Found August 08, 2012 on
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The pesky Braves just can't lose, can they? Other than last night's gem of a game from Hamels, the Braves have dominated the Phillies all season. Tonight, they showed great patience at the plate and got Kyle Kendrick to exit the game early, just to tear up the Phils' bullpen. In the rubber match of this series, Phillies fans were caught with their hands shielding their eyes.
The first pitch Tim Hudson tossed tonight ended up in the first row out in right field. Jimmy Rollins launched his 40th career leadoff home run, putting the Phillies up on the board.
In the top of the second inning, Kyle Kendrick threw 50 pitches. In a short span of time, the Braves scored six runs. Here's how it all went down:
David Ross grounded out to shortstop to score Freddie Freeman
Dan Uggla and Paul Janish scored on a double from Tim Hudson
Tim Hudson scored on a single from Martin Prado
Paul Janish scored on a two-run homer from Michael Bourn (this was in the fourth inning).
BEST OF MAXIM
Have the Phillies reached the end of the line of Kyle Kendrick as a starting pitcher? It sounds as if Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is growing tired of the unpredictable Kendrick. Kendrick has provided some value for the Phillies, but yet there seems to always be the chance for a massive blow-up such as tonight's 6-run, 3 1/3 inning performance. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia...
Acquired in last week’s trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco, catcher Tommy Joseph is now among Philadelphia’s top positional prospects. An All-Star in the Double-A Eastern League, the righty hitting Joseph has posted a .262 batting average with 8 HR and 39 RBI in 87 games this season.
Joseph, who stands 6’1″ tall and weighs around 215 pounds, was the Giants’...
Before Jonathan Papelbon in the ‘pen, what reliable gun do the Philadelphia Phillies have? What free agents would you select from the list below?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here...
Cole Hamels was absolutely dominant last night on the mound, throwing his first complete game since September 2011 and his first shut out since September 2009 in his 100th career start at Citizens Bank Park. Today, Hamels spoke about why he re-signed with the Phillies.
Check out today's interview from MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM with Jim Memolo and Jeff Nelson. You...
Cole Hamels must be the stopper that the Philadelphia Phillies need tonight. Or will the losing streak against the Tomahawks continue?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed...
The Phillies lost the final game of the series to the Atlanta Braves, 12-6. The Phils had a huge rally, but the bullpen could not keep the game close.
KENDRICK’S STRUGGLES PUT JOB IN JEOPARDY
-Kyle Kendrick finished the night with an unpleasant line: 3.1 innings pitched, seven hits, six earned runs, and three walks. The Braves had a four-run second inning, with the biggest...
Domonic Brown was the untouchable. The Phillies would not trade him. Not for Cliff Lee. Not for Roy Halladay. He debuted to a standing ovation in 2010 as the Phillies entered an offensive funk down the stretch. But soon the magic died.
Brown hit just .210 in his late season call-up in 2010, and Spring Training 2011 before there ever was a Hunter Pence Brown broke his...
Theory of Relativity. Skinny jeans on guys. Nicholas Cage getting paid to do movies. Here’s another thing that makes no sense: fire Charlie Manuel.
The Phillies' number 3 and 4 hitters were injured for the first three months, Roy Halladay joined the DL for over a month, they have a minor league bullpen, and you want to blame…Charlie Manuel?
Happier Times- Game 3 of the 2008 World Series, the game I waited 15 years to see.
The 2012 Phillies are a disaster. There's no getting around that. At 49-60, 13.5 games out of the playoffs, they are playing out the schedule. The only point of these games is to find out who should be a part of the 2013 version of the Phillies. These games matter to Dom Brown. They...
Cousin Catherine was FINALLY home from her summer job, and obviously we needed to go to a Braves game as soon as possible. And because it was Star Wars night (and somehow she's never seen Star Wars??) there were a lot of festivities.
Batting practice pictures first, as usual. This might be my last weekday beepee for a while! Sad.
The first picture I took. I love it when Freddie...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh after Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-6 Wednesday night.
Ryan Howard's three-run homer off Hudson during a five-run fifth tied it at 6, but the wild card-leading Braves scored four runs after Antonio Bastardo (2-4) got the first two outs in...
Cole Hamels five-hit the Braves as the Phils finally end their losing streak with Atlanta, winning 3-0.
The Phils took a quick 1-0 lead in the first as Dom Brown hits an RBI double, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the inning off with a double. Two batters later, with Brown still on second base, and now with one man out, Ryan Howard hits a two-run home run, his fifth home...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels threw a five-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 3-0 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Braves.
Hamels (12-6) struck out six and didn't walk a batter to record his 11th career complete game and his first win in three tries since signing a 144...