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Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI single off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the 10th and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied in their last at-bat for the fourth straight day, beating the Milwaukee Brewers to complete their first three-game sweep of the season on Wednesday.
The five-time defending NL East champions have won four in a row, including three walkoff wins.
Rollins had the winning hit in the 12th against San Francisco on Sunday. The Phillies scored four runs off Rodriguez in the ninth in a 7-6 win Monday, and six in the eighth in a 7-6 win Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the Phillies signed Cole Hamels to a $144 million, six-year deal that prevents the 2008 World Series MVP from becoming a free agent in November.
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Though the Phillies have shown signs of improvement recently — especially in terms of coming back from deficits — they are still very unlikely to make the playoffs this season. While I’m not trying to Debbie Downer the situation after the last couple of wins, that type of sobering outlook is merited when the trade deadline is merely a week away.
Ruben Amaro and company are...
On this day eight years ago, Phillies Nation was born. I was jealous of my roommate’s obsession with Sons of Sam Horn and wanted a similar home for Phillies fans. Mostly I wanted one place where I could find all my Phillies information. But at least part of me was inspired by Eric Milton’s excellence. Here is Phillies Nation’s first post:
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Cole Hamels will remain with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The left-hander is close to completing a six-year contract extension for more than $137.5 million, according to major-league sources.
The deal will be the second largest ever awarded to a starting pitcher, trailing only the seven-year, $161 free-agent contract that left-hander CC Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees on...
Six years, $144 million. That’s $24 million per year for Cole Hamels, the Phillies’ third $20-plus million pitcher and their fourth player making an eight-figure salary.
Conventional wisdom is that this move cripples the Phillies financially. They’re right up against the luxury tax this season and, with Hamels’ contract, have just under $140 million committed to nine players...
In the Reading Phillies’ home game against Bowie (Baltimore affiliate) on Saturday, June 14th, outfielder Jiwan James put forth an effort that resulted in one of the plays of the year. In the 3rd inning, James approached the outfield wall and leaped to rob the Baysox’ Jonathan Schoop of a home run. In the process, James’ mitt landed behind the wall, while the ball was...
Cole Hamels toes the rubber tomorrow night for the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be the first of many memories. Does Atlanta have pitching problems and a streaky offense?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many season-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats...
Genevieve Haney, Philadelphia Phillies ball girl for the past few years, made a heckuva grab last night.
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Earlier this week, we learned that the Philadelphia Phillies and left hander Cole Hamels were working towards a long-term deal. And today, Joel Sherman of the New York Post said that Hamels hasn't accepted their offer yet increasing the likelihood of him being traded.
An executive outside the Phillies organization told Sherman that the Phillies' offer to Hamels could be at...
It is officially a streak – the Phillies have won 4 games in a row and all 4 came during their final at-bat. In the 3-game sweep of the Brewers, every game also ended in the exact same score, 7-6.
Tuesday’s improbable win included a 6-run rally in the 8th inning which was started by a 2-run homer from 2nd back-up catcher, Erik Kratz. To that point, Kratz had exactly 3 major league...
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In the midst of trade rumors about himself, Hunter Pence still has the heart for the Philly fans.
In an interview with 94 WIP's Michael Barkann and Ike Reese, Pence expressed his feelings about Philadelphia and its fans as well as making his preferance clear that he'd rather lose here than be traded.
“I just heard [the report...
One week after returning to his familiar role as closer, Francisco Rodriguez blew a big one.
K-Rod allowed four runs in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers lost their fourth straight game, 7-6 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
''I didn't get it done,'' Rodriguez said. ''It's really painful. Everything just fell apart. It's...
9 games out of the playoffs with 3 games to play before the trade deadline. A sweep this weekend pulls the Phillies within 6 and in legitimate playoff contention. 2-1 puts them at 8 out, 1-2 at 10 out, and getting swept puts them 11 games out at the trade deadline and firmly in sell mode.
Cherish this weekend – it may be the last time you see the Phillies together as you know them...