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Game 1 the Phillies prevailed in spite of a rough pitching performance from Joe Blanton, who gave up 5 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. An explosion from the offense thanks to the bats of Jim Thome and Shane Victorino made the Phillies victorious.
Game 2 went to poor defense. Jimmy Rollins, Vance Worley, and Mike Fontenot recorded errors, while Hunter Pence missed a throw to second base that would have made up for Fontenot's error and eliminated a baserunner that went on to score. Vance Worley gave up just one earned run, but thanks to poor defensive play, he gave up three total.
Game 3 Cliff Lee hopes to find his first victory. We've been writing all season about Cliff Lee looking for his first win, so there is nothing else to add to that story. We all know that Cliff Lee should provide a solid pitching performance, so the question is, will they hit behind him and play defense?
The Phillies had the benefit of facing the lower en...
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Phillies Left-hander Cliff Lee was will attempt to notch his first win of the season against the Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a 3 game interleague series today.
The Philadelphia Phillies have won 5 consecutive NL East titles. In that span, they’ve also won a World Series title for a Championship starved city. Make no mistakes, this has been the true Golden Age of Phillies...
The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted B.J. Rosenberg from the minors, adding another right-hander to their bullpen.
The Phillies selected Rosenberg's contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before Saturday's game in Baltimore. Philadelphia sent lefty reliever Raul Valdes to their top affiliate after Friday night's win over the Orioles.
The 26-year-old Rosenberg was 1...
The Philadelphia Phillies aren’t accustomed to hovering around the .500 mark, let alone falling on the wrong side of it. Winners of five straight division titles, the team and its core members are used to playing solid baseball and firming up grasps on playoff berths. Throughout this recent run of success, the front office has used the trade deadline to bolster the roster, fix...
Philadelphia Phillies’ LHP Cliff Lee is a pretty darn good pitcher. His reputation and production speaks for itself. However, 2012 has been a pretty unlucky year for Lee.
Lee’s peripherals have been pretty much on point. He has 74 K’s in 70.2 innings, a 52.3 percent Ground Ball Percenage, and a 2.65 xFIP. When it comes to wins however, Lee has had no luck at all.
The Phillies one game win streak was short lived as the Orioles won their eighth straight extra inning game with an Adam Jones homer in the bottom of the 12th inning.Behind the solo efforts from Jimmy Rollins, Jim Thome and Hector Luna the Phillies couldn’t put together enough run scoring chances to put the Orioles away.Vance Worley suffered from unearned run syndrome today...
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins knows a good baseball season when he sees one. He knows a bad one, too. Sometimes, it takes a trained eye sometimes to know the difference. So there was Rollins on Saturday in Baltimore, shaking his head at the elements of a 6-4 extra-innings loss that would precede a 5-4 extra-innings defeat Sunday. In it, the Phillies hit line drives ... right into gloves...
Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies is a solid option after the number ones. How does that match-up with the Brew Crew? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
The Philadelphia Phillies are in last place, Cliff Lee is still winless and injured stars Ryan Howard and Chase Utley remain unavailable.
In spite of it all, manager Charlie Manuel remains hopeful, even after the Phillies lost 5-4 in 10 innings to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, their eighth defeat in nine games.
''If we can get better, we definitely will,'' Manuel...
It’s time, once again, for the (usually) weekly Phillies minor league review. In this edition, we’ll take a look at some hot performers, some less-than-hot performers and a college draftee headed to the College World Series. Lakewood BlueClaws, Class A South Atlantic League. 21-41 record, 6th place out of 7 (19 1/2 GB) in Northern division.Right-handed starter Colin Kleven...
Jonathan Papelbon is the only reliever with a role on the Philadelphia Phillies. All the other jobs are up for grabs. Can Antonio Bastardo handle the 8th by himself, or is a deal for a right-handed compliment possible?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 8-3 disappointment: 1
Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the 12th and the Baltimore Orioles won their eighth straight extra-inning game, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Saturday and spoiling B.J. Rosenberg's major league debut.
Jones ended a season-worst 0-for-18 slump with a single in the ninth, then launched a drive over the outstretched glove of center fielder Shane Victorino.
BALTIMORE-Matt Wieters lined a game-winning RBI double to right field with one out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Baltimore Orioles a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon. The Orioles (34-26) now have won nine straight extra-inning games and are 9-2 in those contests this season. They won two of three from the Phillies (29-33) in...
Phillies 4, Orioles 5.
WP: Darren O'Day (4-0, 1.78 ERA)
LP: Joe Savery (0-1, 3.06 ERA)
An error by Ty Wigginton in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed the Orioles to score the winning run during the following at-bat with a walk-off double by catcher Matt Wieters. Cliff Lee remains winless after his 10th start of the season.
The Phillies are now eight games back in...