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As the Phillies continue their hot ways, so does Ryan Howard. Howard hit his third home run in as many nights tonight to help lead the way against the Braves. The Phillies used four long balls and some good pitching from Kyle Kendrick to win 6-2 and move up another game in the Wild Card hunt.
Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley, Kevin Frandsen chipped in with solo home runs of their own and the Phillies are only three games back behind the Cardinals, who lost tonight. Frandsen is hitting .329 since taking over for Placido Polanco at third base.
Tonight’s win puts the Phillies three games above .500 for the first time since June 1. The four home runs tonight were a season high for the team who only had six hits in the game.
Kendrick bounced back and pitched into the seventh inning tonight striking out six and allowing only two runs. Kendrick is 6-2 since the middle of August with an ERA just above two.
The Phillies are only three games back with 11 to go. Roy Halladay will be on the hill ...
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In the fourth inning of the Phillies - Braves game on Saturday, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard reached another career milestone, hitting the 300th home run of his career. Howard sits alone behind Mike Schmidt's 548 for career home runs as a Phillie. Here are a number of tidbits surrounding the home run today:
The home run was the second-fastest any player has...
Wow. That’s all you can really say about the Phillies 16-1 win over the Mets to finish off the sweep in Queens. They put together 21 hits and stay afloat in the NL Wild Card race.
Ryan Howard knocked in five runs, four of them on a grand slam in the ninth inning. Chase Utley drove in four runs. Juan Pierre went 5-for-6 with five singles and Jimmy Rollins had three more hits, staying...
In a September of increasing hope, Ryan Howard and the Philadelphia Phillies are winning by the slimmest margin at times. Have you been watching the scoreboard lately to notice the same dynamic on other contending teams?
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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...
APNewsNow. Phillies 3, Mets 2. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night, adding a dramatic victory to their late-season playoff push.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run but the Phillies went into the ninth with only...
On Wednesday night, the Phillies won the game over the Mets in 2 bookend innings, the 1st and the 9th. In between, not much happened.
Jimmy Rollins led the game off with a solo home run. That turned out to be the only hit for the Phillies until John Mayberry Jr. singled in the 8th. It was also the only run of the game for the Phils until there were 2 outs in the 9th inning.
We have reached the end: this is the last Phillies homestand of the 2012 season. The Atlanta Braves open the homestand tonight for the first of a three-game series. Being Atlanta's last visit to Citizens Bank Park and with the impending retirement of Chipper Jones, he will be honored by the Phillies before tonight's game. Kyle Kendrick takes on Braves starter Tommy...
Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is the 4-slot option. How does the four for the Yankees match up with the locals? 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 Phillies and Braves opened up a three-game series tonight in Philadelphia. This series will be the last time Braves third baseman Chipper Jones sees Philadelphia in his final season of major league baseball. So what better way to congratulate Chipper on a Hall of Fame career than with a smattering of boos, a few "Larry!" chants, and a 6-2 victory over his team?...
Atlanta Braves (86-64) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-74)
Tommy Hanson (12-8, 4.33) vs. Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.95)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Clear, 70
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The offense exploded last night! Hopefully the Phillies saved some runs for tonight. The sweeping of the New York Mets was huge, and the Phillies need to carry that momentum...
Final: Braves 2, Phillies 6.
WP: Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 3.89 ERA) LP: Tommy Hanson (12-9, 4.46 ERA)
The Cubs made an epic comeback earlier this afternoon home against the St. Louis Cardinals, which increased hope for the Phillies of making the playoffs. A win tonight for Philadelphia would mean that they would just be three games back with 11 games left to play. Mission accomplished...
Returning warriors, like Chase Utley, have guided the Philadelphia Phillies to a possible wild-card berth with a strong 2nd half. Can Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard inspire this squad to compete beyond the regular schedule?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle...
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets' march of misery continued at Citi Field on Thursday night, quickly hitting a new low against the resurgent Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies pounded Mets starter Jeremy Hefner with six consecutive hits to start their 16-1 win during an eight-run, nine-hit first inning. They bookended that with a seven-run ninth inning, including a grand slam...
Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski
The Phillies gained ground in the Wild Card race yesterday before they took the field. With St. Louis losing to the Cubs, the Phillies had an opportunity to close the gap to 3 games.
Kyle Kendrick gave up 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings, and the Phillies used a season-high 4 home runs to power their way to a 6-2 victory over the Braves in the first of their...