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Philadelphia Phillies (50-59) vs Atlanta Braves (65-45)
Cliff Lee (10-4, 3.05 ERA) vs Alex Wood (1-2, 3.52 ERA)
Time: 8:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: 80, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
After losing 5-3 on Friday, the Phillies will look to salvage a game in their three game series against the Braves on Sunday night. With last night’s loss, the Phillies have now lost five straight series since the All-Star Break.
Left-hander Cliff Lee, who has missed a few starts with neck stiffness, will start for the Phillies in the finale. Lee has struggled a bit lately allowing at least four earned runs in each of his last three starts. In his las outing against the Mets, he allowed five runs in seven innings of work. The longball has been a problem for Lee of late, as he has surrendered seven homers in his last two starts. In his career against Atlanta, Lee is 6-4 with a 2.97 ERA
Lee will be opposed by lefty Alex Wood, who has pitched well in his rookie campaign for the Br...
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As you all know, Phillies left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo accepted a 50-game suspension today for his involvement with Biogenesis, a sports nutrition firm now known for producing and selling banned substances to Major League Baseball players. The series of suspensions are unprecedented: players were confronted with overwhelming evidence and accepted suspensions instead of being...
This weekend I chatted with Reading manager Dusty Wathan about the recent output of star prospect Jesse Biddle as well as changes of roles for hurlers Austin Wright and Brody Colvin. Additionally, I spoke with Wright, the Phillies’ 8th round draft selection out of the University of Mississippi in 2011, about his move to the bullpen after steadily being a starter throughout his...
Jesse Biddle warms up prior to Friday’s game, Image- Jay Floyd
Controversial mega-star Alex Rodriguez continued his “rehab” games in the minor leagues while baseball approaches a decision or announcement regarding the slugger’s reported connections to the Biogenesis drug case. Playing with the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Friday, the Yankees’ third baseman faced the Phillies’...
Oh what could have been.
Dan Meyer, like many former and current baseball players, took to Twitter to voice his opinions and frustrations regarding the suspensions stemming from the Biogenesis PED scandal. While many players went for the somber and cynical approach, Meyer decided to take this time of reflection and penance to get in bitter jab at one former teammate. Antonio Bastardo...
The Philadelphia Phillies just held their Alumni Weekend and much of it was spent talking about Darren Daulton and his battle with cancer. We also found out this weekend he’s not the only member of the 1993 Phillies suffering from cancer. Todd Pratt told CSN Philly that he’s been battling cancer himself for about a year now.
Pratt told Comcast SportsNet’s Leslie Gudel he...
Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton was activated off the disabled list and will start today against the Phillies. Upton will play center field and bat seventh. Upton went on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring injury suffered while trying to make a running catch. Catcher Gerald Laird has been placed on the disabled list with a kidney stone problem to make room for...
Dom Brown, Image- Joe Wombough
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown laced three hits including a home run while driving in two runs in a rehab outing for Class A Lakewood on Monday night in Hagerstown.
Brown, who has been sidelined since July 23rd with a concussion, joined the BlueClaws and played all nine innings as the club’s left fielder, getting five at bats.
Following his first...
As Craig Kimbrel shut the door for his NL-leading 33rd save, the Braves completed their 35th come-from behind win in 2013 on, of all things, a fielder's choice. Here are three observations from the 5-4 extra-inning win:
1. Dan Uggla played the unspectacular hero, but Brandon Beachy's improved performance was the biggest takeaway
Five days ago, while making his first start...
The Braves extended their winning streak to 11 games Monday night with a 3-2 win against the division rival Washington Nationals. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Justin Upton is partying like it's ... April
Could the Braves' blockbuster offseason acquisition have picked a more unfair time to rediscover the groove that made him an early, early National League...
Taking three cuts as the Braves dropped the Phillies 4-1 to complete their third sweep in a row in running their winning streak to 10 straight games.
1. The NL East lead grows -- and it could get even bigger
Chris Johnson swept Cliff Lee's two-out, two-strike cutter into right field, scoring Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman as the National League's batting leader -- now...
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A frequent word of encouragement that we’ve all heard over the years is this, “It could be worse.” Well, right now, for the Philadelphia Phillies, it cannot get much worse. The Phillies are a horrid 2-12 since resuming play after the All-Star break. They started with a bang, taking down the New York Mets 13-8. […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Alex Wood didn’t want to be the one to stop the Atlanta Braves’ winning streak.
Chris Johnson drove in two runs and Wood pitched six strong innings to lead the Braves to their 10th straight victory, 4-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
Wood (2-2) allowed one run and two hits in his fourth major league...
The Atlanta Braves are running away with the NL East.
This could become an even more one-sided race if they can take care of the Washington Nationals in a three-game set starting Monday night in the nation's capital.
Led by Alex Wood's six strong innings and Chris Johnson's ninth multi-hit game in 10 contests, Atlanta (67-45) won 4-1 at Philadelphia on Sunday. The Braves...
The Phillies limped into Saturday afternoon seeking their third win since the All-Star break. That’s not a typo; they’ve won only two games since the midsummer classic. John Lannan started for the Phils today, bringing his 6-1 career record against the Atlanta Braves to the hill. He was opposed by Braves starter Brandon Beachy. The […]