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The Phils defeat the Nats once again by the score of 4-2, taking the series.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with runners on the corners, and with no one out, Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the inning off with a walk, then stopped at third base on Kevin Frandsen’s single, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while moving Frandsen, who had just singled, up to second base. Two batters later, after Ryan Howard had moved up both runners to third (Frandsen) and Utley (second) on a ground out, 3-unassisted, the Phils took a 2-0 lead as John Mayberry, Jr. hits an RBI single, scoring Frandsen, while sending Utley to third base. The Nats would tie the game up at two-all in the fifth as, with the bases loaded, via a single by Roger Beradina, who then stole second base, an infield single by Danny Espinosa, a single by Kurt Suzuki, moving up both runners, and then a force out at the plate on a ball hit by Gio Gonzalez, 4-2, as Erik Kratz touched home...
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PHILADELPHIA -- Lost in the heroics and good fortune from Cliff Lee, the Phillies hard-luck left-hander who went a whole calendar year between wins at Citizens Bank Park before his seven sharp innings on Sunday, was the ongoing quiet yet productive performance of a veteran utility infielder who has taken the reins at third base for the Phillies in August. Lee was only able to drive...
When Cliff Lee arrived in Philadelphia on July 29, 2009, it was an exciting time for the Phillies. Fresh off of a World Series win and in the thick of another pennant race, Lee was seen as a piece that could put the Phillies over the top. And he did exactly that.
Cliff Lee’s impact was immediate. He gave the team a top of the rotation pitcher that they could pair with their ace...
Just a few days after his activation, Placido Polanco appears to be hurt again. The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports that Polanco is out of the lineup because it hurts for him to field.
Polanco was to alternate play with infielder Kevin Frandsen upon his return, but last night Polanco sat out his second game in a row. Today will be the third and a disabled list stint is...
Domonic Brown looks like he could become the Phillies full-time right fielder next year after trades of Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have allowed him to be up with the big club for what looks to be a permanent stay.
However, it seems like Philadelphia is split on their opinions of him. Some say he stinks, some say he’s great, and others remain patient that he will reach...
Jimmy Rollins started the ball rolling in training camp for the Philadelphia Phillies. That 2007 challenge led to the playoffs, but what does the 2013 version have in store?
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats...
Although he said he wasn't aware of it, Sunday was Cliff Lee's last chance to get a win at Citizens Bank Park before coming up on an anniversary he'd rather not hear about. He hadn't won at home since Sept. 5, 2011, a span of 13 straight starts. But on Sunday Lee collected his first win in South Philly in 356 days. He pitched seven sharp innings, holding Washington...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? 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 title will...
Phillies Left-hander Cliff Lee gets first home win in nearly a year.
It feels good to win! Sunday, the Phillies completed their sweep of the first place Washington Nationals and also ended the home losing streak of Cliff Lee. Lee who pitched solid the entire game also knocked in the game’s first run. By the seventh inning you could feel Lee’s first home win in nearly a year coming...
The Phils starts off their latest series with a win as they defeat the first place Nats, 4-2.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who has started off the Phils’ half of the first with a single, then stopped at second base on Kevin Frandsen’s walk, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead...
When the Phillies started trading on July 31st, all of our goals for 2012 were pretty much re-set. Get out of last, try to get to .500, hopefully get to third place, get the guys who were hurt going good, and develop the young guys.
They've actually done pretty well at these.
The Phillies are 59-67, so not .500 yet, but they aren't just out of last, they're up...
The Phils finish the sweep of the Nats as Cliff Lee wins his first start at the Bank as the Phils defeat the Nationals, 4-1.
The Phils finally broke a 0-0 tie in the fifth as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Cliff Lee helps his own cause by hitting an RBI double to center, knocking in Kevin Frandsen, who had started the inning off with a single, then reached second...
For the Washington Nationals, heading to Philadelphia this past weekend and being swept by the Phillies probably wasn’t something they considered likely. The Nats were facing Kyle Kendrick the first game, and though they had to match up against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee the next two games, they put out Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann against them. Sometimes, in a 162-game season...