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

Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Phillies 8, Braves 5 WP – Josh Lindblom (3-3, 3.58) LP – Christhian Martinez (5-4, 4.39) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (31) ATLANTA — Erik Kratz may have won the backup catcher spot for the 2013 season. The 31-year-old catcher, getting plenty of time during Carlos Ruiz’s injury, hit a towering home run in the top … Continue reading Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Phillies Post-Game Soundbites

  “It’s bad, folks.” Exactly how Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki worded it in his blog post title after the Phillies lost another downer, 5-2. Zo posted up on his site a few quotes from Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, closer Jonathan Papelbon and All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz. Each talked about their current state at … Continue reading Phillies Post-Game Soundbites

Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

The Phillies, who are in the middle of their worst season in about a decade, will send three players to Kansas City this year for the All-Star Game. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels, closer Jonathan Papelbon and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all chosen by manager Tony LaRussa. The Phillies didn’t have a single player voted in … Continue reading Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

One of the coolest things you’ll hear this season, easily. Jonathan Papelbon was frustrated after giving up two runs in the top of the 9th to blow a 6-4 lead the Phillies gave him. It was Papelbon’s first blown save of the season. So what did he do? He offered up a sum of money … Continue reading Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phillies 7, Rays 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-2, 2.83) LP – Jake McGee (1.88) PHILADELPHIA — The nine-game American League road trip was all Jim Thome needed to get a jump start. Thome hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th in the Phillies 7-6 win over the Rays. It came … Continue reading Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Papelbon Sounds Off After Tough Loss

Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 WP – Ronals Belisario (1-0, 1.26) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (0-2, 2.31) SV – Kenley Jansen (7) PHILADELPHIA — Poor umpiring had a lot to do with the Phillies dropping a third straight game. It also had a lot to do with why Jonathan Papelbon was upset in the 9th inning … Continue reading Papelbon Sounds Off After Tough Loss

Papelbon Closes Door On Former Team

Phillies 6, Red Sox 4 WP: Cole Hamels (6-1, 2.48) LP: Daniel Bard (3-5, 4.85) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (12) PHILADELPHIA — Boston is used to the look in Jonathan Papelbon’s eyes. They know it all too well, usually meaning a win is in sight. But now, they have to associate the look with a loss … Continue reading Papelbon Closes Door On Former Team

Series Preview: vs Boston Red Sox

PHI: 20-19, 5th in NL East;┬áBOS: 18-20, 5th in AL East When: May 18-20 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28) vs Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30) Saturday: Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96) vs Jon Lester (2-3, 3.71) Sunday: Cliff Lee (0-1, 1.95) vs Josh Beckett (3-4, 4.97) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Boston Red Sox

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