Mar 052011
Ryan Howard, Wilson Valdez lead Phillies to 7-4 victory over Pirates

By Justin Adkins: On Friday, the Phillies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4.  The victory brought the Phillies spring record to 4-3. Slugger Ryan Howard picked up his first spring home run as well as a couple RBIs.  Starter Joe Blanton gave up two runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings.  His most impressive accomplishment of the day was [More…]

Oct 212010
Phillies Runaround - 10.21.10; Game 4 fallout, Phils on the brink...

October 21: Phillies news and stories from around the web… NLCS Game 4 highlights (or lowlights): It was a typical three-run outing for Phillies’ Blanton October 21 Philadelphia Daily News: “For all of the hand-wringing consternation concerning the importance of Game 4 and its starter, a predictably unremarkable performance made the worry seem wasted. Joe [More…]

Oct 212010
NLCS: Phillies's offense a no-show as they fall to Giants again

October 21 SAN FRANCISCO — For an inning, they showed a pulse. The Phillies offense, aligned with All-Stars at every position in the lineup — except their eighth spot, where there only .300 hitter resides — broke out Sunday night at Citizens Bank Park. They gave Roy Oswalt enough support for a victory that [More…]

Oct 152010
Phillies Runaround - 10.15.10; Charlie Manuel as Ric Flair, Shane, The Core, more...

October 15: Phillies news and stories from around the web… Oswalt gets Game 2 nod October 15 Camden Courier-Post: “There was little suspense when Phillies manager Charlie Manuel announced his pitching rotation for the NLCS. The only question was whether Roy Oswalt or Cole Hamels would start Game 2. Manuel decided to stick with Oswalt in [More…]

Oct 142010
Phillies Runaround - 10.14.10; Blanton, the Reds, Bochy, Manuel, more...

October 14: Phillies news articles from around the web… Reds: Phils could go all the way October 14 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Miguel Cairo doesn’t like to throw too many compliments out to teams he’s not playing for but the Cincinnati Reds’ utility player acquiesced a little after the Phillies had finished off a three-game sweep of [More…]

Oct 132010
Phillies considering Blanton as Game 4 starter

October 13 Philadelphia Daily News: “All signs point to Joe Blanton starting Game 4 of the National League Championship Series with Kyle Kendrick replacing him as the long man in the bullpen. Blanton, who spent the National League Division Series in the bullpen after the Phillies decided to go with three starters, threw about 80 [More…]

Sep 302010
Phillies' subs steal the show in win at Washington

September 30 Philadelphia Daily News: “During his daily question-and-answer session with reporters, Charlie Manuel was asked whether he thought about the impact of his decision-making in the waning days of the regular season. For the second straight night, the veteran manager announced a lineup that looked straight out of the Grapefruit League, with reserves like [More…]

Sep 252010
Phillies beat Mets for 11th straight win, cut magic number to two

September 25 Philadelphia Inquirer: Joe Blanton lives in relative obscurity because, well, he is not a member of the Big Three. All of the attention is on the three Phillies aces, the pitchers who almost certainly hold the team’s destiny in a quest for a third consecutive National League pennant. “Joe is the kind of [More…]