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The Phillies bats are simply struggling. It's no secret to them, the fans, or any opposing pitcher for that matter.
Last night's 5-0 loss to the Mets during the afternoon game in front of their home crowd was a tell tale sign of that. The Phillies have scored 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their first 8 games this season.
And a 3-5 record is the result of that.
Vance Worley didn't get much help from the offense for his second consecutive start. Even if he hadn't allowed another run after giving up a homerun in the 1st inning, chances are, the Phillies would have still lost the game.
They'll be looking to turn things around when Cole Hamels takes the mound against Mike Pelfrey Sunday afternoon. Cole will hope to have a better first outing this year compared to 2011.
At this rate, it's really not on the pitching. The bats are going to need to wake up, but according to Ryan Howard, "It's early. We'll be OK".
Here is the projected lineup for the Phils heading into the 1:00pm matinee matchup with the New York Mets.
1. Juan Pierre, LF
2. Shane Victorino, CF
3. Jimmy Rollins, SS
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Wigginton, 3B
6. Lance Nix, 1B
7. Carlos Ruiz, C
8. Pete Orr, 2B
9. Cole Hamels, P
BEST OF MAXIM
Jose Contreras may be available from the bullpen starting tomorrow. Photo: APJose Contreras completed back-to-back appearances for Class A Clearwater Thursday and Friday and could be activated soon, says Paul Hagen of MLB.com. Contreras, 40, threw in five games posting an 8.31 ERA striking out 7. Those numbers, no doubt, are a bit misleading. In his Thursday outing outing, Contreras...
Cole Hamels looked great as Phils cruise late. Photo: APThe Phils were on the doorstep all day. The Fightins put together 8 hits and 2 walks through 6 before a little bit of luck and some good hitting put them ahead for the first time in 24.2 innings. Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pence singled back to back and advanced to third and second respectively on a Ramon Ramirez wild pitch...
The Phillies will see the new $35 million man Bumgarner in Game two. (US PRESSWIRE)At 4-5, this is hardly a deal-breaking series for the Phillies. Nine games won’t tell you much about how the season will go from start to finish. But I don’t think you can doubt that there is a good amount of importance resting on the west coast.The Phillies embark on a 10-game road trip through...
In the early going this season, outfielder Gauntlett Eldemire has proven to be a catalyst for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Sporting a remarkable .324/.439/.500 line along with a league leading 8 stolen bases and 11 runs scored through his first 9 professional games, the 23-year-old has helped the team get off to a 3-1 start to their first homestand.A 6th round draft choice in...
Clearly, one deep-in-the-game arm is Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. How does Miami compare after their ace has worked? 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 after the...
7 games, 20 runs..285 On Base %.13 extra base hits.Jim Thome, Laynce Nix, and Brian Schneider 1-18 with 6 K.Placido Polanco .415 OPS.At least they're not the Pirates, who have scored a MLB low 11 runs. Of course, the Buccos did take 2 of 3 from the Phils in the Opening Series...________________________________________________________Welcome Aboard Fontenot:Mike Fontenot is a...
Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and Ty Wigginton drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Hamels (1-1) struck out 10 to help the Phillies avoid a three-game sweep at home against the Mets for the first time since June 13-15, 2006. It was the 19th career double-digit strikeout game for Hamels.
As they have all...
I’ve lived in Philly for about 15 years and I’ve definitely learned to never doubt the love Philadelphia fans have towards their sports teams. Thanks to Buzz Feed I came across another article about a fan showing how crazy he is about the Philadelphia Phillies. This fan made himself a jersey from 3,000 drink tabs and it’s pretty impressive.
In my opinion, it looks more...
Philadelphia Phillies (3-5) vs. New York Mets (6-2)Cole Hamels (0-1, 5.06) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 4.76)Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: WPHL Weather: Sunny, 70′s Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies will look to avoid getting swept by their rivals the Mets this afternoon, as they take the field at 1:35 on a sunny day in Philadelphia. Cole Hamels will take the mound...
Philadelphia Phillies pound out 11 hits and lose? Yes that’s exactly what happened Friday night as the Phillies(3-4) dropped a 5-2 decision to the New York Mets (5-2). Coming into Friday night’s game Cliff Lee (o-1) had not given up more than two runs over in a game over his last 11 starts going back to last season. [...]