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Philadelphia Phillies (9-13) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (12-9)
Cliff Lee (2-1, 2.83) vs. James McDonald (2-2, 4.12)
TIME: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet, home of Phillies Nation TV
Weather: 64, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Last night was a total bummer. Can it get any better? The offense is a mess, despite both Chase Utley and Ryan Howard going yard against lefties last night, and it seems when the starters do well, the bullpen does not – or vice versa. They can’t play a complete game, and they haven’t in what seems like ages.
Lineup: Rollins SS, Frandsen 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Nix RF, Brown LF, Carerra CF, Kratz C, Lee P.
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$3.58 million per win. That is how much Cliff Lee earned last season for the Phillies. After going 17-8 the year before with a career winning percentage of .617 and an average of 15 wins per season, Lee finished with just 6 wins in 2012. So was it just a case of bad luck or was it possibly the signs of a declining pitcher?
In yet another lame showing, the Phillies fell to the Pirates, 6-4, dropping three of four in the series.
LEE BLOWS LEAD, BULLPEN STRUGGLES
-Even the great Cliff Lee is not immune to the virus spreading through this team. With a two run lead in the seventh, Lee gave up back-to-back singles to center field, the first to Gaby Sanchez – who also homered to put the Pirates on the...
Yesterday sucked. Plain and simple. In yet another great outing from a starting pitcher ruined by the bullpen, the Phillies fell to the Pirates 5-3 last night in game three. Roy Halladay tossed six innings of one-hit, one-run ball in his third straight solid start. After leaving the game with...
Pirates (12-9) at Phillies (9-13)
1:05 PM–Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Heads-up…it’s an early game this afternoon. The Bucs look to take 3 of 4 from the hated Phils, which make for a very solid week. Not only that, but it’s been a while since they won a series in Philadelphia. The Phils come to the Burgh in early July.
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is in the final year of his current contract. Even if the Phillies fail to contend in the National League East as the trade deadline approaches, Buster Olney of ESPN doesn't believe they'll make Utley available.
Olney believes Utley will remain with the Phillies through the season considering his history with the club....
For the second game in a row, the Pirates got a middling start against a pretty good one from one of Philadelphia's better pitchers. Neither Good James McDonald nor Bad James McDonald was anywhere to be seen today; instead, Middling James McDonald made an appearance with the ability to occasionally get some big strikeouts (he struck out Domonic Brown and Ezequiel Carerra with...
When it comes to the greatest offensive players in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies franchise, RF Chuck Klein deserves to be in the discussion. Many players to choose from, as the team came into existence in 1890 (known as the Philadelphia Quakers from 1893-1889). Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn, Greg Luzinski, Del Ennis, Ed Delahanty and Ryan Howard are among the top offensive...
The Pirates’ offense jumped on starter Cliff Lee and the Phillies’ relievers for 14 hits for a 6-3 win Thursday afternoon. Add in the fact that manager Clint Hurdle made far more of the right moves than his counterpart Charlie Manuel, and the Bucs wrapped a key four-game series win.
Gaby Sanchez hit his third homer of the season, trailing only Pedro Alvarez (4) in long balls...
Laynce Nix catches a foul ball for an out. Cliff Lee pitched well up until the 7th. He had command of his pitches and walked one. Once again, the bullpen implodes and starts giving up hits and walks. Chase Utley started off the 4th inning with a walk. He moved...
Kyle Kendrick pitched the best game of his career, throwing a three-hitter and getting home-run help from Ryan Howard to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 4-0 Friday night.
The Phillies ended their three-game skid and dropped the Mets under .500 for the first time this season.
Kendrick (2-1) scattered three singles and didn't permit a runner beyond second...
The Pirates came back to steal another victory from the Phillies on Thursday afternoon, clinching a big series win. The Bucs put their late-inning resolve on display yet again and won a crucial battle of bullpens for the second game in a row.
James McDonald looked very sharp to open the game, but he faltered a bit and fell victim to the usual problem for Pirates starters: failing...
The Philadelphia Phillies are now 23 games into their season, more than one-eighth of the way through, and they stand at 9-14. This was a team that didn’t just need, but was virtually required to get off to a decent start to prove this roster, however aged, could still win. Instead, the team finds itself 5 games under .500 almost a month into the season.
It is time to blow up the...
Philadelphia Phillies (10-14) at New York Mets (10-11)
Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 3.38) vs. Shaun Marcum (0-0, 0.00)
TIME: 1:05, Citi Field
Weather: 66, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
With last night’s victory, the Phillies have now won 7 of 8 games against the Mets, including four straight on the road. The 4-0 win displayed a lot of positives for the Phils, if...