Found September 14, 2012 on
Philadelphia Phillies (72-72) at Houston Astros (46-98)
Cole Hamels (14-6, 3.03) vs. Edgar Gonzalez (2-0, 1.74)
Time: 8:05 p.m at Minute Maid Park
Weather: Cloudy, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Astros ended the Phillies winning streak last night. The Phillies could not hold onto a four run lead. The goal is to start a new winning streak. The Phillies can’t afford to fall back under .500 again.
Philadelphia has a lot of confidence in Cole Hamels, who is looking for his 15th win, which would be a career high. Since July 27, Hamels is 3-1 with a 2.26 ERA. During that time frame, opponents are hitting just .229 with a .571 OPS against him.
Edgar Gonzalez was just recently promoted from Triple-A, and has succeed so far. Last night, the Phillies left a lot of men on base; tonight, the Phillies need to capitalize and drive in runners.
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Recognize this guy? Well, the Phillies made his final line look a lot better than he pitched tonight. Photo: AP
In this life, three things are guaranteed: Death, taxes and the Phillies struggling against an inferior Astros team in September. Phillies fans were subjected to another expose on the latter tonight, as the Phils fell to the Astros 5-0–their second loss in three games...
Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop, is batting .306 with 4 HR and 9 RBI in the past two weeks. Not coincidentally, the once dead Phillies are back in the thick of the playoff race.Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies
A few weeks ago Jimmy Rollins was public enemy #1. Rollins has always been a lightning rod for controversy and this season has been no exception. After signing...
The fortunes of the Philadelphia Phillies have shifted for them and Cliff Lee to name one. Who would you pick to highlight their sudden emergence into a race for another October opportunity?
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Tyler Cloyd now occupies the bottom slot of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are recent additions in the west getting the job done? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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The Phillies winning streak came to an end and the Cardinals moved to 4 games ahead of the Phillies. The Brewers also moved a half game ahead of the Phillies even though they did not play.
Is all lost?
No, absolutely not!
As predicted here, the Phillies need to go 15-5 in their last 20 games to get to the playoffs. With 18 games remaining they now need to go 14-4 (Tough but...
Roy Halladay is poised to be the stopper for the Philadelphia Phillies, as they plan on remaining 3 games behind 2 troubled teams. When you look beyond the standings, do you see a real opportunity for Cholley’s boys?
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Cole Hamels gain his 15th win of the year as the Phils’ offense scored early and often to defeat the Astros, 12-6.
The Phils took the lead in the first as Jimmy Rollins hits a lead-off home run, his twentieth home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, the Phils took a 2-0 lead as Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had earlier...
With a 35-21 record since the All-Star break, the Phillies have finally gotten over the .500 mark at 72-71. With 19 games left to play, they are a mere three games behind the Cardinals for the elusive second wild-card berth in the National League.
With Jimmy Rollins playing like a superhero, Kyle Kendrick pitching like a fourth ace, and the lineup and bullpen rounding into form...
Barely a week removed from the Brandon McCarthy line drive
incident, another pitcher, Houston Astros right-hander Mickey Storey, was hit
in the face by a comebacker off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Dave
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Storey appears to be OK, as he was able to walk off the
field under his own power. BrianMcTaggart of MLB...
The Houston Astros Facebook page read "Both Jose Cruz and Joe Niekro will be at next weekend's LEGENDS WEEKEND! It's not too late to purchase your tickets to eat lunch with the legends." yesterday....
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Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday to interview with Houston Astros officials as the club searches for its next manager.
Astros owner Jim Crane picked up Porter at the airport.
Both Crane and Porter declined comment to FOX 26 Sports and MLB.com.
Porter becomes the first known candidate to interview...
HOUSTON -- Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Astros the lead, and Houston held on for a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Matt Dominguez homered for the Astros, who ended the Phillies' winning streak at a season-high seven games and dropped Philadelphia to 3 1/2 games back in the National League wild-card race...
The Phils are red hot. Last nights win was intense. Everyone
was on edge as they all wanted to keep the winning streak alive. At the top of
the sixth the score was stuck at 0-0.
Lee gave up a hit to Carlos Lee, which brought home Solano. The score
was now 1-0, Marlins.
The Fightings weren’t giving up this easily, keeping the
attitude they’ve had all season and...