The Phillies wrapped up a four game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon with a 6-3 win. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez pitched 6 quality innings, allowing 3 runs on 2 early home runs while striking out 12. Carlos Santana batted in 3 on a 3rd inning home run, and Odubel Herrera contributed […]Read more "Important numbers from the Phillies 4-game sweep of San Francisco Giants"
After a four month break, Phillies baseball is finally back in action! The last time the Phils were in uniform, Joel Embiid had yet to make his Sixers debut, the Eagles were 3-0, and the President wasn’t a- I digress-. The point is, we are well overdue for some Philly baseball. The Phils begin their […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training: Game 1 Recap and Notes"
We are in some pretty dark times as fans of the Philadelphia sports teams. The Sixers and Phillies are arguably two of the worst teams in all of American professional sports while the Eagles and Flyers just cannot seem to make the leap into playoff contention. All the doom and gloom aside, there is a […]Read more "How the Phillies could be the next Philadelphia sports team to win a championship"
We have all seen the recent decline of our beloved Phillies. Ruben Amaro turned a perennial World Series contender into the worst team in baseball due to his relentless confidence that Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and the rest of the gang would band together and give it one last shot. Not only did […]Read more "Grading the first few months of Matt Klentak’s role as Phillies GM"
It’s official. After a solid month or two of speculation and various rumours, the Phillies have agreed to trade Chase Utley plus allocation funds of $2 million to the Dodgers in return for two minor league prospects. Whilst not yet official, both sides are said to be in agreement. The deal is expected to be for mid […]Read more "BREAKING: Chase Utley traded to Dodgers"
The Phillies fought hard against the D-Backs to avoid being swept for the first time in a long time. In what was a patchy game for both pitchers, it was the Offense that shone and more specifically, Cameron Rupp. Rupp homered before setting a new career record of four runs in Wednesday’s war seeing the Phillies take […]Read more "Phillies avoid D-Backs Sweep in 7-6 win"
Today marked a monumental win for the Phillies. But not just because they swept the San Diego Padres and not just because it marked their 16th win in 21 games..but it saw the Phils move up a vital position in a certain statistic. The Phillies no longer have the worst record in the MLB. Jerome […]Read more "Phillies sweep Padres in 5-3 win"
The Phillies played their first in a nine game away series last night in an enduring yet successful fashion. Taking the San Diego Padres to 12 innings before claiming the win on Friday. The win sees the team move up to a 43-67 record and fourth in their division whilst it becomes their 14th in 19 following the […]Read more "Phillies defeat Padres in 12 inning showdown"
The Philadelphia Phillies have taken their first major steps in the franchise rebuild in recent weeks. Papelbon, Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman have all moved on and as the waiver trade window nears, rumours of Chase Utley’s departure are only increasing. The ageing second baseman is currently on the disabled list but should be rejoining the […]Read more "Chase Utley to Angels?"
After the Hamels saga and then the Diekman news, we knew the Phillies were not quite done. Ben Revere had been rumoured to be on the Blue Jays radar and the move has just been confirmed just 45 minutes before the trade deadline. The 27 year old sprung interest from the Orioles and the Jays but […]Read more "BREAKING: Ben Revere Traded to Blue Jays"