1. Reds get a lump of Cole

    It wasn't that long ago when the Phillies experienced the hurt they just put on the Cincinnati Reds in the Division Series. It was 2007 and a fairly young Philly team made a surprise trip to the postseason for the first time in more than a decade...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about almost 4 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  2. Atlanta Braves Tripped Up in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Phillies fans from Mars hate the Atlanta Braves more than ever now after one of their own got taken out.The Phillies may have won Monday night to stretch their winning streak to eight games and take a four-game lead in the division...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  3. Milestone madness

    In the glory years of a professional team, several standout players often eclipse the standards set by past legends on the path to the team's ultimate goals...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 18 reads 0 comments

  4. Philadelphia twilight

    This is one ham the Philadelphia Phillies wish wasn't tender.Jimmy Rollins tweaked his right hamstring while legging out a double in Wednesday's game against the Florida Marlins, a scene that has been played out in 2010...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  5. Phinally!

    The Phillies believed that they would eventually find themselves back on top in the NL East because...well, that's just the way it's supposed to be...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  6. Forbidden touch

    “I think Michael and I would have felt something if we touched.”So many immature college students could run that comment down multiple inappropriate paths, but in a completely ...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 247 reads 1 comments

  7. Slim Pickins

    That's the toughest seven innings of shutout ball I've ever seen anyone pitch.Roy Halladay weaved in and out of trouble in one his most eventful outings of the year. In the end, the Nationals couldn't break through...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 32 reads 0 comments

  8. Bad timing

    Mike Sweeney notched his first big hit in a Phillies uniform Thursday night. Stepping to the plate with two on and two out, he yanked a 1-2 offering from Sergio Romo past a diving Pablo ...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  9. I love to ride my bi-cycle

    Jimmy Rollins may have fallen a double short of the cycle on Wednesday night, but the Phillies collectively hit for the cycle two times over in their ongoing quest for their fourth straight division title...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 30 reads 0 comments

  10. Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez: The K stands for Killer

    Phillies left fielder Raul Ibanez may wish he had his at-bat back in the top the ninth inning in last Saturday's game against the Mets...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  11. Sometimes, it just takes one

    No one will argue that leadership is a vital component for any team in any sport, but after a successful season or a championship run, you will never see a coach or manager crediting him/herself...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  12. Run, Forrest, Run

    It's fair to say that Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino aren't impressing anybody with their batting averages, but they made a rebound effort by Kyle Kendrick stand up in the Phillies' ...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  13. Ecstasy or agony

    I discovered not long after Roy Halladay's arrival that he's a pretty boring quote, utilizing every cliche in the book to describe his success on the mound...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  14. Jonathan Broxton: Another Broxton Feast Dooms Dodgers

    Just to let all of you know, I've recently become a Philadelphia Phillies beat writer for sportshaze.com. All of my posts here will be placed on that site as well. It's a startup sports site that covers baseball, football, basketball, hockey and the NCAA.

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  15. Sweeney Swoon

    Man, it must suck to be John Mayberry, Jr.The kid was a highly touted prospect when he was traded from the Texas Rangers before the 2009 season, and he made an immediate splash after ...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 54 reads 1 comments

  16. You didn't do anything in here!

    I reference the words I heard out of my mother's mouth countless times when I was young after every failed attempt (in her eyes) to clean up my room. Each utterance deflated the work I thought I had done, which turned out to be three wasted hours...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies: Black Cats and Broken Mirrors

    Beware, Jayson Werth.Make sure security keeps an extra eye out for black cats trying to dart across the outfield. Always have some salt handy in your locker to throw over your shoulder before every game...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  18. Schmidt or Roberts?

    Sorry to my readers for the overload of posts today, but this is one I've been holding for a few weeks. I decided against running it as a column in my paper, and it was ignored by a blogging site, so I'll share it with all of you now...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  19. No Longer a Priv-Lidge: Brad Lidge Blows Fourth Save of Season vs. Nats

    I had just had my mind warped by the dream maze of Christopher Nolan's "Inception" but my mind has never been clearer about the Phillies' missed opportunities before the elapsed Trade Deadline...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  20. Going for the jinx

    It's official: the Phillies starting rotation now touts a Roy double feature, and the rest of the National League has to be squirming in their seats over the power shift...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  21. Really??

    It's funny that I started this blog with a post about veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, and by the end of the day, he may be a Phillie...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  22. Philadelphia Phillies: We Will Get By

    Now that was more like it.The last time Cole Hamels had a shaky outing (June 26 against Toronto), his team scored just one run for him. Tonight, the hitters kept on battling as the lead bounced back and forth...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 212 reads 1 comments

  23. Dog Days ending?

    A big congratulations to Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza for his no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers Monday night. Holy 1992, that's unofficially six no-nos this year. Offensive numbers in both leagues are down across the board...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  24. Throw a Cole on the fire

    Before Cole Hamels went to bed last night, his next start staring him in the face, he knew that he was now a member of a three-man rotation for all intents and purposes. That's a wild notion, let alone reality, and quite a burden on a young pitcher...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 48 reads 0 comments

  25. St. Louis slugger

    I congratulate you, Mr. Ryan Howard.With your home run in your hometown tonight - and big, big brother watching - you moved into fourth place on the Phillies all-time homer list. I say with certainty that Chuck Klein will not be the last name you pass...

    Adrian Martin Written by Adrian Martin about 4 years ago 15 reads 0 comments