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Domonic Brown swatted his sixth home run in May and knocked in two to power the Phils. (AP)
Consecutive two-out hits by Delmon Young and Domonic Brown plated a pair of runs in the eighth inning and keyed a 5-3 Phillies victory over the Nationals in D.C. on Saturday night. In what is beginning to seem like an every start occurrence, Jonathan Pettibone admirably battled through six innings despite looking pretty hittable. Jonathan Papelbon shut the door on the Nats in the ninth for his ninth save. Chad Durbin threw 13 pitches between the seventh and eighth to get the win.
DELMON COMES UP BIG AGAIN
- It wasn’t pretty, but Young’s single over the first base bag was the difference on Saturday. As the ball trickled into the right field corner, Ryne Sandberg took a chance by waving Michael Young home. It paid off as a weak throw by Bryce Harper and a good slide by Young allowed the Phils to go ahead for good. Brown laced the next pitch into the gap in right center to make it 5-3. De...
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With Chase Utley on the disabled list and Ryan Howard on the precipice of injury with his hurting left knee, there has been an outcry from some fans for the Phillies to call up. To some, the Ruthian-type hero from last year who blasted 20 home runs in one month, and 51 between three leagues is the obvious choice for a team which so desperately needs an offensive boost. But to others...
Kyle Kendrick was out of sync all night (PHOTO: AP)
Kyle Kendrick struggled for the second straight outing on Friday night, and the Phillies dropped the first of their three game series with the Nationals, 5-2. Kendrick and the defense had a very tough time in the fifth inning, giving up four runs in that frame alone. The inning started off with a Bryce Harper single, and the...
It’s another round of our weekly minor league notes, featuring key performers from each full season level.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs-
Cesar Hernandez with Reading in 2012
In 23 contests this month, second base prospect Cesar Hernandez is sporting a .241 batting average, after he posted a .375 mark in 24 April games. The switch-hitting Venezuelan turned 23 years old last...
Your browser does not support iframes.Football season doesn't begin for another four months, but this collision at home plate during the Nationals-Phillies game may have you wondering if it's already here.Watch as Washington's Tyler Moore absolutely lowers the boom on Philadelphia catcher Erik Kratz in the fourth inning on Friday. As you can see, Phillies center fielder...
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed Sunday's series finale against the Washington Nationals due to an ailing left knee. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wasn't sure whether or not Howard would play against the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
As reported by Andrew Simon of mlb.com,
"A week ago, Howard received a cortisone injection in the knee, then...
When Michael Martinez was called up to replace Chase Utley on the Phillies roster Thursday, there was pure outrage from the entire Phillies phanbase. Twitter almost broke. Why the editor-in-chief of this very website was sent into a psychotic rage. I think the igniting of torches and the sharpening of...
Cole Hamels was charged with four earned runs allowed in a five-run seventh inning for the Nationals. Two struggling aces took the mound in a Sunday afternoon affair between two division foes. For six innings, the aces put on a show. There were strikeouts aplenty, weakly hit outs and the...
Philadelphia Phillies (23-24) at Washington Nationals (24-23)
Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82) v. Jordan Zimmerman (7-2, 1.62)
TIME: 7:05, Nationals Park
Weather: 50′s, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are in Washington tonight for the start of a three game series with the Nationals. They will look to be reach the .500 mark for the first time since...
Philadelphia Phillies (24-25) at Washington Nationals (25-24)
Cole Hamels (1-7, 4.45) vs. Stephen Strasburg (2-5, 2.66)
TIME: 1:35, Nationals Park
TV: My Phl 17
Weather: High 60s, mostly sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
In today’s rubber match, the Phillies hope to take the series and get back to .500. Two aces take the mound; one has pitched very well this season, while...
People are so negative about the Phillies these days but there's one thing that everyone needs to remember: It's still early. The Phillies could probably go to the World Series again if things all pan out. Being all negative and saying the team isn't good enough is no help at...
It was a pitchers’ duel at its finest. Stephen Strasburg battled Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies through a six-inning staring contest, each waiting for the other to blink first.
Ultimately, it was the Washington Nationals’ hitters who clapped in Hamels’ face, as they propelled the Nats to a 6-1 victory after an explosive seventh inning.
It was a DIY...
Tyler Cloyd, a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, always wanted to see a game at Fenway Park.
His ninth career major league start will come there Monday night when he takes the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Boston won't have the luxury of turning to Clay Buchholz, who has been scratched for the opener of the first four games between these teams.
The Phillies (24-26) failed...
In a showdown of aces with disappointing records, Stephen Strasburg and Cole Hamels matched each other until the Washington Nationals scored five runs in the seventh inning of a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Strasburg (3-5) allowed five hits in eight innings, walked none and struck out a season-high nine, giving up a run in the eighth on his first big league...