Frandsen, Brown Involved in AAA Bench-Clearer

Check out this video between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta’s AAA team) from yesterday’s 10-1 IronPigs win. Pigs second baseman Kevin Frandsen was nearly hit by a pitch from Braves pitcher Todd Redmond in the bottom of the 4th inning with the Pigs leading 6-0. After lining out, Frandsen and Redmond exchanged … Continue reading Frandsen, Brown Involved in AAA Bench-Clearer

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Blanton Shuts Out Braves

28 runs were scored between the Phillies and Braves last night. This afternoon: Only four. All four runs belonged to the Phillies, who backed Joe Blanton’s best pitching performance of the season as the Phillies won, 4-0. They took two of three games from the Braves, gaining ground in the standings as they prepare themselves … Continue reading Blanton Shuts Out Braves

Jones Walks Off A Wild One

Larry “Chipper” Jones has made a career killing the Phillies. He did it again. Jones hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off of Brian Sanches in a wild 15-13 win by the Braves in a game that saw five lead changes. The Phillies entered the game at .500 … Continue reading Jones Walks Off A Wild One

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

Braves Hand Game to Phillies

The Phillies were hoping to go into Atlanta and take at least two games from the Braves. They got one so far and it was gift-wrapped by Braves reliever Johnny Venters in the 8th inning. Venters’ wild pitch on a swinging strike three by Placido Polanco enable John Mayberry to score from third, giving the … Continue reading Braves Hand Game to Phillies

Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

PHI: 11-12, 4th in NL East; ATL: 14-9, 2nd in NL East When: May 1-3 Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.73) vs Brandon Beachy (2-1, 1.05) Wednesday: Roy Halladay (3-2, 1.95) vs Tommy Hanson (3-2, 3.00) Thursday: Joe Blanton (2-3, 3.81) vs Randall Delgado (2-2, 6.30) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 7:10, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

Spring Training: Phillies 7, Braves 7

Spring Training play has finally concluded for the Phillies, who head back home today. Finishing with a 12-16 record (who’s really keeping track anyway?), the Phils tied with division rival Atlanta, 7-7, today. Cliff Lee got the start, allowing a run on five hits and a walk while striking out one in four innings. Joe … Continue reading Spring Training: Phillies 7, Braves 7

Season Preview: NL East

Before I begin my NL East season preview, I’d like to take a few sentences to thank John Russo for not assigning me the AL West this year. That division is almost as exciting as a glass of milk. Key word being “almost.” Milk can spoil and that’s exciting. Expectations: Will lead the league in … Continue reading Season Preview: NL East

Phils split their squads again

PHILLIES 6, TAMPA BAY 6 — Michael Scwimer pitched the 8th and 9th innings, blowing a two-run lead to the Rays in the 9th to end the game in a tie. Joel Pineiro got the start, going two innings in the outing. He gave up a run on two hits and is most likely not making … Continue reading Phils split their squads again

The Quest For Six: The Phillies are still favorites this season, but the competition is steeper than ever

I don’t have a lot in common with the Philadelphia Phillies. I can’t throw a 90 MPH fastball. I can’t hit a homerun. I can’t even hit the ball.But for all our differences, there is one thing the Phillies and I have in common – we’re both going to die. Gives you a warm, fuzzy … Continue reading The Quest For Six: The Phillies are still favorites this season, but the competition is steeper than ever