Jun 16, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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.
Jun 16, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT
Phillies look for a four-game sweep against the Fish in Thursday matinee.
Jun 15, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT
Chooooooch! The Phillies pulled off some late inning heroics by coming back from being down two runs in the ninth to tie it up and send the game into extras. Shane Victorino hit a clutch single that scored Carlos Ruiz and Michael Martinez who was running for Ross Gload who hit a big pinch hit.…
Jun 15, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT
Roy Halladay pitches the night cap as the Phils attempt to win their second ball game of the day after Kyle Kendrick dominated a Marlins squad that simply seems out of sorts. Facing Halladay should not make things any easier for them. Halladay (9-3, 2.39) takes on RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-1, 2.06) who reportedly requested…
Jun 15, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
Kyle Kendrick earned his paycheck on Wednesday afternoon as the Phillies spot starter put in seven very solid innings of work, with a first inning longball to Logan Morrison his only real blemish on the day. KK’s final line: 7 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks. “Some of the greatest things about…
Jun 15, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT
While residents of Philadelphia are well aware that it is, indeed, not always sunny in Philadelphia, fans at Citizens Bank Park are certainly getting their fill of rays this afternoon.
Don’t believe me? Well, Wheels and T-Mac felt the need to point this out to us early and often during game one of the Phillies and Marlins double header on Wednesday afternoon.
Jun 15, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT
In one of the more bizarre things we’ve seen while watching a baseball game lately, Marlins catcher Brett Hayes, when throwing the ball back to his pitcher, hit Shane Victorino who was up to bat right in the side of the head.
Jun 15, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT
Kyle Kendrick kicks off the Phillies double header this afternoon at 1:00.
Jun 15, 2011, 9:07 AM EDT
Cole Hamels was straight dealing last night against the Marlins. The offense was straight rolling, ringing the bell at Citizen Bank Park like Sarah Palin’s version of Paul Revere — over and over and over. But then Cole left the game a bit early and fear set it. Charlie Manuel and Cole quelled that a…
Jun 15, 2011, 12:37 AM EDT
He’s shown glimpses in the past, but he really had a night at the plate on Tuesday when he blasted two balls into the seats, including this second deck HR in the Phillies 9-1 rout of the Marlins.
Jun 14, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT
The Phillies hit five home runs in a 9-1 win against the Florida Marlins, including two by Domonic Brown. Cole Hamels retired 17 straight and earned his Major League leading ninth win, but left the game in the eighth inning with a back injury.
Jun 14, 2011, 3:58 PM EDT
Cole Hamels takes the hill for the Philadelphia Phillies, who open a four-game series against Chris Volstad and the Florida Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.
Jun 14, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT
After a hot start the Florida Marlins have hit a real rough patch as of late, dropping three of four to the Diamondbacks over the weekend and losers of nine of their last ten overall. They’ll get a big bump tonight when Hanley Ramirez is expected to return and bat leadoff for the Marlins.
Jun 14, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT
Logan Morrison endeared himself to Phillies fans way more than almost any other player from an opposing team who had never played for Philadelphia. He did this mostly by being a chatter box on Twitter, interacting with fans from all teams whether or not they praised his play or ridiculed it. The relationship LoMo has…
Jun 14, 2011, 10:01 AM EDT
There’s something quite enjoyable about watching a pitcher swing a baseball bat successfully. Perhaps it’s the fact that they train their entire professional lives to be dominant at throwing a baseball, but with this Phillies team, the fact that the Four Aces are so likable most certainly contributes.
We’ve mentioned the batting competition between the starting pitchers previously, but the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb found out the scoring system Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels use in tracking the team’s best hitting ace.
Jun 14, 2011, 8:26 AM EDT
Lenny Dykstra appeared in court yesterday and reports say he looked incoherent and out of sorts.
Jun 13, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT
Beat writers are writing about how this year the Phillies won’t make a big move, but outsiders are pointing to a big move.
Jun 13, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT
Yesterday we stumbled upon a piece of music so beautiful, we were in complete and utter shock that we had not discovered it in the past. And make it our cellphone ring tone. It’s a love song, but not just any love song. It’s a love song set in Philadelphia. And not in Philly’s uglier…
Jun 12, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT
Roy Oswalt had a nice outing, with support from Chase Utley and Ryan Howard as the Philadelphia Phillies edged out the Chicago Cubs.
Jun 12, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT
Roy Oswalt faces Doug Davis as the Philadelphia Phillies host the final game of their series against the Chicago Cubs.
Jun 12, 2011, 10:04 AM EDT
Chase and Jen Utley are expecting…
Jun 11, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT
Cliff Lee goes eight strong innings to pick up his sixth win, and Chase Utley knocks in 4 RBIs as the Phillies defeat the Chicago Cubs 7-1.
Jun 11, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT
Cliff Lee leads the Phillies in Game 3 of their series against the Cubs. Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza, who pitched in the 2008 World Series, is on the mound for Chicago.
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