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The Phils (9-10, 4th East), who had yesterday off, have just returned from Phoenix, Arizona, with a two-game winning streak and their first series win on the road, after having spilt their previous four-game series with the Padres. The Phils’ offense supported solid pitching performances from Vance Worley (2-1, 2.16) and Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.73), who, between them, gave up only three runs in fourteen innings pitched, by erupting for fifteen runs in eighteen innings, after having scored five runs in their last at-bats during their Monday night lost. The Phils will be facing the Cubs (6-13, 6th Central), one of the prersently bad clubs in the National League, who are coming off a lost against the Cardinals on Wednesday, after having won the previous two games. The game will be played at Citizens Bank Park, and is to start at 7:05 pm EDT.
The Phils will be sending to the mound their ace Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50), who is coming off a tough lost against the Padres on April 21, as he threw ...
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The trade of center fielder Marlon Byrd has opened up some new lineup possibilities for Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum as he tries to find any combination that will produce runs. Byrd was a middle-of-the-order hitter, but his horrendous start (3-for-43) handcuffed Sveum and the Cubs. Now, Sveum can go with Tony Campana, Reed Johnson and Joe Mather in center field. None is a...
The Cubs were down then Mather found some redemption, some ice and some shaving cream. Marmol blew it the next night, but was bailed out and the Cubbies walked off again. Matty G and the Shark pitched well, Wrigley was having fun and the Cubs won a series against the defending world champions. Hey, quite a nice series in a down year.
It’s Friday, let’s have some fun and go rambling...
Iowa Off Day Smokies Nobody did anything. Daytona Szrzrzr drew a walk and stole a pair of bases, his plate discipline has really improved from last year. Torreyes had a pair of hits and non prospect Greg Rohan hit his 5 HR of the year. On the pitching side Tony Zych earned his 2nd save [...]
Per Paul Sullivan and Enrique Rojas of ESPN Desportes, who tipped it late last night on Twitter, the Cubs are expected to disable Steve Clevenger--yes, 11-for-22 and 1249 OPS-hitting Steve Clevenger--because of "tightness in his side." Sullivan says Clevenger felt the discomfort during batting practice before Friday night's unmerciful thrashing of Roy Halladay.
The Cubs finally got their first series win of the year! Things are looking up….except that they just barely avoid having the worst record in the NL (mostly due to opportunity – the Padres are 6-14). It already feels like forever since the last Cubs game. The series was the Cardinals was a nice reminder [...]
Cole Hamels is SUPPOSED to be one of the top free agents available at the end of this baseball season, but not if the San Diego Padres have anything to say about it. Upon Colbert Hamels' (Colbert!) birth, his mother, an employee of the Padres at the time, signed a LIFETIME contract for a robust $1 with the Padres then-head of marketing Andy Strasberg. Makes that $2M bonus Hamels...
So is Halladay vs. Maholm a mismatch or the biggest mismatch ever?
Good news is the Phillies offense has struggled quite a bit without...
After a ten-game road trip out west, the Phillies return for a short four-game homestand against the Chicago Cubs. It's a short layover before the team travels to Atlanta and Washington.
Philadelphia Phillies (9-10) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-13)Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50) vs. Paul Maholm (1-2, 8.36)Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: Clear, 38 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies look to get back to .500 for the fifth time this season when they kick-off a four-game series tonight against the lovable losers from the north side of Chicago at...
Listed below is the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:05pm start against the Chicago Cubs. Joe Blanton will be on the mound looking to improve upon his 1-3 record and 4.34 ERA:
1. Jimmy Rollins
2. Placido Polanco
3. Hunter Pence
4. Jim Thome
5. Shane Victorino
6. Laynce Nix
7. Carlos Ruiz
8. Pete Orr
9. Joe Blanton
Clearly, one deep-in-the-game arm is Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. How does Miami compare after their ace has worked? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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 after the...
Cole Hamels Leads the Way
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/25/12 QUICK HITS:
Philadelphia defeats Arizona 7-2. Phillies hold the series lead 2-1.
Cole Hamels had an impressive outing to improve his record to 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA on the year.
He throws 8 innings of 4 hit, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 7 K baseball. He also had a 2 run single to help his cause.
Hunter Pence had his 2nd consecutive...
PHOENIX -- It was in many was the homestand from hell.
The Diamondbacks lost seven games and three players in the 10-game homestand that concluded with a 7-2 loss to dominant Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels on Wednesday afternoon. Hamels retired 18 straight batters after Willie Bloomquist opened the game with a double, and the D-backs could not overcome the Phillies' four...
Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and also hit a two-run single Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2.
Hamels (3-1) gave up a leadoff double to Willie Bloomquist in the first, then retired the next 18 batters.
The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits. He struck out seven, including his final three hitters.
Hamels' single capped...