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Philadelphia Phillies (37-49) vs. Atlanta Braves (45-39)
Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs. Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19)
Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Overcast, 94
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Shane Victorino was originally slated to bat seventh and play center field, but was a scratch at around 12:30. Jason Pridie will take over for Victorino. Todd Zolecki says it was a late switch by Manuel, he has not been traded.
As for the game, Vance Worley will look to right some wrongs and put the Phillies in the win column, a place they’ve seldom been in recently. They’ve lost nine of 10 and will try to get a victory heading into the all-star break, which would provide some semblance of momentum heading into the break – I think. I don’t really know what momentum is anymore because the Phillies haven’t had any of it this season.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ruiz C, Pence RF, Pridie CF, Fontenot 3B, Worley P
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From the Phillies Facebook, yesterday
Chase Utley returns, and in his very first at-bat, homers. Ryan Howard returns, and in his very first at-bat, doubles. In that time, the Phillies have gone 1-8. They lost the first five games with Chase Utley. They're 0-1 with Howard. And neither has been too bad. The truth is, this team is way more than one or two pieces away...
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Another night, another loss. It’s a familiar story in Philadelphia these days. This time, the Phillies lost 6-3 in front of a lifeless home crowd that had mostly retreated by the time the final out was recorded. Looking back at the Phillies’ history since moving to Citizens Bank Park, this final series before the All Star Break has to be absolute rock bottom. They’ve now...
(Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani)
If you haven't read this interview between CSN's Leslie Gudel and Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels, please do so. It's a great interview and an in-depth look on what Cole Hamels is thinking of this whole situation involving his future with this team.
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Philadelphia Phillies (37-48) vs. Atlanta Braves (44-39)
Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs. Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70)
Time: 7:15 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 101
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies suffered another tough loss on Friday night. Tonight’s another scorcher, but hopefully it will be a different outcome for the Phillies.
In his starts, Joe...
Amidst a stretch of games played against the National League East, the Phillies' woes grew worse tonight in the second game of this three-game series against Tommy Hanson and the Braves.
Brian McCann, coming off a big night, went deep again in the top of the second to put up the first run of the game.
The Phillies rallied in the bottom of the second to put up a three...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is going to the All-Star game after all.
Bourn, who lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots, is replacing Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond on the NL roster for Tuesday's game in Kansas City.
Desmond has been dealing with a left oblique strain and is going to use the break to rest. The decision was made...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies with an injured pinky finger on his right hand.
The Braves used pinch hitter Eric Hinske for Simmons in the fifth inning. Hinske struck out looking with the bases loaded against Phillies starter Vance Worley.
Simmons entered batting .292 with three home runs...
Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.
McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight games overall...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.
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With the various injuries...