Uggla Outscores Phils, 3-2

And the struggles against the Braves continue… Dan Uggla’s line drive home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth broke the 2-2 tie and gave the Braves the 3-2 win on Civil Rights Day. The Phillies have now lost the last two series against the Braves and trail th season series, 5-4. … Continue reading Uggla Outscores Phils, 3-2

Oswalt, Utley and Ruiz look sharp in televised rehab start

Tonight’s Clearwater Threshers game against the Palm Beach Cardinals was anything but usual. Single A Minor League Baseball Games are never televised, like tonight’s game was on Comcast Sportsnet. Single A games never have Jim Jackson and Ricky Bottalico calling the game, and Single A games never have a televised “Post Game Live.” The reason … Continue reading Oswalt, Utley and Ruiz look sharp in televised rehab start

Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future

2010 was a rough year for Ryan Madson. He had five blown saves in ten opportunities; he had blown his first shot at being a closer in the league, and had broken his toe by kicking a chair in frustration. To add insult to injury, Charlie Manuel assigned Jose Contreras as the closer over Madson … Continue reading Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future

Utley to make first official rehab start tonight

The Clearwater Bureau of the Daily News reports that second basemen Chase Utley will make his first official rehab start for Class A Clearwater. After going 5-7 with two home runs in an extended spring training game on Thursday, Utley went just 1-7 in another extended spring training game last night. While the bat wasn’t … Continue reading Utley to make first official rehab start tonight

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 21-9, 1st in NL East; ATL: 18-15, 3rd in NL East When: April May 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.66) vs. Derek Lowe (2-3, 3.72) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 2.08) vs. Julio Teheran (0-0, -.–) Sunday: Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.66) vs. Jair Jurrjens (3-0, 1.52) Broadcast … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

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

Series Preview: vs. Florida Marlins

PHI: 9-3, 1st in NL East; FLA: 7-5, 2nd in NL East When: April 15-17 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers (UPDATED 4/16) Friday: Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.25) vs. Javier Vazquez (1-1, 8.64) Saturday: PPD Sunday: Cole Hamels (1-1, 5.59) vs. Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 6.97) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, CSN Saturday, 7:05, TCN Sunday, 1:35, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs. Florida Marlins

Either Madson’s wife is a d’bag or bloggers got set back…

…Even though I’m currently a blogger, I kinda hope for the latter as it’s heart breaking seeing someone close to the organization have the following sentiments. Sarah Madson, the wife of Phillies set-up man Ryan Madson, was quoted to saying she hates Philly fans by a blogger named Laura Goldman on Goldman’s blog titled “Naked … Continue reading Either Madson’s wife is a d’bag or bloggers got set back…

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