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After a disastrous trip to Cleveland two weeks ago, the Phillies could have exacted revenge with a quick two-game sweep. Instead, they were blown out on Wednesday afternoon, losing 10-4 to the Indians. Starter Cole Hamels was rocked and the bullpen followed suit.
-After six consecutive starts throwing six innings or more and allowing three runs or less, Hamels was rocked by the Indians in the series finale. He allowed five runs on six hits in five innings and labored from the start. His record is now 1-6.
-His pitch count was an issue from the get-go, reaching 51 pitches through just two innings. His fastball is also a problem. Going into Wednesday’s game with Cleveland, Hamels’ 4-seam fastball had been getting tagged at a .330 clip. The Indians hit several hard hit fastballs off him in this start, including Mike Aviles’ home run and Jason Kipnis’ double. Mark Reynolds doubled on a cutter that scored two runs and Nick Swisher hit a two-run shot in the fifth on it, someth...
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Indians' starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is taking baby steps with each start at the major league level.
Last season, the 22-year old Bauer was rushed to the big leagues by Arizona, barely a year removed from the 2011 MLB Draft. He made just four starts and went 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA before he was sidelined for the year with a groin issue.
After a three-team, nine-player...
Here’s a look at ticket prices for the upcoming Phillies homestand versus Cleveland and Cincinnati with data from our friend Dan Groob at TiqIQ.
The Phillies tickets for the Indians series carries an average price of $68 dollars, 24% less than the Phillies season home average of $89. Wednesday’s game is the lesser expensive of the two, at $62 dollars. With a 1:05 PM first pitch...
Jonathan Pettibone has been a pleasant surprise to Phillies fans since making his debut back on April 22nd. He improved to 3-0 on the season and was the first Phillies pitcher since Gavin Floyd to start his career at 3-0. The 22 year old right hander pitched 6 2/3 innings which was his longest outing to date. He gave 2 runs in the second on a Michael Brantley single that scored...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal. He will being his tenure with the Philadelphia organization by heading to extended spring training. The veteran pitcher will provide pitching depth and could be a sign of how worried the Phillies really are with the arm of Roy Halladay.
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AT&T Park in San Francisco.
The Phillies just returned from a trip at two of the nicer parks in baseball (AT&T Park in San Francisco and Chase Field in Arizona). With a visit to Boston’s Fenway Park coming up over Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to ask our writers: Of the stadiums you’ve visited, which is your favorite? And what stadium do you most want to check of...
SYRACUSE, NY – The Columbus Clippers needed eleven innings to pick up their second win of the series against the Syracuse Chiefs 4-2 on Thursday Night. The win gives the Clippers the lead in the series, 2-1.
The Clippers’ bullpen showcased some quality pitching a night after both clubs combined for 26 hits in the game. Clippers’ right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco pitched...
Wednesday’s day game proved to be victorious for the Captains as they dominated the Lugnuts 13-4 in nine innings at Classic Park. After Tuesday night's 7-4 loss to the Lugnuts, the Captains weren’t going to let a quick turnaround to an 11 a.m. game on Wednesday hold them back.
The Captains had a strong start, with the Indians’ Blake Wood and Vinnie Pestano pitching...
I attended last Thursday afternoon’s 9-2 Indians win over Oakland at Progressive Field. It was an absolutely perfect day; mid-70′s and sunny. We are talking shorts and t-shirt weather. Fast forward four days and I was breaking out the winter coat and gloves that I had put away about three weeks ago as the Indians and the New York Yankees played a traditional doubleheader.
Corey Kluber inspired his teammates with a tough at-bat his first time up to the plate in the majors.
Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles also went deep to back Kluber, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-4 Wednesday.
Kluber (3-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. But it was his first career AB against Cole Hamels...
Baseball is a game of extreme ups and downs. The Indians won 12 out of 14 games with an offense averaging 6.5 runs per game and mashed their way to the league lead in home runs. On Monday, they were supposed to have a well-earned and much needed day off. But thanks to April rainouts, The Tribe played a traditional doubleheader against the New York Yankees. They would split the pair...
The Yankees and Indians played a double header in Cleveland this afternoon and they split. Each team won by shutout. In game 1 Justin Masterson threw a complete game shutout with 9 Ks, and the Indians won 1-0. Their only run came off the bat of Jason Kipnis, who hit a solo home run in the 1st inning. David Phelps suffered the loss, allowing just 1 run in 6 2/3 innings.In game 2,...
ZEBULON, N.C.- On a beautiful night at Five County Stadium, Carolina Mudcats pitcher Jacob Lee challenged the Red Sox batters through the sixth inning, though Salem caught up with him in the seventh inning. After a great start, both offensively and defensively, the momentum slowed and the Mudcats inability to consistently close games haunted them yet again as Salem took the...
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Michael Bourn as the Flash - Signed for his tremendous speed, Bourn has already shown glimpses of it on the base paths and in the outfield...