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PostHeaderIcon Kyle’s Curse: Kendrick’s early struggles continue in Phillies loss to Braves

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First innings have been the source of struggle for Kyle Kendrick. So on Sunday, there was a sigh of relief from the Phillies dugout when Kendrick breezed through the first.

In the second, the Phillies gave him a lead, but it was short-lived as the early-inning struggles couldn’t be avoided.

The Braves scored twice in the second and four times in the third to take a commanding lead before outlasting a lengthy rain delay to beat the Phillies, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 98 Preview: Phillies at Braves

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The Phillies first win of the second half came behind strong performances from two players whose days in Philadelphia may be numbered.

The Phillies (43-54) press on as the deadline nears with a chance to take the series in Atlanta. The Braves (53-44) are back into a tie for first in the NL East as the series finale takes place. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.62 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick took the loss in his last start, allowing five runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Nationals on Sunday. Kendrick faced the Braves twice in June. He took the loss on June 27, allowing four runs on nine hits in eight innings. On June 17, he allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings in a win. In 23 games and 17 career starts, Kendrick is 8-3 with a 3.32 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 4-0 with a 2.47 ERA in 12 games and seven starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Alex Wood (6-7, 3.36 ERA). Wood allowed four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings in his last start on July 11 against the Cubs, taking a no-decision. Wood faced the Phillies on April 17, allowing one run on eight hits in eight innings in a loss. In eight games and three career starts against the Phillies, Wood is 1-1 with a 2.86 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 5-6 with a 2.94 ERA in 26 games and 11 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 97 Preview: Phillies at Braves

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The Phillies returned from the All-Star Break and picked up where they left off before it, dropping the first game with little offense of note and a rough outing on the mound from the starter.

The Phillies (42-54) continue to slide to the finish and the trade deadline. The Atlanta Braves (53-43) used Friday’s win to pull ahead in the NL East and look to build on their lead. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

Cole Hamels (3-5, 2.93 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels allowed three runs on four hits in seven innings in his last start last Saturday against the Nationals, taking a no-decision. Hamels also faced the Braves on June 16, allowing five hits in seven shutout innings in a no-decision. In 32 games and 31 career starts against the Braves, Hamels is 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 6-5 with a 3.84 ERA in 18 games and 17 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Aaron Harang (9-6, 3.53 ERA). Harang picked up a win in his last start on July 10, allowing one run on four hits in seven innings. Harang faced the Phillies twice in June. On June 18, he allowed nine runs – eight earned – on 13 hits in five innings, taking the loss. He picked up the win on June 29, allowing two runs on 11 hits in seven innings. In 15 games and 14 career starts against the Phillies, Harang is 5-3 with a 5.23 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 5-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 15 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Heading South: Braves 4-run inning sinks Phillies

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The Phillies last trip to Atlanta sparked a sweep. So when the Phillies took the early lead in the second inning of Friday’s series opener, it felt like deja vu all over again.

Until the bottom of the second when failure to record a shutdown inning haunted the Phillies again.

A.J. Burnett surrendered four second-inning runs as the Braves claimed the series opener on Friday night by a score of 6-4 at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 96 Preview: Phillies at Braves

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Following a four-day break for the All-Star festivities, the Phillies return for the second half of the season.

The Phillies (42-53) make a return to Atlanta for the third series against the Braves in the last month. The Atlanta Braves (52-43) enter the second half in a tie for first in the NL East, looking to pull ahead. First pitch is at 7:35 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (3-5, 2.87 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett allowed two runs on five hits in 7 2/3 innings in a win against the National last Friday. Burnett’s only start against the Braves this season came on April 17, allowing three hits in seven shutout innings in a no-decision. In 22 games and 21 career starts against the Braves, Burnett is 5-12 with a 3.90 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 1-9 with a 5.32 ERA in 13 career starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Ervin Santana (7-6, 4.01 ERA). Santana took the loss in his last start on July 9, allowing four runs on six hits in seven innings against the Mets. Santana has made three starts against the Phillies this season, including two in June. On June 28, he earned the win allowing two runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. On June 17, Santana allowed four runs – three earned – on eight hits in six innings in a loss. In four career starts against the Phillies, Santana is 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 4-2 with a 4.02 ERA in seven starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 82 Preview: Phillies vs. Braves

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Saturday’s doubleheader featured two more games of listless plate appearances, untimely struggles on the mound and easily forgettable games. Sunday is a chance to start new. But time is running out to talk about starting anything.

The Phillies (36-45) try to salvage Sunday’s series finale and avoid a four-game sweep. The Braves (43-38) have already made their mark on the series, but can put the exclamation point on it with a sweep. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

David Buchanan (4-3, 4.79 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan allowed two runs on six hits in five innings to pick up a win against the Marlins on Tuesday. Buchanan has won three straight starts. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 3-1 with a 4.15 ERA. This is his first career start against the Braves.

The Phillies will face right-hander Aaron Harang (2-2, 3.14 ERA). Harang allowed two runs on six hits in six innings to pick up a win against the Astros on Tuesday. On June 18, he took the loss against the Phillies, allowing nine runs – eight earned – on 13 hits in five innings. In 14 games and 13 career starts against the Phillies, Harang is 4-3 with a 5.47 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 3-1 with a 4.38 ERA in seven games and six starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Battering Ram: Braves tag Phillies for 5 in 8th, cruise in opener

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Early scoring has been a big part of the Phillies recent wins – when those wins have come. With the halfway point of the season approaching, the Phillies have followed five-game winning streak just a week ago with six losses in eight games. A ninth game follows in just hours. But first, the Phillies turned a winnable game into a laugher. Ryan Howard’s defense started the problems in the fourth. In the eighth, the Phillies recently hot bullpen struggled mightily – but not with the usual suspects. In the end, it equated to a 9-2 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.  Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 80 Preview: Phillies vs. Braves

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The Braves got some early fireworks on Friday night, leading to a win. There will be one more round of fireworks on Saturday night, but first, there is an afternoon game to open Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Phillies (36-43) continue to see-saw between wins and losses, and look to right the ship again following Friday’s loss. The Atlanta Braves (41-38) go for a second straight win with a chance to claim the NL East lead again on Saturday. First pitch of Game 1 of the doubleheader is at 2:05 p.m.

Roberto Hernandez (3-6, 4.41 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hernandez allowed just two runs on three hits in six innings in his last start against the Marlins, but suffered the loss in the Phillies 4-0 defeat. He faced the Braves on June 18, allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings to pick up the victory in the Phillies 10-5 win. He also allowed two runs on four hits in six innings against the Braves on April 14, taking a no-decision in the Phillies 9-6 loss. In three career starts against the Braves, Hernandez is 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-5 with a 3.76 ERA in 11 games and nine starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Ervin Santana (5-5, 4.15 ERA). Santana suffered the loss in his last start to the Nationals, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. He also suffered a loss on June 17 against the Phillies, allowing four runs – three earned – on eight hits in six innings. He also faced the Phillies on April 14, allowing one run on four hits in six innings, taking a no-decision in the Braves 9-6 win. In three career starts against the Phillies, Santana is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 79 Preview: Phillies vs. Braves

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The Phillies started Thursday night’s fireworks with a bang, as Chase Utley delivered the walk-off home run to give the Phillies a win. There are fireworks set to be launched again on Friday night. Perhaps this time, the Phillies will supply their own fireworks a lot earlier than the 14th inning.

The Phillies (36-42) look to build on Thursday’s win as they open another four-game series. The Atlanta Braves (40-38) are the opponent, trying to avenge the Phillies three-game sweep from just a week ago. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (3-7, 4.20 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings in a 5-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Kendrick faced the Braves on June 17, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings to pick up just his third win of the season in a 5-2 Phillies win. In 22 games and 16 career starts against the Braves, Kendrick is 8-2 with a 3.23 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 35-33 with a 4.31 ERA in 105 games and 88 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Julio Teheran (6-5, 2.41 ERA). Teheran allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings in his last start, a 3-0 loss to the Nationals. He faced the Phillies on June 16, allowing one run on four hits in eight innings in the Phillies 6-1 win in 13 innings. Teheran also pitched a three-hit shutout against the Phillies on April 16. In six games and five career starts against the Phillies, Teheran is 2-2 with a 3.28 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Heating Up: Phillies beat Braves behind early runs

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The Phillies have been looking for ways to prove that a hot stretch of good baseball was around the corner. This is certainly a start.

Behind an early home run from Ryan Howard, the Phillies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the Braves for the second straight night for a score of 5-2 on Tuesday night at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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