2011 Moments: #5 Howard propels Game 1 win

It was Kyle Lohse among all people. And it didn’t take until the 6th inning before someone on the Phillies realized this. That person was Ryan Howard and his three-run homer in the 6th inning seemingly set the tone for the NLDS at the moment. Lohse had a perfect game going through the first 10 … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #5 Howard propels Game 1 win

2011 Phillies Moments: #6 An unlikely hero

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

Lee out-muscles Mets

There wasn’t going to be any 9th-inning melt down this time for the Phils. Mainly because it’s pretty hard to blow a 10-run lead in a three-out span. It also makes pitching a heck of a lot easier for Cliff Lee, who has made pitching look quite easy during the month of August. Lee shut … Continue reading Lee out-muscles Mets

A Wednesday blog stroll

It’s hump day. And hump days suck. The middle of the week is always boring and I have come to rescue the world (by world I mean my three dozen readers) from this dreaded concept called boredom. So I went for a walk. Not a real walk, I’m too lazy for that. Instead, I decided … Continue reading A Wednesday blog stroll

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

Early bombs set tone for Braves

Two poorly-placed, low-velocity sinkers were turned into back-to-back lead off homers for the Braves. That set the pace for Atlanta, who beat the Phillies on a night the Negro Leagues were honored, 5-3. Martin Prado sent Blanton’s first sinker in the mid-80’s over the left field fence to give the Braves a quick 1-0 lead. … Continue reading Early bombs set tone for Braves

Oswalt, pen blank Padres

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