Cliff Lee pitched a gem, and Delmon Young and Domonic Brown were the hitting stars. Don't look now, but the Phillies are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
On a perfect Friday night for baseball, the Phillies beat the Reds with good pitching and good hitting. Is that how baseball works?
Jimmy Rollins has been a slow starter for much of his career. It looks like we're seeing the same pattern this year.
I can explain a lot of the Phillies win over the Indians to my seven year old tomorrow morning. Except for one thing.
After having a rib removed in the off-season and being worked hard recently by Charlie Manuel, Mike Adams is struggling with back spasms. And the Phils' eighth inning woes continue.
In a message to fans, Roy Halladay apologized for his recent performance and letting them down. Seriously.
Delmon Young's amazing throw yesterday recalled another Phillies right fielder with a gun - Glenn Wilson. Known as Glennbo, he did a commercial as Rambo for the Phillies. The internet is missing this image. We call on you to fix that problem!
One team is pitching incredibly well and hitting with purpose; the other team's pitching stinks and its hitting is worse. Who are these mystery teams?
There are many black holes of offensive futility on the Phillies right now. But perhaps the worst is the outfield collectively.
Doc is back. The offense (absurd lineup and all) is back. And the second Boston Marathon bomber is in custody.
Carlos Ruiz, our soon-to-be savior (right?), was hit in the wrist in an extended spring training game today. X-rays were negative, but he is day-to-day.
The Phillies are not scoring runs. This alone isn't cause for alarm. I would bet this happens to almost every team almost every year. My initial exploration confirms this.
The Phillies got their asses handed to them, so I switched to Friday Night Lights, season 1, episode 7. The Dillon Panthers came back from a 14-0 halftime deficit to win their homecoming game thanks to the excellent play of Tim Riggins.
We've complained about the Phillies antiquated approach to player evaluation and development in the past. Word has obviously spread widely, considering this clip from a minor league announcer.
We've all seen the fight now a thousand times. With Carlos Quentin charging him, Zack Greinke didn't try to get away. Rather, he squared to Quentin and took the charge with his full body. What would you have done?
The Phillies and Mets tied at 3 tonight . . . in home runs hit. Both teams scored all their runs via the home run, but each of the Phillies' home runs came with men on base, while the Mets' were all solo shots. That was the difference.