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Today is the anniversary of one of the all-time games in Phillies history, the 23-22 10-inning game in Wrigley Field. The Phillies got off to a fast start by scoring seven runs in the top of the first inning, only to give up six runs in the bottom of the inning. And we were off.
Mike Schmidt hit two home runs in the game and starting pitcher Randy Lerch also hit a home run, while only being able to record one out on the mound. The Phillies scored eight runs in the third inning and the Cubs scored seven in the fifth inning. The Phillies took a 22-19 lead in to the bottom of the eighth inning, but of course this was not a safe lead. The Cubs tacked three runs on the scoreboard in the inning and nobody scored in the ninth. Schmidt's two-out solo home run in the tenth inning would be the eventual game winner in a classic Wrigley Field game that Chris Wheeler will surely discuss plenty tonight.
Twelve years later to the day, at Veterans Stadium, it was quite the opposite. The Phi...
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Jake Diekman was impressive in his Major League Debut as he picked up the win for the Phillies. Diekman could be a key piece for the future of the Phillies' bullpen.
It was the same old story for Cliff Lee. Eight innings of one run baseball and this team still couldn’t get him the win.
It seems as though this starting rotation is completely snakebitten and unable to get solid...
The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled out of the gate this season and it was a big story when the team finally went a game over .500 last night. For a team accustomed to the post season, it has been a bit of an inglorious start. Lost in that story of age and injuries is the superb season that Carlos Ruiz is putting up both behind the plate and beside it. With a quarter of the...
Jonathan Papelbon loves to talk and when asked about it being weird to face his old club, he admitted it would be. But not for Cinco Ocho. He ain't afraid of nothin'!
"It won't be weird. It might be a little weird for Pap, but it won't be weird for Cinco," Papelbon told Boston's WEEI radio. "Cinco is like a great white, when he smells blood...
The Phillies season, despite what you may think, has gone about as expected…
Without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, the offense has been inconsistent (yet, still 7th in the NL in R/G).
The starters, for the most part, have been excellent, with a combined 2.90 ERA in 260.2 IP.
The bullpen, which was a question mark after Papelbon, has been flat out bad. With non-Papelbon relievers...
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with right elbow inflammation. The team isn't sure on the severity of the injury, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters that more should be known. The 24-year-old posted a 3.07 ERA in his first seven starts. He will be replaced by Kyle Kendrick,...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 2 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? 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...
Well, the curse words were so loud that we could hear them during the 8th inning Phillies' 1:00 Tuesday game against the Houston Astros.
The issue was, to Charlie Manuel, umpire Bob Davidson got in the way of catcher Brian Schneider on a dropped third strike. Batter Jason Castro advanced to first base.
Suspending a manager is pretty common. The public suspension...
Kyle Kendrick has certainly had rough spots during his time with the Phillies, but he has also played an important role. In his latest outing, Kendrick came to the rescue when the Phillies needed an emergency starter.
Roy Oswalt auditioned for the Phillies last week in Mississippi. Photo (AP)Ken Rosenthal of Fox Spots is reporting that the Phils watched Roy Oswalt throw a bullpen session last week near his Mississippi home while the Boston Red Sox took a look at him this week. Rosenthal Tweeted: “One source said Oswalt appeared in good shape, but not surprisingly, more in spring-training mode...
Roy Oswalt, a free-agent right-hander, threw bullpen sessions for
the Philadelphia Phillies last week and the Boston Red Sox this
week, according to major-league sources.
Red Sox (18-20) at Phillies (20-19)Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30) vs. Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 66 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies will be without Charlie Manuel, who is serving a one-game suspension (explained here), tonight when they take the field against the AL-rival Boston Red Sox in search of their sixth consecutive win...
The Philadelphia Phillies will be without their skipper, Charlie Manuel as they try to extend their season high winning streak to 6 tonight.
Charlie Manuel will be sitting out tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox because he has been suspended by MLB for an altercation with umpire Bob Davidson on Tuesday night.
Manuel took exception to Davidson interfering with catcher Brian...
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