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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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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT: 3-1 Triumph
The Crystal Champagne ToastCliff LeeFive-Star Performance
The Penthouse Jimmy Rollins
Cliff Lee* Scored On A Shallow Out For A 1-0 Lead In The 1st
** Smacked A Solo ...
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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...
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...
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...
Billy the Philly Fan rants about Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont after he lost two games in Houston and criticized fans on Twitter.
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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...
Roy Halladay is poised to be the stopper for the Philadelphia Phillies, as they plan on remaining 3 games behind 2 troubled teams. When you look beyond the standings, do you see a real opportunity for Cholley’s boys?
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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...
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...
This was a must-win for the Phillies, no doubt about that. Being three games back in the second wild card spot with 16 left to play, the Phils had to beat the last-place, worst in MLB Astros.
Luckily, the Phils backed up Roy Halladay with some early offense. In the top of the first inning, Jimmy Rollins scored on a sacrifice fly from Chase Utley.
In the third, Scott Moore...
NEW YORK -- R.A. Dickey lost a chance to move closer to the 20-win mark while the Philadelphia Phillies capitalized on an opportunity to inch closer to the second wild card spot. Domonic Brown and Jimmy Rollins homered, and Rollins scored another run after reaching on a passed ball after a strikeout as the Phillies topped the Mets 3-1 on Monday night. The victory was the Phillies...
The Big Piece has been a big disappointment (PHOTO: AP)
While most had written off the Phillies’ chances at a playoff run, some didn’t. Buster Olney wrote in July of an unnamed scout who believed that if the Phillies entered September six or less out of a playoff spot they would be dangerous. A few other folks at ESPN began to explore the Phillies’ chances before the Astros...
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...