Found April 25, 2012 on
Philly Sports Live:
PHOENIX — The Phillies had reached a point where they hoped five meaningless ninth-inning runs in a loss Monday could propel them to greater things.
They hope Tuesday is a continuation of that first step.
The Phillies hit three home runs on their way to an 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The win put the Phillies in position to finish their 10-game road trip through San Francisco, San Diego and Arizona at 5-5 with a victory in the series finale against the D-backs on Wednesday afternoon.
Considering the way the road trip looked and felt at times, they would happily take a .500 mark.
The Phillies jumped on Josh Collmenter — who stepped on the mound with an 0-1 record and a 10.22 ERA — tagging him for nine hits and six runs in six-plus innings.
It started in the fourth inning. Manager Charlie Manuel had a hunch to play Pete Orr, and Orr rewarded him with a leadoff single. Hunter Pence, who returned to the lineup after missing one game with a bruised left rotat...
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The Phillies issue the following statement: “After seeing the wound specialist in Philadelphia yesterday, Ryan Howard’s wound has gotten smaller and is healing. We’ve been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal. We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter. Additionally, Hunter Pence will...
(Yahoo Sports)Hunter Pence is getting a break tonight, but it’s not just for a breather in the midst of his 0-for-15 slump. Pence is dealing with a shoulder injury, according to Charlie Manuel (thanks to Matt Gelb and the beat reporters).If you remember, Pence slammed into the wall at AT&T Park in San Francisco last week, jarring the shoulder. So far, nothing concrete has been...
Right-handed reliever Justin De Fratus has recovered from the elbow ailment that kept him out of action throughout all of spring training and has begun facing batters in minor league rehab appearances. The Phillies’ 11th round draft pick from 2007 has been checking in, on a regular basis, and providing exclusive updates directly to the fans about his road back to action at the...
How soon will Ryan Howard make his return to the Phillies lineup? We could be getting more of a sense for establishing that timeline.
After visiting the mysterious wund specialist, the Phillies have confirmed that Howard's suture wound is starting to diminish, which means Howard could be getting ready to take part in baseball activities in the somewhat near future.
Placido Polanco is struggling in many different facets. (MLB)Yesterday hopefully provided a jumping-off point for the Phillies offense as they struck for eight runs against the Diamondbacks. However, the numbers are still downright ugly, even after putting up that snowman.Here is a look at some of the numbers early on in the season for the Phillies offense:THE PLAYERS:-Shane Victorino...
Oh, boy, the Phillies hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning last night and scored five runs.
Yet, they lost to Arizona, 9-5.
Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick gave up four runs in the first inning.
As Comcast Sportsnet baseball analyst Rickie Bottalco said, anything more than two runs down is a huge for the Phillies to overcome (this season to date.)
At 7-10, they...
The Phillies have announced that young reliever Michael Stutes has been placed on the disabled list for 15 days, retroactive to Saturday. Stutes is said to have inflamation in his right shoulder. Michael Schwimer from triple A Lehigh Valley has been called up to fill the spot in the bullpen in the meantime.
Stutes heads to the DL with a 6.35 ERA after giving up three runs in...
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/24/12 QUICK HITS:
Philadelphia defeats Arizona 8-5. Series even at 1-1.
Vance Worley had yet another impressive outing on Tuesday night against the D-Backs. He went 6 innings, allowing only 5 hits and 1 ER while striking out 6.
The Vanimal improves his record to 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA on the year.
Hunter Pence (who appears to be okay) and Lance Nix each...
Cole Hamels Leads the Way
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/25/12 QUICK HITS:
Philadelphia defeats Arizona 7-2. Phillies hold the series lead 2-1.
Cole Hamels had an impressive outing to improve his record to 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA on the year.
He throws 8 innings of 4 hit, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 7 K baseball. He also had a 2 run single to help his cause.
Hunter Pence had his 2nd consecutive...
The Phils’ offense picked up the momentum from the previous night’s ninth-inning rally by striking for five extra-base hits, including three home runs, as they supported a good start by Vance Worley as they defeat the D-backs, 8-5.
The Phils broke up a 0-0 tie in the fourth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits a two-run home run, his third home run of...
Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, snapping an 0-for-16 slump, and the Philadelphia Phillies went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Tuesday night.
Laynce Nix and Shane Victorino also homered and Vince Worley scattered five hits over six innings for the Phillies, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Worley (2-1) walked one and struck out six for his second straight win...
Hamels and Polanco helped the Phillies achieve a series win (AP)The Phillies finished out their 10-game, west-coast road-trip with a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The victory ends the long jaunt across the country at 5-5. Today, it was all about Cole Hamels, who earned his third victory in four starts.On offense, the Phils put up seven runs on 13 hits, giving them 15 runs...
The Phillies surprisingly did something on Monday night that they've only done 7 out of 17 times this season: score more than 2 runs.
5 runs to be exact. They had an explosive inning too, where they plated every single one of those baserunners. Monday even marked the first time a Phillies batter homered with a runner on base. The first multi-RBI HR of the year came off the bat...
Spot-starter Kyle Kendrick becomes the first Phils’ starter to last less than five innings as he is knocked out of the box in the fourth inning, before the Phils finally end up losing to the D-backs, 9-5, although scoring five runs in the ninth, highlighted by back-to-back home runs.
The D-backs took the lead in the first as, with a runner on second and with nobody out, Aaron Hill...
Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and also hit a two-run single Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2.
Hamels (3-1) gave up a leadoff double to Willie Bloomquist in the first, then retired the next 18 batters.
The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits. He struck out seven, including his final three hitters.
Hamels' single capped...