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Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run. And, well, Ryan Howard finished it with one.
The Phillies were trailing the Mets 2-1 in the top of the ninth when Howard hit a two run shot that gave the Phillies the lead for good. Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his 36th save as the Phils tried to keep pace in the Wild Card hunt with the 3-2 victory.
Phillies starter Cole Hamels struck out 10 in six innings of work and allowed just the two runs. Hamels has for the most part done his job at keeping the Phillies in the game. More times than not, however, the Phils have failed to return the favor in a sense.
Matt Harvey confused Phillies hitters all night. After Rollins homered in the first, Harvey didn’t allow another hit going seven innings. The righty also struck out seven in his last start for the season.
It would be Josh Edgin who gave up the home run to Howard. The Pennsylvania native suffered his first loss tonight in his young career.
There wasn’t much to th...
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Wow. That’s all you can really say about the Phillies 16-1 win over the Mets to finish off the sweep in Queens. They put together 21 hits and stay afloat in the NL Wild Card race.
Ryan Howard knocked in five runs, four of them on a grand slam in the ninth inning. Chase Utley drove in four runs. Juan Pierre went 5-for-6 with five singles and Jimmy Rollins had three more hits, staying...
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley continues taking ground balls at third base and could soon be known as third baseman Chase Utley. Sunday's television broadcast showed Utley taking ground balls at third base in Houston, and Monday, the Inquirer's Matt Gelb wrote that Utley took more ground balls. That the Phillies and Utley are devoting so much time to this is indicative...
There is a better shot at that 5th postseason berth for Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies than the numbers display. What can be discovered inside the final matchups on the schedule?
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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...
Jimmy Rollins is one of the best shortstops in Phillies history, and will undoubtedly be on the Phillies Wall of Fame one day. But will he be in Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame as well? I say that he should get in eventually, though I don’t think he ever will. Our writers take a look:
Eric Seidman: Jimmy Rollins has 48.6 WAR in his career, which ranks 12th among shortstops...
It will take more than Juan Pierre of the Philadelphia Phillies to make enough additional noise for serious October baseball. From the individuals on the roster, who do you think will make a big difference?
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Forget the score, the Phillies have done what they needed to do. Sweep the Mets. Now on to the Braves. The Phils are 4 games back after having played 150 games. With 12 games to go it will take a minor miracle for the Phils to make the playoffs but miracles are what make sports fun.
The Cards are playing .500 baseball right now so if that holds...
On Wednesday night, the Phillies won the game over the Mets in 2 bookend innings, the 1st and the 9th. In between, not much happened.
Jimmy Rollins led the game off with a solo home run. That turned out to be the only hit for the Phillies until John Mayberry Jr. singled in the 8th. It was also the only run of the game for the Phils until there were 2 outs in the 9th inning.
Juan Pierre helped the Phillies to a 16-1 route of the New York Mets last night with a career-high 5 hits.
For the Phillies, this season will be a memorable one. Last night’s 16-1 drubbing of the hapless New York Mets will be one of the highlights. As the season winds down, though, it becomes more and more apparent that the Phillies will probably not make the playoffs.
Philadelphia Phillies (74-74) at New York Mets (66-81)
Cole Hamels (15-6, 3.06) vs. Matt Harvey (3-5, 2.92)
Time: 7:10 p.m, Citi Field
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 66
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The Phillies are 4 games out of the Wild Card with 14 to play. The Phillies can only control their own destiny, as they’re back at the .500 mark.
Cole Hamels is 4-0 in his last seven...
APNewsNow. Phillies 3, Mets 2. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night, adding a dramatic victory to their late-season playoff push.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run but the Phillies went into the ninth with only...
The Philadelphia Phillies (75-74) beat the New York Mets (66-82) 3-2, tonight at Citi Field from Flushing, NY.
W - Jeremy Horst (2-0), L - Josh Edgin (1-2), S - Jonathan Papalbon (36)
Matt Harvey pitched his last start of the season going 7 innings, allowed a solo HR to Jimmy Rollins, 1 hit, walked 3 and struck out 7 batters.
Josh Edgin struck out the first two hitters...