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  1. Cliff Lee Dominates, Phils Complete Four Game Sweep, Romero DFA’d

    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…

  2. Photo: Ryan Howard’s Coming Home!

    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?

  3. Kruk Cracks ‘Em Up at Wall of Fame Presser

    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.

  4. Javy Vazquez vs. Cliff Lee: Who You Got?

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Phillies look for a four-game sweep against the Fish in Thursday matinee.

  5. Ice Cream for Choooooch!

    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.…

  6. Roy Halladay vs. Anibal Sanchez in Night Cap

    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…

  7. Kendrick Deals (Yes, Really) While Bats Remain Hot, Win Day Game 8-1

    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…

  8. It’s Awfully Sunny in Philadelphia Today, So Say T-Mac and Wheels

    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.

  9. Brett Hayes Throws Ball At Shane Victorino’s Head From Point Blank

    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.

  10. Kyle Kendrick Starts Game One of Double Header

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Kyle Kendrick kicks off the Phillies double header this afternoon at 1:00.

  11. Cole Hamels’ Back Should Be All Right

    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…

  12. Watch: Dom Brown Goes Second Deck

    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.

  13. Hamels Guts Marlins, But Leaves Early… Plus: A Five-Homer Night for Phils

    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.

  14. Cole Hamels Is Pretty Good, Pitching Tonight

    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.

  15. Marlins-Phillies Preview: Hanley’s Back

    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.

  16. Marlins Tell LoMo To Quiet Down

    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…

  17. Cole Hamels Leads the Starting Pitcher Hitting Competition

    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.

  18. Dykstra’s Downward Spiral Continues, Appears Incoherent at Court

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:26 AM EDT

    Lenny Dykstra appeared in court yesterday and reports say he looked incoherent and out of sorts.

  19. Don’t Expect the Phils to Make Big Mid-Season Move (Until They Make One)

    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.

  20. The Greatest Love Song Ever Written

    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…

  21. Oswalt Settles in Nicely, Phils Win Third Straight and 40th Overall

    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.

  22. Sunday Baseball: Can Phils Close Out 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.

  23. Cliff Deals Again, Phils Cruise 7-1

    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.

  24. Lee, Phillies Face a Blast From the Not-So-Distant Past

    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.