The Phillies have expressed a lack of depth in the infield due to injuries which will inevitably move John Mayberry Jr. to first base until Ryan Howard is able to return. This switch not only changes Philadelphia’s infield, but now opens up a spot in the outfield.
Lou Montanez has an eye on that final spot. [...]
After falling behind the Cubs in the first two games of the series, the Phillies were determined to gain an early advantage for a change as they looked to take the final game of the series. They were able to do so thanks to a sound gameplan (and excellent execution) against Chicago starter Ryan Dempster.
For the second straight game, it looked as though the Phillies offense would be unable to produce enough runs to defeat the Cubs. However, the team managed to rally late in the game to steal the second game of the series.
Cliff Lee struggled early, but was still able to produce a quality outing. The All-Star [...]
After taking two out of three games from the New York Mets, the Phillies will travel to Chicago for a three game series against the Cubs. Here’s a look at the coming pitching matchups.
Monday: Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.45 ERA) vs Rodrigo Lopez (1-2, 4.02 ERA)
Halladay enters the game well rested after having thrown just two [...]