Found September 15, 2012 on
Justin De Fratus
Cole Hamels gain his 15th win of the year as the Phils’ offense scored early and often to defeat the Astros, 12-6.
The Phils took the lead in the first as Jimmy Rollins hits a lead-off home run, his twentieth home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, the Phils took a 2-0 lead as Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had earlier walked, then stole second base. The Phils then took a 3-0 lead as, after Utley had stolen second base, Ryan Howard hits an RBI ground-rule double, scoring Utley. The Phils then made it a 4-0 lead four batters later as, with Howard now on third, after moving up on Dom Brown’s ground out, 4-3, John Mayberry, Jr. hits an RBI single, scoring Howard. The Astros got a run back in their half of the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Jose Altuve, who had started the inning off with a single, then moved up to second base on Brandon Barnes’ single, would score as Justin Maxwell hits into a force out, 1-...
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Last night, the Phils dropped their first game in over a week, snapping a seven-game win streak, and propelling them back four games in the Wild Card race. In the early goings, it looked like the Phillies victory: a four-run lead against a pathetically weak offense in the Astros. Nope. The Astros would slowly come back to come within one run in the fourth inning. They would keep...
It was one rough weekend for the Phillies Phillies in Houston as they failed to capitalize on what seemed to be a big opportunity to advance in the Wild Card race, but there was one bright spot: shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
In the fifth inning of the Phillies' 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros Rollins stole his 30th base of the season. The steal was number 402 of his career...
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Philadelphia Phillies (72-72) at Houston Astros (46-98)
Cole Hamels (14-6, 3.03) vs. Edgar Gonzalez (2-0, 1.74)
Time: 8:05 p.m at Minute Maid Park
Weather: Cloudy, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Astros ended the Phillies winning streak last night. The Phillies could not hold onto a four run lead. The goal is to start a new winning streak. The Phillies...
Great sign, kid. And congratulations on beating that bastard of an illness. It requires more bravery, strength, heart and desire to beat cancer than most of us can possibly dream to summon. Hopefully, this youngster will see many, many more Philadelphia Phillies games in the future. Hopefully, those games down the road will turn out much [...]
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Last Night's Results for Wild Card Contenders: (Excluding the Atlanta Braves)
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially...
The Phillies felt pretty confident with Kyle Kendrick on the mound last night. His 2.34 ERA since the All Star Break was the second best in all of baseball. Their opponent was the worst team in baseball. In the end, things didn’t work out quite as they had hoped.
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Have we found Kyle Kendrick's kryptonite in the Houston Astros? It seems like it. Kyle and Dallas Keuchel squared off tonight in the third game of this four-game series. Kendrick has been wonderful for most of the 2012 season. Tonight was just a bump in the road, like it normally is against the Astros.
In the bottom of the first, Justin Maxwell homered to left to score Jose...
Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar may have a lot more responsibilities on his plate in 2013. Bogar -- who has been Boston's first base coach, third base coach and bench coach since joining the team in 2008 -- is one of the candidates to be the next Houston Astros manager. Another former Boston bench coach, Brad Mills, was the manager in Houston this season before being fired in August...
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The Phillies were slowed in their surge for an NL playoff spot for the second time in three games by the worst team in the big leagues. Philadelphia entered the day three games behind St. Louis for...
Final: Phillies 0, Astros 5.
WP: Dallas Keuchel (2-7, 4.97 ERA) LP: Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.95 ERA)
One could not come up with the best word to describe tonight's game. Some that come to mind may be disappointing, or even embarrasing. Regardless of the label, the loss tonight greatly decreased the team's chances of making the playoffs with just 16 games remaining in...
HOUSTON -- Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies picked the wrong time to stumble in an already heated race for a spot in the playoffs. Kendrick gave up four runs in five innings while the bats went cold, and the Phillies fell 5-0 to the lowly Astros on Saturday night for their second loss in three games. The win was a feat of sorts for the Astros, who avoided -- at least...