is completely hittable now and it’s hurting him. For the sixth straight time, Oswalt failed to strike out more than three hitters. With his ineffectiveness, Oswalt was on the losing side of the decision once again … Continue reading Oswalt continues to struggle

You will never see this again

Last year I told my father that I would never witness anything like we just did again. That conversation came on the drive home from the Phils 16-inning loss to the Houston Astros last August. Ryan Howard almost killed an ump, Roy Oswalt played left field and Raul Ibanez played first. Boy was I wrong. … Continue reading You will never see this again

He Val-does it all!

The game went 19 innings. Wilson Valdez and Danys Baez look like heroes. Write a script better than this one. I dare you. In a game that seemed as though it would never end, Raul Ibanez sent Phillies fans home happy. With the bases loaded with one out in the 19th inning, Ibanez connected on … Continue reading He Val-does it all!

Dox wins Texas stand-off

Roy “Doc” Halladay. Texas Rangers. Pitcher’s duel. God this sets me up for a helluva pun. Halladay bested the young gunner, C.J. Wilson, from Texas as the Phillies took the series opener against the Rangers, 3-2, Friday night. Halladay and Wilson were lined up for a great match-up and neither of them disappointed. Halladay went … Continue reading Dox wins Texas stand-off