Posts Tagged ‘B.J. Rosenberg’
Throwing 45 pitches in your first inning of work is not advised. But that is what Roberto Hernandez did while laboring through the first inning.
Even with a runner thrown out at the plate, the Pirates scored four first-inning runs, more than enough to carry them to an 8-2 win on Friday evening at PNC Park. Read the rest of this entry »
On Tuesday, the Phillies reversed the five-game winning streak that seemed to spark revival. On Wednesday, that losing streak lasted another night. This time, the game was not even close.
One night after suffering a walk-off loss in 11 innings, the Phillies nonchalantly played through another nine innings. The result was not unfamiliar.
The 11th shutout of the season came just 84 games into the season as the Marlins claimed the series with a 5-0 win over the Phillies at Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday’s night game, the second of two for the Phillies against the Braves, marked the halfway point of the season. The Phillies fell into the halfway mark reeling as bad as they have all season.
Another listless game at the plate damaged a solid night from spot start for Sean O’Sullivan, as the Phillies fell for the second time on Saturday, 5-1, in the nightcap at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »
On the second of three fireworks nights, Kyle Kendrick helped ignite the first firework. Freddie Freeman provided the pop.
The three-run home run just three batters into the game was enough for the Braves on Friday.
Coupled with Freeman’s RBI double in the second and Julio Teheran’s solid start, the Phillies dropped another series opener, falling to the Braves, 4-2, at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »
David Buchanan struggled with his command at times on Tuesday night, forcing the Phillies bullpen into action for four innings. As they have for most of the month, they didn’t let the Phillies down.
Mario Hollands, Ken Giles, Jake Diekman and Jonathan Papelbon all had scoreless outings in relief in the Phillies 7-4 win on Tuesday. But it was the seventh inning that showed a star in the making. Read the rest of this entry »
For once, it was the other team making the mistakes. The Marlins mistakes led to some free runs for the Phillies, three to be exact.
That was the margin of victory for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
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It’s been said before that a win is a win is a win. The Phillies got a win on Sunday, and at the end of the day, that’s all that really matters.
In a game that took four hours, eight minutes to complete, the Phillies pounded out 15 hits and scored 10 runs. The problem was pitching.
The 10 runs were still enough for the Phillies, but barely, as they squeezed out a 10-9 win over the Colorado Rockies in the series finale from Coors Field. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday night’s 9-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves bumped the Phillies to 6-7 on the young season. As Dan Uggla connected on a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth that restored the lead for the Braves, it sucked all the energy out of Citizens Bank Park.
Attendance at Monday’s game totaled 26,516, another noticeably small crowd. For a few moments, there was life and energy surrounding a Phillies comeback.
A lot about the eighth inning was unlikely, right down to Domonic Brown’s heroics. As the ninth inning began, there was a feeling that the Phillies were about to defeat the NL East leading Braves and move one game above .500.
It felt like 2008. The Phillies bullpen was quick to remind everyone that this is 2014 and such a thing, at least for now, is probably not possible. Read the rest of this entry »
Domonic Brown connected on 1-0 pitch off Luis Avilan in the eighth inning that sent Citizens Bank Park into a frenzy. Shades of 2008 had popped up at the ballpark and it was a joy to see.
Then came the friendly reminder that 2014 will be a lot different.
Dan Uggla’s second home run of the game was a grand slam with one out in the ninth, erasing the Phillies 6-5 lead and turning it in favor of the Braves. Atlanta would hold on by that score after a wild game that featured seven home runs and a lot of poor pitching, as the Braves took away another late Phillies lead to win, 9-6, on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday marked the ninth game of the season for Chase Utley. As the Phillies closed out their 12th game of the season, Utley’s numbers stood out among all of baseball.
The Phillies second baseman is hitting an even .500 – 20-for-40 – in nine games with three home runs and 10 RBI. His on-base percentage is .565. His slugging percentage is .875.
Utley wasn’t about to reveal any secrets in his post-game interview on Sunday. His focus, as it’s always been, was on team success. Read the rest of this entry »