McCann Crush: Braves Win 4-3; Sweep Phillies

Braves 4, Phillies 3 WP – Jair Jurrjens (3-2, 4.97) LP – Raul Valdes (2-2, 3.80) SV – Craig Kimbrel (25) PHILADELPHIA — Brian McCann is heating up into a career-record pace. The Braves star catcher homered in his fourth straight game, this one proving to be the winning run in the Braves 4-3 victory … Continue reading McCann Crush: Braves Win 4-3; Sweep Phillies

Game 29: Don’t Get Swept

It’s on the mind of the Phillies. Don’t get swept. The message is plain and simple, but it carries a much greater meaning than just not getting swept. The Phillies are on the verge of getting swept by the Washington Nationals on national TV tonight (ESPN, 8 PM) and sit 6.5 games out of first … Continue reading Game 29: Don’t Get Swept

Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

The phrasing of that title seems a bit odd: “Redeems Lee.” There isn’t much wrong Cliff Lee could ever do to require any sort of redemption. But this is the sport of baseball and funny things happen in the sport of baseball. Lee was one out away from his 7th shut out of the season, … Continue reading Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

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