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Philadelphia Phillies (80-79) @ Washington Nationals (96-63)Pitching Matchups:Monday, 7:05- KK the Mediocre vs. Harry WangTuesday, 7:05- Tyson Brummett vs. Gio "Was Phillies Property" GonzalezWednesday, 1:05- UnluckLee vs. Not Stephen StrasburgTo Watch For:*The Phillies to win 2 games to secure a 10th consecutive winning season.*The fierce battle for team lead in RBI (J-Roll and Chooch tied with 68 apiece).*Juan Pierre speeding towards 40 stolen bases (currently with 37).*Chase Utley to hit career homerun #200 (sitting on 199).*Tyson Brummett's MLB debut, taking the place of Tyler Cloyd (forearm tightness). Brummett has bounced in and out of the rotation over his 6 minor league seasons and owns a 4.52 ERA/1.37 WHIP over 640.2 IP with a 26-47 record. Needless to say, nothing to get your hopes up about here.*A Beltway showdown for the 2012 The Howard title between Washington's Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman and Baltimore's Mark Reynolds and Matt Wieters (tied w...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Phillies will have to wait about 15 more hours if they want their 10th straight winning season.The Phils fell to the Nationals 4-2 in Game 161 of the 2012 season. Darin Ruf accounted for both runs with a pair of solo homers. He’s been a bright spot over the last week, hitting in eight straight games and slugging .774 with two doubles, a triple and two homers in his 11-game...
BJ Rosenberg gets the start tonight. He's quietly lowered his ERA by nearly cutting it in half from 13.09 (on September 1st) to 6.86, thanks to 7 consecutive scoreless appearances, spanning 10 innings.Expect tonight to seem more like a Spring Training game rather than an October baseball. The Nationals have nothing left to play for and will likely rest their regulars the final...
Major League Baseball has had a slew of weird injuries, but Ryan Howard may have won the award for the weirdest.
The Phillies slugger broke a toe Saturday after reportedly dropping a lead pipe on it, and he won't play in any of the team's final four games of the season, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com
In Howard's final at-bat of last season, he tore his Achilles...
Does Darin Ruf alter the plans for the Philadelphia Phillies in the off-season? Or can he add to the offensive power from the right side?
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Darin Ruf has caught the eye of everybody who claims the Philadelphia Phillies as their team. But that would not have been the case without the departure of 2 regulars in the outfield.TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS:I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and...
The end of this Phillies season seems to be a long, painful check list of unfortunate events. And there are still 4 games to go, so the list may not yet be complete. Let us see where we are so far:
- The Phillies have been eliminated from the playoffs.
- Ryan Howard dropped a warm-up bat on his toe and broke it, ending his season. That makes 2 straight seasons that will end with...
Major League Baseball has had a slew of weird injuries, but Ryan Howard may have won the award for the weirdest. The Phillies slugger broke a toe Saturday after reportedly dropping a lead pipe on it, and he won't play in any of the team's final four games of the season, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Ryan Howard broke a toe when he dropped that led pipe he swings in...
Watching the Phillies win a game against the Nationals last night and seeing the Nationals celebrate instead was like being in the Twilight Zone. Not many teams get to pop the champagne after a loss. But before the game even ended, the Nats were celebrating as the Braves lost, making Washington the new National League East Champs.
It was quite a role reversal for the Phillies who...
MIAMI -- Cole Hamels added to his season-high win total with a strong outing Sunday. His manager, Charlie Manuel, thinks the three-time All-Star can be even better. "I'm still looking for him to get one of these big years, like a 20 to 24-game winning season," Manuel said. "I think he's capable of doing that." Hamels (17-6) pitched seven strong innings...
Phillies review: September 2012
by Scott Butler 10/1/12
Phillies September Storyline
The Phillies had a good September of baseball. A 17-10 September record in recent years would normally cruise the Phils into the postseason, but not this season. 17-10 was not enough in 2012 to continue the Phillies streak of five consecutive NL East titles, tied for the third longest streak since...
Final: Phillies 4, Marlins 1.
WP: Cole Hamels (17-6, 3.05 ERA) LP: Nathan Eovaldi (4-13, 4.30 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (38)
Most of the Phillies' scoring today came right in the top of the first inning. After Jimmy Rollins walked and Juan Pierre singled to center field, Chase Utley hit a sacrifice fly- RBI for the first run of the game. Carlos Ruiz followed with a RBI...
Cole Hamels this afternoon continued and ended his spectacular season. In Cole's final start, he was looking to shut down the Marlins and give the Phillies the series win, which would put them over .500 again. In what has been Cole's most impressive season in the major leagues, he didn't fail to impress in this ballgame.
The Phillies gave their starter a 3-0 lead...
Cole Hamels wins his career-high 17th start as they Phils defeat the Marlins, 4-1.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Chase Utley hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a walk, then reached third base on Juan Pierre’s single, as he beat center fielder Gorkys Hernandez’s throw, while Pierre would...
They don't make bats the way they used to. They don't make the baseballs the way they used to. They don't play the game the way they used to. And they don't sign autographs the way they used to.
Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt seems disappointed about the way today's players take time to sign autographs, writing in a column for the Associated...