Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Braves 8, Phillies 7 WP – Peter Moylan (1-0, 0.00) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-6, 3.02) ATLANTA — Words still can’t describe what happened to the Phillies Sunday evening. In a season filled with lows and late-inning collapses, the lowest point hit Sunday. The Phillies bullpen coughed up a four-run lead in the 9th inning, … Continue reading Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

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Phillies Win With Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off In 12th

Phillies 4, Giants 4 (12 innings) WP – Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.57) LP – Brad Penny (0-1, 3.88) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies had a little bit of extra-innings magic in them this afternoon. Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the bottom of the 12th drove home the winning run as the Phillies prevented the sweep with … Continue reading Phillies Win With Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off In 12th

Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Giants 6, Phillies 5 WP – Sergio Romo (3-1, 0.64) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-4, .349) SV – Santiago Casilla (24) PHILADELPHIA — Gregor Blanco knew he messed up the suicide squeeze. What could have been the go-ahead run, Blanco whiffed on a suicide squeeze that could have scored Buster Posey and given the Giants … Continue reading Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

Rays 3, Phillies 2 WP – David Price (10-4, 2.95) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-2, 3.75) SV – Fernando Rodney (21) PHILADELPHIA — The game was living up to it’s billing. Cole Hamels and David Price were dueling in a 1-0 game through seven innings. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings in his start, holding a … Continue reading Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

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

Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Phillies 9, Cubs 2 WP – Jose Contreras (1-0, 8.00) LP – Shawn Camp (2-2, 3.43) CHICAGO — The Phillies played a complete, team game… and it may have been the type of game that could very well change the mindset of the team. A 9-2 character win over the Cubs in Chicago did more … Continue reading Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Polanco’s 2,000th Hit A Special One

Only 268 other players in Major League Baseball history had done what Placido Polanco had done. But not many did it the way Polanco did last night. In the 8th inning of the Phillies 5-1 win over Houston, Polanco took Astros pitcher David Carpenter deep to left-center field for his first home run of the … Continue reading Polanco’s 2,000th Hit A Special One

Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win

Phillies 5, Astros 1 WP – Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96) LP – Lucas Harrell (2-3, 4.40) PHILADELPHIA — It was a historic night for Placido Polanco. Polanco got his 2,000th career hit in the 8th inning, and helped the Phillies to a 5-1 win by scoring three times on the game. HisĀ 2,000th hit was a … Continue reading Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win

Mets Rookie Hits Game-Winning Shot off Papelbon

When a relief pitcher is put on ice for a week, it usually creates rust. That is exactly what happened to Jonathan Papelbon, who hadn’t thrown a pitch since last Tuesday. Papelbon surrenedered the game-winning three-run home run in the top of the 9th in the Mets 5-2 win on Monday. The home run was … Continue reading Mets Rookie Hits Game-Winning Shot off Papelbon

Phils Baffled By Knuckler Again

The amazing story of R.A. Dickey is definitely one worth reading (shameless Dickey autobiography plug). That story, circa 2012, makes its first trip to Philadelphia of the season and he made his presence known with that flutter ball of his. Dickey used his knuckleball effectively through seven innings, shutting down the Phillies in the Mets … Continue reading Phils Baffled By Knuckler Again