Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night and advance to the NL championship series.
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
Outfielder Ben Francisco was sent north of the border, and in exchange the Phillies have acquired minor league lefthander Frank Gailey.
At the top of the list is first baseman Ryan Howard, who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon on the final swing of the NLDS against the Cardinals.
Ryan Howard could miss the start of next season after the Phillies’ slugger had surgery Wednesday to repair his torn Achilles’ tendon.
As the wounds of the Phillies’ loss in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS begin to heal, some key Phillies took time to reflect and look ahead at Citizens Bank Park.
An all-or-nothing season in which only a World Series title would be considered a success turned out to be an abysmal failure. The Phillies didn’t even make it out of the first round of the NL playoffs.
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard might miss the start of spring training and possibly part of the regular season after tearing an Achilles tendon.
The trolley, with a police escort, made its way through city streets for about and hour and a half as beads, bracelets, cheer cards, and rally towels were tossed to pedestrians.
Move over St. Louis, Philadelphia has a rally squirrel of its own and it was caught on camera entering Citizens Bank Park Friday ahead of the decisive Game 5.
Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel’s moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
KYW’s Matt Leon speaks with Jim McCormick, who covers the Phillies for PhillySportsDaily.com, about the matchup and what could happen in the rest of the series.
This evening is game three of the NLDS, with the Phillies and Cardinals all tied up at one game each, and some die-hard fans are flying out to St. Louis this morning to cheer on their Phils.
The Phillies’ bats went silent after the first two innings of Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and shortstop Jimmy Rollins believes the fans did the same thing.
It was an extra-cup-of-coffee kind of morning for Phillies fans after the late-night disappointment of the game-two loss to St. Louis.