Found September 27, 2012 on
Washington Nationals (94-61) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-77)
Gio Gonzalez (20-8, 2.84) vs. Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 60
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Hey look, it’s Gio Gonzalez! The former Phillies farmhand is now a frontrunner to be named NL CY Young winner. He’ll go for his 21st win of the season against an organization he once was a part of. The lefty has stiff competition in R.A. Dickey, Craig Kimbrel, and Aroldis Chapman. However, getting to 22 wins on the season certainly would stand out.
Tyler Cloyd gets the ball in the final game at Citizens Bank Park this season. We’re so used to playoff baseball, so this kind of sneaks up on you. Regardless, I hope there is a solid turnout tonight for what has been a tough season. But that’s where the real, honest fans come into play and pack the place knowing that there will not be baseball until next season.
The Nationals magic number is down to four after...
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I will publish after every battle 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 here by a feed and this review does...
Much has been made about the Phillies decision to allow Roy Halladay to start on Saturday in Miami. It’ll be his last trip to the hill this season, and with the Phillies out of the playoff chase, many are wondering if it’s even worth it.
The answer isn’t just an easy yes or no. While it’s understandable to assume it’s better for the Phillies to “save some bullets”...
Even after last night's 6-3 rout over the NL East-leading Nationals, the Phillies remain 5 1/2 games out of the Wild Card standings. With eight games left in the regular season, the Phillies basically have to go 8-0 to have a shot. Even if they do go undefeated the rest of the season they still might not make it. Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 3.89 ERA) will attempt to play the role...
I’m not exactly sure how Major League Baseball players feel about fame, but you can probably guess what they think about infamy. You want to leave your mark because of your greatness, not because of some asterisk or fluke or memorable gaffe.Cliff Lee is a fine pitcher. Fine like diamonds, not like, say, a Subaru Justy. He’s been among the elite starting pitchers going on five...
Today before the Phillies' loss to the Miami Marlins, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro met with reporters. They learned that Chase Utley would not play third base before season's end, Scott Franzke reported on the Phillies radio broadcast.
The reason was that there simply was not enough time to determine anything. Going into tonight the Phillies had just six games...
If this is how the Nationals are going to play in the postseason, then the rest of the National League playoff contenders better watch out. The Phillies fell victim again to the Nats tonight in the final home game of the 2012 season. The Phils may be looking powerful as of late, but they were no match for Morse, Harper, and the rest of the mighty Nats.
Last night, Bryce Harper...
One big concern for the Washington Nationals heading into their first postseason was whether the wrist and hand injuries that left fielder Michael Morse was going through would derail his power for the rest of the year. After all, before Thursday, Morse had hit just two homers in September. He matched that total in his first three at-bats in the series finale, finishing with...
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Final: Phillies 1, Marlins 2.
WP: Steve Cishek (5-2, 2.77 ERA) LP: Josh Lindblom (3-4, 3.34 ERA)
A September game consisting of two non-contending teams definitely will draw minimal interest from the media and the respective city's fans. Both teams tonight, with nothing to play far, hardly brought anything to the table.
The Phillies were trailing 1-0 heading into the...
John Lannan beats Philly, shrinks the Nats’ magic number to four. [WaPo]
Jayson Werth exacted revenge on Philly in such sweet fashion. [Nats Journal]
Bryce Harper hit his 20th HR. Only second teen to do that. [Nats Enquirer]
Nats 3B coach Bo Porter will be Houston’s new manager. [Nats Journal]
O’s pound Jays 12-2 to stay 1.5 back from the Yanks. [Camden Chat]
The O’s hit...
Allen Craig matched his career best with four hits to go with two RBIs, Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run and the St. Louis Cardinals punished Edwin Jackson and the Washington Nationals early in a 12-2 victory Friday night to win a matchup of teams on the cusp of clinchers.
Roger Bernadina homered for Washington, which had its magic number for wrapping up the NL East reduced...
And so, LivingSocial has stepped up and will foot the $29,000 bill for late night Metro service during the Nationals playoff run, after Ted Lerner, Metro, and DC all balked.
Good on ya, LivingSocial.
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MIAMI -- Carlos Lee hit a walk-off single in the ninth to lift the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee's one-out single to left-center field came off Josh Lindblom (3-4). Jimmy Rollins hit a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning for the Phillies to tie the game 1-1. Steve Cishek (5-2) pitched the ninth for the win. The Marlins led 1-0 through...