Found August 24, 2012 on
Tony La Russa
St. Louis Cardinals
Kyle Kendrick: Ace. (AP)
Yes, the Nats have a gigantic lead on the Phillies in the standings. Yes, as usual one of the teams in this inter-divisional matchup will be playing in October while another one wallows in the basement, and this year the shoe is on the other foot. Yes, the Phillies’ season has become a glorified audition for 2013. But, for one sweet night, behind the right arm of Kyle Kendrick, it felt like better days. It was throwback night at CBP tonight, 2007-2011 edition. And, just like in those better times, the Phillies found themselves on top, this time winning, 4-2. The pitching was superb and the offense did enough. It’s a formula that became quite familiar over the last couple seasons.
BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR CY KENDRICK
- Ladies and gentleman, you have a new ace, and his name is Kyle Kendrick. Alright, maybe that’s a bit extreme. But! Coming into tonight’s game, Kendrick had a fifteen inning scoreless streak. Tonight he kept on rolling, running the scoreless streak...
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Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is the 5-slot starter. How does the five for Washington match up with the locals? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
When Cliff Lee arrived in Philadelphia on July 29, 2009, it was an exciting time for the Phillies. Fresh off of a World Series win and in the thick of another pennant race, Lee was seen as a piece that could put the Phillies over the top. And he did exactly that.
Cliff Lee’s impact was immediate. He gave the team a top of the rotation pitcher that they could pair with their ace...
Just a few days after his activation, Placido Polanco appears to be hurt again. The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports that Polanco is out of the lineup because it hurts for him to field.
Polanco was to alternate play with infielder Kevin Frandsen upon his return, but last night Polanco sat out his second game in a row. Today will be the third and a disabled list stint is...
Domonic Brown looks like he could become the Phillies full-time right fielder next year after trades of Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have allowed him to be up with the big club for what looks to be a permanent stay.
However, it seems like Philadelphia is split on their opinions of him. Some say he stinks, some say he’s great, and others remain patient that he will reach...
Last night the Philadelphia Phillies paid homage to the terrible (or awesome depending on how you look at it) trends and style of the 1990′s with Retro Night. Each player had a special graphic when they stepped up to the plate, Waldo was in the house and apparently the walk up music included some classics too.
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Washington Nationals (77-47) at Philadelphia Phillies (58-67)
Edwin Jackson (7-8, 3.69) vs. Kyle Kendrick (6-9, 4.20)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 80
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Nationals were expected to be an up and coming team. They were expected to be much improved, but I don’t think anybody expected them to have the best record in...
The first two series of the Phillies 2013 regular season schedule has been revealed, as reported by Inquirer's Matt Gelb. The season begins on the road for the Fightin's playing a three-game series down in Turner Field agains the Atlanta Braves beginning on April 2. The Phillies will also close out the season in Atlanta.
On April 5th, the Phillies return to Philadelphia...
You know those annoying Facebook macros going around with a picture of the Angry Beavers on it or whatever, with a big caption reading “ONLY 90S KIDS WOULD REMEMBER THIS CLICK LIKE” across the top? The Philadelphia Phillies made an entire night out of that.Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to Brandon Bronson Arroyo was ’90s Retro Night at Citizens Bank Park, and as the mascot-loving...
Vance Worley fills out the bottom of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are the young guns in San Francisco getting the job done? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section...
The Phils starts off their latest series with a win as they defeat the first place Nats, 4-2.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who has started off the Phils’ half of the first with a single, then stopped at second base on Kevin Frandsen’s walk, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead...
When the Phillies started trading on July 31st, all of our goals for 2012 were pretty much re-set. Get out of last, try to get to .500, hopefully get to third place, get the guys who were hurt going good, and develop the young guys.
They've actually done pretty well at these.
The Phillies are 59-67, so not .500 yet, but they aren't just out of last, they're up...
Cole Hamels against Johnny Cueto sounds like an awfully good pitching match-up. The two candidates for the Cy Young award battled in a pitcher's duel after a shaky and rainy first inning from Cole Hamels. Once Hamels found his groove, the Reds were in trouble.
That first inning for Cole looked like a whole lot of trouble. In the middle of a downpour, Cole gave up two singles...
John Mayberry Jr. hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
Todd Frazier drove in all three runs for the NL Central-leading Reds, who were seeking their first series win in Philadelphia since 2006.
The Phillies tied it in the eighth on Jimmy Rollins' sacrifice fly and won...
This was by far my favorite player head shot from 90s night, Wednesday night. More pics via CrossingBroad.com HERE
Ps. What ever happened to the Full House girls?
Despite being separated by 19 1/2 games in the standings, the Washington Nationals have had some trouble beating the Philadelphia Phillies.
The NL East leaders, however, have yet to face them with the core of their lineup intact. That will change this weekend.
The Nationals look to exact some revenge against the only team to take a series from them since the All-Star break as they...