Game 95: Phillies Cole Hamels vs Giants Matt Cain the Only Story

PHILADELPHIA — Centered around the Phillies season is Cole Hamels. With the team in the middle of its worst season in over a decade, retaining Hamels is their focus. With the Giants in town today, another player being the indirect focus during these contract negotiations will pitch against Hamels today. Matt Cain, whose contract is … Continue reading Game 95: Phillies Cole Hamels vs Giants Matt Cain the Only Story

6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Giants 7, Phillies 2 WP – Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72) LP – Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82) PHILADELPHIA — Through five innings Vance Worley was nearly unhittable. With eight strikeouts and only a run and three hits allowed, Worley began the 6th inning. After loading the bases on a pair of singles and a walk, Worley … Continue reading 6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

PHI: 41-52, 5th in NL East; SF: 51-41, 1st in NL West When: July 20-22 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47) vs Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93) Saturday: Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07) vs Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56) Sunday: Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79) vs TBA Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, PHL 17 … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

Phillies, Giants Save Best For Last

The pitching probables looked like a fight card heading into the Phillies, Giants series. There was the big aces duel between Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum which Halladay took handedly. Then there was the mismatched battle between Joe Blanton and Madison Bumgarner which the Giants righty took with ease. The main event: Cliff Lee and … Continue reading Phillies, Giants Save Best For Last

Giants Pitching Out-Duels Phillies in 11

The rubber match of the Giants and Phillies series featured an outstanding pitcher’s duel between the Phillies Cliff Lee and the Giants Matt Cain. The duel would not see a winner between the two aces but the Giants as a team took the rubber match, beating the Phillies 1-0 in an 11-inning pitcher’s duel. Double … Continue reading Giants Pitching Out-Duels Phillies in 11

Phils Offense Sputters Again

The Phillies offense fell back to earth, sputtering in their struggle to get above .500. It was Madison Bumgarner who kept the Phillies hitting at bay this time as the Giants went on to win, 4-2, in San Francisco. Madison Bumgarner out-dueled Blanton in his first start since signing a contract extension with the Giants. … Continue reading Phils Offense Sputters Again

Phils Beat Up Lincecum Early In Win

On a crisp evening in the Bay Area, the Philadelphia Phillies brought their bats in their series opener against the San Francisco Giants. Opposing pitcher Tim Lincecum came into tonight’s matchup opposite Roy Halladay with an 0-1 record and an 12.91 earned run average. The two time Cy-Young award winner’s early season woes continued as … Continue reading Phils Beat Up Lincecum Early In Win

Halladay, Lincecum Meet For First Time Since 2010 NLCS

The 4-5 starts may not be an indication of how good the Phillies and Giants really are. But slow starts aside, they are the National League’s two best teams and tonight they will be throwing their best out on the hill to face each other. It will be the first of a three-game series out … Continue reading Halladay, Lincecum Meet For First Time Since 2010 NLCS

Series Preview: at San Francisco Giants

PHI: 4-5, 4th in NL East; SF: 4-5, 4th in NL West When: April 16-18 Where: AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (2-0, 0.60) v. Tim Lincecum (0-1, 12.91) Tuesday: Joe Blanton (1-1, 2.35) v. Madison Bumgarner (1-1, 3.97) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (0-1, 3.46) v. Matt Cain (1-0, 3.00) Broadcast Info Monday, 10:15, … Continue reading Series Preview: at San Francisco Giants

Burrell to Retire as Phillie

The Phillies will have one more campaign with left fielder Pat Burrell, though it will only last a day. The 35-year-old slugger, who retired after last season, will sign a one-day contract with the Phillies so that he could retire with the team that drafted him with the first overall pick in the 1998 amateur … Continue reading Burrell to Retire as Phillie