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ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones hit a loud fly ball just foul on a 2-2 pitch, then launched a two-run homer on the 3-2 pitch to give the Atlanta Braves a 15-13 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings Wednesday night at Turner Field. It was the Braves' first victory over the Phillies in nine games. Atlanta hadn't beaten Philadelphia since July 9, 2011, at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies blew leads of 6-0 and 12-8. Carlos Ruiz drove in a career-high seven runs over three consecutive plate appearances to put the Phillies up 12-8 after eight innings. However, Jose Contreras and Michael Schwimer combined to cough up five runs in the eighth, and Brian Sanches gave up the game-winner. Not many pitchers outduel Phillies ace right-hander Roy Halladay, and Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson didn't either, as Hanson was knocked out in the fourth inning with Atlanta trailing 4-0. However, the Braves came off the deck in the fifth, pounding Halladay for six runs, including a...
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Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves overcame Carlos Ruiz's seven RBIs to outlast the Philadelphia Phillies 15-13 on Wednesday night.
The seesaw game saw the Braves rally from a 6-0 deficit against Roy Halladay, then come back from four runs down in the eighth.
Dan Uggla led off the Atlanta 11th with a single. Jones just missed a homer...
The Philly Phace Off is Philly Sports World’s new weekly Thursday feature. Every Thursday, Rob and Wayne will debate a topic. Your job is to be the jury. You read both sides and then decide who wins by voting in the Phace Off Poll. This week Rob and Wayne debate who means more to the Philadelphia Phillies: Ryan Howard or Chase Utley.
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The other night as I sat in my Los Angeles hotel room changing channels I turned to the Dodger game and randomly Chipper Jones was batting. As Vince Scully's voice rang out and exclaimed...
Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies is a solid option after the number ones. How does that match-up with the Brew Crew? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
After hitting a grand slam last night against the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann got a double high-five from teammate, Michael Bourne.
Sadly, one of the high-fives missed its intended target and Bourne accidentally poked McCann in the left eye:
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Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies was a 1-man wrecking crew in the chop shop last night. I, on the other hand, have the emotionless Mac. Can I outsmart the algorithm of the computer? I will keep score in Tal’s Handy Scoreboard.
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. The Phillies finished last summer 42...
I have the solution to the Phillies woeful offense, thanks to Tim McCarver. McCarver, professor emeritus at East Anglia University, theorized this past week that the reason home runs are increased in baseball is due to “climactic changes over the last fifty years” causing the “air to be thinner.” I’m buying what he’s selling. Why do you think Matt Kemp hits so many homer...
John Smoltz might be a Hall of Fame pitcher, but his skills don't apparently translate very well to go-kart racing. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher (who also had a brief stint with the Red Sox) was driving one during taping for CBS' TV show The Players Club, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and plowed into the barrier surrounding the track. We're guessing...
Roy Halladay and the aces of the Philadelphia Phillies are living up to their billing, but not all other hyped staffs are. The experts say pitching continues to be the dominant force, but are they relying on easy numbers? Is it worth watching a national baseball broadcast to hear surface-oriented information? Facts are like an iceberg: Most of it is below the visible line.
By Tara Rowe
Hot on the heels of the first place Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves hoped to sit alone atop the division with a win against the Pirates last night. Their hopes were halted by a 9-3 loss, splitting the series 2-2 with the Bucs. First place will have to wait another day.
Game 1: Burnett/Hanson
A.J. Burnett came into Atlanta fresh off his first start of the season...
Carlos Ruiz’s best offensive day of his career is ruined by the pitching staff being unable to nail down several different leads before finally losing to the Braves in extra-innings on a Chipper Jones walk-off two-run home run, 15-13.
The Phils took the lead, while batting around, in the third as, with runners on the corners, and with one man out, Shane Victorino hits an RBI single...
If 2010 was the Year of the Pitcher in baseball, it looks like 2012 is shaping into the Year of the Geezer.
History was made on Tuesday by a pair of guys old enough to know a whole lot of history, as Jason Giambi of the Rockies and Chipper Jones of the Braves became the first players over 40 to hit game-winning home runs on the same day.
Giambi, now in his 17th season at the ripe...
Phillies (13-13) at Washington Nationals (16-9) Pitching Matchups:Friday, 7:05 - Kyle Kendrick v. Steve StrasburgSaturday, 1:05 - Vanimal v. Gnat GioSunday, 8:00 - Cole Hamels v. Jordan ZimmermanNon-Canadians Batting:Runs - (26th)Avg - .225 (28th)Slug - .329 (30th)This should be a pretty low scoring series. Washington's offense has been brutal. Adam LaRoche has turned back...