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Amidst a stretch of games played against the National League East, the Phillies' woes grew worse tonight in the second game of this three-game series against Tommy Hanson and the Braves.
Brian McCann, coming off a big night, went deep again in the top of the second to put up the first run of the game.
The Phillies rallied in the bottom of the second to put up a three spot. Juan Pierre doubled to right field to score Hunter Pence. Pence, flying around the basepaths like a wild mongoose, knocked over third base coach Juan Samuel. Samuel went sailing towards the ground as the entire dugout erupted with laughter. Sammy did not laugh.
Next, Joe Blanton singled to right to score Placido Polanco from third. Jimmy Rollins ended the inning on a force out which Juan Pierre was able to score on. 3-1 Phils.
In the top of the third, Martin Prado doubled in Michael Bourn. Those two are one of the most intimidating 1-2 punches in all of baseball. The Phillies' lead was down to one...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Big Piece is back.
Following last night’s suggestion from Ruben Amaro that he could be in the lineup tonight, the Phillies made good on their word when they activated Ryan Howard from the disabled list today. Hector Luna has been sent to Lehigh Valley to make room on the 25-man roster.
Howard, who was recovering from the torn Achilles he suffered during game 5 of last...
After his first night back in the major leagues after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon in last year's National League playoffs, Ryan Howard looked out at the bevy of reporters that surrounded him. He was eventually asked about how much of the load he could shoulder for a Philadelphia Phillies team on the brink of collapse. "Nothing more than this bookbag on...
The time for excuses is coming to a close. Chase Utley came off of the DL last week, and today, the Phillies have activated first baseman Ryan Howard.
Howard torn his Achilles tendon last October in game five of the NLDS against the Cardinals, and played six rehab games, tallying eight hits, two doubles, one homer, three walks, and three strikeouts.
The Phillies could...
From the Phillies Facebook, yesterday
Chase Utley returns, and in his very first at-bat, homers. Ryan Howard returns, and in his very first at-bat, doubles. In that time, the Phillies have gone 1-8. They lost the first five games with Chase Utley. They're 0-1 with Howard. And neither has been too bad. The truth is, this team is way more than one or two pieces away from...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.
Howard doubled in his first at-bat and was 2 for 4 in his first game since rupturing his left Achilles tendon on the final swing in a postseason elimination loss to St...
Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is an emergency option. How do the fill-ins for the Yankees match-up with the locals? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
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...
(Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani)
If you haven't read this interview between CSN's Leslie Gudel and Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels, please do so. It's a great interview and an in-depth look on what Cole Hamels is thinking of this whole situation involving his future with this team.
In the interview, Hamels opens up to Gudel about his feelings on this season and...
Another night, another loss. It’s a familiar story in Philadelphia these days. This time, the Phillies lost 6-3 in front of a lifeless home crowd that had mostly retreated by the time the final out was recorded. Looking back at the Phillies’ history since moving to Citizens Bank Park, this final series before the All Star Break has to be absolute rock bottom. They’ve now lost...
Philadelphia Phillies (37-48) vs. Atlanta Braves (44-39)
Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs. Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70)
Time: 7:15 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 101
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies suffered another tough loss on Friday night. Tonight’s another scorcher, but hopefully it will be a different outcome for the Phillies.
In his starts, Joe...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is going to the All-Star game after all.
Bourn, who lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots, is replacing Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond on the NL roster for Tuesday's game in Kansas City.
Desmond has been dealing with a left oblique strain and is going to use the break to rest. The decision was made...
Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.
McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight games overall...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.
McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight...
The Phillies are closing in on an “everything must go” sale as they again lost on Friday and are now 13 games back of the first place Washington Nationals. Though the team is not ready just yet to waive the white flag, teams are beginning to call about available players. Buster Olney notes that the Reds among other teams have called about Juan Pierre.
With the various injuries...