Ryan Madson again a key to a team’s World Series dreams

September 26, 2017

Philadelphia fans remember Ryan Madson fondly, and for good reason. Madson was perhaps the most important member of the Phillies 2008 World Series champion “Bridge to Lidge” bullpen. Selected by the Phillies with their 9th round pick in the 1998 MLB Amateur Draft out of a California high school, Madson would become one of the most important pitchers for the franchise during the 2000’s. From 2003-11, Madson would appear in…


Braves' Freeman back at first base after July hot corner experiment

September 23, 2017

As America was celebrating Independence Day, Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves had another reason to celebrate. The former All-Star returned to the Braves lineup after spending nearly two full months on the disabled list. During a May 17 home match-up with the Toronto Blue Jays at Sun Trust Park, Freeman suffered a fractured wrist when he was drilled by Jays’ pitcher Aaron Loup. The loss appeared devastating for a…


Alex Wood joins with Clayton Kershaw for a formidable combination

September 18, 2017

When asked to name the ace of the NL West Division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers most Phillies fans would be able to easily spit out the name Clayton Kershaw. But I would venture to say that some of those same fans would have difficulty naming even one more member of that LA rotation. Even the most knowledgeable might have a tough time identifying their number two starter. That number two would…


Philadelphia welcomes Oakland to town for weekend series

September 15, 2017

Much has been made, rightfully so, of the improved play over the past month of the Phillies. Their opponent this weekend, the Oakland Athletics, have also been seeing improved results over the last week or so. The A’s are buried in last place in the American League West Division. Their 64-82 record is better than just six teams in all Major League Baseball, the Phillies included. However, Oakland has won…