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The Phillies lost a pitchers’ duel on Monday in a very entertaining game that saw Cliff Lee and Bronson Arroyo throw very well and Ben Revere make one of the best catches in team history. Things fell off the rails for the Phillies in the eighth inning, however, when small ball and a defensive miscue broke the 2-2 tie and put the Reds ahead.
The Reds’ two runs in the eighth were credited to Jeremy Horst, who loaded the bases before exiting with one out. His performance drew the ire of many Phillies fans, as this isn’t the first time Horst has been plagued by poor results in a crucial moment this season. However, most of what happened was out of Horst’s control that inning and he shouldn’t even have been pitching in the first place.
In the eighth inning of an important game, with a fully rested bullpen and the starting pitcher removed, Mike Adams should be on the mound. In fact, one could argue that Adams should have been on the mound even if the Reds had a bunch of lefties due up. Ad...
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There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What other divisional hurlers are in that group?
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I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
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The Phillies loss to the Reds last night, another wasted effort from the starting pitching. Over the last 4 games, starters have allowed only 5 runs and 16 hits over 27 innings. The offense which has largely been absent over those four games accounts for why the Phillies are 2-2, wasting some good pitching.
Last nights “routine” day off for Chase Utley was this the wrong day...
We had ourselves a pitcher's duel tonight on this Jackie Robinson Day in Cincinnati between Cliff Lee and Bronson Arroyo. (.Gif file courtesy of Eliot on Twitter) Lee, backed by some stellar offense in center field (and possibly the best play of the year), was dominating the Reds tonight. The...
The Phils are unable to take advantage of the fifth straight quailty start by one of their starters, as they lose the opener of their series with the Reds, 4-2.
The Phils and Reds were involved in a pitchers’ due between Phils’ starter Cliff Lee and Reds’ starter Bronson Arroyo for the first six plus innings, as Lee gives up just three hits and a walk in his first six innings...
Philadelphia Phillies (6-6) at Cincinnati Reds (5-7)
Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08) vs. Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 5.25)
Time: 7:10 pm, Great American Ballpark
TV: ESPN, PHL 17
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 68
Media: Twitter and Facebook
First, let us send out thoughts and prayers to the people who may have been affected by the heinous bombings at the Boston Marathon. We certainly hope that if you have...
The Phillies are coming off of their second-straight series win of the year after the Roy Halladay of old returned against the Marlins yesterday. The Good Doctor threw 8 strong innings, allowing an earned run on five hits while walking one and striking out two to notch his 200th career...
After a slow start, the Philadelphia Phillies appear to hitting their stride as they open a three-game road series against the slumping Cincinnati Reds.
The Phillies will try for their fifth win in six games on Monday night when Cliff Lee takes the mound hoping to hand the Reds a sixth straight loss.
Roy Halladay tossed eight strong innings to earn his 200th career victory and...
ATLANTA The Royals ended the Braves' 10-game winning streak in anticlimactic fashion Wednesday afternoon, blanking Atlanta 1-0 at Turner Field. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Wade Davis joins a short list
Wade, meet Cliff Lee. Cliff, meet Wade.
For just the second time this season, an opposing pitcher took the mound and beat the Braves. Both instances came...
Phillies (6-6) at Cincinnati Reds (5-7)Matchups: Monday - 7:00 - Cliff Lee v. Bronson ArroyoTuesday - 7:10 - Oh No, It's KK v. Homer BaileyWednesday - 7:00 - John Lannan v. Mike LeakePitching:The Phils will miss the Reds' two top starters, Mat Latos (3.26 ERA) and Johnny Cueto (2.60 ERA). Instead, they'll see the three mediocre arms listed above. All three have ERA'...
Let us examine the latest Phillies performance last night in Cinncinatti: The starting pitching was solid, the offense was mostly absent and the bullpen blew the game in the 8th inning, resulting in a loss. Sound like a familiar scenario? It should; that describes most of the 2012 season. Ugh.
Is this Déjà vu or Déjà voodoo? Has someone or something cast a sleepy spell over this...
Image via Ben Revere on Twitter.
There are some days when it just seems as though baseball does not matter much. Yesterday was one of those days. Hours after multiple explosions went off near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three (and rising in all likelihood) and inuring many more, the Phillies opened a three-game road series in Cincinnati, hoping to build off...
There's no doubt that last night's ball game was a tough-luck loss for the Phillies. Cliff Lee dazzled through six innings before allowing two runs in the seventh inning. With the Reds in control, the Phillies struck back with a Chase Utley pinch-hit two-run home run. With Lee off the...
On a day filled with sadness for so many, baseball played on. On Jackie Robinson Day, and only a few hours after the horrifying explosions in Boston, the Phillies and Reds’ starters went toe-to-toe in a terrific pitcher’s duel. Unfortunately, the Phillies came up on the losing end of a 4-2 outing to the Reds.
To your right is one of the greatest catches I have ever...
Final: Phillies 2, Reds 4.
WP: Bronson Arroyo (2-1, 4.05 ERA) LP: Jeremy Horst (0-1, 9.53 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (3)
Tonight's game remained scoreless up until the bottom of the seventh inning. Prior to that, the only real threat of offense from either club came in the bottom of the second inning with Jay Bruce on first base for the Cincinatti Reds. Todd Frazier made...
Photo by Rich Wilkins It's time for week three. Two series, two playoff teams from a year ago. We start in Cincinnati- Monday-Wednesday- Philadelphia Phillies (6-6) @ Cincinnati Red (5-7) Monday- Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08) vs. Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 5.25) Tuesday- Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 5.40) vs. Homer Bailey (1-1, 5.73)...