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Philadelphia Phillies (36-40) @ San Diego Padres (38-38)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - Cliff Lee vs. Eric StultsTuesday - KK vs. Jason MarquisWednesday - Ol' Girl Parts vs. Undecided10:10 start time for all gamesFriars Bats:R - 315 (16th)AVG - .248 (19th)OPS - .703 (20th)Their top two offensive threats have been DL'd, Everth Cabrera/SS (.300/.800, 31 SB) and Jedd Gyorko/2B (.284/.802). Doesn't matter though, big boy Kyle Blanks/LF is now thumping the ball with regular playing time (.845 OPS) and Logan Forsythe (.319/.833) has filled in nicely at 2nd base. Also, Carlos Quentin/LF can still clobber a ball (.846 OPS).Friars Arms:ERA - 4.10 (22nd)WHIP - 1.33 (21st)Stults (3.25/1.09) and Marquis (3.59/1.38) have helped steady the rotation this season. The bullpen is stocked with plenty of options that have shut down the opposition so far this season. Nick Vincent, Tom Layne, Joe Thatcher, Luke Gregorson, and Tyson Ross all have an ERA of 2.54 or better.Prediction:Phillies ge...
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With his third blown save of the season, and week for that matter, yesterday, you have to wonder if some of the trade talk is wearing on Papelbon. At the same time, it is refreshing to know that outside the Phillies’ bubble, others believe that Papelbon would be available should the Phillies fall out of contention. Entering today, the Phillies are...
The Phillies are coming off of an 8-0 loss to finish off another series loss at the hands of the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Four games under .500 and even farther out of the NL East race the Phillies will set out on a 10-game road trip in San...
With an ailing bullpen and struggling closer, the Phillies needed Cliff Lee to go deep into Monday’s opener against San Diego. Lee went eight plus innings, but the Phillies imploded once again, blowing a three run lead in the ninth before allowing the Padres to walk off with the 4-3 win in the tenth.
Jonathan Papelbon blew his fourth save in his last five chances, and the Phillies...
Philadelphia Phillies (36-40) vs. San Diego Padres (38-38)
Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.53 ERA) vs. Eric Stults (6-5, 3.25 ERA)
TIME: 10:10 ET (7:10 PT)
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 70, mostly sunny
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The Phillies will turn to their ace tonight to try to take game one of a three game series against the Padres, which also kicks off a nine game road trip. The Phillies...
Cliff Lee was masterful last night in San Diego. Chase Utley hit a home run, Dom Brown flashed some leather in left field and the San Diego Padres looked to be no problem for the Phillies on the start of a ten game west coast swing. With the Phillies up 3-0 entering the bottom of the ninth and it already half past midnight I was growing so tired that I just could not manage to fight...
I don’t know if you can really understand until he’s yours. You might’ve forgotten, but Cliff Lee pitched for the Mariners once, and while I knew Lee was an ace starter beforehand, it wasn’t until I watched him every five days that I really “got” it. Lee was perfect. He wasn’t and isn’t the best starting pitcher in the world, but he’s close, and he does everything...
Kyle Blanks singled home the winning run in the 10th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and the San Diego Padres rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Monday night.
Blanks also had a two-run single and scored the tying run on a passed ball in the ninth as the Padres fought back against Cliff Lee and struggling closer Jonathan Papelbon...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
Last night my daughter and I met up with grandpa to catch a good pitcher’s duel and for the most part Eric Stults and Cliff Lee delivered. Unfortunately Lee was better, mowing down the Padres in quick innings of work. With a 3-0 lead...
The first things some fans want to bring up in regards to Cole Hamels 2013 season is how similar Hamels’ run is to that of Cliff Lee in 2012. I will agree that Hamels deserves a couple more wins than he has, but Lee in 2012 outperformed Hamels to this point by a mile.
Lee finished 2012 with a 6-9 record and a 3.16 ERA with 207 Ks in 217 IP. No question Lee has pitched better...
While their teams own lackluster records, the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee and the San Diego Padres' Eric Stults have both shined lately.
Lee will pursue an eighth consecutive win when the Phillies visit San Diego on Monday night while Stults goes for his third straight victory.
Philadelphia (36-40) has dropped 10 of 15 since moving above .500 for the only time this...
Yesterday afternoon, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports did what he usually does: wrtie about the Major League Baseball trade market. And of course, it was more about the scuffling Phillies, who appear to be the team most likely to trade someone since it, you know, makes sense. But yet, Phillies...
Prior to this past week, Jonathan Papelbon had converted all 13 of his save opportunities. But last night against the Padres, he dropped another bomb on the Phillies; it was his 4th blown save in his last 5 attempts. Red alert! The Phillies have been Papelbombed!
Worse than that, starting pitcher Cliff Lee took a 3-0 lead into the 9th inning before the bomb dropped. After putting...
Coming into the 2013 season, the Boston Red Sox were not hailed as the preeminent contenders in the American League that they have performed like up this point, with many analysts and experts predicting that Boston would be stuck within a rebuilding season in the wake of a heartbreak 2011 collapse and downright forgettable 2012 that saw the Sox face a losing season for the first...
Opened a box of 2013 Topps Museum Collection over the weekend. Did I find any Mets? Watch to find out.
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Us too, Cliff. This game marks the 1,000th game that Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins have played together. They both acknowledged that there was a delay in reaching the milestone because of injuries. Cliff Lee pitched an absolutely great game tonight. He went 8 innings, had 8 hits, 1 walk,...