Hamels Coughes Up Lead in 6th; Phils Swept

Dodgers 8, Phillies 3 WP – Aaron Harang (5-3 , 3.95) LP – Cole Hamels (8-3, 2.93) PHILADELPHIA — Nothing is going right for the Phillies, and it’s starting to look ugly. The Phillies dropped a season worst sixth straight time, getting swept in the four-game series to the Dodgers with their 8-3 loss this … Continue reading Hamels Coughes Up Lead in 6th; Phils Swept

Flash Gordon: Dee Gives Dodgers Go-Ahead RBIs

Dodgers 6, Phillies 5 WP – Chris Capuano (8-2, 2.82) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-5, 4.44) SV – Kenley Jansen (9) PHILADELPHIA — For the entire series, little Dee Gordon has been a thorn in the side of the Phillies. The son of former Phillies reliever Tom Gordon made himself a part of the Dodgers’ … Continue reading Flash Gordon: Dee Gives Dodgers Go-Ahead RBIs

Lee Remains Winless Again

Dodgers 2, Phillies 1 WP – Chad Billingsley (3-4, 3.80) LP – Cliff Lee (0-3, 2.92) SV – Kenley Jansen (8) PHILADELPHIA — Teams win together and teams lose together. For Cliff Lee, the loss hurts especially for him. The first win of the year eluded Lee once again as he fell to 0-3 on … Continue reading Lee Remains Winless Again

Papelbon Sounds Off After Tough Loss

Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 WP – Ronals Belisario (1-0, 1.26) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (0-2, 2.31) SV – Kenley Jansen (7) PHILADELPHIA — Poor umpiring had a lot to do with the Phillies dropping a third straight game. It also had a lot to do with why Jonathan Papelbon was upset in the 9th inning … Continue reading Papelbon Sounds Off After Tough Loss

Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 28-27, 5th in NL East;┬áLAD: 33-21, 1st in NL West When: June 4-7 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) vs Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.32) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (0-2, 3.00) vs Chad Billingsley (2-4, 4.09) Wednesday: Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02) vs Chris Capuano (7-2, 2.50) Thursday:┬áCole Hamels (8-2, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Season Preview: NL West

Expectations: San Francisco’s payroll may top $130 million in order to pay for Brian Wilson’s beard dye. Key Addition: OF Melky Cabrera (acquired from Kansas City) Key Loss: SP Jonathan Sanchez (traded to Kansas City) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Giants are looking to get back on top of the National League after a disappointing … Continue reading Season Preview: NL West

2011 Moments: #4 The Might of Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee was forcing the Philadelphia fans to fall in love with the left-handed pitcher even more than they already had two years prior. Lee’s swagger off the mound, his abilities on the bound and his ability to win over the hearts of more and more fans intensified when Lee belted not one, but two … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #4 The Might of Cliff Lee

Just Another Day in LA

If there is one thing that hasn’t changed between the Dodgers and Phillies the past four years, it’s that each trip to LA must include some dramatic form of a comeback win that devastates Dodgers fans. This time, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard combined for a four-run 6th inning to complete the Phils comeback in … Continue reading Just Another Day in LA

The Power of Lee: Cliff homers in Phils win

“Cliff Lee has as many homers against left-handed pitching as Ryan Howard with 1” – Kevin Cooney Put that into perspective. Lee hit his second home run of the season, the first Phillies pitcher to hit multiple home runs in a single season since Randy Wolf hit three in 2004, as the Phillies beat Los … Continue reading The Power of Lee: Cliff homers in Phils win

Back to business: Offense backs Doc for 15th win

Late night baseball is always a burden on baseball fans. Luckily for the Phils, when they are out west, it’s just another day at the park for the Phils. And by another day, I mean the winning part. The Phils won again (yawn) as Roy Halladay shut down the Dodgers, 5-3. It was Halladay’s 15th … Continue reading Back to business: Offense backs Doc for 15th win