2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

102 wins. Just reading it summarizes the dominance of the Phillies 2011 regular season. But despite breaking a franchise record that stood for over four years, the season ended in disappointment. Many questions were raised towards the end of the season and soon following the Phillies elimination in the Game 5 of the NLDS to … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

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Switch. Flipped: Phils offense explodes in Atlanta

That magical switch that I talked about yesterday is officially on. And hopefully, no one goes near the damn thing for another month. The Phils blasted the Atlanta Braves, who are clinging onto a second straight Wild Card berth by only one game, in a 7-1 route.  Their 101st win tied the franchise record set … Continue reading Switch. Flipped: Phils offense explodes in Atlanta

Shut Out By Committee

You have all heard about “closer by committee.” You know, the thing where a different member of the bull pen will be thrust into the closer’s role depending on match-ups, rest days and other in-game factors. But have you heard of “Shut out by committee?” Well you have now. Kyle Kendrick, who has been pretty … Continue reading Shut Out By Committee

Lee dominant but Phils bats fall silent

It was a career night for Cliff Lee, who still couldn’t come away with the win. The Phillies bats were bested by Derek Lowe and the Atlanta Braves shut out the Phillies, 5-0, evening the season series up. Lee struck out a career high 16 batters, shattering his old mark of 13 that was recently … Continue reading Lee dominant but Phils bats fall silent

6 for 6: Howard’s big game crushes Mets

It was a record-breaking night for the Phillies. Ryan Howard and Placido Polanco both set Phillies records for the month of April as they played key roles in the Phillies 10-3 drubbing of the Mets Friday night. Howard hit two home runs and drove in six RBIs. Polanco had two hits and drove in two … Continue reading 6 for 6: Howard’s big game crushes Mets