Series Preview: at Washington Nationals

PHI: 33-20, 1st in NL East; WAS: 22-30, 5th in NL East When: May 30-June 1 Where: Nationals Park (Washington D.C.) Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35) vs Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (4-4, 3.50) vs Jason Marquis (5-2, 4.26) Wednesday: Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.60) vs John Lannan (2-5, 4.40) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Washington Nationals

A letter from Jayson Werth’s beard

By now I’m sure all of you are aware of one of the greatest accounts on Twitter, @JWerthsBeard. And if not, you must be living under a rock. But that’s okay. After the Phillies sweep of the Nationals and Jayson Werth’s return to Philadelphia, his Beardedness decided to address the fans. DISCLAIMER: [@JWerthsBeard bio] The … Continue reading A letter from Jayson Werth’s beard

Werth, Nats got Vance’d

Vance Worley, who looks like he could be straight out of “Major League” as Wild Thing Rick Vaughn, made quick work of the Nationals. Worley, making his second start in place of the injured Joe Blanton, pitched six innings, scattering a run and four hits while striking out seven in the Phillies 7-4 win. Worley … Continue reading Werth, Nats got Vance’d

But I thought Werth was cheered…

You knew not all 45,000-plus fans in attendance would welcome back the former Phillies right fielder. Some boos were scattered throughout the park when he was introduced in the line ups, his first at-bat and his first trip back to his old stomping grounds in right field. But a certain group of fans behind the … Continue reading But I thought Werth was cheered…

Hamels beats Nats with bat and arm

It was a night where all the attention centered around Jayson Werth’s return to Philadelphia. Cole Hamels showed up and turned in a simply masterful performance. Hamels tossed a complete game where he only gave up one run on five hits with six strikeouts. Werth did get the recognition that he deserved. The former Phillie received almost … Continue reading Hamels beats Nats with bat and arm

Breaking down the Werth slump

It’s been a rough start of the season for Jayson Werth so far. His team is awful, he’s stuck being the only true star on a lowly team and he hasn’t exactly shot out of the starting gate. Werth is hitting .233 with four homers and seven RBIs. After the failed experiment of having him … Continue reading Breaking down the Werth slump

Lee blanks Nats in finale

Cliff Lee stamped the exclamation point on the statement that the Phillies made the right choice in signing him over Jayson Werth. Lee bounced back from his poor start against Atlanta to shut out the Nationals, 4-0, as the Phils took their fourth series of the season. Lee was fantastic, blowing his way through the … Continue reading Lee blanks Nats in finale

Werth, Lee meet up for first time in 2011

On a broader scale, Ruben Amaro had to make a choice: re-sign Jayson Werth, who turned down arbitration, or go after the most coveted pitcher on the market in Cliff Lee. Not a single soul in Philadelphia doesn’t know what the outcome was. With Lee back in Philadelphia and Werth on the division rival Washington … Continue reading Werth, Lee meet up for first time in 2011

The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Roy Halladay is (insert adjective here) : Masterful. Dominant. Skillful. Brilliant. Gutsy. That is what Roy Halladay was tonight. He performed surgery on the Nationals, pitching a complete game in the Phils 3-2 win Wednesday night in Washington. Halladay was ruthlessly effective, walking only two and striking out nine. He painted the corners extremely well … Continue reading The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Werth homers in Nats win

Before the game, it was reported that Jayson Werth was in the visitors hallway, presumably talking to his former team mates. Were was simply getting reacquainted with the friends he made the past four seasons he was in Philadelphia. Not only did he do it with words but he did it with his bat, homering … Continue reading Werth homers in Nats win