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MIAMI -- Chase Utley drove in three runs to help lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Carlos Ruiz and Pete Orr each drove in two runs, and Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who are 79-79 and looking to avoid a losing season for the first time since 2002. Roy Halladay (11-8) struck out seven and allowed four runs in five innings for the victory. Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs and hit his 36th home run for the Marlins and second in as many days. Ricky Nolasco (12-13) took the loss, allowing five runs in five innings for the Marlins, who have lost eight of nine. Ruiz's two-run double in the seventh inning extended the Phillies lead to 7-4. Utley and Kevin Frandsen added RBI singles to cap the scoring for the Phillies. Miami trailed 9-5 in the bottom of the ninth and strung together three consecutive singles off Jonathan Papelbon with one out to load the bases. Papelbon got Carlos Lee t...
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What a season for Cole Hamels.
He was clearly one of the few bright spots for the entirety of the year in Philadelphia, and that continued today as he fanned eight over seven innings in the Phillies 4-1 win. The victory gave him 17 on the season, a new career high. And with those eight strikeouts, he reaches 216 for the season, also a new high.
It’s been a season of lows for a...
Today before the Phillies' loss to the Miami Marlins, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro met with reporters. They learned that Chase Utley would not play third base before season's end, Scott Franzke reported on the Phillies radio broadcast.
The reason was that there simply was not enough time to determine anything. Going into tonight the Phillies had just six games...
For the first time since Cole Hamels' rookie season in 2006, the Philadelphia Phillies will not be going to the playoffs. Hamels, who made his 31st and final start of the season Sunday, doesn't have any plans to watch the postseason, either. "Probably if I'm bored," Hamels said. "I think when you don't make it, you have a sense of bitterness. You...
If you would have told me back in March that I'd be writing this piece in September, I would have looked at you funny. But, here we are. The Phillies never really clicked this year after winning 102 games last year, and took a step backwards in nearly every facet of the game. Injuries also played a huge role on this team, with pretty much every relevant player aside from franchise...
The Phillies playoff run is officially over after losing to the Marlins 2-1 last night. It was another “walk-off” loss for the Phillies their 12th this season, personifying the season. No hitting and poor relief pitching ,a formula in many of the Phillies losses and what needs to be addressed in the off-season.
We all new it was coming but I have to admit it still hurts. From...
*Ryan Howard will finish the 2012 season the same way he started it, injured. The big oaf dropped the weighted bat he uses in the on-deck circle on his toe and broke it. *Jimmy Rollins surpassed the 100 runs scored mark for the 6th time in his career. *Pete Orr is batting .321, Kevin Frandsen .330, and Michael Martinez .173. Why, oh why, does Charlie Manuel insist on playing...
Roy Halladay takes the mound in Miami for his final start of the 2012 season. Thank Jeebus!2010: 21-10, 250.2 IP, 219 K, 9 CG, 4 SHO, 2.44 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, CY, AS, 6th in MVP balloting..2011: 19-6, 233.2 IP, 220 K, 8 CG, 1 SHO, 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 2nd in CY balloting, AS, 9th in MVP balloting.2012: 10-8, 151.1 IP, 125 K, 4.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP.I certainly hope this is not the beginning...
MIAMI -- After a rough start, Roy Halladay finished his final outing of the season on a positive note. Halladay (11-8) allowed four runs, three in the first inning, in five innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 Saturday. "The first inning was obviously pretty sloppy," Halladay said. "I felt like after that it got better, we scored...
MIAMI -- Carlos Lee hit a walk-off single in the ninth to lift the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee's one-out single to left-center field came off Josh Lindblom (3-4). Jimmy Rollins hit a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning for the Phillies to tie the game 1-1. Steve Cishek (5-2) pitched the ninth for the win. The Marlins led 1-0 through...
Final: Phillies 1, Marlins 2.
WP: Steve Cishek (5-2, 2.77 ERA) LP: Josh Lindblom (3-4, 3.34 ERA)
A September game consisting of two non-contending teams definitely will draw minimal interest from the media and the respective city's fans. Both teams tonight, with nothing to play far, hardly brought anything to the table.
The Phillies were trailing 1-0 heading into the...
The Phils overcomes an early Marlins’ lead to end up beating the fish, 9-5.
The Marlins took a quick 2-0 lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via singles by Bryan Petersen and Donovan Solano, with Petersen stopping at second base, and a walk to Jose Reyes, and with nobody out, Giancarlo Stanton hits a two-run single, knocking in Petersen and Solano, while sending Reyes...
By July 31, 2012 the Phillies unloaded starting outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence, effectively conceding that the group of players the Phillies had were unable to win. A few days later Joe Blanton went out the door as well, and the Phillies gave Jim Thome to the Orioles even before that. The second National League Wild Card, however, gave Phillies fans plenty of...
"I felt like my head exploded." Adam Greenberg will never forget his first Major League at-bat, his only Major League at-bat. "I lost control of my eyes and thought my head was split open," he said yesterday as he thought back to a moment that should have been one of the best in his life. "I kept saying 'stay alive,' and just repeated that...
The boxing rumor mill is back with another edition, as there has been lots of chatter today concerning some interesting subjects. This includes Timothy Bradley's next fight, slated for December 15 in Miami, as well as a very intriguing clash of unbeaten American heavyweights, Deontay Wilder vs. Bryant Jennings, which has been reportedly turned down by Golden Boy, Wilder'...
Undefeated Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) made a major statement tonight in the main event on HBO Boxing After Dark, punishing a tough, previously unbeaten Jason "Monstruo" Escalera (13-1-1, 12 KOs) until referee Steve Smoger called off the fight at the start of the eighth round, from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket...