Archive for April, 2010

Phillies vs. Mets – Series Preview

April 29th, 2010 by Johnny G | 14 Comments | Filed in General

Phils & Mets Battle for First Place

Probable Pitchers:

Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 7.71 ERA) vs. Jon Niese (0-1, 3.68 ERA)

Roy Halladay (4-1, 1.80 ERA) vs. Mike Pelfrey (4-0, 0.69 ERA)

Jamie Moyer (2-2, 5.25 ERA) vs. Johan Santana (3-1, 2.08 ERA)


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Bochy Job!

April 29th, 2010 by Christian | 11 Comments | Filed in General

Bad Move By Bochy

The Good: With reigning, consecutive Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum dominating the Phillies and cruising to an effortless 4-1 victory, Giants manager Bruce Bochy pulled him from the game with one out in the ninth inning.  This opened the flood gates for the Phillies, who scored three in the ninth to tie, before eventually winning in the eleventh.  Ryan Howard homered off Lincencum in the fifth, snapping a 65 at-bat homerless streak.  Phils win, luckily, 7-6.

The Bad: The top six Phillies hitters struck out eleven times, and the offense struggled again, until the ninth.

Commentary: After salvaging yesterday’s game, the Phillies return home with a 4-5 record on their road trip.  Not bad, considering they should be 3-6.  They open a three game series against the suddenly red-hot NY Mets on Friday. The Mets are 9-1 in their last 10, and lead the NL East by a half game over the Phillies. 

Next Game: Friday vs. NY Mets, at The Bank
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
Pitching Matchup: Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 7.71) vs. John Niese (0-1, 3.68)

Line of the Week

April 28th, 2010 by Schmitty | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Perplexed Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (on the Dan Patrick Show & taken from Sports Illustrated magazine) on why his team didn’t try to keep two aces, Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay, after a season in which Citizen’s Bank Park filled to 102.2% of capacity:

“I guess that’s only a move the Yankees do!”

I absolutely love Rollins’ candor and guts to speak up against management, unlike some other, gutless athletes. The truth shouts miles here and Phils management CAN’T defend one of the top 5 dumbest moves in MLB history!


Phils Fall Out Of First Place

April 28th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Todd Wellemeyer Vexes Phils. Yes, Todd Wellemeyer...

The Bad: The offense continues to struggle, mustering only five hits and two runs against the Giants fifth starter. Jamie Moyer gave up ten hits and four runs over six innings.  Phils lose 6-2.

The Good: Not much here, except that J.C. Romero retired all three batters he faced.

Commentary: The Phillies try to salvage the final game of the series tonight, but it won’t be easy, with Ginats’ ace Tim Lincecum on the mound. The Phillies fell a half game behind the NY Mets after last night’s loss.

Next Game: Today vs. Giants, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Game Time: 3:45 p.m. ET
Pitching Matchup: Cole Hamels (2-2, 5.11) vs. Tim Lincecum (4-0, 1.00)

Phillies Phrustration!

April 28th, 2010 by Schmitty | 5 Comments | Filed in General

I am not excusing the Phillies erractic batting and lack of run scoring so far this year. I am confident they will come around. They have had a history of being streaky the last three playoff years. But when it is all said and done, I firmly believe they will score plenty.

Right now it is apparent (I was VERY wrong they need Rollins back as their leadoff hitter.) Castro is batting fine, but Victorino can’t handle leading off and sucks as well as gimpy Ibanez (should have replaced him this off year like they did Feliz) and his stiff backup Francisco. Those three combined are KILLING the offense along with Howard’s reverting to his PATHETIC World Series of 2010 chasing balls a batter with a twenty foot poll could not reach.

Let’s talk about what irks me more in this early season so far. Yes friends and fans it is only April. But look at the ERA’S of our starting pitchers and bullpen. Aside from Halladay who will win 20 games this year and Happ who I believe is their true number two (Not wussy Colie) it is a sham so far. In order to win a game the Phils must score alot to win. I remember our amazing GM Ruben stated pitching wins championships every off season. Obviously he was hitting the pipe when Pat Gillick told the glorified bat boy this valuable advice as he traded a Cy Young pitcher coming off one of the best World Series ever!

In order to win the Phils must score over 6 runs a game when the senile Moyer pitches or the space case stoned Hamels pitches. When Kendrick pitches they must score more than 8 runs a game! Those are your starters? PLEASE? Pray Blanton comes back, but he is not an ace nor a savior! As for the bullpen Baez sits at 6.43, Madson at 6.75, and Herdon at 7.04. This is an absolute JOKE!

Ruben take those so-called amazing prospects you received for Lee and convince another retard GM to give us a starting pitcher. Or take those prospects and stick them up your a!$%^&*. It’s early but these team proved it could only beat up on the pathetic Nationals and horrendous Astros.


TalksportsPhilly Interviews Steve Budin

April 26th, 2010 by Johnny G | 7 Comments | Filed in General, Interviews, Sports

CEO of Steve Budin

On Friday, TalksportsPhilly and Johnny G had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Budin, the CEO of the world’s largest sports pick conglomerate, (

Steve was the father of the offshore sports business as we know it today. His rise and fall is documented in his book “Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll”. Interestingly enough, after being the victim of the first electronic bookmaking charge in U.S. history, Budin jumped to the other side, creating the biggest sports pick business ever. Budin does not claim to be a handicapper but does release special selections that can be purchased on his website. His life story and perseverance through all tribulations is a inspirational story in itself. Without further ado, here is the interview with Stevo:

JG: How did you get involved in the sports gambling industry?

SB: I started selling parlay cards to teachers and friends when I was 16.


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Phillies vs. Giants- Series Preview

April 26th, 2010 by Johnny G | 9 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

Probable Pitchers:

Roy Halladay (4-0 0.82 ERA) vs, Jonathon Sanchez (1-1 1.86 ERA)

Jamie Moyer (2-1 5.00 ERA) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (0-3 8.16 ERA)

Cole Hamels (2-2 5.11 ERA) vs. Tim Lincecum (4-0 1.00 ERA)


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