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Lee was in control early but gave up a pair of back-to-back homers in a 5-1 loss. Photo: AP
Cliff Lee was cruising right along. Through four scoreless innings, Lee had thrown only 40 pitches and looked in Cy Young form while his counterpart, Gio Gonzalez, was being worked into deep counts. And then the fifth inning happened. Back-to-back homers by Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos put the Nats ahead 2-0. That would be all the Nats needed as they cruised to a 5-1 victory, ending the Phillies three-game winning streak.
Lee Gives Up Four Solo Shots
If I would have told you before the game that Cliff Lee would exit the game with 64 of 76 pitches thrown for strikes after seven innings, what would you have guessed the result to be? How about if the opposing starter labored and threw 117 pitches through seven?
Through four innings, Lee looked un-hittable. Lee made quick work of the Nats and was efficient with his balls and strikes. But a pair of back-to-back homers, Rendon and Ramos in the f...
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Photo Credit: Kevin Durso, Philliedelphia It's July 9. Anyone can look at their calendar and figure that out, and it's not a date that is particularly pertinent to the game of baseball. At this point it is a matter of looking forward. A week from today, Major League Basbeall will...
With Cliff Lee on the mound Wednesday, the Phillies had a great chance to not only make it to the .500 mark again, but also to make up ground on the division-leading Braves, who lost 6-2 to the Marlins today. Instead, the Nationals managed capitalize on a few Lee mistakes...
Enough, for now, about the possibility of the Philadelphia Phillies trading Jonathan Papelbon.
They need to add a reliever, not subtract one.
The Phillies are in the midst of a mini-surge, even without one-time National League MVP Ryan Howard. They have won five of six to close within 7.5 games of first place in the NL East, and 5.5 of the second wild-card spot.
The Phillies are...
Did the Phillies Learn the Wrong Lesson from the Red Sox? From 2006 to 2011 the Philadelphia Phillies won more games each season than the season previous, raising their win total from a modest 85 to an outstanding 102. Their front office built a starting rotation headed by a trio of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels that teams and fans around the sport would drool over...
We've seen several great fan catches at ballparks all across Major League Baseball this year, but, by and large, there's a reason that the fans are the fans and the players are the players.
For evidence of this, I point you to the Washington Nationals' 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Nats rookie Anthony Rendon stepped to...
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The headline for last night’s blowout loss on phillies.com was “Kendrick gets knocked around by Braves.” Kendrick’s line supports that claim, as KK allowed 6 runs in 5 innings. But the more appropriate headline might be “Kendrick struggles and defense lets him down.”
The box score shows only...
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A home run ball by Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon hit a Philadelphia Phillies fan in the head during the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game at Citizens Bank Park.
Rendon hit the line drive solo home run hard and fast to left field, and the Phillies fan had trouble judging the ball as it came at him. No word...
Right-hander Luis Garcia has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley by the Philadelphia Phillies to replace struggling righty Phillippe Aumont.
Garcia had a 1.67 ERA and 11 saves in 31 appearances at three levels of the minors this season. The 26-year-old Garcia was 0-1 with a 1.37 ERA and seven saves at Single-A Clearwater. He was 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and one save at Double...
It was expected that the Phillies were going to be sellers at the deadline since they are out of contention at the moment. Speculation was surrounding the Phillies and players such as Cliff Lee, Chase Utley, Michael Young, Jonathan Papelbon and others about them being traded to other teams so the Phillies could bolster their farm system.
Buster Olney of ESPN talked to a few other...
Kyle Kendrick outpitched All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 Thursday night.
Kendrick (8-6) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings to help Philadelphia take three of four from the defending NL East champions.
The Phillies are 7-3 since July 2, including...
PhilliesTags: Darin RufKevin FrandsenKyle KendrickPhilliesThe Philadelphia Phillies won the finale game of their series with the Nationals 3-1. Their record improves to 46-47.
Kyle Kendrick was in top form tonight, cruising through seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits.
Kendrick allowed his lone run during the sixth inning. The righty...
The Phillies will at least half the series against the Nationals with a win tonight. Hamels was able to move up to 4-11. Cole Hamels pitched well until the 8th. He was able to work his way out of a bases loaded situation without giving up a run. He gave...
So close, but in baseball close only gets you horseshoes and hand grenades. The Philadelphia Phillies were gaining some momentum leading up to Wednesday night game. They had won three straight for the first time since early June, the pitching was solid enough to hold the Nats to just [...]The post Phillies Swing and Miss in Bizarre Loss appeared first on Eagles Pulse.
Both teams were playing like they didn’t much care for winning. But in a game full of bloopers on Thursday night, the Washington Nationals (47-45) ultimately fell victim to the Philadelphia Phillies (46-47), losing the game and the series 3-1.
The Nationals didn’t take advantage of their many potential paths to victory – failing to capitalize on four Phillies errors or...