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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 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 Game 116 Preview: Phillies vs. Mets

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The Phillies dramatic win on Thursday is the type of spark that can usually help a team build a healthy winning streak. A division rival is the next team in town as the Phillies look to keep the good times rolling at home.

The Phillies (52-63) open a four-game weekend series going for a four-game winning streak. The New York Mets (54-61) try to break up the Phillies winning ways. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (0-1, 6.35 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett allowed five runs – one earned – on three hits in 1 2/3 innings before being ejected in his last start against the Nationals. He suffered the loss in that start. Burnett has faced the Mets twice this season, taking a no-decision on May 30 and a loss on July 28. In 22 career starts against the Mets, Burnett is 5-7 with a 3.89 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA.

The Phillies will face right-hander Bartolo Colon (3-7, 4.93 ERA). Colon allowed six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss against the Giants. Colon faced the Phillies twice this season, earning wins on both June 2 and July 28. In seven career starts against the Phillies, Colon is 3-2 with a 3.74 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA.

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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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PostHeaderIcon National Crisis: Burnett, Sandberg ejected, Nats roll Phillies

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A 48-61 season can bring frustrations. A.J. Burnett was the latest to experience it.

Burnett’s final start before the deadline was not memorable. After making it through the deadline with the Phillies, his Saturday start against the Nationals quickly went south. Following a home run in the second, frustrations couldn’t be contained anymore.

Burnett showed his displeasure with plate umpire Chris Guccione. Guccione stole the show, becoming heated with the Phillies pitcher and ejecting him. Ryne Sandberg was soon ejected as well.

It was a 5-0 game at the time. It escalated to an 11-0 loss for the Phillies at Nationals Park on Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 111 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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Marlon Byrd keyed the Phillies win on Friday. On Saturday, the Phillies will turn to another trade deadline chip that stuck around to go for a series win.

The Phillies (49-61) can claim a series win with their third straight victory on Saturday. The Washington Nationals (58-49) look to bounce back in the series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (6-10, 4.15 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett allowed seven runs on eight hits in five innings in a loss to the Mets in his last start on Monday. Burnett has faced the Nationals three times this season, including July 11 where he allowed two runs on five hits in 7 2/3 innings for the win. In 20 games and 19 career starts against the Nationals, Burnett is 10-4 with a 3.37 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in two starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (6-5, 3.17 ERA). Zimmermann allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins in his last start. Zimmermann has faced the Phillies twice this season. On June 3, he pitched eight shutout innings allowing five hits in a win. On July 11, he allowed four runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings before leaving with an injury. He took the loss in that game. In 12 career starts against the Phillies, Zimmermann is 5-6 with a 3.82 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 27-18 with a 3.29 ERA in 69 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Byrd Bash: Homer by Byrd in sixth enough for Phillies win

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Marlon Byrd was one of the many players the Phillies could have sold at the deadline. On Friday, one day after staying put with the Phillies, he won them a game.

Byrd’s home run in the sixth inning proved to be the difference in the Phillies 2-1 win over the Nationals at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Get Organized: Phillies deadline silence continues endless circle of flawed thinking

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In the week leading up to the trade deadline, it was a very real possibility that the Phillies would do nothing. On Thursday afternoon, that nightmare became reality.

The Phillies made no moves at the deadline, leaving a roster struggling to compete completely in tact.

The reality that was realized on Thursday went further than the product on the field or the general manager’s office. The harsh reality is that, as a whole, the Phillies are not just a terrible baseball team. They are a horrible organization from top to bottom. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon The Sound Of Silence: Phillies make no trades at deadline

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The trade deadline has come and gone. For eight hours on Thursday, teams dealt player after player as normal deadline activity ensued.

None of it involved the Phillies.

After many trade rumors surfaced in previous weeks, the Phillies made no trades at the deadline and kept the roster the same as it has been for the past few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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