Found September 08, 2013 on
Atlanta Braves (85-56) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (65-77)
Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.41) vs. Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.50)
Time: 1:35 ET, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: 75, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are going for the sweep! You heard that right. The Phillies are in position to sweep the first place team in the National League East. I wouldn’t say the Phillies are playing spoiler since it is inevitable that the Braves will clinch a playoff spot, but it certainty will push back their champagne celebration.
Cole Hamels is on the hill today. With the way he has been pitching lately, it’s almost hard to believe that he had an ERA well over 4.00 at one point during this season. Hamels left in the seventh inning during his last start because “he didn’t feel right.” It’s said not to be an issue, but today will prove if there is anything affecting him.
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Did you know: the man with the $100+ million arm, Hamels, has been one of the top 10 pitchers in the National League once again? Photo by Ian Riccaboni
Cole Hamels will take the hill today for the Phillies with an ugly 6-13 record and a 3.50 ERA, good for only 27th best in the NL. With a contract of at least $112.5 million remaining through the 2018 season, Hamels’ 2013 season...
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Freddy Galvis, who homered to give the Phillies the victory, is interviewed after receiving a shaving cream pie. (Photo Credit: AP)
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Kyle Kendrick pitched well for the Phillies, lasting six innings...
Your browser does not support iframes. Evan “Oso Blanco” Gattis, a rookie catcher and outfielder for the Atlanta Braves crushes the longest homer of the 2013 MLB season. The blast went 489 feet by ESPN’s calculations. Oso Blanco means “white bear” in Spanish, which is a nickname some minor league teammates gave him to describe […]
ATLANTA As was customary during the '90s and early-aughts, the Braves have been one of the premier models of consistency in baseball this season. The team leaving Philadelphia Sunday night one that had just suffered a series sweep for only the third time this season (Tigers, Padres, Phillies) may not have resembled that model, not after being held to just 2-for-25 hitting...
One of the few bright spots on the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies is the emergence of left fielder Domonic Brown. However, he could possibly miss the remainder of the season although that is not certain. Brown suffered a right Achilles tendon strain on August 30 and has made only two pinch hit appearances since then. Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg said that he will not rush...
Evan Gattis apparently picked up on something Sunday that his Braves teammates could not.
Gattis hit two long home runs, but they were the only hits Atlanta could muster off Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels as they fell 3-2 in the final contest of a three-game series sweep.
''I saw some good pitches to hit today,'' Gattis said. ''But we lost the...
Ask any Braves fan and they will tell you that the Braves are at their best when they are competing against teams above .500 who are likely headed for the playoffs. That same Braves fan will tell you just how frustrating it is to watch their club fall to teams like the Mets, Marlins and Phillies who, by the numbers, shouldn’t have a chance at bringing down a club with a record...
It shouldn't have been as close as it was.
The Phillies out-hit and out-pitched the Braves from start to finish on Saturday night. So, when fans at Citizen Bank Park saw the score knotted at five runs apiece in the bottom of the 9th, the bewilderment in their faces said it all.
How could this be? How could the Phillies have more than twice the hits and less than half the strikeouts...
Freddy Galvis hit a game-ending homer with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Atlanta had trailed 5-3 going into the ninth but Andrelton Simmons hit a two-out two-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon (5-1) who blew his seventh save in 32 opportunities.
Galvis who had four hits got Papelbon the win by...
With the 2013 season winding down and most leagues already into playoff mode, we’re going to take a look back at the preseason Top 21′s. We’ll look at what was said preseason and what the point of...
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Photo Credit: Andrew Gillen After the pitching matchup we saw dominate last night, tonight's game looked to have a bit more scoring. Kyle Kendrick has been highly inconsistent in his last dozen starts, with most of them being of the disappointing variety. Alex Wood, having a competitive season from all...
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The right-hander will look to help the Atlanta Braves snap a four-game losing streak Monday when they pay a visit to the Miami Marlins.
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