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Kyle Kendrick, who lost to the Cubs on April 29, will make the start in the opener of the Phillies' two-game series with the Cubs. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
It's uncharted territory for the Phillies as they head to Chicago. The Phillies are on their first real winning streak of the season.
After beating the Astros in dramatic fashion yesterday afternoon, they carry their winning ways into Chicago, where they could be on the plus side of things by the end of the series.
It wasn't long ago that the Phillies faced these Cubs in a four-game series, splitting it two games apiece. Now, the teams switch venues for a quick two-game series.
The Cubs enter the series as one of the worst teams in the National League. They are 15-21, tied for last in the NL Central with the Astros. But leading the way on offense are two players who are starting to make names for themselves. The first is shortstop Starlin Castro, who leads the team with 21 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. The second ...
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*Today's win marked the Phillies first 3-game winning streak of the 2012 season and first extra inning win. Yeah, it's been that bad.*Vance Worley will miss tomorrow's start in Chicago with elbow soreness. Yeah, more Kyle Kendrick!*Jacob Diekman got the W in his MLB debut. 3 K's in 1.1 IP with no hits or walks. Hell, he should be the new 8th inning setup man...
Jonathan Papelbon has been sharp in his debut season with the Phillies thus far. He has allowed just four runs in his first 15 innings of work (2.40 ERA) and continues to blow away hitters, notching 18 strikeouts already. He was unavailable Monday afternoon, though — after throwing the past three nights consecutively, including with a four-run lead in Sunday’s game (+0.01 WPA...
Jonathan Papelbon is already embracing his new city, Philadelphia, over his old one, Boston. The closer is already adapting.
Because of an injury to Vance Worley, the Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick will face the Chicago Cubs' Matt Garza for the second time this season.
The first matchup went in favor of Chicago, which isn't surprising considering Garza's success against Philadelphia.
Garza has a terrific history against the Phillies heading into Wednesday night's opener of a...
(Photo: CBSPhilly.com)-By now you likely know that Vance Worley has hit the DL with elbow inflammation. The injury was reported yesterday and today the Phillies decided to DL him with Joe Savery joining the team in Chicago. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but it’s never good when it’s an elbow. Kyle Kendrick starts in his place tonight.On a side note, Will...
Roy Halladay pitched well tonight, earning his first win since April 16th (AP)For the first time since April 5th when they were 1-0, the Philadelphia Phillies are on the right side of .500. It took 38 games, six blown opportunities to get above .500, and a five-game win streak, including a two-game sweep over the Cubs to get there, but the Phils finally seem to be gaining some traction...
Cole Hamels was the final emerging member of the core four for the Philadelphia Phillies, which led to the 2008 championship. Do you know where and how this era appeared? Do you know why? Did Rube Amaro ruin the future of the club?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 5-1 triumph: 4
The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Freddy Galvis...
Philadelphia Phillies (19-19) at Chicago Cubs (15-22)Roy Halladay (3-3, 3.20) vs. Chris Volstad (0-5, 6.92)Time: 8:05, Wrigley Field TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 55 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies are in a position to do something tonight that they haven’t done since the first game of the season–and that’s come away with a record above .500. They have a pretty good...
Here is tonight's Phillies lineup versus the Chicago Cubs, courtesy of the Philadelphia Phillies official twitter account:
Jimmy Rollins- SS
Juan Pierre- LF
Shane Victorino- CF
Hunter Pence- RF
Carlos Ruiz- C
Ty Wigginton- 3B
Hector Luna- 1B
Freddy Galvis- 2B
Roy Halladay- P
Game starts at 8:05, and can be seen on PHL 17 and heard on 94.1 WIP.
Roy Halladay threw eight strong innings for his first victory in a month and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for an 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Halladay (4-3) hadn't won since April 16, a span of five starts, and had lost three straight decisions to match a career high, but held the Cubs to three runs and scattered seven hits. The two-time Cy Young winner...
Houston Astros (15-20) at Philadelphia Phillies (17-19) TBA vs. Cliff Lee (0-1, 2.17)Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Thunderstorms, 69 Media: Twitter and FacebookOn Monday, Joe Blanton continued his consistency en route to a 5-1 win. Highlighting the offense, Freddy Galvis went 3-for-4 and Placido Polanco smacked a home run, marking his 2,000th career hit. This...
Worley sits with arm trouble.Vance Worley will not start for the Phillies in tomorrow’s opener against the Chicago Cubs on the road. He sits with arm soreness, according to multiple reports. No word yet if he is heading to the DL, but Kyle Kendrick will get the start.Joe Savery is on his way up from Lehigh Valley and will accompany the Phillies on their road trip, according...