Found September 17, 2012 on
Earlier today on our Phillies Nation twitter account (@PhilliesNation), I posted this:
Well, it happened. Cliff Lee was awesome tonight, fanning 10 Mets in eight innings as the Phillies held on for a 3-1 victory.
Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown supplied the offense, both going yard to right field; Rollins in the fifth inning, Brown in the seventh, both off starter and Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey.
For J-Roll, it was his 21st of the season. CSN put up an interesting graphic regarding Jimmy: He’s had four seasons of 20 homers and 30 steals, only Bobby Bonds (9) and son Barry Bonds (7) have had more. That’s how good he’s been for such a long period of time in this town.
For Dom, it was his fourth bomb of the season; he also added a triple to raise his average to .248 on the season. He homered over the weekend, so he’s starting to flash some of that power we were all hoping to see.
But it was all about Lee pushing the Phillies to within 3 1/2 games of the second wild card in the Nati...
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It was one rough weekend for the Phillies Phillies in Houston as they failed to capitalize on what seemed to be a big opportunity to advance in the Wild Card race, but there was one bright spot: shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
In the fifth inning of the Phillies' 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros Rollins stole his 30th base of the season. The steal was number 402 of his career...
It’s September and Cliff Lee showed why he makes the big bucks. Now that the Phils are back on the winning track they have 14 games remaining in their season. They are 3.5 games back of the Cardinals who have 15 games left in their season. The Dodgers, Pirates and Brewers are sandwiched in between the Phils and the Cardinals.
Given their current situation this is how...
Cliff Lee strikes out 10 in win
The Phillies ended their brief losing streak in New York last night with great pitching from Cliff Lee and timely home runs. Lee went 8 innings, striking out 10 for the Phillies sixth win over the Mets this year. Home runs by Rollins and Brown provided enough offense to get the Phillies back on winning ways.The Phillies entered the game 4 behind St...
After a disastrous weekend in Houston, the Phillies managed to crawl back to the .500 mark after a 3-1 win over the Mets on Monday night. Cliff Lee pitched extremely well, allowing only 1 run over 8 innings. His strong performance kept the Phillies in the game against tough knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey.
For the offense, Jimmy Rollins is on a serious hot streak. It seems lately that...
Philadelphia Phillies (73-74) at New York Mets (66-80)
Cliff Lee (5-7, 3.36) vs. R.A. Dickey (18-5, 2.68)
Time: 7:10 p.m, Citi Field
TV: CSN, MLBN
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 75
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies took a huge step backwards in Houston. They had a chance to make up ground in the Wild Card, but dropped three out of four to the worst team in baseball. The Phillies...
Cliff Lee struck out 10 while outdueling Cy Young contender R.A. Dickey, and the Philadelphia Phillies regained their winning touch by beating the New York Mets 3-1 Monday night.
Jimmy Rollins homered with the help of video replay and Domonic Brown also hit a solo shot off Dickey (18-6). The Phillies pulled within 3 1/2 games of idle St. Louis for the second NL wild-card spot, though...
The Phillies were looking to shake off a horrendous four-game series in
Houston in which they lost three of four. Cliff Lee was set to start
against R.A. Dickey and the Mets, hoping to gain some ground in the
wildcard standings.The Phillies got an early lead tonight in
Flushing with an RBI sac fly to center field from Chase Utley, scoring
Jimmy Rollins. 1-0 Phils.Cliff...
The final series may mean something to both teams, because Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies might have a shot on October 3. Will you enjoy the journey or wait until September ends?
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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...
Yesterday, Cliff Lee gave the line 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks to move his record to 6-7 in 190 innings. That’s to go with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. If you had 7 wins as his over/under for the year with a full season of starts and without him being traded midseason to the Astros, you might win yourself a lot of money. If you doubled down with the bet, Roy Halladay’s...
Monday night proved successful for the Phillies as Cliff Lee and his team earned a solid 3-1 win against the Mets. The Phillies got an early lead and maintained it until the end. Hitting and pitching was on point as Lee struck out ten. He earned his sixth win of the year, while helping his team defeat the Mets. Yesterday's scheduled game was postponed due to rain. It will be...
The Philadelphia Phillies didn't do themselves any favors in the NL wild-card race by dropping three of four games in Houston over the weekend. With time winding down, they'll need to take advantage of the next struggling team on their schedule.
Cliff Lee looks to continue his hot stretch while opposing Cy Young Award contender R.A. Dickey in the opener of a three-game series...
The Mets and Phillies start a series tonight as the Mets look to play spoiler for the suddenly resurgent Phillies. If you have been tuned off to baseball with the Mets decline, the Phillies have been on the rise to become mathematically relevant as the Pirates have really slid off. Tonight, R.A. Dickey will make the start as he goes against Cliff Lee.
Dickey is 18-5 over 205.0...
The bullpen once again falters as the Phils lose yet another late season game to the Astros, as they lose 7-6.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Chase Utley hits a sacrifice fly, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a double, then moved up to third base on Juan Pierre’s sacrifice bunt, 1-3, giving the...