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Last night’s Phillies – Reds game looked like it might wind up being an exciting win for the Phils. Instead, it was a loss, although it was still an interesting contest.
The Phillies took the lead in the game and then lost or tied it again 3 times. Ryan Howard drove in a run in the 1st and that was all the scoring through the first 6 innings. Cliff Lee was pitching well, but a slim 1 run lead seemed, as it has all season long, unlikely to hold up.
Sure enough, Lee got into trouble in the 7th and gave up 3 runs, although 1 was unearned due to a Howard error. The defense behind Lee ranged from spectacular to awful, with the Howard error being of the “awful” variety.
But before that, Lee worked out of a 6th inning jam thanks to some amazing defense. Kevin Fransden dove for a ball at third, flipped around on the ground and threw home from his knees to get a force out and save a run. You have to see it to believe it. It was an incredible effort.
Later in the game, Fransden shined again w...
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Cliff Lee will take the mound on Sunday, when the Philadelphia Phillies close out a three-game series with the first-place Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. It will be Lee's final chance to win a game at home before coming up on the one-year anniversary of his last win at the Phillies' nine-year-old ballpark. "I barely remember yesterday," Lee said when...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 2 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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...
Last night the Phillies showed us the team we’ve been missing in an exciting win against the Reds. Doc definitely didn’t have his best performance, but he was still dominant against Cincinnati's pitcher Mike Leake.
The Fightin’s started off slow, as the Reds took an early 2-0 lead in the first, but they quickly changed pace and got on the board later that inning with...
It was a close game that went back and forth, but the Phillies couldn’t come through to beat the Reds.
-Cliff Lee’s line: 6.2 innings, 3 runs (2 earned), 9 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts. Lee pitched great until the seventh inning; he couldn’t get out the jam and allowed the Reds to take a 3-1 lead.
-The Phillies immediately rallied in the bottom of the seventh. They were...
I am not here to talk about BABIP, ERC, DIPS or any other Sabermetric stats that "prove" Cliff Lee is unlucky and is still having a great season (Cliff Lee-esque if you will). Nope, I'm here to talk about his wins, and in that department nobody can argue that he's been extremely unlucky.Through 21 starts, Lee has a 3.83 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Honestly, that should...
Journeyman infielder Kevin Frandsen bailed out starting pitcher Cliff Lee on Tuesday night with an excellent diving stop at third base.
The play occured in the top of the eighth inning with the bases loaded and no outs in a one run game. Frandsen made a diving stop and threw a strike to home plate to force out Zack Cozart.
The Reds failed to score a run in the inning, but went on...
Phillippe Aumont, one of the prospects received in the 2009 trade of Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners, has been called up by the Philadelphia Phillies to replace Jeremy Horst. Horst has been placed on the paternity leave list. As irony would have it, Aumont will be activated for tonight' game, which will be started by Lee.
I am not sure how many times this has happened in the...
What seems like an eternity ago the Phillies traded ace pitcher Cliff Lee, fresh off of a World Series run and two dominant World Series games for three prospects: Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies, and J.C. Ramirez. The move designed to "replenish the farm system" has yet to yield a major league player. That is, until today.
Cincinnati Reds (74-49) at Philadelphia Phillies (57-65)
Homer Bailey (10-8, 4.16) vs. Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.83)
Time: 7:05 p.m. Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are moving up the standings! They’re currently tied for third place. A win and a Mets loss could put them in sole possession of third place. Disappointing...
Final: Reds 5, Phillies 4.
WP: Jonathan Broxton (3-3, 3.02 ERA) LP: Jonathan Papelbon (3-5, 2.86 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (30)
In a roller-coaster battle of a game, similar to the first game of the series in which the Phillies ultimately prevailed, a ninth-inning home run by Zack Cozart off of Jonathan Papelbon would prove to be the winning run for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds have baseball's second-best record and appear to be headed for just their second postseason appearance in the last 17 years.
They have to be thrilled the Philadelphia Phillies almost certainly won't be around in October as well.
The Reds look to avoid losing their eighth straight and 16th out of 17 against the Phillies on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank...
The offense came to life en route to a 12-5 Phillies victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The offensive outburst led to an early exit for starter Mike Leake, as the Phillies finished the night with 15 hits.
The score went back and fourth like a see-saw for a few innings until the Phillies broke the game wide open.
HALLADAY GETS THE W
-Roy Halladay finished the night after seven innings...
John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz had solo shots to back Roy Halladay, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-5 on Monday night.
Halladay (7-7) wasn't sharp, allowing five runs and 10 hits in seven innings. But the offense bailed out the two-time Cy Young Award winner.
Domonic Brown hit a go-ahead two-run double off...