Found July 25, 2012 on
Milwaukee Brewers (44-52) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-54)
Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.10) vs. Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82)
Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 92
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Another day, another unbelievable comeback.Â The Phillies will go for the sweep this afternoon.
Vance Worleyâs last start can be summed up by one bad inning. Worley allowed a five-spot in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants.Â He made one bad mistake to Brandon Crawford, which turned out to be the game. Worley is still having a fine year, and has minimized talks of a sophomore slump.
Marco Estrada spent some of the season in the bullpen.Â As a starter this season, he has struggled, going 0-4 with a 4.45 ERA.Â He was placed on the disabled list in June, but has been a little better since his return.Â In his last four starts, he has had a quality start or better.Â His strikeout totals have been off the charts recently, fanning 45 in 24.2 innings.
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After a 10 day shut down, Zack Greinke returned to the mound on Tuesday night and looked like his usual, dominating self. He mowed down the Phillies to the tune of 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, and 5 Ks. His performance certainly caused several GMs to have visions of That very well could be the last start Greinke makes in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform.Â âObviously something...
HOME RUN TROT
Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee BrewersPhoto Credit: wikipedia.org
The feeling that youâve just hit a home run is undoubtedly exhilarating, itâs almost like you lose yourself. You are so excited to round those bases, sometimes you are oblivious to what is going on around you. Just ask Carlos Gomez, who hit what he thought was a home run only to find out that the ball was foulâŚ.after...
Cole Hamels will remain with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The left-hander is close to completing a six-year contract extension for more than $137.5 million, according to major-league sources.
The deal will be the second largest ever awarded to a starting pitcher, trailing only the seven-year, $161 free-agent contract that left-hander CC Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees on...
On this day eight years ago, Phillies Nation was born. I was jealous of my roommateâs obsession with Sons of Sam Horn and wanted a similar home for Phillies fans. Mostly I wanted one place where I could find all my Phillies information. But at least part of me was inspired by Eric Miltonâs excellence.Â Here is Phillies Nationâs first post:
Milton Perfect though 8 1/3
Six years, $144 million. Thatâs $24 million per year for Cole Hamels, the Philliesâ third $20-plus million pitcher and their fourth player making an eight-figure salary.
Conventional wisdom is that this move cripples the Phillies financially. Theyâre right up against the luxury tax this season and, with Hamelsâ contract, have just under $140 million committed to nine players...
In the Reading Philliesâ home game against Bowie (Baltimore affiliate) on Saturday, June 14th, outfielder Jiwan James put forth an effort that resulted in one of the plays of the year. In the 3rd inning, James approached the outfield wall and leaped to rob the Baysoxâ Jonathan Schoop of a home run. In the process, Jamesâ mitt landed behind the wall, while the ball was...
George from the Northeast calls in WIP daily, and he has been ripping Ryan Howard for a long time. Â He rips the star for his struggles against lefties along with his high strikeout ratio. He mentions the starâs contract will hamper the Phillies for a long time. Itâs not only just him, but good number of Phillies fans say the same thing.
Those are fair points, but Howardâs...
Cole Hamels toes the rubber tomorrow night for the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be the first of many memories. Â Does Atlanta have pitching problems and a streaky offense?
TALâS HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. Â I will have many season-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats...
ACE IN THE HOLE
According to Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin, the team will, in fact, be dealing their ace before the July 31 trade deadline.
Genevieve Haney, Philadelphia Phillies ball girl for the past few years, made a heckuva grab last night.
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It is officially a streak â the Phillies have won 4 games in a row and all 4 came during their final at-bat. In the 3-game sweep of the Brewers, every game also ended in the exact same score, 7-6.
Tuesdayâs improbable win included a 6-run rally in the 8th inning which was started by a 2-run homer from 2nd back-up catcher, Erik Kratz. To that point, Kratz had exactly 3 major league...
Earlier this week, we learned that the Philadelphia Phillies and left hander Cole Hamels were working towards a long-term deal. And today, Joel Sherman of the New York Post said that Hamels hasn't accepted their offer yet increasing the likelihood of him being traded.
An executive outside the Phillies organization told Sherman that the Phillies' offer to Hamels could be at...
Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg left Milwaukee's game against the Washington Nationals with what appeared to be a physical issue in the eighth inning Thursday night.
The rookie right-hander had a 3-2 count on Roger Bernadina when manager Ron Roenicke and a team trainer went to the mound. After conferring for about a minute, Thornburg walked off the mound into the dugout and...
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In the midst of trade rumors about himself, Hunter Pence still has the heart for the Philly fans.Â
In an interview with 94 WIP's Michael Barkann and Ike Reese, Pence expressed his feelings about Philadelphia and its fans as well as making his preferance clear that he'd rather lose here than be traded.
âI just heard [the report...