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

Howard may have torn Achilles

In mere seconds, a lot went completely wrong for Ryan Howard. His ground ball ended the Phillies season in a completely painful way, and more than just heart break. Howard stumbled out of the box after his grounder to Cards second baseman Nick Punto and fell halfway down the baseline in pain. It’s his left … Continue reading Howard may have torn Achilles

Disappointing End: Carpenter, Cards bounce Phillies from postseason

For the second straight season, the Phillies season came down to Ryan Howard and, for the second straight season, Howard was retired for the final out of the Phillies season. A season, which was record setting, and just flat out thrilling to watch, ended in a flash at the hands of Chris Carpenter and the … Continue reading Disappointing End: Carpenter, Cards bounce Phillies from postseason

Philly: “I Think You Can”

Visit Philly, known for their amazing billboards plastered all around the cit of Philadelphia as well as their pictures posted on their site and Twitter, hit another home run. Just like the rest of the fans, Visit Philly summed up in four words what the rest of us are thinking…

Game 5 Mayhem

The Texas Rangers, fresh off an elimination of the Rays, can sit at home while six teams fight to move onto the League Championship Series. The Yanks forced a fifth game on Tuesday while the Cardinals and Diamondbacks, with their backs seemingly on the ropes, punched back at the Phillies and Brewers respectively. The NLDS … Continue reading Game 5 Mayhem

Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Matt Holliday‚Äôs presence in the Cards line up indirectly gave them the spark they needed. With him hitting in the five spot, David Freese got bumped down a few spots. This spread out the Cardinals fire power and he provided them with four RBIs and another day of baseball. A two-run double in the 4th … Continue reading Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

LaRussa’s criticism of umpires lands him a fine from MLB

MLB had to do something about Tony LaRussa’s comments during a Game 2 in-dugout interview. The comment: “I would add — which could get me in trouble, but I’m going to add anyway — is that we are pitching to two different strike zones.” You’re right, Tony. You did get in trouble. LaRussa was fined … Continue reading LaRussa’s criticism of umpires lands him a fine from MLB

Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Perhaps, Cliff Lee was left in a bit too long. The 7th inning aside, Lee was slowly losing his early lead due to being overly comfortable. And as resilient as they showed in the final month of the regular season, the Cards chipped away, stealing Game 2 from the Phillies with a 5-4 win. The … Continue reading Cardinals show resilience; take Game 2

Doc, Phils overcome rough 1st inning; take Game 1

With one swing, Ryan Howard changed the game. Kyle Lohse seemingly had the Phillies bats under control. That was, until the 6th inning when Lohse fell back to earth and lost all control of his first playoff appearance since giving up a grand slam in the 2007 NLDS as a Phillie against Colorado. That all … Continue reading Doc, Phils overcome rough 1st inning; take Game 1