Would the real bullpen please, please, please stop standing up?

The Phillie bullpen started the year looking miserable against the Rangers before a shockingly fantastic set of games in Chicago. They’re back looking not so hot against the Brewers and have allowed nine runs in eight innings over the first two games of the set. Last night Bastardo started the eighth with the score tied at 4-4 and allowed three runs in the frame, two of which were unearned due…

April 10, 2014

Seven angels apparently either didn’t have his number or did and are just really big Rays fans

The Phillies got great pitching early this afternoon, but Michael Stutes was charged with five runs in an ugly seventh and the Rays went on to top them 6-1. Roberto Hernandez started the game for the Phils and pitched well after being hit hard his first time out. He allowed one hit, a single, in three scoreless frames and struck out three. He got three ground outs in a 1-2-3…

March 3, 2014

First thud

The Phillies played their first official spring game today, falling 4-3 to Toronto in a game called due to rain after the top of the seventh. Roberto Hernandez started the game, seeing his first action for the Phils having thrown to a 5.03 ERA over his last 146 appearances in regular season action. He went two innings, allowing two runs on four hits and no walks. Jose Bautista hit a…

February 26, 2014