Found May 30, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
The Phillies finished up their series at Shea Citi Field with a 10-6 victory over the Mets to take two of three from their division rivals. They also finish up their seven-game road trip with a 5-2 record. Choooooch! (AP)CLIFF CAN’T WIN-Cliff Lee is STILL winless. Not sure how that’s possible, but it’s still the case as Lee was pulled after six innings. The Phillies started scoring, of course, in the seventh. Lee fanned seven and walked two, while giving up three runs on seven hits.-Taking bets on when Cliff will win his first game…-Other than Raul Valdes, who struggled in the ninth and had to be pulled with two outs, the bullpen did a fine job. Antonio Bastardo struck out one in one inning, getting the victory, while Jose Contreras fanned two in his inning of work. Jonathan Papelbon had to come on to finish it off after warming up a couple of times in the bullpen.JIMMY, SHANE, and CHOOCH-Before we get to how great the offense was over the final three innings, they were pretty ...

Hunter Pence's Let's Go Eat Charity Event

Last night Hunter Pence held his first charity event.  Pence held this event at the historic Moshulu in Philadelphia.  His inaugural "Let's Go Eat: Food and Fun Fest" was to help benefit several charities, including Philabundance, and the Make A Wish Foundation in Philadelphia. Pence and his teammates provided entertainment, along with a ping pong tournament.  The...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Wrinkles on the diamond

Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies healed for a few days before being penciled into the cleanup spot tonight. Nobody expected his March madness to continue, but he has been stopped occasionally by a banged-up body. How long will he thrive? Who else is still riding high? TAL'S HANDY CAPS CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT Penthouse Occupancy for the 6-3 outcome:  1 The Chrystal Champagne...

Will Cliff Lee Get His First Win Tonight? Chooch Update

Here is tonight's starting lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies: Jimmy Rollins-  SS Juan Pierre-  LF Hunter Pence-  RF Ty Wigginton-  1B Shane Victorino-  CF Placido Polanco-  3B Mike Fontenot-  2B Brian Schneider-  C Cliff Lee-  P Cliff Lee will look to get his first win of the season tonight in the series finale versus the New York Mets.  Lee has the team's...

Halladay fantasy baseball options

From a fantasy baseball owner's perspective, Roy Halladay has underachieved in terms of rotisserie production when compared to years past. In 11 starts this season, Philadelphia's ace has allowed 32 earned runs in 72.1 innings pitched (3.98 ERA). The last time Halladay's ERA was that high in late-May, the year was 2003 and he was pitching with the Blue Jays (4.00). ...

Tonight's Lineup vs Mets

Here is the Phillies lineup for tonight's game vs the Mets: Jimmy Rollins Juan Pierre Hunter Pence Ty Wigginton Shane Victorino Placido Polanco Freddy Galvis Brian Schneider Joe Blanton

Pre-game: Philadelphia Phillies (26-25) at Mets (28-22)

Good afternoon Mets fans and welcome to another stupendous day of baseball! Tonight the Mets take on the Phillies in the rubber game of their three game series. For the second time this season, Dillon Gee will take on Cliff Lee in a battle of men with short last names that also happen to rhyme. In the last Gee vs. Lee game, the Phillies lefty was the better starter, but the Mets...

Dodgers May Have To Up The Ante To Land Oswalt

There is a lot of rumors and news to digest this morning regarding three time All-Star Roy Oswalt, here is the latest. Jon Heyman clarifies an earlier report, as he is tweeting that the Dodgers did in fact make an offer to Oswalt, but it came a while ago. The earlier report by Tim Brown made it seem as if the offer was made over the holiday weekend. Heyman also agrees that...

A Load of Bull…Pen. Post-Game: Phillies 10, Mets 6

What started out as a great pitchers duel between Dillon Gee and Cliff Lee quickly escalated into a downright mess. In what was shaping up to be another series win for the Mets against the Phillies was ACOSTA’D by the bullpen, as 5 pitchers gave up a combined 7 runs.  Jon Rauch would give up the game winner in the 8th, when after giving up 2 consecutive singles, striking out...

Roy Oswalt Signs With Texas

Three-time-All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt has signed with the Texas Rangers.  If he is called up by July 1, he will receive $8 million pro-rated-$4 million in his pocket plus and extra $1 milion in incentives if he makes10 starts.   Oswalt may be ready to join the Rangers by June 20.   

Rangers sign Oswalt

Free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, who sat out the first two months of the season, has signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is pending a physical, which Oswalt will take on Thursday. After that, Oswalt is scheduled to join Triple-A Round Rock this weekend. General manager Jon Daniels said Oswalt would make his first minor league...

Dugan becoming Lakewood’s offensive star

Lakewood BlueClaws first baseman Kelly Dugan has been somewhat forgotten by many people that follow prospects throughout the minor leagues.A flurry of physical setbacks have prevented the Phillies’ top selection from the 2009 MLB amateur draft (2nd round, 75 pick overall) from progressing through the system with any type of commanding push.This year, however, Kelly, the son of...

Oh Em Gee: Cliff Lee, Dillon Gee Pitch in Mets-Phillies Rubber Match at Citi Field

Photo from - there are two more angles so check it out. Lee vs. Gee: one of the best matchups we get now and then, and not just namewise.  The two have matched up before and provided some six-letter pitching matchup excitement. Dillon Gee is 4-3 with a 4.92 ERA.  He can be stellar and he can be mediocre.  Cliff Lee is winless, but had been stellar most of the...
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