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
Jaime Garcia had the Phillis foiled, and it seemed they couldn’t do a single thing against the Cardinals left-hander. That is, until they pinch-hit Ben Francisco in the 7th inning in hopes of sparking something for the offense. Francisco provided more than just a spark; he single-handedly won the game for the Phillies. Though the … Continue reading 2011 Phillies Moments: #6 An unlikely hero
The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination
It was a very relaxed night for Vance Worley and the Phils. After getting himself in a couple jams in the 1st and 2nd innings, Worley settled down tremendously, both on the hill and at the plate. Another good game for him was put in the books and the Phils cruised to a 9-4 pounding … Continue reading Worley man-handles Mets
One streak ended tonight while another hopefully isn’t starting. The Phils finally topped the four-run mark but lost their second straight on Tuesday night in Arizona. Roy Oswalt got roughed up in the 7-5 loss to the D’Backs, making it through three innings before being lifted for Kyle Kendrick. Charlie Manuel didn’t say Oswalt left … Continue reading Chased: Oswalt gets bounced in Phils loss
22 games into the season, the Phils (15-7) have already hit their first offensive slump. This leaves the fans wondering: is this just an early season funk or is this going to be something to worry about all season. In the team’s last 14 games, they have failed to score more than four runs despite … Continue reading How long will the slump last?
Roy Oswalt had a no-no going through the first 4 2/3 inning. But he also had a high pitch count running. But despite the battling Padres, they could barely solve the right-hander, let alone score as he and the bull pen combined for a 3-0 shut out win to open the series against San Diego. … Continue reading Oswalt, pen blank Padres
After last night’s downer of loss, which featured the complete shellacking of Cole Hamels by the Mets, the Phillies looked to put last night behind them. Well it wasn’t pretty but the Phillies got the job done. Heavy B, Joe Blanton the fifth starter, got the nod for the Phillies. Look at it this way: … Continue reading Phillies Breakout the Big Bats; Down the Mets 10-7 After Blowing Big Lead