Jul 24, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT
Roy Halladay returns to the mound to start a game for the first time since leaving “due to heat” in Chicago last week.
Jul 23, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT
The temperature was hot once again, but the Phils’ bats were hotter. (Well… maybe not.) Chase Utley and Michael Martinez each scorched three-run blasts, while Utley and Ryan Howard added solo shots to account for all eight of the Fightins’ runs in a Saturday afternoon 8-6 victory over the Padres at Citizens Bank Park.
Jul 23, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT
As someone currently hydrating for a long hot summer night at the Linc, I feel for the folks headed down to Citizens Bank Park for game two of the Phillies-Padres series. It’s gonna be a hot’n, with a game time temperature of about 100º and a heat index of like a million.
Those braving the elements will see Kyle Kendrick facing righty Mat Latos and looking for his second straight win as a starter. He beat the Mets last week with a nice one-run performance over seven innings.
Jul 23, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT
I didn’t know the greatness of the Phillies team that won the franchise’s first-ever World Series the week of my first birthday. Before 2008, the closest I saw the Fightins come to being the best in the bigs was in 1993, and that success left the team about as soon as Joe Carter’s home run left the park.
That 1993 Blue Jays team was put together by Pat Gillick, and as painful as it can still be for those of us who witnessed it, the antidote is a few lines further down. By which I course mean, Gillick was also the man perhaps most responsible for the greatest ride of our baseball lives, the 2008 Phillies Championship season.
Jul 22, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT
The Phillies kick off a 10-game homestead this evening against the San Diego Padres and do so in 80′s style. Both teams will wear sweet 1984 throwback uniforms this evening as part of 80′s Retro Night.
Jul 22, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT
Legendary Philadelphia sports writer Bill Conlin heads to the Hall of Fame this weekend. We share some thoughts on old One Chair and the evolution of covering sports.
Jul 22, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT
Brad Lidge rejoins the Phillies this afternoon while Denys Baez is DFA’d.
Jul 22, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT
Ah, yes. The always enjoyable 80′s retro night returns to Citizens Bank Park this evening for the Phillies-Padres game.
Jul 22, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT
The Phillies are linked to just about every available right-handed bat and relief arm on the market right about now, marking yet another player movement period in which they, like the Eagles and Flyers, are the playground of agents and sportswriters alike.
Jul 21, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT
Would the Astros trade Hunter Pence for Vance Worley? What else would they want? What about a deal for Melky Cabrera? We examine the latest hot stove rumblings.
Jul 21, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT
Watch White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen lose it after a tough loss yesterday.
Jul 21, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT
You may know Tim McCarver as the other guy in the Fox booth who may makes you want to throw things at your television. You may also know him from his playing days when he was the personal catcher for Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton. There’s also an outside chance you know him as the guy with zero self-awareness who quite seriously released an album titled “Tim McCarver Sings Selections from The Great American Songbook.”
Jul 20, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT
Doug Glanville air-mails home plate in ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field.
Jul 20, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Phillies hammered the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 9 to 1 on an oppressively hot afternoon at Wrigley.
Jul 20, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT
It’s gonna be a battle at Wrigley Field this afternoon. Not only the Phillies vs. the Cubs, but the sun vs. humans. While Tuesday night wasn’t nearly as hot and sticky as Monday evening, both of those games were played with our planet’s star out of plain sight. Today, it’s going to be friggin’ hot.
Jul 20, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT
From the people who brought you “Buddy Bird’s Sports Desk” comes a new Phillies cartoon featuring Ryan Howard and Chase Utley riding on a bus, talking about their dreams. It’s not laugh out loud funny, and is certainly a bit awkward, but it’s worth watching for the animation alone. Utz is rocking a Phillie Phanatic neck pillow. That’s detail.
Jul 19, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT
Martinez hit a bloop single down the line in right that scored both Francisco and Rollins to put the Phillies up 4-2. MiniMart was so excited with what would prove to be the game winner that he got thrown out caught between second and third. Awful base running, but we’ll let it slide tonight.
Jul 19, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT
Good news, Roy Halladay fans. The Phillies ace is doing just fine after coming out of last night’s game against the Cubs due to heat-related issues. Earth’s yellow sun may be what gives Superman his powers, but heat and humidity (or perhaps All-Star festivities?) zapped Halladay of his, at least for a night. Fortunately, Doc reports that he’s doing just fine today.
Per Matt Gelb of the Inquirer:
“Once I got back to the hotel, got to sleep, then I felt a lot better,” Halladay said.
The sound you hear right now is that of a hotel manager just BURSTING to violate his chain’s guest confidentiality pledge.
Jul 19, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT
After being activated earlier in the day, Shane Victorino will get the start in center and bat fifth tonight as Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.82) and the Phillies take on Matt Garza (4-7, 3.97) and the Cubs. As you can see from the above photo, taken by the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb, Shane is ready to go to do some yardwork tonight in the Wrigley outfield.
Jul 19, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT
ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted today that the Phillies have inquired about Marlins closer Leo Nunez. He’d certainly be an upgrade over the likes of Andrew Carpenter and David Herndon, who both pitched ineffectively in relief last night.
Jul 19, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT
The weather was disgustingly hot, the Phillies play was ugly, but the views at Wrigley Field on Monday were sweet.
Jul 19, 2011, 2:58 AM EDT
Before Monday’s game at Wrigley Field, Phillies pitcher and 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels has his photo taken with WWE Champion CM Punk, who defeated John Cena for the title and walked out on the company at Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view in Chicago.
Jul 18, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT
Monday night’s game was painful to watch for those sitting at home in their living rooms, spoiled by the luxuries of icy cool air conditioning and frosty beverages. So just imagine how painful it was for the Phillies fans who trekked out to Wrigley Field to cheer on their squad only to sit in what felt like a sauna. It wasn’t just the 91 degree first pitch temperature. It was a sticky, humid, oppressive heat. And it got to Roy Halladay.
Jul 18, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT
The Phillies kick off their three game set at Wrigley Field this evening with Roy Halladay on the mound. We’ve got updates on Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, and Charlie Manuel’s trade deadline preferences.
Jul 18, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT
The Phillies are in Chicago this week taking on a Cubs team that has fallen on the hardest of times. Amazing how fast that can happen.
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