Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

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Kratz, Utley Homers Sets Early Tone in Phillies Win

Phillies 6, Reds 2 WP – Roy Halladay (9-7, 3.87) LP – Mike Leake (7-9, 4.23) CINCINNATI — Getting to Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake early and often was the goal for Philadelphia. They did so in the 2nd inning. After a Domonic Brown RBI single, Erik Kratz hit a three-run homer that blew the … Continue reading Kratz, Utley Homers Sets Early Tone in Phillies Win

Hang ‘Em and Bang ‘Em: Kendrick Surrender’s Huge Homer to Bruce in 6th

Reds 2, Phillies 1 WP – Mat Latos (12-4, 3.69) LP – Kyle Kendrick (8-10, 3.96) SV – Aroldis Chapman (35) CINCINNATI — All Kyle Kendrick had to do was keep his pitches down against Jay Bruce. But one pitch stayed up and Bruce sent it over the right field wall, giving Cincinnati a 2-1 … Continue reading Hang ‘Em and Bang ‘Em: Kendrick Surrender’s Huge Homer to Bruce in 6th

Phillies Cloyd, Aumont Earn First Win, Save; Beat Reds

Phillies 4, Reds 2 WP – Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 2.77) LP – Johnny Cueto (18-6, 2.58) SV – Phillippe Aumont (1) CINCINNATI — It was an afternoon of firsts for a pair of young Phillies right-handers. Tyler Cloyd never would have guessed his first Major League win would come on the road against the best … Continue reading Phillies Cloyd, Aumont Earn First Win, Save; Beat Reds

Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

PHI: 64-70, 3rd in NL East; CIN: 82-53, 1st in NL Central When: September 3-5 Where: Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati, OH) Probable Pitchers Monday: Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50) vs Johnny Cueto (17-6, 2.48) Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (8-9, 4.01) vs Mat Latos (11-4, 3.78) Wednesday: Roy Halladay (8-7, 4.02) vs Mike Leake (7-8, 4.45) Broadcast Info Monday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

Phillies Honor 90’s Night; Lose to Reds

Red 3, Phillies 2 WP – Bronson Arroyo (10-7, 3.87) LP – Vance Worley (6-9, 4.06) SV – Aroldis Chapman (31) PHILADELPHIA — On a night where the Phillies honored a dismal decade for baseball, they treated the fans to a bunch of 90’s memories. Complete with scoreboard pictures that represented 90’s characters, 90’s music … Continue reading Phillies Honor 90’s Night; Lose to Reds

Cozart’s 9th Inning Homer Leads Reds Past Phillies

Reds 5, Phillies 4 WP – Jonathan Broxton (3-3, 3.02) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-5, 2.86) SV – Aroldis Chapman (30) PHILADELPHIA — It was Cincinnati that prevailed in the see-saw game. A Zack Cozart solo home run to lead off the top of the 9th spoiled not one, but two comeback attempts by the … Continue reading Cozart’s 9th Inning Homer Leads Reds Past Phillies

Mayberry, Howard Lead Phillies In Offensive Outburst

Phillies 12, Reds 5 WP – Roy Halladay (7-7, 3.95) LP – Mike Leake (5-8, 4.59) PHILADELPHIA — On a day where Roy Halladay didn’t have his best stuff, the offense provided him with enough so he didn’t have to be. Big days by John Mayberry and Ryan Howard fueled a 12-5 romp of the … Continue reading Mayberry, Howard Lead Phillies In Offensive Outburst

Season Preview: NL Central

Co-written by John Russo and Chris Bengel Expectations: No Pujols, no problem…. wait, you mean we have to rely on Matt Holliday now? Oh crap! Key Addition: OF Carlos Beltran (signed from San Francisco) Key Loss: 1B Albert Pujols (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 90-72 Summary: St. Louis knows they lost a huge bat in … Continue reading Season Preview: NL Central

Ex-Phillie Madson to have Tommy John

Tommy John for Madson. Ligament was torn off the bone. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) March 24, 2012 If there was any doubt in the Phillies’ minds for opting to sign closer Jonathan Papelbon over Ryan Madson, they have been cleared. Madson, who signed a one-year $8.5 million deal with the Reds after the Phillies … Continue reading Ex-Phillie Madson to have Tommy John