Found September 22, 2012 on
Justin De Fratus
The Phillies have put themselves into a position in the second wildcard race where a series like this is a must-win. In fact, the next 11 games are all must-wins. They hoped Roy Halladay could help them continue their winning streak, but it wouldn't be that simple.
In the top of the first inning, Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones scored on a three-run home run off the bat of Freddie Freeman. Halladay had Freeman at 0-2 with two outs. 3-0 Braves.
Halladay would see his last inning in the second. Jason Heyward doubled to deep right field, clearing the bases. Just like that, the Braves were ahead 6-0. Doc got the hook after that, and Charlie called on Jeremy Horst to come in. Heyward later scored on a double from Chipper Jones, extending their lead to 7-0. Halladay was charged with the run and his ERA is now at 4.40.
So, after a horrendous inning and two thirds, Halladay had been charged with seven earned runs on five hits, while walking three and striking out three. He tossed...
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As the Phillies continue their hot ways, so does Ryan Howard. Howard hit his third home run in as many nights tonight to help lead the way against the Braves. The Phillies used four long balls and some good pitching from Kyle Kendrick to win 6-2 and move up another game in the Wild Card hunt.
Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley, Kevin Frandsen chipped in with solo home runs of their own...
Just two hits by the offense and some lackluster defense led to another loss on Sunday, as the Phillies dropped the series finale to the Braves, by a score of 2-1.
Roughly a year following the Phillies contributing to Atlanta’s historic collapse down the stretch and missing the playoffs in 2011, it seemed to be the Braves that did in the Phils this time around, as the team that...
Returning warriors, like Chase Utley, have guided the Philadelphia Phillies to a possible wild-card berth with a strong 2nd half. Can Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard inspire this squad to compete beyond the regular schedule?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 3 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the...
On Thursday night, the Phillies gave the Mets a spanking and then some. It was an outright stomping to the tune of 2 touchdowns and a safety. If you are not a football fan, that is the baseball equivalent of 16 runs.
The 16-1 pummeling began with an 8-run 1st inning. The Phillies went all the way through the line-up, batters 1-8, before a single out was recorded by the Mets. The...
The Philadelphia Phillies have a chance Thursday to start a pitcher with 198 career wins, two Cy Young Awards and $20 million in annual salary against the Washington Nationals. Yet for reasons physical, precautionary and a little fuzzy, they are resisting committing one more start this season to Roy Halladay. Halladay, 35, labored through 1 2/3 innings Saturday, surrendering...
While they are not “officially” out of it yet, the Phillies have dropped to 5 games out of the Wild Card race after 2 straight losses to the Braves. With 4 teams in front of them and only 9 games to go, the Phillies playoff hopes are all but dead.
On the mound today, Cliff Lee put forward a valiant effort, working in and out of trouble throughout the game. Despite his many challenges...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies did all their scoreboard watching before taking the field, and then took care of their own business.
Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Chase...
Final: Braves 2, Phillies 6.
WP: Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 3.89 ERA) LP: Tommy Hanson (12-9, 4.46 ERA)
The Cubs made an epic comeback earlier this afternoon home against the St. Louis Cardinals, which increased hope for the Phillies of making the playoffs. A win tonight for Philadelphia would mean that they would just be three games back with 11 games left to play. Mission accomplished...
Juan Pierre helped the Phillies to a 16-1 route of the New York Mets last night with a career-high 5 hits.
For the Phillies, this season will be a memorable one. Last night’s 16-1 drubbing of the hapless New York Mets will be one of the highlights. As the season winds down, though, it becomes more and more apparent that the Phillies will probably not make the playoffs.
Atlanta Braves (87-65) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (77-75)
Tim Hudson (15-6, 3.77) vs. Cliff Lee (6-7, 3.27)
Time: 4:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 85
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Saturday was not pretty for the Phillies. They must rebound today and try to take the final game of the series.
Cliff Lee has been terrific lately. He’s 4-0 with a 1.63 ERA in his last...
The Phillies presented Chipper with a Dick Perez painting. (Photo by Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network)
As Chipper Jones makes his final jaunt into Philly this weekend, it brings back awful memories of him tearing the Phillies a new one through all the years. The headline is written with a degree of sarcasm, it also rings true.
Hearing “Larry” come from the stands as...
We have reached the end: this is the last Phillies homestand of the 2012 season. The Atlanta Braves open the homestand tonight for the first of a three-game series. Being Atlanta's last visit to Citizens Bank Park and with the impending retirement of Chipper Jones, he will be honored by the Phillies before tonight's game. Kyle Kendrick takes on Braves starter Tommy...
Atlanta Braves (86-64) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-74)
Tommy Hanson (12-8, 4.33) vs. Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.95)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 70
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The offense exploded last night! Hopefully the Phillies saved some runs for tonight. The sweeping of the New York Mets was huge, and the Phillies need to carry that momentum...