Jul 5, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT
Shane Victorino is off to Philly to get his thumb examined. Vance Worley has been sent down to Triple-A…
Jul 5, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT
Monday’s Phillies victory was just how Phils fans pictured games going this summer, right?
Jul 5, 2011, 9:31 AM EDT
While you may have stepped away from the Internet, the weekend was full of sports news. From fans in Toronto running on the field to the Flyers free agency frenzy, here’s a recap of what you may have missed.
Jul 4, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT
Philadelphia Phillies face the Florida Marlins in the opener of a three game set. Vance Worley faces Ricky Nolasco. Shane Victorino is out with an injury (swollen thumb).
Jul 3, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT
Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, and Placido Polanco are headed to Phoenix for the MLB All Star Game on July 12.
Jul 3, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT
Cliff Lee takes his 32 inning scoreless streak into Toronto as the Phillies look to sweep the Blue Jays
Jul 2, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT
Roy Halladay returned to Toronto to face the Blue Jays on Saturday and received a well-deserved, long standing ovation before making his first pitches of the game. Doc gave his former fans a show, thrown yet another complete game win, as the Phillies took game 2 of the series by a 5-3 count.
The Phillies’ bats gave Halladay some decent support, particularly later in the game. The kind Canadian crowd began to sour after the Chase Utley bopped a two-run homer to get the Phils a 4-3 lead in the seventh. By the time the game was over, Blue Jays reliever Jon Rauch had been ejected, forcefully and with some amount of disrobing (video below, while it lasts), as had manager John Farrell. Long live umpire Alfonso Marquez. One Jays fan ran onto the field, and quite a few threw trash on it.
Jul 2, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT
Athletes usually down play their return to the city they spent much of their career bleeding for, and Roy Halladay is no different in his highly-anticipated return to Toronto this afternoon. “I feel like it’s any other start,” Halladay said. “It’s been long enough for me where that’s not really something that’s in the forefront. Obviously it’s the first time back, but I don’t really anticipate anything different than any other road start.”
Jun 30, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT
Nothing like kicking off your July 4th weekend with a little baseball… in Canada. The Phils are up in the Great White North for a three game set against the Toronto Blue Jays. The big story of the weekend will be Roy Halladay’s start on Saturday, but they’ve got a game today before that highly-anticipated homecoming takes place. Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 3.23) will make a spot start and have the unenviable task of dealing with Jose Bautista. He’ll take on Ricky Romero (7-7, 2.74) who has held current Phillies to a .206 BA and a paltry .235 slugging percentage.
Jun 30, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT
One of the Phillies aces took a liner to the glove hand in the fourth inning and did not return for the fifth after finishing out the frame. While it’s unfortunate that Hamels had to leave the game and that the Phils subsequently lost to the Red Sox in the final game of the three game set, the good news is that Hamels’ X-rays were negative.
Jun 30, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT
How to add The700Level and its pretty icon to your iPhone home screen. With pictures!
Jun 30, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT
A fantastic pitching matchup in Philadelphia this afternoon as the Phillies Cole Hamels takes on the Red Sox Jon Lester. Boston will look to avoid the sweep at the hands of the first place Phils.
Jun 30, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT
Phillies rookie Vance Worley held his own against the potent Red Sox lineup on Wednesday night. He also asked a clubbie to get him Dustin Pedroia’s autograph but was denied.
Jun 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired tired tired of watching the Phillies lollygag their way through the first half of the season. ONLY 20 GAMES OVER .500?? GET OFF YOUR ASSES AND FIGHT, FIGHTINS.
Fortunately, motivational speaker and champion pugilist Bernard Hopkins was brought in to give them the what-for before Wednesday night’s game against the Red Sox.
Jun 29, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT
Vance Worley will try to follow up Cliff Lee’s gem last night with a strong performance of his on this evening as the Phillies take on John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox.
Jun 29, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT
Charles Barkley was up in Toronto to participate in Joe Carter’s golf outing and talked about the Phillies.
Jun 29, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT
After managing only two hits against the Phillies on Tuesday night, the Red Sox will get some added pop to their lineup this evening. Terry Francona has opted to give slugger Adrian Gonzalez the very rare start in right field in order to make room for David Ortiz at first base. Tito talked to Boston radio this morning about the decision,
Jun 29, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT
One of the added benefits of the added coverage is getting a guy like Roy Halladay to open up a bit to the goofballs on MLB Network. Doc talked with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar on “Intentional Talk” prior to Tuesday night’s game and one of the topics covered was the inflatable Carlos Ruiz doll used in his video game commercial for MLB 2K11
Jun 29, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies shuts out the Boston Red Sox to keep his amazing scoreless inning streak alive.
Jun 28, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT
Cliff Lee’s June has been absolutely filthy on the mound. He finished the month with a 5-0 record, allowing only one earned run in 42 innings of work (0.21 ERA), but he’s also contributed a great deal during his plate appearances.
He helped his own cause in the Phillies 5-0 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night by hitting the first sac-fly of his career in the fifth inning, good for his fifth RBI on the season.
Jun 28, 2011, 9:47 PM EDT
Cliff Lee needed only five pitches to retire the Red Sox in order in the first inning on Tuesday night. The rest of the evening wasn’t quite as easy for the Phillies lefty — but not by much.
Cliff’s final line: 9 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. And the win.
When names like Robin Roberts and Grover Cleveland Alexander get thrown around, you know a Phillies starter is doing something special.
Jun 28, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT
With the Boston Red Sox in town, the highly-anticipated World Series preview with the Philadelphia Phillies will kick off this evening at CBP. Charlie Manuel talked prior to the game about using Antonio Bastardo and Mike Stutes as his new makeshift closers.
Jun 28, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT
Boston and Philly kick off their interleague series today, in what many say may not be the last meeting between the two this year.
Jun 28, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT
Ryan Madson hits the DL with a bruised right hand.
Jun 28, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT
Have you heard? The Phillies will play the Red Sox in the World Series.
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