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Vance Worley has another bad start as the Phils lose once again to the Brew Crew, 6-2.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with a runner on second, and with nobody out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI double, knocking in Chase Utley, who had started the inning off with a ground-rule double, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Brewers took the lead in their half of the fourth as, with two men on, and with two men out, Nyjer Morgan hits a two-run triple, knocking in Corey Hart, who had earlier singled, then moved up to second base on Martin Maldonado’s walk, and Maldonado, who had just walked, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead. The Brewers then took a 4-1 lead as, now with two men on, after Jean Segura is intentionally walked, and then stole second base, and with still two men out, Yovani Gallardo helps his own cause with a two-run single, scoring both Morgan and Segura. The Brewers increased their lead in the sixth as, with one man on, and with two men out, Ryan Braun hits a two-run home run,...
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Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation. How do other young divisional studs match up with him? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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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...
Ethan Martin, the 23-year-old righty hurler that was acquired along with Josh Lindblom and a player to be named later just prior to the non-waiver trading deadline from the Los Angeles Dodgers, is adapting quickly to his new home, Reading, PA. In three starts since joining the Phillies organization, Martin has posted a 3-0 record with a 2.08 ERA while striking out 13 and walking...
MILWAUKEE Shaun Marcum's return a long-awaited moment for the Milwaukee Brewers rotation will be pushed back again, according to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
Marcum threw a bullpen session on Friday that didn't necessarily go poorly, Roenicke said, but when talking about the return with Marcum and pitching coach Rick Kranitz, they decided that it would be a better plan...
MILWAUKEE When Cliff Lee signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in December2010, putting the finishing brush strokes on a piece de resistance of a pitching rotation, the baseball world took notice.
The Phillies, it appeared, had just constructed one of the best rotations in the history of major league baseball.
That's not a title that anyone around the sport takes lightly...
MILWAUKEE With just three home runs given up in 82 innings before Saturday's start against the Phillies, Michael Fiers had established himself as not only one of the best young pitchers in baseball this season, but also as one of the best, regardless of experience, at limiting long balls.
But in a fashion that fell in line with his last start a 2.2-inning stinker that Fiers...
This season in general has been a heartbreaking one for the Phils, and yesterday was a perfect example of just how painful it has been. Lee pitched well, but gave up two solo homers to Phillie-killers Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez. Just when we thought the Phils were down on their luck, Kevin Frandsen pushed his team ahead with a base clearing double in the fifth. Lee and his team...
MILWAUKEE - There was a lot to be happy about with Kyle Kendrick's start Sunday against the Brewers, but for Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, one thing in particular stood out. "He got Braun out, he gets a medal for that," Manuel said of Brewers' left fielder Ryan Braun. Braun came into the game hitting 6-for-11 with three home runs in the first three games...
Jimmy Rollins atoned for his lack of hustle from the prior battle, but other shortcomings on the Philadelphia Phillies extinguished the fire. How are they winning series mostly against contenders with this offense?
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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...
We’re back with another semi-weekly minor league review, where we take a look at the various developmental levels of the Phillies’ organization and some noteworthy players from each club. This time, it’s a glance at some top performers of late, as well as those that aren’t doing so well.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs…
RHP Jonathan Pettibone (pictured, right...
MILWAUKEE Take a close look at the playoff races formulating this season, and you're likely to notice an interesting trend that has very much dictated the landscape of baseball in 2012.
First, the National League: Washington, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, St. Louis and Pittsburgh comprise the seven teams in the NL that are likely to be in the playoff hunt...
Baseball is very cyclical in nature. Teams that are ultimately successful build through the farm system until they reach critical mass. Then, they begin to sign free agents and make trades with that farm system to get the last piece. The Brewers developed Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, and Rickie Weeks. They developed pitchers like Yovani Gallardo. Then. the...
By MIKE LIPKA,
STATS EditorThe remarkable run for rookie Mike Fiers finally came to a screeching halt in his most recent start for the Milwaukee Brewers.Cole Hamels is hoping his string of scoreless innings has no end in sight.Coming off back-to-back shutouts, the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander seeks to extend his streak of 22 innings since last allowing a run Saturday night...
Final: Phillies 4, Brewers 3.
WP: Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.94 ERA) LP: Mike Fiers (6-6, 2.90 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Cole Hamels had another stellar start tonight in Milwaukee, despite giving up a late two-run home run to Ryan Braun that pulled the Brewers to within one run late in the game. He lasted seven and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits, one walk, and three runs...
The Milwaukee Brewers stumbled at home over the weekend following their best stretch at Miller Park this season.
A visit by the slumping Chicago Cubs could help the Brewers return to their winning ways there.
Brewers right-hander Mark Rogers gets another crack at his first major league victory Monday night when the Cubs begin their final series in Milwaukee this season.
Strikeouts are not always the most obvious statistic to predict. While velocity, movement, and deception can all play a part, there are still instances where soft-tossers manage to get strikeouts or flamethrowers struggle to do the same. While there is no catch-all metric to help predict future strikeout performance, fantasy players can use Swinging Strike Percentage (SwStr%) as...