Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

The second half is underway and there are a handful of teams looking to get back to the post season, some waiting longer than others. The National League features a pair of teams who find themselves shockingly in first place. Meanwhile, the American League has an early three-team race for the Wild Card with one … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

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KK Hit Early In Loss

Pirates 5, Phillies 4 WP – A.J. Burnett (9-2, 3.31) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) SV – Joel Hanrahan (20) PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick settled in, but it was after he gave up five early runs. That early hole was too deep for the Phillies to climb out of and they lost, 5-4. They … Continue reading KK Hit Early In Loss

Phillies Win, 5-4, Over Pirates

Phillies 5, Pirates 4 WP – Vance Worley (4-4, 2.92) LP – Erik Bedard (4-8, 4.27) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (18) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies managed to pull off another important win against a good team. Behind the bat of Carlos Ruiz and the injured arm of Vance Worley, the Phils held onto a 5-4 … Continue reading Phillies Win, 5-4, Over Pirates

Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

PHI: 34-40, 5th in NL East; PIT: 38-33, 2nd in NL Central When: June 25-28 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04) vs Jeff Karstens (0-1, 4.50) Tuesday: Vance Worley (3-4, 2.78) vs Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.13) Wednesday: TBD vs James McDonald (6-3, 2.19) Thursday: Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.24) vs A.J. … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

The starting pitching has been nothing short of fantastic for the Phillies so far, allowing only two runs in 20 innings through the first three games of the season. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about the bullpen. David Herndon was the goat on Easter Sunday, as opposed to the more favorable lamb, and the … Continue reading Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

Phils Lose to Bucs in Extras

The Phillies managed to win a game 1-0 in their Opening Day on Thursday. But ignorance proved bliss and they managed to lose a game by scoring only one run on Saturday. Wasting a quality start from Cliff Lee despite not having his best stuff, the Phillies lost 2-1 in 10 innings to the Pirates … Continue reading Phils Lose to Bucs in Extras

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

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