Madison Bumgarner nearly perfect against lifeless Phillies in series opener

The Philadelphia Phillies (59-56) look for all the world like a defeated ball club following yet another loss in which they simply did not show up to play. That would be Thursday’s series opening 5-0 defeat at the hands of the host San Francisco Giants (57-59) at Oracle Park. The feeble Phillies offensive attack, such as it … Continue reading Madison Bumgarner nearly perfect against lifeless Phillies in series opener

Nola gem, Harper and Hoskins homers leads Phils past Chisox

On a night when the Phillies honored turn-of-the-century All-Star outfielder Bobby Abreu with a place on the franchise Wall of Fame, the present-day Philadelphia Phillies (58-52) held on for a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox (47-61) at Citizens Bank Park. The night was all about pitching at the start. Both Phillies ace Aaron Nola and White Sox starter Ross Detwiler went … Continue reading Nola gem, Harper and Hoskins homers leads Phils past Chisox

The story of the 2019 Phillies to date is one of blown opportunities

So, you are a Phillies fan, and you are exhausted after Friday night’s 15-inning, 4-3 loss to one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball, the Chicago White Sox. One strike away from victory, the Phillies blew it. The offense left 15 runners on base and went just 2-13 with runners in scoring position. … Continue reading The story of the 2019 Phillies to date is one of blown opportunities