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Cliff Lee, who is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA in five career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals, starts the middle game of the Phillies' three-game series against the Cardinals. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
This disaster of a season actually didn't start in 2012. It started on October 7, 2011, when the Phillies were on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Roy Halladay had been out-dueled in one of the great pitching matchups in years. Ryan Howard was carried off the field with a torn Achilles' tendon, derailing the start of his 2012 season. Chase Utley and now former Phillie Raul Ibanez came within inches of spoiling the Cardinals' magical ride.
It wasn't meant to be then, just like it hasn't been meant to be all season.
This weekend seems fitting for several reasons. The Cardinals are in town for the first time since that devastating loss. The Phillies are also holding alumni weekend.
In years past,...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Tonight we witnessed Phillies baseball in it’s purest form. The Fightins won 3-1 as Roy Halladay pitched a gem, Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown pieced together a run, Chase Utley delivered a clutch bomb and Jonathan Paplebon scraped together a save.
The newest member of the Phillies Wall of Fame
Phillies Family Reunion
The start of tonight’s game was delayed approximately 30 minutes...
Before Jonathan Papelbon in the ‘pen, what reliable gun do the Philadelphia Phillies have? What free agents would you select from the list below?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here...
Have the Phillies reached the end of the line of Kyle Kendrick as a starting pitcher? It sounds as if Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is growing tired of the unpredictable Kendrick. Kendrick has provided some value for the Phillies, but yet there seems to always be the chance for a massive blow-up such as tonight's 6-run, 3 1/3 inning performance. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia...
Second baseman Tyler Greene was trade by St. Louis to Houston for a player to be named later or cash considerations after the Astros claimed him on waivers. Green is hitting .218 with nine stolen bases and four home runs, but had lost playing time through the course of the season. He had an error and two strikeouts in the Cardinals' 15-0 loss to San Francisco on Wednesday and...
With Roy Halladay on the bump, the Philadelphia Phillies don’t have many remaining outs to get. That stated, Rube Amaro has a collection of green studs in the ‘pen and at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. How many will make the grade?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle...
At the wrong end of a 15-0 score Wednesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals absorbed their worst shutout loss in over half a century.
Roy Halladay pitched eight innings and Chase Utley hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
It was the second straight outstanding outing for Halladay (6-6), who missed 42 games while on the disabled list with a strained lat. He returned July 17 and struggled in his first three...
The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Tyler Greene from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Astros received Greene on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The 28-year-old appeared in 77 games for the Cardinals this season, including 40 starts. A first-round draft pick in 2005, Greene is hitting .218 with four home runs and 19 RBIs. Greene made...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This week, we discussed the Cardinals’ just-completed 5-2 homestand and their weekend ahead in Philadelphia.
Tonight the Phillies will induct catcher Mike Lieberthal to the Phillies Wall of Fame prior to tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. My teenage through early adult years of Phillies baseball were perhaps some of the leanest times in recent Phillies history, but one steady favorite was Mike Lieberthal, who transformed from a .200 hitting catcher...
The Phillies lost the final game of the series to the Atlanta Braves, 12-6. The Phils had a huge rally, but the bullpen could not keep the game close.
KENDRICK’S STRUGGLES PUT JOB IN JEOPARDY
-Kyle Kendrick finished the night with an unpleasant line: 3.1 innings pitched, seven hits, six earned runs, and three walks. The Braves had a four-run second inning, with the biggest...
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright could only watch Wednesday night as the San Francisco Giants put a 15-0 whipping on the St. Louis Cardinals. On Thursday, he made certain it didn't happen again. Wainwright scattered five hits over seven innings and limited the Giants to only one run in pitching the Cardinals to a 3-1 victory less than 18 hours after one of the most-lopsided shutout...
Please note the first arrow. Where the ball is supposed to be. In Tyler Greene's glove.Now look at where the ball ACTUALLY is. Scooting towards right field. How did it get there? It went through Mr. Greene's glove, between his legs and into the grassy part of the diamond. Not good, Tyler. Not good.The 2012 whipping boy didn't cause the Cardinals to surrender 15 runs...