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Philadelphia Phillies (54-63) at Milwaukee Brewers (53-64)
Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.91) vs. Mike Fiers (6-5, 2.63)
Time: 7:10, Miller Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 70
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies dropped two straight to the Brewers, and will look to end their three-game losing streak. The bullpen has been the problem for the Phillies in the last two games, but the Phillies haven’t needed the bullpen in Cole Hamels’ last couple starts. Hamels has been on a roll recently, throwing two consecutive complete game shutouts. Last year, Cliff Lee tossed three complete game shutouts, as Cole will try to match that tonight.
The Phillies will face rookie Mike Fiers, who has had a great start to his young career. Fiers is coming off one of his worst outings, however. The goal for the Phillies offense is to get to the bullpen. Like the Phillies, the Brewers have had bullpen issues this year.
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Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies have found their secret to success. Unfortunately, they only get to put their plan in action every fifth day. The secret? Run Cole Hamels out to pitch. He’ll either deliver a complete game or get you deep enough to forgo the Phillies’ sieve of a bullpen.
In Cole Hamels last three outings for the Phillies, he has shown exactly why...
MILWAUKEE -- In an otherwise disappointing season, Cole Hamels has been one of the few bright spots for the Philadelphia Phillies. Since signing a six-year, $144 million contact at the end of July, Hamels has been spectacular, allowing just two earned runs in his last three starts and pitching back-to-back complete-game shutouts. He continued his strong season Saturday, striking...
Another beauty of an outing from Cole Hamels tonight helped snap a three-game losing streak for the Phillies.
The Phillies got ahead to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run dinger by John Mayberry, Jr. which scored Laynce Nix. To follow, Erik Kratz sent a monster home run into the second deck seats in left field. Those back-to-back homers gave the Phils a 3-0 lead.
MILWAUKEE When Cliff Lee signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in December2010, putting the finishing brush strokes on a piece de resistance of a pitching rotation, the baseball world took notice.
The Phillies, it appeared, had just constructed one of the best rotations in the history of major league baseball.
That's not a title that anyone around the sport takes lightly...
Jimmy Rollins atoned for his lack of hustle from the prior battle, but other shortcomings on the Philadelphia Phillies extinguished the fire. How are they winning series mostly against contenders with this offense?
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially...
We’re back with another semi-weekly minor league review, where we take a look at the various developmental levels of the Phillies’ organization and some noteworthy players from each club. This time, it’s a glance at some top performers of late, as well as those that aren’t doing so well.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs…
RHP Jonathan Pettibone (pictured, right...
This is why you don't fall asleep drunk at Major League Baseball games...
Check out out what happened to this Phillies fan who got three beer can stacked on his head during last Sunday's St. Louis Cardinals/Philadelphia Phillies game:
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Philadelphia Phillies (55-63) at Milwaukee Brewers (53-65)
Kyle Kendrick (5-9, 4.54) vs. Randy Wolf (3-9, 5.65)
Time: 2:10, Miller Park
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Phillies win today splits the series. Kyle Kendrick and Randy Wolf have both struggled this season.
The goal for Kendrick is to keep Ryan Braun in the yard. The outfielder has been...
Final: Phillies 8, Brewers 0.
WP: Kyle Kendrick (6-9, 4.20 ERA) LP: Randy Wolf (3-10, 5.69 ERA).
One of the most unlikely players to kickoff the game scoring-wise this afternoon was none other than second baseman Michael Martinez. Martinez came into today's action with just seven hits in a total of 54 2012 at-bats, and managed to take former Phillie, Randy Wolf, deep to left...
Hamels saved the day again yesterday, with help from the offense, breaking a three game losing streak in a 4-3 win for the Phils. The Phillies had an early lead with John Mayberry Jr’s two run homer, and stayed strong with Erik Kratz’s monster that reached the second deck seats in left. Chase Utley scored on Howards double in the fourth to give the Phils their winning run...
Vance Worley has another bad start as the Phils lose once again to the Brew Crew, 6-2.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with a runner on second, and with nobody out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI double, knocking in Chase Utley, who had started the inning off with a ground-rule double, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Brewers took the lead in their half of the fourth as, with...