Found September 07, 2012 on
Ryan Howard did not start.
Jeff Francis seemed in control for the Rockies.
Layne Nix tied the game with a double in the eighth, and Nate Schierholtz won the game with a single in the ninth.
Starter Cliff Lee pitched pretty well, but it was Jonathan Paplebon won the game to increase his record to 4-6.
Francis was pitching well, but was taken out with two outs in the sixth inning.
A passed ball put runners on second and third in the ninth, before Schierholtz won the game with his single.
Schierholtz was 0-15 since he came off the disabled list on Sept. 1, but came through with one out to win the game.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Philadelphia Phillies entered play Saturday at 67-71 (Saturday’s game was rained out). They are only 4 games under .500, and 7 games out of the final Wild Card spot with 24 games to go. The Phillies and Rockies will now play a double header. First game will be at 1:05, the second at 6:35.
The Phillies activated catcher Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list on Friday. Ruiz had...
Wow, I did not see this coming.
As recently as last week, the Phillies seemed to indicate that Carlos Ruiz would not be back in 2012. Given the Phillies incredibly small odds of a postseason birth and the danger of playing on an injured ankle, I personally did not expect to see Chooch again in 2012.
But, according to CSN Philly.com, Ruiz has been activated from the disabled...
La Crosse, WISCONSIN The La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club announced today that former manager Andy McKay has been hired as the Coordinator of Mental Skills for the entire Colorado Rockies organization.
McKay, who had announced earlier this year that 2012 would be his fifth and final season in a Logger uniform, recently resigned his post as the head coach of...
Colorado Rockies (56-81) at Philadelphia Phillies (67-71)
Tyler Chatwood (4-4, 5.53 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (14-6, 3.04)
Time: 7:05 p.m. Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Strong Storms, 76
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies enjoyed a nice come from behind victory last night. Despite the victory, the Phillies couldn’t do too much damage against a struggling...
This has not been an ideal year for anyone in the Phillies organization, especially Roy Halladay. After landing on the disabled list earlier in the year, Halladay struggled to regain his usual form.
In a 6-2 win over the Reds, Halladay finally looks like he is healthy again and back on his usual game. Over 7 1/3 innings, Halladay allowed just 1 earned run and struck out 5 batters...
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Expand instant replay! Expand instant replay! No, just kidding. Although I do think instant replay needs to be expanded and we need to make use of the technology we have at our disposal, the situation that arose during the Phillies win over the Reds on Thursday was just comical.
Ryan Howard nearly drew a three-ball walk in the top of the third...
Final: Rockies 2, Phillies 3.
WP: Jonathan Papelbon (4-6. 2.61 ERA) LP: Will Harris (1-1, 6.57 ERA)
Citizens Bank Park did not have too much energy as tonight's game got under way. Cliff Lee allowing two runs right away in the top of the first, and the Phillies failing to score in the bottom half after getting their first two runners on, definitely did not help that cause...
Photo Courtesy of Corey Shaw
AT&T sponsored a "Win at Home" contest for Phillies fans last season. The top prize was to be a redesign of a family room and a barbecue with a Phillies player visit. This visit was from Kyle Kendrick. The winner was excited:
Fanning herself and repeatedly telling her friends how amazing it was to have Kendrick in her house...
A muggy night in Philly brought about the start of a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Cliff Lee was looking for his fifth win on the season, while the Phillies were looking to gain some ground in the wildcard race.
Cliff didn't have a simple first inning. Carlos Gonzalez doubled with Rutledge on base, bringing him around to score. Wilin Rosario singled after...
The Phillies couldn’t do much at the plate against the Rockies Friday night, but they did enough to win the game, as they came back from a late 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 on a pinch-hit, RBI single by Nate Schierholtz. It was their 10th walk-off win of the season.
NOT THAT FRANCIS GUY AGAIN
I remember Jeff Francis from 2007 when he shut down the Phillies in the NLDS...
We may have just witnessed the farewell tour of Placido Polanco in Major League Baseball, as he was placed on the DL yet again. He certainly didn't garner the same amount of fanfare as Chipper Jones has this year in his final season. Of course Polly hasn't called it a career yet, that's merely speculation on my part. Polly's second tour of duty with the Phillies...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin DursoThe Phillies pulled themselves together last night in the ninth to earn a 3-2 win against the Colorado Rockies. The first inning was not easy for Lee and the Phils, with the Rockies ahead 2-0 early on in the game.
The following six innings were uneventful, and the Phils finally started to show up in the Seventh. With two outs, Laynce Nix doubled...