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ATLANTA -- John Mayberry, Jr.'s three-run home run into the left field seats in the 10th inning sent the Phillies to an 8-5 win over the Braves in the first game of a three-game series. Charlie Manuel shook a bottle of aspirin after the game, laughing, "I've got a headache! It was a mentally tough game." Craig Kimbrel gave up a home run to Erik Kratz to lead off the ninth inning, tying the game at 5-5. It was his first blown save since July 20 and only his second blown save of the season. "I was trying to elevate on him and it didn't go high enough," Kimbrel said. "We give the ball to Craig and we've gotten spoiled over the last couple of years," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I'm not even quite sure what the pitch was, to tell you the truth," Mayberry, Jr. said. "I was just looking for something up in the zone out over the plate. I wasn't sure if it was going to hook foul. Luckily, it stayed true." ...
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Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is the latest organizational example where developed talent is retained. How much room do the Halos and Dodgers have left before crossing the competitive-balance-tax threshold?
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There are no curfews and no equipment requirements that Charlie Manuel. In fact, the Philadelphia Phillies manager has only two rules that he insists that his players follow: Be on time for gameday and hustle when you get there. But when you break either one of those rules, the Phillies manager tends to get awfully upset. And right now, there is only one notable repeat offender...
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:
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 3 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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...
Jimmy Rollins' latest jog toward first earned him a spot where he won't have to hustle.
On the bench.
Rollins was benched after a pair of baserunning blunders Thursday in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the New York Mets. It was the second time in two weeks the 2007 NL MVP was scolded for not hustling on the basepaths.
Rollins was pulled for the start of the seventh inning...
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...
New England Revolution – Philadelphia Union 7:30 PM EST (Comcast Sportsnet)
The Philadelphia Union playoff run is unofficially over according the Manager John Hackwork, but the newly names permanent Union manager has his eyes set on 3 points in New England. After the game team has a two week a break. The last time Philadelphia picked up 3 points was on July 29 when they hosted...
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...