Sox Own Lee; Take Series In Philly

Red Sox 5, Phillies 1 WP – Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.38) LP – Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.66) PHILADELPHIA — From the very first batter the Red Sox owned Cliff Lee and the offense, both at the plate and on the mound respectively. A pair of big home runs and a dominant pitching performance from Josh … Continue reading Sox Own Lee; Take Series In Philly

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Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Red Sox 7, Phillies 5 WP – Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95) LP – Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) SV – Alfredo Aceves (9) PHILADLELPHIA — All winning streaks must come to an end. The Red Sox got to Joe Blanton early and often, beating the Phillies 7-5 in Philadelphia Saturday night. The loss snapped the Phils … Continue reading Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

PHILADELPHIA — There isn’t a single catcher in Major League Baseball hotter than the one they call “Chooch.” Carlos Ruiz is on a hitting tear that hasn’t been done in almost 20 years. Chooch’s .363 average through the first 39 games is the highest by a Phillie at this point in the season since Jim Eisenreich … Continue reading Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

Papelbon Closes Door On Former Team

Phillies 6, Red Sox 4 WP: Cole Hamels (6-1, 2.48) LP: Daniel Bard (3-5, 4.85) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (12) PHILADELPHIA — Boston is used to the look in Jonathan Papelbon’s eyes. They know it all too well, usually meaning a win is in sight. But now, they have to associate the look with a loss … Continue reading Papelbon Closes Door On Former Team

Game 40: Boston Tea Party

PHILADELPHIA — Interleague play is here! It’s a weekend series in Philly between the Phillies and Red Sox. A year ago when the two teams met up, it was dubbed a World Series preview. A year later, the two teams fell up short in the post season (Boston missed the playoffs on the last day) … Continue reading Game 40: Boston Tea Party

Series Preview: vs Boston Red Sox

PHI: 20-19, 5th in NL East; BOS: 18-20, 5th in AL East When: May 18-20 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28) vs Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30) Saturday: Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96) vs Jon Lester (2-3, 3.71) Sunday: Cliff Lee (0-1, 1.95) vs Josh Beckett (3-4, 4.97) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Boston Red Sox

Season Preview: AL East

Expectations: Better than the Yankees Key Addition: 1B Carlos Pena (signed from Chicago Cubs) Key Loss: OF/DH Johnny Damon (free agent) Projected Record: 103-59 Summary: The odds on favorite to win the division, the Rays have it all: great young hitting, great young pitching, solid veteran presence. With guys like Evan Longoria, BJ Upton, and … Continue reading Season Preview: AL East

Spring Training: Red Sox 6, Phillies 0

Jon Lester has himself ready for the regular season. Boston’s ace cruised through seven innings of two-hit balls, striking out 10 in the Red Sox’s 6-0 win over the Phillies. Joe Blanton got the start in Clearwater. He was solid through the first four innings but for hit for another three runs in the 5th, … Continue reading Spring Training: Red Sox 6, Phillies 0

Papelbon: Philly fans more knowledgeable than Boston fans

Well if this isn’t gonna make the Phillies/Red Sox series in May any more interesting then I don’t know what will: “The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball,” Jonathan Papelbon said in an interview with 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and … Continue reading Papelbon: Philly fans more knowledgeable than Boston fans

Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Roy Oswalt’s next destination is still up in the air, especially with his price tag plummeting. Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi thinks the Phillies, Reds and Red Sox are all still in the hunt to land the right-hander, who’s talks with the Cardinals and Rangers has seemingly hit a snag. With Oswalt’s price being a little too … Continue reading Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia