Found August 16, 2012 on
A bullpen meltdown in the eighth inning ends the Phils chances to sweep the fish before they lose to the Marlins, 9-2.
The Marlins took the lead in the fourth as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Greg Dobbs hits an RBI single, knocking in Carlos Lee, who had started the inning off with a walk, then stopped at third base on Giancarlo Stanton’s double, giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead, while sending Stanton, who had just doubled, up to third base. The Marlins then made it a 2-0 lead as Donovan Solano hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Stanton. The Phils got a run back in the fifth as Ty Wigginton hits a lead-off home run, his tenth home run of the season, cutting the Marlins’ lead down to 2-1. The Phils tied the game up at two-all in the sixth as, with two men on, and with two men out, Wigginton hits an RBI single, knocking in Kevin Frandsen, who had earlier singled, then stopped at second base on Chase Utley’s walk, while sending Utley, who had just walked, up to third base....
BEST OF MAXIM
DENVER -- Carlos Lee was supposed to be the final piece to get the Marlins into the playoffs.
It won't happen this season. But what about next year?
Lee sure wouldn't mind giving it a shot.
"If they want me back, I like it here," the first baseman said before Thursday's 5-3 loss to Colorado at Coors Field, a game that featured Lee's second home run with...
SEAT OF HIS PANTS
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee fell to the ground while checking his swing during his sixth inning at-bat during Thursday's MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The umpires confirmed that Lee successfully checked his swing on the 0-2 pitch, but Lee nearly turned his ankle as he fell awkwardly while doing so. Fortunately Lee was not hurt, but he ended up striking...
The 2012 season has been an anomaly for Cliff Lee. Usually one of the league's best pitchers, the Phillies ace didn't notch his first win of the season until July 4 despite delivering his share of quality performances. On Thursday, he experienced another strange occurrence, but this time it took place at the plate. During an at-bat against Brewers pitcher Jose Veras, Lee...
Cliff Lee's struggles have been well-documented during the Philadelphia Phillies' disappointing season, and he hit a low point when he faced the Milwaukee Brewers last month.
Milwaukee's bullpen couldn't hold the lead in that contest, though, and its late-inning blunders have been a frustrating trend all year.
Lee seeks his first career victory over the slumping...
The Marlins were down to their final out against the Phillies as first basemen Carlos Lee came to the plate. The Marlins' 3rd base coach, Joey Espada, decided to go down literally as a foul ball came his way off of Lee's bat.Watch as Espada dives a little prematurely. Though his team is about to lose, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen even has a laugh.Check the clip out here...
Back on Friday, we featured a couple clips from the Yankees/Rangers game where Andruw Jones and Mike Adams had problems standing up.Another notable name in Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee also took a tumble on Thursday night but his was more of the swinging variety.Watch as Lee gets fooled on this pitch from Milwaukee's Jose Veras and falls down while trying to check...
It is difficult to imagine what must be going through Cliff Lee’s head these days. He has had his ups and downs, but certainly has pitched better than just the 2 wins on his record indicate. Last night, he had a quality start against the Brewers, allowing 3 runs in 7 2/3 innings.
But that good start was quickly wiped away in the Phillies cursed 8th inning. And once again, it was...
Final: Phillies 4, Brewers 7.
WP: Livan Hernandez (4-1, 5.06 ERA) LP: Josh Lindblom (2-3, 3.76 ERA) SV: Jim Henderson (3)
Cliff Lee had his pitches going for him tonight. At least after the first few innings, anyway, when he gave up three home runs- two of them to 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun. He lasted seven and two-thirds innings, allowing 3 runs and just 5 hits, while...
Any series win is a good one at this point but wow, was yesterday's game painful. Save for Halladay who threw a half decent seven innings, the team just looked asleep, highlighted by the talk of the town today that Rollins could have spun the wheels a bit harder. I don't know. I can't get worked up about stuff like that in a lost season. It looked like Pierre was...
Utley's display of hustle wouldn't be enough tonight. (AP)
A magical season for the Phillies continued tonight when their bullpen managed to blow yet another late lead in a 7-4 loss to the Brewers. This is beginning to look awfully familiar, isn’t it?
HARD LUCK CLIFF
- Cliff Lee‘s career against the Brewers has been quite the struggle. Coming into tonight’s game, he...
With the Dodgers Andruw Jones tried to become a planet and go to war with the Moon. He succeeded. With the Yankees, he tried to fight the Sun. He lost. Don’t worry guys, I saw them
Cliff Lee came so close to that third win tonight. So close.
Cliff Lee struck out the side in the bottom of the first inning. You know, a strikeout, another strikeout, two solo home runs, and another strikeout. The solo homers went to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez, the Phillies killers from the previous Brewers-Phillies series at home.
In the top of the third, Ryan Howard reached...
Corey Hart's grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning prevented Philadelphia's Cliff Lee from getting a rare win as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Phillies 7-4 on Thursday night.
Livan Hernandez (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory. Jim Henderson recorded the final two outs for his third save in four chances, getting Erik Kratz to ground out with the bases...