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In recent days, the Phillies seem to keep finding new ways to lose. After a 6-game winning streak, the offense went back to sleep and the team has lost 3 in a row. A 2-1 loss to the Nationals Monday night was the worst of the bunch.
While Kyle Kendrick started out shaky, filling in for the injured Vance Worley, he did settle in and keep the Phillies in the game. Kendrick allowed only 2 runs over 7 innings, which is more than was probably expected of him.
But again, the offense let Kendrick down and did so in every way they could have imagined. At the start of the year, no one was hitting. Now, they are hitting but not scoring. It actually appears as if Phillies hitters get on base and then are somehow magically chained down to the base path via an evil, invisible force. Because they just cannot seem to get as far as home plate.
Last night, they left 10 men on base and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. All by himself, Hunter Pence left 7 men on base, including a ground ...
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Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is a temporary starter. How do the fill-ins for Washington match-up with the locals? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
The diagnosis is in for Vance Worley, on the DL with arm soreness. Worley has bone chips in his throwing arm, reports Matt Gelb of the Inquirer.
The bone chips look like this:
Okay, maybe not like that. But, the news is somewhat good as this is something people can pitch through, though with some soreness. Gelb's piece mentions that Cole Hamels had them last year and...
The Phillies' winning streak snapped Saturday night and their new losing streak began yesterday when they lost 5-1 to Boston. That series is over and it's time to look forward. The Phillies will be home for the next three days before embarking on a seven-game road trip. Tonight, they open up their second series of the season with the Washington Nationals.
For the last...
Gio was too much for the Phillies (AP)Washington came out on top in the opener of the set, winning 2-1.KENDRICK KEEPS PHILS IN IT-Kyle Kendrick really struggled to throw strikes early, yet kept his team well within striking distance. His best inning was the fifth when he retired the Nationals on just seven pitches.-Somehow, someway, Kendrick was able to finish seven innings, giving...
Vance is seeing Dr. Andrews. (AP)-Three words you never want to hear if you’re a pitcher: Dr. James Andrews. Vance Worley is hearing those words today as he sees the infamous doctor to get a better sense of why he’s having elbow pain. Ruben Amaro gave that update today, but did not have any results from the appointment as of roughly 4:30 pm. Results from an MRI showed a bone...
Should Philadelphia fans start to worry? Young ace in the making Vance Worley visited with Dr. James Andrews today in Florida. Normally it’s not a good thing when pitchers visit him but the team is labeling this as a precautionary visit. Worley was initially diagnosed with a bone chip in his right elbow that will require surgery. The visit itself is because the team isn’t...
Carlos Ruiz is the battery mate of the 3 best starters and top closer in the MLB. He is a 5th ace. Can he continue to carry the club on his back?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 2-1 outcome: 1
The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Kyle Kendrick.
Kyle Kendrick Records The Out After His Wild Pitch In The 3rd (The After Photo Is...
The ballpark remains packed.
Vance Worley is on the DL, and we now know he has bone chips in his elbow. Could be one, could be many. Could be bad, maybe not though. What's funny is, the day before his last scheduled start, he was still going to throw, right up until that game ended. Then he went to the DL the next day, not just missing a turn. Now, we find out this...
Washington Nationals (24-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (21-21); 7:05 pm EST
Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 2.22 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 5.96 ERA)
TV: CSN; Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
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Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. issued the following medical updates today:Right-hander Vance Worley met with Dr. James Andrews yesterday. Dr. Andrews confirmed the Phillies original diagnosis of right elbow inflammation.Right-hander David Herndon received a PRP injection today in his right elbow by Dr. Ciccotti. He will be re-evaluated again in two weeks.Right-hander...
Washington Nationals (25-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (21-22)Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 2.58) vs. Roy Halladay (4-3, 3.22)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Showers, 69 Media: Twitter and FacebookInjury news: Vance Worley is back from his trip to see Dr. James Andrews and the news stays the same for the Phillies righty. He has loose bodies in his elbow, so it’s likely...
Lots to discuss about the Phillies’ weekend, so I thought I’d do an odds and ends piece instead of 5 separate articles.
Cliff Lee remained winless this season after dropping his second game of the season to the Red Sox yesterday afternoon. Lee entered yesterday’s game with an 0-1 record but a 1.95 ERA. Lee had pitched relatively well, and certainly well enough to win a few...
Final: Nationals 2, Phillies 1. WP: Gonzalez (6-1, 1.98) LP: Kendrick (0-4, 5.23) SV: Burnett (2)
Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals have defeated the Philadelphia Phillies Monday evening, 2-1.
Kyle Kendrick went 7 innings strong, allowing just five hits and two earned runs. His effort, however, was not enough as the Phillies offense produced just one run on six hits...