Found April 22, 2012 on
San Diego Padres
The Phillies fell to the San Diego Padres, 6-1, today in a comedy of errors. In a game that featured a combined six errors between the two teams–plus plenty of mental mistakes that won’t appear on the scorecard–the Phillies inability to capitalize on mistakes by the Padres, coupled with the Padres opportunistic play, was the biggest reason for the loss.Offense- To answer the question posed by Pat in today’s Gameday, no, the Phillies would not outscore the Flyers, who put up five goals against the Penguins. This is not a surprising result for the Phillies and their offense at the moment. They have scored three runs or more in just six of their sixteen games this season.- After starting the first inning with a walk, Juan Pierre was picked off first base–an early sign of the type of day it would be for the visiting team. On the pickoff move, Pierre flinched towards second before diving back to first late. The out proved costly as Victorino followed it up with a walk. Nick Hundley then ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The San Diego Padres are struggling at the big league level, no doubt. The hope for the Friar Faithful, however, has been in its future due to the strength of the system. Ranked at or near the top of most organizational ratings, it seemed that Padres fans merely needed to exhibit some patience. Reinforcements, we’re told, are on the way. While that is still likely to be the case...
Panic is setting in. I mean, how could it not? The Phillies are only 16 games into the season but however you look at it, .500 ball is not winning anything. The pitching, per usual, has upheld their part of this baseball bargain but the offense has failed to cash in any of their chips this season.Like I said it is still early, and baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint...
Good News:* The Phillies scored a run last night.* The Phillies got three whole hits last night, and two of them were by actual position players. Yeah offense!* Freddy Galvis fielded a routine groundball and Chris Wheeler, barely able to speak due his 'physical excitement,' gave a five minute dissertation on how great it was. Who needs to see hits when you can watch a second...
During the broadcast of the Phillies-Padres second game on Saturday night, it was announced that Cliff Lee would go on the 15-day disabled list.
“He tweaked something in that 10 inning the other night,” said Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. said to Comcast sports announcer Gregg Murphy.
Amaro said that Lee was going along fine and was not sure what happened.
Joe Savery was brought...
Padres shock the world, beat Halladay and the Phillies 5-1 WP: Cory Luebke (2-1)
LP: Roy Halladay(3-1) Homeruns - None
8IP, 2H, 0ER, 5K, 2BB. Cory started 21 of the 29 batters he faced off with a strike. Luebke came out like a true ace, the only thing I didn't like was not running him out in the ninth to finish what he started. You don't...
The last time I wrote about Phillies ace Roy Halladay, in the middle of spring training, he called it, "poor reporting on the extreme end of poor reporting."
What I reported was that two scouts had expressed concern about Halladay's lack of velocity and sharpness, saying he looked different than in past spring trainings.
Well, he still looks different.
Not less effective...
The Phils reward Cole Hamels strong start by scoring four run as they beat the Padres, 4-1.
The Padres broke up a 0-0 pitchers’ duel in the fifth as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Jesus Guzman hits an RBI ground out, 6-3, scoring Cameron Maybin, who had started off the inning with a triple, giving the Padres a 1-0 lead. The Phils tied the game up at 1-1 in the seventh...
Phillies Left-hander Cliff Lee was placed on the 15 day disabled list with an oblique strain.
The Philadelphia Phillies, who have relied so heavily on their starting pitching got some really bad news tonight. Cliff Lee will spend at least 15 days on the disabled list with an oblique strain.
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he was confident that Cliff Lee will only miss a couple...
The Philadelphia Phillies were doing their best impression of the awful 1972 club in the first weeks of the year. Of course, Phillies fans like myself aren’t that delusional to think they’ve become that bad. Yet that 1972 Philadelphia team won 27 games with Steve Carlton and only 32 with everyone else on the mound – while in the opening weeks of this season, the 2012 Phillies...
Cole Hamels had a reason to smile in the Philadelphia Phillies dugout, and that was the fielder behind his left arm for the evening. What happens when Chase Utley is ready? Who doesn’t return to Triple-A Lehigh Valley?
TAL'S HANDY CAPS
Penthouse Occupancy for the 4-1 triumph: 6
The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Freddy Galvis.
Shortly after learning that they’d lose Cliff Lee for at least 15 days to a left oblique strain, the Phillies had their 13-game win streak in San Diego snapped in a 5-1 loss.Offense- The Phillies had just three hits tonight, and one of them came off the bat of Roy Halladay.- In the fourth inning, the Phillies wasted a gift from the Padres. After Polanco led off the inning with...
Bad defesnse, added to a sad sack offense, ends up giving the Phils a series split with the Padres, losing 6-1.
The Padres took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Chase Headley hits an RBI double, knocking in Will Venable, who had started the inning off with a bunt single, then reached second base as Phils’ starter Joe Blanton misread a slow doubleplay...
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Cliff Lee is on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.
The Phillies have recalled Joe Savery from their triple A club. Kyle Kendrick will take Lee's spot on Monday.
Below are the Sunday #NESNCaption Caption Contest winners for Padres pitcher Cory Luebke getting a pie to the face after outpitching Phillies ace Roy Halladay. Jonathan Kiley: "I swear, I'm not in a remake of the Phantom of the opera" Andrew McDonald: "No I use an electric razor" Justin Sullivan: "Easy as pie" Bob Hoppe: "Mmmm...Key Lime...
Fantasy owners were dealt a blow Saturday night with the news that aces Cliff Lee (left oblique) and Daniel Hudson (shoulder) were placed on the Disabled List by their respective squads. Both were recent victims of bad luck, as Lee submitted one of the more brilliant performances of his career, throwing 10 innings of shutout baseball against the Giants only for the Phils to fall...