Series Preview: vs Houston Astros

PHI: 16-19, 5th in NL East; HOU: 15-19, 4th in NL Central When: May 14-15 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (3-3, 3.24) vs Lucas Harrell (2-2, 4.58) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (0-1, 2.17) vs TBD Broadcast Info Monday, 7:05, CSN Tuesday, 1:05, CSN All Games on 94.1 FM

Season Preview: NL Central

Co-written by John Russo and Chris Bengel Expectations: No Pujols, no problem…. wait, you mean we have to rely on Matt Holliday now? Oh crap! Key Addition: OF Carlos Beltran (signed from San Francisco) Key Loss: 1B Albert Pujols (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 90-72 Summary: St. Louis knows they lost a huge bat in … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

Horst can’t hold extra-innings lead

I’ve heard Ricky Martin, Baja Men, Chicken Dance and the Cheers theme at Osceola County Stadium. Hell, indeed. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 13, 2012 –Even the guy in charge of the stadium music needs Spring Training.– Domonic Brown was having a helluva bad game defensively in left field. Clearly frustrated again this spring with … Continue reading Horst can’t hold extra-innings lead

Pitching didn’t show up in Phillies loss

Dontrelle Willis indicated his arm is tired and could step back from current program. “I was horseshit,” he said. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 7, 2012   Dontrelle Willis and Pat Misch have two things in common today: luck wasn’t on their side. The two lefties were shelled for a combined eight runs, five earned … Continue reading Pitching didn’t show up in Phillies loss

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

Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

Arbitration is one of the most frustrating parts of the off season. And the Phillies and right fielder Hunter Pence are both finding this out the hard way. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, both parties are $2.8 million off their amounts for arbitration. Pence filed for $11.8 million while the Phillies put … Continue reading Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

Phils hire Wade

The secret agent of the Philadelphia Phillies has returned home. Former Astros GM Ed Wade, who pretty much dealt three of the organizations top players at the time to the Phillies during his tenure, was hired by the Phillies. His role in Philadelphia will be a special consultant in the Phillies operations department. That will … Continue reading Phils hire Wade

MLB News: Astros to AL West in 2013

In a tweet by Matt Gelb under an hour ago, it was brought to some attention that the Houston Astros will be moving to the American League West in 2013. The two league’s don’t carry an even amount of teams, with the National League boasting 16 teams and AL having 14 to keep a balance … Continue reading MLB News: Astros to AL West in 2013

2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The fans knew it was over as soon as the ball left John Mayberry Jr’s bat. Perhaps it was the fact the Phils had the bases loaded with one out that forced Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to play shallow. But the moment Mayberry ripped a screamer to center with the game tied 4-4 in … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

Halladay makes due with one run

If you’re going to give Roy Halladay only one run to work with, he’s going to win with that one run. The Phils scored two batters into the game but were shut down. But it was all Doc needed to earn his 18th win of the season, and finally posting his first complete game shut … Continue reading Halladay makes due with one run