Jun 23, 2011, 11:26 AM EST
Ryan Howard bashes in St. Louis. We’ve guessed it’s the home cooking, others have guessed Howard is so happy there because he sees old friendly faces, but whatever the reason is, he does indeed hit well at the Busch Stadium. The Big Piece hit his 9th home run at the new St. Louis ball park,…
Jun 22, 2011, 10:44 PM EST
Cliff Lee had one of those nights that reminds you just how good it is to be a Philadelphia Phillies fan these days. Lee threw a complete game shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing only six hits, walking the first batter of the game, and striking out a very un-Lee-like three batters.
Lee, after noting he was unhappy about throwing seven straight balls to begin the game, actually admitted he was quite happy with the complete game shutout victory. He’s not the only one.
Jun 22, 2011, 10:23 PM EST
Word first broke via the Lehigh Valley IronPigs twitter around 9:40 pm EST that the Phillie Phanatic was sidelined during his trip to Coca-Cola Park after being hit by a foul ball.
“The Phanatic will not perform again tonight as a precautionary measure after being hit by a foul ball,” was the official word.
Jun 22, 2011, 6:27 PM EST
Cliff Lee has been filthy in his three most recent starts at Citizens Bank Park (1 ER in 24.0 innings, good for a 0.38), but is winless (0-3) over his last four road starts. So, what’s the deal with the differential, everyone wonders. “Whatever,” Cliff would likely say.
Lee (7-5, 3.12) will take on former Phillies Kyle Lohse (7-3, 2.88) who is having a fine season for the Cardinals.
Jun 22, 2011, 7:40 AM EST
After being silent through most of the game, the Phillies erupted (with a lot of help from the Cardinals bullpen) in the eighth.
Jun 21, 2011, 5:05 PM EST
Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.56) will attempt to win his 10th game of the season and will take on Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96). He’s faced the Phillies six times, but never as a starting pitcher. In 10 innings of work McClellan has given up 8 hits, 5 earned, and struck out 10 while walking 3.
Jun 21, 2011, 3:05 PM EST
Ryan Howard has hit .365 (31-85) with 8 HRs and 31 RBIs in 23 games in the new Busch Stadium. His 31 RBIs are the most for any visiting player and his 8 HRs are tied for the most with Adam Dunn and Prince Fielder. Howard, who has also posted a .694 slugging percentage and a .509 OBP at Busch for his career, has reached base safely in 22 of his 23 games.
Jun 20, 2011, 8:59 PM EST
Jimmy Rollins attempt to hit a baseball further than any human in history was thwarted once by a pesky injury in 2010, but the former NL MVP will be back at it on June 27th on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art. According to the official Red Bull Philadelphia Twitter feed, the Parkway will be shutdown from 10am to 2 pm next Wednesday as part of the Red Bull Ball Park Cranks 2011 promotion.
Jun 20, 2011, 4:12 PM EST
R. Bradley Maule of the legendary Philly Skyline website and MauleofAmerica.com documented his trip to the Phillies-Mariners game over the weekend in Seattle. Check out his photos from the weekend along with a quick write up.
Jun 20, 2011, 2:22 PM EST
“The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan Monday, a day after Pujols was injured during a home game against Kansas City. The team said Pujols has a non-displaced fracture of his left radius and his arm is in a splint.”
Jun 20, 2011, 10:24 AM EST
As avid Phillies fans are well aware of, Charlie Manuel spent a couple of years playing bll in Japan, showing off his hitting skills as a member of the Yakult Swallows and Kintetsu Buffaloes.
As legend has it, Manuel was known as “Aka-Ono” or The Red Devil by Japanese fans and teammates. So it’s no surprise he can still toss around some of the lingo he learned way back in the 70′s.
Jun 19, 2011, 11:48 PM EST
Phillies reliever Mike Stutes has made a quick impression on Philadelphia fans, mostly by turning into a very reliable arm out of the pen in his first season in the bigs, but also for bringing some flare to the team along with his game.
Stutes brought even more of his personality to the Internet this weekend by embracing Twitter at the behest of former minor league teammate Michael Schwimer. Stutes presence on Twitter seems to be a welcomed one, with the youngster taking more of a Logan Morrison-like approach to the social networking site as opposed to the official marketing releases-like approach of his teammate, Jimmy Rollins.
Jun 19, 2011, 8:57 PM EST
Phillies fans may not have known who Jason Vargas was before this afternoon’s game, but after a 3 hit, complete game shutout of our first place baseball team, we’ll certainly remember it. Cole Hamels was great for most of the game, but a few costly mistakes coupled with a nonexistent offense gave the Mariners the…
Jun 19, 2011, 11:46 AM EST
The Fightins look to celebrate Fathers’ Day with another interleague series victory.
Jun 19, 2011, 9:31 AM EST
The Phillies evened the series in Seattle on a great night by Shane Victorino.
Jun 18, 2011, 3:38 PM EST
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in game two of their interleague series. The Philadelphia Union face off with the Whitecaps FC in Vancouver.
Jun 18, 2011, 1:20 PM EST
Raul Ibanez returned to Seattle to face the Mariners in Safeco Field for the first time as a Phillie. Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder think Raul is a Force of Nature
Jun 18, 2011, 12:53 PM EST
The Philadelphia Phillies lost the first game of Interleague Play 4-2 against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
Jun 17, 2011, 7:58 PM EST
It’s Roy Oswalt vs. Michael Pineda in the first of three in Seattle.
Jun 17, 2011, 12:04 PM EST
Is Philadelphia the worst city in the United States? NMA.tv, also known as Next Media Animation, does one of those goofy Taiwanese animations taking a look at just whether or not Philadelphia is the worst city ever. There are cheesesteaks, spray-on cheese, Santa Claus beatings, the Liberty Bell, and vomiting Phillies fans.
Jun 17, 2011, 9:45 AM EST
The Mets continued to amaze last night, losing a game with a rare walkoff balk from reliever D.J. Carrasco to give the Braves a victory. While Phillies fans would clearly prefer a Mets win over the more formidable division foe Atlanta (currently 5.0 games back) in said game, it’s still tough not to enjoy the Mets losing in such laughable fashion. [watch video of the final play at MLB.com]
Jun 17, 2011, 9:18 AM EST
The Phillies needed to make a move this weekend to make room for Vance Worley to return to the roster to start on Saturday in Seattle. Instead of optioning one of the younger players, Ruben Amaro Jr. and co. went the route of seemingly cutting ties with a veteran and key cog in the in the Phillies 2008 World Championship.
Jun 16, 2011, 3:48 PM EST
That’s why fans pack Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia day after day, night after night, as the Phillies completed their longest homestand of the season this afternoon by winning their ninth game in eleven tries on the home turf. Cliff Lee was simply fantastic, throwing his second complete game of the season, shutting out the…
Jun 16, 2011, 3:30 PM EST
Carlos Ruiz got the credit for the walkoff winner last night against the Florida Marlins, but Ryan Howard started things off in the 10th inning by taking a fastball right in the midsection. The Big Piece was none pleased about getting plunked, but after giving an evil staredown as he walked to first, Howard put on his running shoes and eventually scored the winning run.
US Presswire captured this awesome photo of Howard truckin’ home. What do you think the Big Piece is thinking?
Jun 16, 2011, 12:54 PM EST
Kruk will be honored by the organization on Friday, August 12 by being added to the Phillies Wall of Fame out in Ashburn Alley. According to the team’s press release, the Kruker is one of only six Phillies with a career OBP of .400 or higher.
Kruk spoke at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon, and showed why fans love(d) him so much over the years by being thankful and incredibly humorous.
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