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Cliff Lee wins his second straight start as the Phils beat the Braves, 5-1.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with two men out, John Mayberry, Jr. hits an RBI single, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had earlier been safe at first on a force out, 4-unassisted, as Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a single, is tagged out for the inning’s first out, then moved up to second base on Ryan Howard’s single, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while Howard, who had just singled, would stop at second base. The Phils then increased their lead in the third as Rollins hits a lead-off home run, his sixteenth home run of the year, as the ball hit the foul pole. The Phils then took a 3-0 lead in the fifth as, with one man on, and with two men out, Chase Utley hits an RBI double, knocking in Pierre, who had just singled. The Phils then increased their lead in the sixth as, with the bases loaded, via singles by Laynce Nix and Kevin Frandsen, with Nix stopping at seco...
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The gust of wind felt across the Delaware Valley today was not brought upon by any Labor Day storm or cold front. The wind instead was the collective sighs and exhales from Phillies’ fans who wanted to see the man they called #BabeRuf on Twitter in red and white pin stripes before the end of the year.
“Ruf Riders” were disappointed today as the Phillies added infielder Pete...
We Should Be GMs has been at the forefront of the "Erik Kratz for backup catcher" campaign for the past two season. The first chapter of his legend was written during a brief stint with the club last September, but that served as merely a teaser. In the offseason, Amaro insisted on re-signing the washed-up Brian Schneider, thus forcing The Kratzkin back to Triple-A...
ATLANTA – Cliff Lee pitched seven shutout innings and drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to chase Tim Hudson from the game and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Martin Prado’s lead-off home run in the eighth inning off reliever B.J. Rosenberg provided the Braves’ only run. “I felt like I was locating pretty good,”...
Final: Phillies 5, Braves 1.
WP: Cliff Lee (4-7, 3.52 ERA) LP: Tim Hudson (13-5, 3.76 ERA)
Offensively, the Phillies picked up right where they left off in last night's extra-innings thriller. John Mayberry got things going with a RBI single to center field, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. Two innings later, Jimmy Rollins hit a solo-shot to right field, his 16th home...
One out away from sweeping the Braves, the Phillies blew it in the 9th last night. One lousy out and closer Jonathan Papelbon could not get it done. Worse, the Phillies allowed a 6 run lead to slip away in a game they should have won. Instead, the 8-7 walk-off loss may haunt the Phillies for some time to come.
There are certain things in life, and in baseball, that should just never...
Juan Pierre is still with the Philadelphia Phillies and I am not surprised. Why would you swap a .300 hitter to save $267K and receive a no-shot prospect?
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed...
The best pitching stats are between Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies versus the Halos. How close are they and which team is better? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Cliff Lee took advantage of some rare run support, throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Saturday.
Jimmy Rollins hit his 16th homer for the Phillies, who got off to a good September start after a strong August. The wild card-leading Braves are heading in the opposite direction with three straight...
During Sunday's miserable game in Atlanta when things were still going well, Frank grabbed this picture of Cole Hamels on the mound and decided to make it a contest.
The winner will get Frank's two tickets to Monday night's game against Miami.
Please check out the photos and let me know who your vote is for! Please comment below with a valid email address. Vote...
Great picture of Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz holding onto the ball after being run over by Chipper Jones. MLB had a great quote. @MLB Erik Kratz doesn’t always get trucked by Chipper Jones, but when he does, he prefers to hold onto the ball.
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...
Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer off Johnny Cueto during a cloudburst that sent fans scurrying for cover on Monday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
John Mayberry Jr. added a solo homer off Cueto (17-7), who failed in his attempt to become the majors' first 18-game winner. Cueto also lost a day game for the first time this season...
Johnny Cueto's bid to become the majors' first 18-game winner fell short on Monday as the Reds (82-54) were edged out by the Philadelphia Phillies (65-70), 4-2. Jimmy Rollins smacked a 3-run homer in the fifth that proved to be all the visitors needed on a soggy Labor Day in Cincinnati. Despite the loss, Dusty Baker's club still enjoys the largest division...
Monday, 1:10 - Tyler Cloyd v. John CuetoTuedsay, 7:10 - Oh no, it's KK v. .Matt LatosWednesday, 12:35 - Roy Halladay v. Mike LeakeA week or two ago, this would an important series to help the Pirates. But the combination of some skidding Buccos and some red-hot Reds have made this series meaningless for the Buccos. And some recent failures by the Phils have made the series meaningless...
Final: Phillies 7, Braves 8.
WP: Peter Moylan (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Jonathan Papelbon (3-6, 3.02 ERA)
What can you say but, wow? Everything was going for the Phillies in tonight's game up until the ninth inning. They started the game with an early 5-0 lead, and took out opposing LHP starter Paul Maholm after the second inning.
Cole Hamels lasted six innings and was in line...