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Cliff Lee, who had thrown six innings of shutout baseball, exited Friday after giving up a three run home run that put the Braves within two runs. They would get one more in the inning but the Phillies held on to beat the Braves 5-4. J.C. Ramirez cleaned up the mess that Lee made in the seventh.
The offense was able to put up five runs on Braves starter Paul Maholm, and Ryan Howard–yes that Ryan Howard–hit the first home run by a lefty off of Maholm this year. He has also been holding lefties to a .188 average prior to tonight’s game.
BIG NIGHT FOR QUINTERO
Humberto Quintero had a great night at the plate, going 2-4 with 3 RBI. He hit a home run that required a replay review in the 2nd inning. The ball bounced back into play like it hit the wall, but it was ruled it a home run.
Replay showed that it actually hit a fan in the first row trying to catch it. After review, it was determined that fans in the first row did not interfere with a ball in play and the home run call w...
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Former Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones was so disgusted with the umpiring of Angel Hernandez on Friday night, he began telling fans to boycott Hernandez-umpired games. Jones first got upset when Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was called out on strikes to lead off the team’s 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Simmons was called out [...]
I sat down with Double-A Reading manager Dusty Wathan on Thursday to chat about several key names in the Phillies’ developmental ranks. Among the topics of discussion were top Phils prospect lefty pitcher Jesse Biddle, fast rising third base prospect Maikel Franco, struggling left-handed starter Austin Wright and outfielder Tyson Gillies, who earned a promotion from Reading to...
The results are in: the Phillies will be represented in the National League All-Star team by pitcher Cliff Lee and Domonic Brown. Full roster posted shortly.
The Atlanta Braves have placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list and called up outfielder Joey Terdoslavich from Triple-A Gwinnett. Schafer fouled a ball off his foot against Kansas City on June 29 and it has not responded to treatment. Schafer says that he can walk and jog okay but is unable to run. On the season, Schafer is hitting .312, with a .399 on-base...
The Atlanta Braves dropped their 3rd straight game on Friday night. A late inning comeback bid fell one run short as the Braves were beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4. The Phillies got the game’s scoring started in the 1st inning of Friday’s game. Ryan Howard grounded into fielder’s choice to Freddie Freeman. Freeman’s throw to 2nd went into left field allowing...
Considering he's dealing with an oblique injury, the Atlanta Braves are expected to play it safe with Evan Gattis' recovery. While there's not currently a set timeframe for his return, Gattis took a big step back yesterday as he completed roughly 20 pain-free swings in the indoor batting cage of Turner Field, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
The pain-free cuts...
Twitter is a wonderful tool for getting news, chatting with people who have similar interests, and finding out the thoughts of some of your favorite celebrities. But all too often, Twitter becomes a blazing fire of unsubstantiated rumors that can cause major rifts in the accuracy of news reporting...especially in sports.
This was never more evident than Friday afternoon when a rather
Tonight the Phillies will take on the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park for a 7:15 first pitch. The reason that the start is delayed is that beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fox, the All-Star selection show will air prior to all games broadcast regionally on Fox. The Phillies-Braves matchup...
The Atlanta Braves placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list Thursday morning with a right knee contusion.
As reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com,
"Schafer has had limited mobility since fouling a pitch off his ankle
last week on June 26 in Kansas City. The versatile outfielder favored
his right leg while running to first base during the two pinch...
The Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game in soggy conditions with a 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins on Independence Day. Here are three observations from the game:
1. A rare Craig Kimbrel loss sealed the deal for the Braves
The Braves bullpen held on as long as it could, but the Marlins eventually found a way to push the game-winning run across -- a bloop single to...
Tim Hudson won't go through many winless droughts if he is backed by the kind of run support his Atlanta Braves teammates gave him on Saturday night.
Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer to lead the Braves' offense that scored in all but two innings, Hudson pitched seven strong innings, and Atlanta set season highs for runs and hits in a 13-4 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies...
The Braves routed the Phillies 13-4 Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Kyle Kendrick's success against the Braves came to screeching halt
The Phillies' 28-year-old righty entered Saturday night's game boasting excellent career numbers against his division rivals. He was 7-1 with a 2.86 ERA versus the Braves...
Amaro is taking this home stand to figure out if the Phillies should be sellers or buyers at the trade deadline. The answer is simple- sell! Trade chips: Chooch, Papelbon, Lee, both Youngs, and Utley. Personally, I keep Utley unless the package is ridiculous and Lee, because they need an ace. Chooch is old and worn down. Michael nor Delmon can field their position. Papelbon is...