Mayberry Shines in Back-to-Back Opening Days

Since 2009 when John Mayberry got his first taste as a Phillie he knew that he would do whatever it would take to get back on the big league roster. A few seasons removed from that, Mayberry has found himself a lock for the Opening Day roster the last two seasons. And he’s starting to … Continue reading Mayberry Shines in Back-to-Back Opening Days

Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

The Phillies couldn’t have asked for a more masterful outing from their Ace of Aces. Roy Halladay gave up two singles in the first inning, the only two hits he would allow all game as his beautiful Opening Day outing allowed the Phillies offense to get away with scoring only one run all day. The … Continue reading Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 102-60, 1st in NL East in 2011; PIT: 72-90, 4th in NL Central in 2011 When: April 5-9 Where: PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA) Probable Pitchers (2011 stats) Thursday: Roy Halladay (19-6; 2.35) vs Erik Bedard (8-8, 4.03 with Boston) Saturday: Cliff Lee (17-8; 2.40) vs. Jeff Karstens (9-9; 3.38) Sunday: Vance Worley (11-3; 3.01) vs. … Continue reading Series Preview: at Pittsburgh Pirates

A Dream Come True For Savery

The road wasn’t easy for pitcher Joe Savery. In fact, the same time last year Savery wasn’t even referred to as a pitcher. But that doesn’t matter now to Savery. He summed it up with one word yesterday shortly after finding out that he did make the team: “Unbelievable.” The story is in fact unbelievable.

Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

The Phillies used their final game of the spring, a 7-2 win over the Pirates at home to finalize their opening day roster. The final two spots wenttoo utility infielder Pete Orr and lefty reliever Joe Savery. Here is the Phillies 25-man roster, which will be lacking Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Michael Martinez and Jose … Continue reading Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

Phils Announce Rotation 2.0

Cole Hamels will start the home opener. It’ll go Halladay-Lee-Worley-Hamels. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 23, 2012 The fans who got tickets for the home opener were given a real treat today. The Phillies announced their starting rotation for the season. And in a move popular with many, the lefties will be split like last … Continue reading Phils Announce Rotation 2.0

Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

It’s about that time of year again when Opening Day approaches and speculations about the roster arise. In a perfect world, there are no injuries and this guessing game is easy. But for the Phillies, they don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, their two best players are starting the season on the disabled list … Continue reading Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

Could the end be near for Utley?

“World Champions… World f***ing champions!” It’s incredible to think that three and half years removed from those five words proclaimed on Halloween 2008, the man who once said them is a shell of his former self. A 29-year-old Chase Utley was on the top of the world. Two days removed from winning the World Series, … Continue reading Could the end be near for Utley?

Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems

Chase Utley has left Clearwater without playing a single at-bat for the Philadelphia Phillies. This has finally created cause for concern that the 33-year-old may not even make the Opening Day roster. The released a statement today that read: “Chase’s rehab process has come to a bit of a plateau. He has made some strides … Continue reading Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems

2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The fans knew it was over as soon as the ball left John Mayberry Jr’s bat. Perhaps it was the fact the Phils had the bases loaded with one out that forced Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to play shallow. But the moment Mayberry ripped a screamer to center with the game tied 4-4 in … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics