Philadelphia Phillies – Endorsing The Diaper Genie

The Phillies have officially shit their pants by being swept by the Dodgers on a 4 game series.  Out of everything I know about the Phillies the offense is the one thing that I could always say is a constant.  Well, that time has come and gone . . . .   It used to be the starting pitching and then it was the shabby defense.  Oh, yes let’s not forget the bullpen and the base running.  It has finally come to a head when you say it is the Phils offense that is losing games.  The next thing will be the bat boy is not pulling his own weight on the team.  Maybe we should trade our bat boy and get Matt Holliday who knows how to make contact with a ball.  On the upside of things the Phillies are going against the Padres and then the Nationals.  We maybe be able to win a couple of games against the two worst teams in the National League.

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Philadelphia Phillies – Brother In Arms

     The Philadelphia Phillies won last night against the Atlanta Braves in their return to the National League schedule.  Kyle Kendrick pitched his way into the 8th win of the season at Turner Field.  He allowed 3 runs over 6 innings while accruing 6 hits 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.  Kendrick received his usual run support from the Phils with them administering 14 hits and shutting down the Braves on their 1st game of a 3 game homestand.

     Tonight Adam Eaton (4.86 ERA) takes the mound in Atlanta in search of just his 3rd win of the season.  He will face off against the Braves righty Jorge Campillo (2.54 ERA).  With the temporary threat of  4 man rotation Cole Hamels will prepare himself for a early start and the Ace position in the rotation tomorrow.  Meanwhile Brett Myers will pitch tonight in Lehigh Valley in his 1st rehab assignment with the Iron Pigs.  There still is no permanent solution for his replacement, but rather a mish-mosh of AA and AAA pitchers including J.A. Happ and Carlos Carrasco.

 

Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Victorino, CF 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 .274
Utley, 2B 6 1 2 0 0 2 6 .298
Howard, 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .218
Burrell, LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .275
  1-Werth, PR-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .268
Jenkins, RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 4 .243
Feliz, 3B 4 0 0 1 0 3 6 .256
Ruiz, C 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 .213
Kendrick, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .129
  Romero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Taguchi, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203
  Gordon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Dobbs, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .327
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 40 8 14 8 6 9 26  
Image from phillies.com
 

Philadelphia Phillies – Could This Be Our Year ?

The Philadelphia Phillies have the day off today to prepare for their 3 game series at Dolphin Stadium in which they intend to fillet the Marlins.  The Phillies currently have a 3.5 game lead in the N.L. East with the nearest opponent being the Florida Marlins.  They are 18-13 with their road games for 2008 which puts them in 1st place in the National League and 2nd overall in the Majors for road wins.  The Phillies have accrued 344 runs in 2008 which places them at 5.29 earned runs per game which is 2nd only to the Chicago Cubs in the National League.  The Phils also have 93 homeruns this year which puts them in 2nd in the Majors only surpassed by the Florida Marlins who have slugged 94.  All of this explosive offense is backed up by an incredible bullpen with an improving and solid starting rotation.  So, after waiting 15 years from our last World Series appearance and 28 years since the last World Series win you ask yourself, is this the year?  Is this the year that makes all of those stagnant years worth waiting and watching the Phightins worth while?  Despite the outcome and criticisms I am still a Phillies Phan and will be until the day I am buried in my red and white pinstripes . . . . . . . Go Phightins !!

Philadelphia Phillies – Scalping the Competition

The Philadelphia Phillies finished up a 3 game series at Turner field in which they tomahawked the Atlanta Braves into submission.  Ryan Howard went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI’s by clubbing 3 doubles on Sunday’s game.  Shane “the Flying Hawaiian” Victorino also went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI allowing the Phightins to win over the Braves in a 6 to 3 decisive victory.  The Phillies left their boomsticks in the dug-out and putting to rest any question of their ability to manufacture runs without the longball.  Adam Eaton pitched well giving 6 full innings, but Chad Durbin received the win.  Brad Lidge was also able to achieve his 17th save since moving with the Phillies which ties him for 1st in the National League and for 4th in MLB for 2008.  The Phillies have the day off tomorrow and then they move onto Florida for the 2nd stage of their road trip.  The Phillies will be looking to fill their stringer full of wins against the Marlins to increase their 3.5 game lead.  Brett Myers (5.13 ERA) will be starting on Tuesday in search of his 4th win of the season.  He will be facing against the right-handed hurler Ricky Nolasco (5.05 ERA) while the Phils are looking to draw closer to Jimmy Rollins’ 100 game prediction.  Go Phightins !!