Blanton Roughed-Up Again; Phils Lose

Mets 6, Phillies 3 WP – Jeremy Hefner (1-2, 5.60) LP – Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05) SV – Frank Francisco (14) NEW YORK — Joe Blanton has found himself in a rough patch that has the Phillies even more worried about their starting rotation. While Roy Halladay and Vance Worley sit on the DL, the … Continue reading Blanton Roughed-Up Again; Phils Lose

Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Red Sox 7, Phillies 5 WP – Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95) LP – Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) SV – Alfredo Aceves (9) PHILADLELPHIA — All winning streaks must come to an end. The Red Sox got to Joe Blanton early and often, beating the Phillies 7-5 in Philadelphia Saturday night. The loss snapped the Phils … Continue reading Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

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. His 2,000th hit was a … Continue reading Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win

Game 31: The Mountain is .500

There seems to be on thing standing in the way of the Phillies right now and it’s getting over .500 for the first time this season since being 1-0. In order for the Phillies to get back into first place, they must take baby steps to getting there. Baby steps. Playing team baseball is doable. … Continue reading Game 31: The Mountain is .500

Blanton Shuts Out Braves

28 runs were scored between the Phillies and Braves last night. This afternoon: Only four. All four runs belonged to the Phillies, who backed Joe Blanton’s best pitching performance of the season as the Phillies won, 4-0. They took two of three games from the Braves, gaining ground in the standings as they prepare themselves … Continue reading Blanton Shuts Out Braves

Phils Back Blanton; Beat Cubs

The runs needed to come for Joe Blanton and that they did. Making his fourth start of the season, Blanton went out and did his job while the offense did theirs, leading the Phillies to a 5-2 win Saturday night. The win evened the four-game weekend series up at one apiece. It was the fourth … Continue reading Phils Back Blanton; Beat Cubs

Average Joe Foils Fish

The Phillies may be the only rotation who has as much attention put on their fifth start as their number one. Joe Blanton sticks out like a sore thumb in a rotation filled with the stars it boasts. That’s why when he puts up an effort like he did tonight that he will garner a … Continue reading Average Joe Foils Fish

On Deck: Phillies 4, Pirates 3

Baseball is back at the Bank, meaning the regular season is only days away. The Phillies and Pirates paired up for an On Deck Series, playing a short two-game series before the two teams head to Pittsburgh to start the season off. Joe Blanton got the start and he helped guide the Phils to a … Continue reading On Deck: Phillies 4, Pirates 3

Blanton improving so far this spring

Judging by the quality of swings he’s eliciting, Joe Blanton has been impressive. Judgments are difficult. But stuff appears better. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 10, 2012 Encouraging words from Matt Gelb. Joe Blanton knows the 5th starter’s spot isn’t a lock heading into this season. But he does have the advantage over Joel Pineiro … Continue reading Blanton improving so far this spring

Pierre, Podsednik highlight this spring’s battles

Even championship-caliber teams have position battles during Spring Training. With a good idea of who the 25 men making the Opening Day roster, a few position and roster battles loom heading into this season. With a place on the team is set, John Mayberry, Laynce Nix and Ty Wigginton are all battling it out for … Continue reading Pierre, Podsednik highlight this spring’s battles