The Phillies dropped today's back-and-forth contest to the Cubs by a score of 4 to 3. On top of the sting of a loss, everyone had their eardrums burst by Sarge's serenading of the crowd with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.
Phillies Rally to Top Cubs
The Phillies scored six unanswered runs this afternoon to come back from a 5 to 0 deficit and top the Cubs in the series opener at Wrigley Field. The offense showed life in the later innings as the media made way too big a deal of Ryne Sandberg’s return to Chicago. While I don’t really care about that, it was nice to see the Phillies continuing their slow improvement under the management of Sandberg.
Hamels, Phillies Cruise Past Mets
The Phillies bounced back a night after being completely dominated by Jon Niese, to cruise past the Mets by a score of 6 to 2. Behind a well-rounded effort from Cole Hamels, the Phillies were able to notch another win as they continue to show improvement under Ryne Sandberg.
Phillies Shut Out by Niese, Mets
The Phillies returned to playing more like they have all season tonight, as they were shut out by the Mets 5 to 0. The offense was virtually non-existent for the Phillies as the Mets snapped the Phillies two game winning streak. The win for the Mets also snapped their own five game losing streak, as they pulled even to one win apiece in this four game set with the Phillies.
Lee Shuts Down Mets
Not amused by the Mets lineup
Cliff Lee shut down the Mets tonight, which doesn't say much, but hey, a win is a win. Lee looked spectacular, as the offense gave him just enough runs to actually record the win, which I must say was mighty kind of them.
Phillies Cruise to Victory
Less than twelve hours after dropping a marathon game in 18 innings to the D-Backs, the Phillies bounced back and coasted to a relatively easy victory by a score of 9 to 5. After using up every pitcher in last night/this morning’s game, including the scheduled starter for today, Roy Halladay was called upon to make his return earlier than anticipated.
Phillies Fall in 18
The Phillies dropped an epic marathon of a game last night/this morning to the D-Backs by a score of 12 to 7 in 18 innings. Both teams were running out of players and unfortunately for the Phillies, Pistachio Girl wasn't available to pitch, so they turned to Casper Wells, who was no Wilson Valdez on the mound, and picked up the loss.
For the third night in a row the Phillies won on a walk off, showing fight they haven't all year. The Phillies topped the D-backs by a score of 4 to 3 in the end.
Phillies Walk Off Again
The Phillies walked off for the second night in a row, this time by a score of 5 to 4, to take the four game series against the Rockies. The Rockies took a lead in the sixth, and the Phillies threatened in the eighth, pulling within one, before winning it in the ninth.
Jimmy Rollins v. Chase Utley
Inspired by a late night argument between some local media members that was profiled on Crossing Broad, we're going to do a quick comparison on Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. The argument started with Ichiro and was all over the place, but the only part I care about is Jimmy v. Chase. Let me preface this by saying, yes, I am biased toward Chase. He works hard and is my favorite player. Jimmy on the other hand slacks off which I can't stand. You make $11 million a year, I think you can find the strength to run 90 feet to first on the off-chance an error is made. Jimmy also didn't high five me when I saw him at the Christmas tree lighting a few years back so now I dislike him even more. Now that I've warned you, I'll make my argument and attempt to be impartial, but that's probably impossible.
For who? My teammates. For what? To win.