Archive for July, 2011

Phillies Make Trade Deadline Headlines, Acquire OF Hunter Pence from Houston Astros

All the talk surrounding the Phillies, their trade deadline needs, plans and possible targets has been halted.  For months, it’s been widely agreed that the Phillies were missing a right-handed bat in the heart of their order.  Now, they’ve got their guy.   On Thursday evening, the Phillies pulled the trigger on a trade for outfielder Hunter […]

The Phainting Phanatic

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Beatdown in Chi-Town: Offensive Outburst Helps Worley Silence Cubs in Rubber Match

In Thursday afternoon’s rubber match between the Phillies and the Cubs, it was a game of standout performances for the Phillies and a game in which the Cubs needed Will Smith’s neuralizer from the movie “Men in Black” to help erase the memories of a poor effort. Vance Worley dominated on the mound and the […]

Late Inning Heroics by Martinez, Utley Lift Phillies over Cubs

For the majority of the season, the Phillies have endured problems stringing together hits and scoring runs while the Cubs have been hampered by a problematic bull pen.  On Tuesday night, the respective achilles heels for both clubs was evident, but it was the Phillies who managed enough hits and runs when it mattered and it […]

Heat Halts Halladay’s Streak

Drained from the heat and the humidity in Chicago, and possibly from the back-and-forth travel from the All-Star game, Phillies starter Roy Halladay didn’t stick around too long on Monday night against the Chicago Cubs.  Doc lasted only four innings, allowing three runs off seven hits and the end result was a 6-1 Phillies loss […]

Heat Check: Halladay Exits Early, Cubs Power Past Phillies 6-1

 Chicago may be famously known as the “Windy City”, but it was the heat that got to Roy Halladay on Monday night. Fighting game time temperatures in the low 90s, Halladay eventually succumbed to the heat in the fifth inning, leaving haunting images for Phillies fans as he was seen doubled over, drenched in sweat and visibly off his […]

Ryan Madson back on track

Good news in the injury department for the Phillies, Tuesday night in Clearwater, Florida relief pitcher Ryan Madson made his first rehab start after being placed on the shelf back on June 28 for his bruised right hand. In his outing for Class-High A Threshers Madson pitched a perfect inning striking one man out and […]

Doc and Lee contribute in NL Victory

The stars were shining in Arizona on Tuesday night in the Midsummer Classic, and among those stars were two of the Phillies aces. Roy Halladay was scheduled to start the game for the National League and was to be followed by Cliff Lee. Both pitchers help contribute to the victory for the National League, one […]