Found September 01, 2012 on
San Francisco Giants
The Phillies certainly built some momentum last night after succeeding against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel had only blown two saves all season before succumbing to the bat of Erik Kratz last night. Cliff Lee, last night's pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth will take the mound and looks to build off the momentum of his last start, a home victory on Sunday.
The Phillies face the Braves' ace Tim Hudson. The Phillies have faced Hudson three times this season. Hudson was strong for two of them, the other the Phillies got to him. That was August 8th where Hudson went just 4 1/3 innings, giving up six runs to the Phillies lineup. More recently, Hudson is coming off an impressive win against the San Francisco Giants where he pitched seven innings, giving up just one run.
The Braves will be without leadoff man Michael Bourn. Instead the Braves will turn to Reed Johnson to play center field and Martin Prado will lead off. While getting a break from Bourn, P...
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Wow. What a collapse. The Phillies were just inches away from closing within 7 games of a wild card spot and keeping some playoff chances alive, though remind. Instead, the Phillies would end the game 9 games behind the Braves in the Wild Card race and 8 games behind St. Louis.
This game had "Phillies sweep" written all over it. The Phillies scored five runs...
In this quick blurb from mlb.com, Carlos Ruiz spoke about possibly just missing the remaining month of the season to reccover:
"I don't want to come back and the injury happens again. I don't try to push it too much -- just taking it nice and easy with my running. If I feel something, stop. But so far, I feel real good. It'll be a little hard. It's not completely...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.
Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save...
De Fratus is back after arm issues (AP)
The Phillies youth movement in the bullpen continues. On Saturday, lefty Jake Dikeman was recalled from Lehigh Valley and on Sunday Justin De Fratus made the trip to meet the Phillies in Atlanta.
Diekman’s control was the issue and the reason why he was demoted. That continued with the Iron Pigs as he walked 10 batters in 11 1/3 innings...
GAME OVER, MAN
Back on May 2nd, the Braves beat the Phillies 15-13 in 11 innings on a walkoff homer by Chipper Jones in one of the craziest games of the year. Four months to the day later...Jones did it again, hitting a three-run homer off of Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves an 8-7 win in a game they once trailed 7-1.
This win was a necessary one for Atlanta,...
With an 8-5 win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies are now only 8 games out of the Wild Card. If they sweep the Braves, they will only be 6 games out — with 3 more games against them come Mid-September. The Phillies need to cover 3 games + sweep these 2 series, to make the playoffs? Not impossible!
Erik Kratz survived a crushing hit at home plate in the fourth inning...
Jonathan Papelbon quietly packed his red Phillies travel bag in the visitor’s clubhouse Sunday night at Turner Field.
The closer had just served up a three-run home run to Braves third baseman Chipper Jones in the bottom of the ninth inning in a brutal 8-7 loss. Papelbon is paid big money to close games, so any time he blows one he is upset.
But this one had a different feeling...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned about another September collapse.
The Braves manager is worried about his offense.
Atlanta turned in another feeble offensive performance, held scoreless over seven innings by Philadelphia's Cliff Lee in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
"We're just not swinging the bats at all," said Gonzalez, whose team...
The Phils outlast the Braves as they win the game in extra-innings, 8-5.
The Phils took the lead in the second as Ryan Howard hits a lead-off home run, his tenth home run of the year, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Braves took the lead in the fifth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Martin Prado hits a two-run home run, his eighth home run of the season, knocking in Mike...
Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with
two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent
the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on