Found April 24, 2013 on Macho Row:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season. Last Game: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0 Dodgers 3 Phillies 7 WP: Danny Jackson (1-0) LP: Kevin Gross (2-2) SV: Mitch Williams (6) Danny Jackson picked up his first win of the 1993 season as Pete Incaviglia, Todd Pratt and Jim Eisenreich all had extra base hits to help pave the way from the plate. Mitch Williams closed things out for his sixth save of the season in the ninth after Larry Andersen struggled for the first two outs. The Dodgers struck first when Eric Karros grounded out but brought home Dodgers shortstop Mike Sharperson. The lead would not last too long though as the Phillies struck right back in the bottom of the first inning. Lenny Dykstra opened things up by drawing a walk on the first four pitches from Dodgers starter Kevin Gross, and as ...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Young gun discovery

After 10 starts there will be a clearer picture for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Jonathan Pettibone. Yes, there are plenty of previous examples to peruse for consideration. TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: By design my articles represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the...

Is Phillies' window about to shut?

The Philadelphia Phillies will be one of the most-talked-about teams in baseball leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline -- whether they're buying, selling, or doing some of both. Based on their play so far, it won't be a surprise if the Phillies trade veterans for a second straight year. They are 9-13, closer to last-place Miami than first-place Atlanta in the...

Giving Kendrick His Due

One of the toughest aspects of both being a fan and providing accurate analysis is separating perception from reality. Fans tend to anchor their opinions of a player early on, holding steadfastly to that perception even after the player improves or declines. This holds especially true for fans of a specific team, who watch the same players routinely and have difficulty acknowledging...

Biddle K's 16

Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle struck out 16 last night in a start against Harrisburg. But more importantly, he got two hits. Can this guy play first base?

Gameday: Phillies (9-13) vs. Pirates (12-9)

Philadelphia Phillies (9-13) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (12-9) Cliff Lee (2-1, 2.83) vs. James McDonald (2-2, 4.12) TIME: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet, home of Phillies Nation TV Weather: 64, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook Last night was a total bummer. Can it get any better? The offense is a mess, despite both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard going yard against lefties...

Pirates 5, Phillies 3: Not quite what the Doc ordered

Everything was going smoothly. Roy Halladay was locked in on the mound. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each hit massive solo home runs after being split up in the lineup by manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies held a 3-1 lead as they handed the game over to the back end of the bullpen just the way they like to have it set up, but Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams were unable to get the...

Pirates spoil Halladay's outing

Pinch hitter Brandon Inge hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night. Roy Halladay pitched six innings of one-hit ball and Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit upper-deck solo homers off Wandy Rodriguez, but Mike Adams (1-2) couldn't protect an eighth-inning lead. Pedro Alvarez hit a...

Uribe Leads Dodgers to Win. No, Really

Juan Uribe's perfect day at the plate, with three walks and capped off by the game-winning RBI, earn the Dodgers a series victory against the Mets.

Phillies-Mets Preview

With Kyle Kendrick pitching well, the Philadelphia Phillies hope to start turning things around by continuing their recent success against an NL East rival. Then again, the starting staff hasn't been Philadelphia's problem lately. The Phillies try to avoid their second four-game losing streak in two weeks and claim their seventh win in eight games against the New York Mets...

Phillies Make Complaing Easy

*Yuniesky Betancourt, Spring Training 2013 casualty, is now with the Milwaukee Brewers and is batting .279/.795 with 3 HR and 15 RBI.  Instead of releasing him, Amaro should have signed him to a 5 YR/$125M contract.  Don't ya think?!*Ben Revere might be a defensive whiz, but his offense negates any good he does with the glove.  His OPS is .472, which ranks 186th out of 192...

Carl Crawford Calls Time in Boston ‘Nightmare,’ Says ‘I Don’t Think I Smiled in Two Years’

Newsflash: Carl Crawford didn’t enjoy his time in Boston. Crawford, who was traded to the Dodgers last August, has made it perfectly clear on multiple occasions that he wasn’t happy while playing for the Red Sox. Crawford recently spoke to USA Today, and he again hammered home just how miserable he was during his season and a half in Boston. “I don’t think I smiled in two...

Carl Crawford’s Criticism of Boston Getting Old, Especially in Wake of Poorly Timed Complaints

Carl Crawford doesn’t want to keep thinking about his time in Boston, so as a solution, he keeps talking about his time in Boston. That makes a ton of sense. Crawford once again opened his mouth, and again, the garbage that spewed out included a whole bunch of hostility toward his time with the Red Sox. “I don’t think I smiled in two years,” Crawford told USA Today. “I...

The Phils’ offense wasted Cole Hamels’ third straight quality start as the Phils are shutout by the Bucos, losing 2-0.

The Phils’ offense wasted yet another good performance by Cole Hamels as they dropped one to the Pirates, 2-0. The Pirates broke up a 0-0 pitchers’ due in the top of the fourth as, with a runner on first, and with nobody out, Brandon Inge hits an RBI double, knocking in Neil Walker, who had started the inning off with a single, giving the Pirates a 1-0 lead. The Pirates would...
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