| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:41 PM
The Phillies went into the 2012 season expecting a sixth consecutive National League East division title. Their massive payroll, their past successes and their personnel made it hard to argue with their goals.
By the end of May, they had already sunk...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox.
But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...
| May 5, 2012
| 6:26 PM
You don't get a whole lot of conversation from Cody Overbeck.
An interview with the IronPigs first baseman produces a lot of short answers, not because he's rude or has an ego, just because, as even his father admits, he's not the type of person who...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:01 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Even after 20 years as a manager in professional baseball, Charlie Manuel faces challenges beyond the Xs and Os.
The handling of Hunter Pence is his latest.
"He's different from any hitter I've ever had," the Phillies manager said....
| May 19, 2012
| 8:07 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies needed a power hitter and the pressure was on John Mayberry Jr.
Freddy Galvis had the burden of being a rookie.
And with Carlos Ruiz being the one main-stay in the bottom of the Phillies lineup, all eyes were on him,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Fewer people are showing up for games, although the sellout streak is still technically intact.
Sports talk radio shows are flooded with callers complaining about the lack of run production.
And the time the general manager spends...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Jim Thome knows the routine. Hit a game-ending homer, circle the bases, get mobbed by teammates.
It never gets old.
Thome hit a pinch home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:47 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Just in case anyone is wondering, Estrada feels just fine.
The Glendale Community College product...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:25 PM
A new season hasn’t meant new trends --- at least not yet. The Phillies managed just one run for Roy Halladay, but beat the Pirates 1-0 on Opening Day at PNC Park in Pittsburgh in front of the largest crowd......
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The Phillies scored two runs in the seventh inning to take a one-run lead and then took command with a five-run eighth inning to beat the Mets 8-2 and prevent a sweep at home. Ty Wigginton had a season-high four......
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:25 PM
THREE THINGS THAT WENT RIGHT THURSDAY 1. Roy Halladay’s outing. In his 10th consecutive Opening Day start, he allowed hits to the first two batters of the game and not another one in the eight innings he’s pitched. Charlie Manuel......
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The Phillies may be familiar with the Marlins, but they’re not so familiar with pitcher Mark Buehrle. And it many ways, that doesn’t make things easy for the Phillies. Buehrle has faced the Phillies just three times in career, with......