Werewolf in Philly: Raul’s blast wins it in walk-off fashion

“I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at McFadden’s, his hair was perfect… Raaaaaaauuuuuul.” Raul Ibanez absolutely smoked a baseball in the bottom of the 10th as he propelled the Phillies over the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, with a walk-off home run. Ibanez’s shot came with one out in the bottom of the 10th off … Continue reading Werewolf in Philly: Raul’s blast wins it in walk-off fashion

Ibanez powers Phils past Boston

For almost a month, Raul Ibanez had failed to hit the ball out of the park. But the 39-year-old snapped an 87-at-bat homerless streak with a solo home run as well as tally three hits in the Phils 2-1 win over Boston, winning them the “World Series Preview” series. Ibanez’s power couldn’t have come at … Continue reading Ibanez powers Phils past Boston

The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

The LA Times reported this morning that nine MLB teams, including the Phillies, are in violation of MLB’s debt service rules. While other teams on the list (Mets, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Nationals, Marlins and Tigers) are not surprising, seeing the Cubs and Phillies on the list is quite a shocker. Perhaps even more shocking is … Continue reading The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

Rally Time!: The Phils overcome two Nats leads

The late inning offense has officially arrived for the 2011 campaign. Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez twice came through in the clutch for the Phils as they combined for four RBIs in the Phils 5-4 win. It was the third time in four games the Phillies offense surged to take a late lead in the … Continue reading Rally Time!: The Phils overcome two Nats leads

Off Day: Mets take advantage of Phils bench

Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Domonic Brown enjoyed the day off while their back-ups took charge today. Unfortunately, the only team taking charge was the New York Mets. Phillies starter Vance Worley couldn’t overcome an unfortunate 1st inning full of errors as the Mets went on to win, 9-5. A misplay by Raul … Continue reading Off Day: Mets take advantage of Phils bench

Swagger

Swag.ger /ˈswagər/: n. A very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive gait or manner. Ah hell, we all know what swagger is. It’s what Jimmy Rollins eats, sleeps and breaths. It’s that sense of feeling Phillies fans are currently feeling. And rightfully so, too. Heading into the first real big series of the season for … Continue reading Swagger

Phillies sweeping, Washington weeping

After taking the first two games of the series, the Phillies were all lined up to sweep Washington. With John Lannan, who is now 0-10 in 13 career starts against the Phillies, on the hill for Washington facing Roy Halladay, the Phillies best pitcher, anything short of victory would be shocking. Lannan was chased early … Continue reading Phillies sweeping, Washington weeping

Werth, Nats got Vance’d

Vance Worley, who looks like he could be straight out of “Major League” as Wild Thing Rick Vaughn, made quick work of the Nationals. Worley, making his second start in place of the injured Joe Blanton, pitched six innings, scattering a run and four hits while striking out seven in the Phillies 7-4 win. Worley … Continue reading Werth, Nats got Vance’d

Hamels beats Nats with bat and arm

It was a night where all the attention centered around Jayson Werth’s return to Philadelphia. Cole Hamels showed up and turned in a simply masterful performance. Hamels tossed a complete game where he only gave up one run on five hits with six strikeouts. Werth did get the recognition that he deserved. The former Phillie received almost … Continue reading Hamels beats Nats with bat and arm

Pregame notes 4/27

A few things before the Phils 3:40 showdown in Arizona. Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.92) will take on Joe Saunders (0-2, 4.98). OSWALT LEAVES — [Update] In a tweet from Matt Gelb: “Phillies say Roy Oswalt has left the team because of significant storms in Mississippi. Team is “hopeful” he will return for next start.” [Original] … Continue reading Pregame notes 4/27