Manager Charlie Manuel will give the ball to his ace of aces in game one of the NLCS on Wednesday. Roy Halladay, the favorite for the Cy Young, leads the most experienced and talented pitching staff into the playoffs where the Phils have won the title the last two seasons.
The Philadelphia Phillies became the first National League team to clinch their division, the NL East, as they defeated the Washington Nationals 8-0.
Roy Halladay is a pitcher’s pitcher. Blessed with a live arm, there was never any question whether Halladay would make the Major Leagues. The only question was whether he could develop into the complete pitcher that he has become.
The Philadelphia Phillies continue to remain the hottest team in MLB, as they won their 11th game in a row on Friday night by defeating the visiting NY Mets 3-2.
The Minnesota Twins became the first team to clinch a playoff spot as they defeated the Cleveland Indians while the second place Chicago White Sox lost their 8th straight game, this time losing to the Oakland A’s.
With the Blue Jays wanting to go with a six-man rotation so as not shut down anymore of their young rotation (as they did with Brandon Morrow), the Blue Jays called up their top pitching prospect to start their series finale at Camden Yards.
Just like the American League, the National League playoff contenders will need strong starts from three starting pitchers. Who has the best three-man rotation? Let’s take a look. St. Louis Cardinals: Chris Carpenter (rhp), Adam Wainwright (rhp), and Jaime Garcia (lhp). This group offers two aces and a rookie that doesn’t throw hard but knows Read the Rest…
For the first time in baseball history, there is more than one perfect game in a season.
Sunday produced three more walk-offs to this 2010 season. In Washington, the Baltimore Orioles battled back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game at 3-3 in the ninth off Nationals closer Matt Capps (it was his first blown save of the season).
With the rainout on Tuesday night, the NY Yankees and Detroit Tigers were set for a day-night doubleheader. In the day game, the Tigers Rick Porcello regained his rookie season form.
The old man delivered for the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Veteran 47-year old left-hander Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher ever in baseball to hold an opponent scoreless in a complete game.