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On Monday night, Phillies rookie Jonathan Pettibone made his major league debut against the Pirates. He went 5.1 innings and allowed only 2 runs after a fairly shaky start and some good defense. The Phillies offense put up 3 runs for the rookie, but two of those runs came from a wild pitch and a hit batter.
The lack of offense took another turn for the worse on Tuesday night. Cole Hamels pitched a great game, allowing 2 runs over 8 innings. But his teammates did nothing to help him. As a result of the 0-2 loss, Hamels still does not have a win this year. This is exactly what happened to Cliff Lee last year, who ended the season with only 6 wins, despite his 3.16 ERA.
There were only 4 hits for the Phillies last night. Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke had them all tied up in knots that they could not untangle. Sadly, it was a total Locke-Down.
For example, in the 4th inning, John Mayberry Jr. led off with a triple. Still, the Phillies managed to squander that opportunity as well. Not scori...
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AROUND THE WEB
If Jeff Locke was pitching to save his spot in the rotation… he is well on his way.
Jeff Locke kept the Phillies scoreless for six innings.
Locke put together the best start of his brief Major League career Tuesday night to tack on another outing to a strong run of Pirates’ pitching. After some early hiccups, Locke recorded outs on the last eight hitters he faced, then turned...
In what was one of the more miserable games of the season, the Phillies fell to the Pirates, 2-0.
Hamels Moves to 0-3:
-Just call it the Curse of Cliff. When your starting pitcher throws well enough that he should have a victory. Cole was pretty much on his game from the start, except for mistakes to Brandon Inge and Gaby Sanchez that hurt him. Hamels has gotten better every start...
Jonathan Pettibone’s major league debut was a success in the Phillies 3-2 win.
-Really impressive outing for Jonathan Pettibone. After the first few batters it didn’t look like he’d make it one inning, let alone 5 1/3. The rookie struck out six, did not issue a walk, and allowed only six hits. Two of those hits were solo home runs.
-Before the game...
After 10 starts there will be a clearer picture for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Jonathan Pettibone. Yes, there are plenty of previous examples to peruse for consideration.
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One of the amazing parts of doing Phillies Nation TV is that we don’t always get to use everything we shoot for the show. A few weeks back, we were able to speak with tonight’s starter Jonathan Pettibone regarding his preparation for 2013. The interview is brief, raw, and uncut but hopefully will let folks who may not have heard of Jon before put a face to a name. Enjoy!
Jeff Locke pitched six innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Locke (2-1) struck out six and walked two. After wriggling out of a jam in the fourth, he retired his last eight batters - striking out three of the final four.
Sanchez also doubled and Brandon Inge had an RBI...
Pirates (10-9) at Phillies (9-11)
7:05 PM–Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
No TV in Pittsburgh
The Bucs are back in action tonight as they look to even this week’s series in Philadelphia. The Pens are on ROOT once again, and for the first time this year the Bucs have been completely bounced off the air. There’s no MLB Network broadcast. The only way to watch...
Philadelphia Phillies (7-11) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (10-7)
Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 0.00) vs A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.63)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 51, mostly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Jonathan Pettibone makes his Major League debut tonight against the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates. Pettibone, 22, is the youngest Phillie starting...
(Photo credit by Jillian Souza) Jonathan Pettibone got the starting the nod as the 22 year old made his major league debut. Pettibone was solid in his first start, throwing five and one-third innings while allowing two earned runs, which both were solo home runs and recording six strikeouts. He...
On a chilly Monday evening in South Philly, a 22 year old made his major league debut on the bump for the 8-11 Phillies, fresh off the heels of a late inning win on Sunday over the Cardinals. Jonathan Pettibone pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out 6 walking none and allowing 2 runs, both of them solo home runs off the bats of Pedro Alvarez in the third and Russell Martin...
MLB News: The Philadelphia Phillies recalled pitcher Jonathan Pettibone from Triple-A Lehigh Valley while optioning pitcher Joe Savery to the same affiliate on Monday. Pettibone will make a spot start tonight and has a shot at becoming a long term answer if he does well. Savery has a good shot at being called up again sometime during the year.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither provide...
Phillies (8-11) v. Pittsburgh Pirates (10-8)Matchups: Monday- 7:05 - Jon Pettibone v. AJ BurnettTuesday - 7:05 - OGP v. Jeff LockeWednesday - 7:05 - Oh No, It's Roy v. Wandy RodriguezThursday - 1:05 - Cliff Lee v. James McDonald Breakdown:So, I'm driving in to work this morning, thinking about this series, and for the first time in many years I believe the Pirates may be...
The Philadelphia Phillies begin a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. Jonathan Pettibone will make the start as the Phillies look to win their second series of the 2013 season.
Jimmy Rollins hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth, Jonathan Pettibone had an impressive major league debut and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Monday night.
Pettibone allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 5 1-3 innings. The righty was pulled after 83 pitches and didn't get a decision.
Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit solo homers...
This game was about as tough to watch as baseball games come. Undistinguished rookie Jonathan Pettibone shut the Pirates down over his 5 1/3 innings, striking out six Bucs and walking none. The only runs the Pirates managed against him (or anyone on the Phillies' staff) were two solo homers by Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin. They went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position...