Found April 25, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Hamels and Polanco helped the Phillies achieve a series win (AP)The Phillies finished out their 10-game, west-coast road-trip with a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The victory ends the long jaunt across the country at 5-5. Today, it was all about Cole Hamels, who earned his third victory in four starts.On offense, the Phils put up seven runs on 13 hits, giving them 15 runs and 25 hits in two days.HAMELS LOCKS IT DOWN-The final damage of the D’Backs: eight innings, four hits, two runs, one walk,  seven strikeouts. Hamels needed 108 pitches on the day, throwing 72 strikes.-Hamels allowed a lead-off double to Willie Bloomquist to start things off. He then picked off Bloomquist in an ugly rundown that went 1-5-1-4-6-3, if you were scoring at home. After that, Hamels retired 18 straight Diamondbacks and faced the minimum from the second batter of the game up until the second batter of the seventh inning. If you saw that at-bat, Hamels nearly had Bloomquist struck out on a foul ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Injury Updates on Hunter Pence and Ryan Howard

The Phillies issue the following statement: “After seeing the wound specialist in Philadelphia yesterday, Ryan Howard’s wound has gotten smaller and is healing.  We’ve been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal.  We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter. Additionally, Hunter Pence will...

Philadelphia Phillies: We aren’t dead yet

They’re old. They’re broken down. They’re done. The Philadelphia Phillies listened to the ridicule all month, as if their AARP cards are waiting in their mailbox, with retirement papers on the way. “People keep talking about how old we are (30.8 average, second oldest in the major leagues) and how our window is about to close,” general manager Ruben Amaro says. “Maybe...

Injury Updates: Ryan Howard wound is healing, Hunter Pence to get MRI

How soon will Ryan Howard make his return to the Phillies lineup? We could be getting more of a sense for establishing that timeline. After visiting the mysterious wund specialist, the Phillies have confirmed that Howard's suture wound is starting to diminish, which means Howard could be getting ready to take part in baseball activities in the somewhat near future. "After...

Phillies By the Numbers

Placido Polanco is struggling in many different facets. (MLB)Yesterday hopefully provided a jumping-off point for the Phillies offense as they struck for eight runs against the Diamondbacks. However, the numbers are still downright ugly, even after putting up that snowman.Here is a look at some of the numbers early on in the season for the Phillies offense:THE PLAYERS:-Shane Victorino...

2012 Phillies: Is it Time to Panic, No, Concern, yes

Oh, boy, the Phillies hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning last night and scored five runs. Yet, they lost to Arizona, 9-5. Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick gave up four runs in the first inning. As Comcast Sportsnet baseball analyst Rickie Bottalco said, anything more than two runs down is a huge for the Phillies to overcome (this season to date.) At 7-10, they...

Phillies send Michael Stutes to 15-day DL

The Phillies have announced that young reliever Michael Stutes has been placed on the disabled list for 15 days, retroactive to Saturday. Stutes is said to have inflamation in his right shoulder. Michael Schwimer from triple A Lehigh Valley has been called up to fill the spot in the bullpen in the meantime. Stutes heads to the DL with a 6.35 ERA after giving up three runs in...

Phillies Offense Makes An Appearance

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/24/12 QUICK HITS: Philadelphia defeats Arizona 8-5. Series even at 1-1. Vance Worley had yet another impressive outing on Tuesday night against the D-Backs. He went 6 innings, allowing only 5 hits and 1 ER while striking out 6. The Vanimal improves his record to 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA on the year. Hunter Pence (who appears to be okay) and Lance Nix each...

Again, Phillies Offense Comes to Play... Here To Stay?

Cole Hamels Leads the Way Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/25/12 QUICK HITS: Philadelphia defeats Arizona 7-2. Phillies hold the series lead 2-1. Cole Hamels had an impressive outing to improve his record to 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA on the year. He throws 8 innings of 4 hit, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 7 K baseball. He also had a 2 run single to help his cause. Hunter Pence had his 2nd consecutive...

The Phils’ offense strike back with a display of offense in support of Vance Worley as they defeat the D-backs, 8-5.

The Phils’ offense picked up the momentum from the previous night’s ninth-inning rally by striking for five extra-base hits, including three home runs, as they supported a good start by Vance Worley as they defeat the D-backs, 8-5. The Phils broke up a 0-0 tie in the fourth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits a two-run home run, his third home run of...

Nix leads Phillies' homer barrage against Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- Laynce Nix has become a recent contributor in Philadelphia, and he is starting to work his way into manager Charlie Manuel's heart. "When you swing the bat like that, I like you," Manuel said after Nix had three hits, including one of the Phillies' three home runs in an 8-5 victory over Arizona at Chase Field on Tuesday. "I start to love you."...

Gameday: Phillies (8-10) vs. Diamondbacks (9-9)

Philadelphia Phillies (8-10) at Arizona Diamondbacks (9-9)Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-1, 2.84)Time: 3:40 PM, Chase Field TV: The Comcast Network Weather: Sunny, 94 (Dome) Media: Twitter and FacebookHave the bats finally broken out? We can hardly call 10 strong innings by the offense an eruption, but let’s hope it’s a sign. The Phillies will have to work hard...

De Fratus shut down for another month

Hot News for P Justin De Fratus

Phillies 8, Diamondbacks 5

Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, snapping an 0-for-16 slump, and the Philadelphia Phillies went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Tuesday night. Laynce Nix and Shane Victorino also homered and Vince Worley scattered five hits over six innings for the Phillies, who ended a three-game losing streak. Worley (2-1) walked one and struck out six for his second straight win...

"WANTED: Phillies Offense"

The Phillies surprisingly did something on Monday night that they've only done 7 out of 17 times this season: score more than 2 runs. 5 runs to be exact. They had an explosive inning too, where they plated every single one of those baserunners. Monday even marked the first time a Phillies batter homered with a runner on base. The first multi-RBI HR of the year came off the bat...

Kyle Kenrdick becomes the first Phils’ starter to be knock out of the box before the Phils lose to the D-backs, 9-5.

Spot-starter Kyle Kendrick becomes the first Phils’ starter to last less than five innings as he is knocked out of the box in the fourth inning, before the Phils finally end up losing to the D-backs, 9-5, although scoring five runs in the ninth, highlighted by back-to-back home runs. The D-backs took the lead in the first as, with a runner on second and with nobody out, Aaron Hill...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.