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Cliff Lee won his fourth game of the season this evening against the Atlanta Braves. Lee pitched a masterful outing of seven innings, allowing just five hits, walking one, and striking out five.
Lee was taken out after seven after reporting a tight hamstring. Lee later said it was not anything serious, just a cramp.
The Phillies provided plenty of offense to back up the stellar pitching. John Mayberry got it going with an RBI single to center which scored Juan Pierre in the first inning.
In the third, Jimmy Rollins launched a solo homer to right field, an estimated 349 feet. 2-0 Phils.
Juan Pierre scored again in the fifth on an RBI double slapped to deep center by Chase Utley. In the following inning, the Phils loaded up the bases for Cliff Lee who drew a walk, forcing in Laynce Nix from third.
In the same inning, Ty Wigginton grounded into a fielder's choice, which sent Kevin Frandsen home. 5-0 Phillies.
The only run from the Braves' lineup came from a solo hom...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled relief pitchers Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
De Fratus, a right-hander, and Diekman, a left-hander, are with the Phillies for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Diekman is 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA in 23 games with Philadelphia. He was optioned to Lehigh Valley on July 31.
De Fratus was on the Phillies...
According to Todd Zolecki, the Philadelphia Phillies have activated outfielder Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day disabled list.
Working his way back from breaking the big toe on his right foot, he recently was in a rehab assignment with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs beginning this past Sunday.
Schierholtz hit .219 with a home run, a double and two RBIs in 11 games with...
Wow. What a collapse. The Phillies were just inches away from closing within 7 games of a wild card spot and keeping some playoff chances alive, though remind. Instead, the Phillies would end the game 9 games behind the Braves in the Wild Card race and 8 games behind St. Louis.
This game had "Phillies sweep" written all over it. The Phillies scored five runs...
In this quick blurb from mlb.com, Carlos Ruiz spoke about possibly just missing the remaining month of the season to reccover:
"I don't want to come back and the injury happens again. I don't try to push it too much -- just taking it nice and easy with my running. If I feel something, stop. But so far, I feel real good. It'll be a little hard. It's not completely...
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He will be available for today's game against the Atlanta Braves.
In five games with the club in 2011, De Fratus was (1-0) with a 2.25 ERA in four innings pitched.
Below is a game log of his appearances for the Phillies in 2011:
De Fratus is back after arm issues (AP)
The Phillies youth movement in the bullpen continues. On Saturday, lefty Jake Dikeman was recalled from Lehigh Valley and on Sunday Justin De Fratus made the trip to meet the Phillies in Atlanta.
Diekman’s control was the issue and the reason why he was demoted. That continued with the Iron Pigs as he walked 10 batters in 11 1/3 innings...
Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins. Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.
The Phillies avoided a sweep yesterday by beating the New York Mets 3-2, taking over sole possession of third place. Kyle Kendrick won for the fourth straight time with another terrific performance. After having a meeting with Manuel a couple of weeks ago, Kendrick has been excellent.
The star of the game was Kevin Frandsen...
Jonathan Papelbon quietly packed his red Phillies travel bag in the visitor’s clubhouse Sunday night at Turner Field.
The closer had just served up a three-run home run to Braves third baseman Chipper Jones in the bottom of the ninth inning in a brutal 8-7 loss. Papelbon is paid big money to close games, so any time he blows one he is upset.
But this one had a different feeling...
Final: Phillies 8, Braves 5.
WP: Josh Lindblom (3-3, 3.58 ERA) LP: Cristhian Martinez (5-4, 4.39 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (31)
Ryan Howard didn't receive the nickname "Big Piece" for no good reason. He jump-started this crucial series down in Atlanta in the Phillies favor, with a home run in the top of the second to give the Phillies the early lead.
In the bottom...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.
Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save...
With an 8-5 win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies are now only 8 games out of the Wild Card. If they sweep the Braves, they will only be 6 games out — with 3 more games against them come Mid-September. The Phillies need to cover 3 games + sweep these 2 series, to make the playoffs? Not impossible!
Erik Kratz survived a crushing hit at home plate in the fourth inning...