Irreversible errors

Atlanta 8, Phillies 1. Cliff Lee got the start and pitched well, but the Braves scored five runs charged to Papelbon in the seventh inning, all of which were unearned thanks to another Maikel Franco error. That’s not to suggest that Papelbon pitched well. Franco and Ryan Howard combined to make two errors in the game and have combined for five overall. The Phillies scored one run on five singles…

March 10, 2014

Phillie pitchers don’t manage a lot of O’s against the Orioles

One, actually. You know who they might have asked about that? Baltimore pitchers. I’m sure they would be happy to help. Cause when we work together, everybody wins. Everybody didn’t literally win today. Just the Orioles. Baltimore 15, Phillies 4. Burnett allowed four in the third and Gonzalez followed that up by allowing four in the fourth. Those weren’t good moments, but to suggest they were all that went wrong…

March 7, 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