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PostHeaderIcon Howard, Brown back Burnett’s gem as Phillies down Nationals

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The Phillies have faced the Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals in their last six series. In the not so distant past, the thought of the Phillies winning five of them would have been a ridiculous thought.

But after Saturday, the Phillies have indeed won five of the last six series. A.J. Burnett allowed one run in seven innings while hits from Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown backed the gem in a 3-1 win over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Revere’s Ride: Phillies rally from 5-run deficit, beat Nats in 11

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Only once before had Ben Revere connected on a pitch and sent it out of the park. Down to the final strike, Revere pulled off more magic.

Revere’s second career home run tied the game, completing a three-run ninth for the Phillies and capping a five-run rally. In the 11th, Revere’s RBI single proved to be the difference in a 9-7 win over the Nationals on Friday night at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Braves capitalize on Phillies mistakes, claim finale

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The two days of nearly flawless baseball from the Phillies was broken up on Wednesday in the early afternoon series finale against the Braves.

The Phillies allowed three unearned runs and pitching walked nine Braves hitters in a difficult day all around for the Phillies.

With a series win already claimed, the Braves managed to take away the possibility of a sweep with a 7-4 win over the Phillies at Turner Field on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Kendrick, Ruiz lead Phillies shutout win over Braves

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The first batter to face Kyle Kendrick following a no-hitter on Monday was Jason Heyward. He lined a pitch into right field for a double.

Monday was a distant memory as the Braves loaded the bases off Kendrick in the first inning. But back-to-back strikeouts set off a strong outing by Kendrick.

Backed by two RBI from Carlos Ruiz, the Phillies claimed a series for the fourth time in the last five series, beating the Braves on Tuesday by a score of 4-0 at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Holiday Weekend History: Phillies combine for no-hitter in Atlanta

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The Phillies season ultimately took a turn south in late May when they were the victims of a no-hitter for the first time since 1964. On Monday, in the midst of their best stretch of winning all season, they made a little history of their own.

Cole Hamels pitched six no-hit innings before exiting after throwing 108 pitches. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history in a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Home Recker: Mets sink Phillies with 4-run 7th

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It was David Buchanan‘s game through six innings. As he started his seventh, the game started to unravel.

It came completely undone on a three-run shot by Anthony Recker, propelling the Mets into the lead.

The margin would hold up as the Phillies attempted another ninth-inning rally that fell short, falling in Monday afternoon’s series finale against the Mets, 5-3, at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Classic Comeback: Phillies rally from 5-run deficit, win on Howard walk-off

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The Phillies trailed 6-1 after five innings and had one hit, a first-inning home run by Chase Utley. It was a story familiar to fans this season.

But in the final four innings, the rally was on and the deficit was gone in the ninth when Marlon Byrd tied the game with a single. Three batters later, Utley was walked with two outs to get to Ryan Howard, just like on Tuesday night against the Astros.

Howard ended the game with a walk-off single, giving the Phillies a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Sorry Charlie: Mets get to Phillies again, win in 11

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The night belonged to Charlie Manuel in the beginning. By the end of the night, after 11 innings, it once again belonged to the Phillies opponent.

Antonio Bastardo surrendered the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Lucas Duda in the 11th, giving the Mets a 2-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Too Little, Too Late: Mets strike early, hold off Phillies rally

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For whatever reason, everything seems to go right for the Mets when they play the Phillies. It happened again on Friday.

A four-run fourth inning propelled the Mets into the lead. The Phillies nearly mounted another late rally.

But a three-run ninth kept the Phillies just short of a second straight comeback, as the Mets defeated the Phillies 5-4 at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Blast From The Past: Howard’s go-ahead slam caps 5-run 8th in Phillies comeback win

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After a walk-off win on Tuesday, Ryan Howard posed the question asking if anyone remembers his past contributions in the glory days of the Phillies. On Thursday, everyone got a modern-day reminder.

Howard stepped to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded with the Phillies trailing by three. Tony Sipp‘s 3-2 pitch was hit into the air and sailed into the seats in left-center field for a go-ahead grand slam.

That was the difference as the Phillies rallied back from a four-run deficit in the eighth to complete the sweep on the Houston Astros with a 6-5 win at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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