Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

The good news: the Phils got their closer back. The bad: another bat lands on the DL. Placido Polanco, who had been sitting with a bulging disc since July 5, was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to that date. Taking his roster spot is closer Ryan Madson, which will instantly boost a bull pen … Continue reading Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

Five Phillies deserving consideration for ASG

With the Midsummer Classic around the corner (four weeks away to be exact) and the All-Star voting coming to a close shortly, the fans are in full conversation on who should be representing their team in Arizona this year. This post is not saying all five players should be on the All-Star Team. In fact, … Continue reading Five Phillies deserving consideration for ASG

Rare Polly blunder, Madson BS costs Phils the game

Phillies fans at the ball park and on the couch stayed up through the rain delay and through extra innings, hoping for another memorable extra-inning game. But a rare throwing error by Placido Polanco allowed Tyler Colvin to score in the 11th to give the Cubs a 4-3 win. Fans have named every fifth day, … Continue reading Rare Polly blunder, Madson BS costs Phils the game

Bruce’d ego: Madson blows up in 9th

Ryan Madson has the mind of a closer. Too bad he lost the mentality of a middle reliever in the process. Madson loaded the bases and handed the game over to Cincinnati in the 9th inning as the Reds won, 6-3. Raul Ibanez has continued his incredible hot run since snapping is 0-for-35 slump. His … Continue reading Bruce’d ego: Madson blows up in 9th

Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future

2010 was a rough year for Ryan Madson. He had five blown saves in ten opportunities; he had blown his first shot at being a closer in the league, and had broken his toe by kicking a chair in frustration. To add insult to injury, Charlie Manuel assigned Jose Contreras as the closer over Madson … Continue reading Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future

Redemption: After striking out four times, Howard comes up clutch in Phillies 4-2 win

Take your gold sombrero and stick it where the sun don’t shine. After being punched out four times, first baseman Ryan Howard hit a two-RBI double in the top of the eleventh to give the Phillies the 4-2 win, and their tenth straight win at Petco park to improve their record to 14-6. For Howard … Continue reading Redemption: After striking out four times, Howard comes up clutch in Phillies 4-2 win

Either Madson’s wife is a d’bag or bloggers got set back…

…Even though I’m currently a blogger, I kinda hope for the latter as it’s heart breaking seeing someone close to the organization have the following sentiments. Sarah Madson, the wife of Phillies set-up man Ryan Madson, was quoted to saying she hates Philly fans by a blogger named Laura Goldman on Goldman’s blog titled “Naked … Continue reading Either Madson’s wife is a d’bag or bloggers got set back…