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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 Last Call: Phillies huge 8th helps complete sweep of Brewers

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For six innings on Thursday afternoon, the Phillies were stymied by Matt Garza. When Carlos Gomez homered to lead off the Brewers half of the sixth, Milwaukee’s ace was in the driver’s seat to history.

But after six no-hit innings, Jimmy Rollins finally ended Garza’s bid at history with a single in the seventh. But an opportunity to tie the game went by the wayside.

With another chance to make the Brewers pay for baserunners, Rollins delivered again, setting off a seven-run eighth inning with a two-out, two-run single in the Phillies 9-1 win over the Brewers at Miller Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon That’s A Snap: Phillies streak ends with 9th-inning comeback

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In the fifth inning and again in the eighth inning, it felt like it was happening again.

The Marlins took a 2-0 lead in the fifth. In the eighth, Jake Diekman let a Phillies lead slip away, putting the Marlins in front by a run.

It was happening again.

Then suddenly, the Phillies managed to find life in the ninth. The week-long losing streak did not reach seven games.

A two-run ninth propelled the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Marlins in the series finale on Thursday night at Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 81 Preview: Phillies vs. Braves

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The first part of Saturday’s doubleheader was moving smoothly until a pair of errors disrupted a good start for Roberto Hernandez. By the time the dust cleared in the late innings, it was a 10-3 final.

The Phillies (36-44) continued a rough week, losing for the sixth time in eight games. The Atlanta Braves (42-38) can claim the four-game series with a doubleheader sweep. First pitch of Game 2 of the doubleheader is at 7:15 p.m.

Sean O’Sullivan (AAA: 3-6, 4.31 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. The Phillies called up O’Sullivan from Triple-A to make his first start of the season during Saturday’s doubleheader. O’Sullivan’s last start was on June 22, where he allowed four runs – three earned – on four hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Columbus Clippers. O’Sullivan’s last major-league start was on July 29, 2013 with the San Diego Padres. He allowed one run on five hits in six innings against the Reds. This is O’Sullivan’s first career start against the Braves and at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies will face right-hander David Hale (2-2, 3.14 ERA). Hale’s last appearance was on June 22 against Washington, facing one batter in the Braves 4-1 loss to the Nationals. His last start came on April 26 against Cincinnati, allowing one run on two hits in eight innings to pick up the win. Hale made two appearances against the Phillies on June 16 and 18. Hale took the loss against the Phillies on June 16, allowing five runs – two earned – on three hits in one inning. He also allowed a run on three hits in two innings on June 18. In three career games and one start against the Phillies, Hale is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA. This is his first appearance at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Freddie Fireworks: Freeman’s 3-run shot, 4 RBI lead Braves past Phillies

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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 »

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PostHeaderIcon Morning Review: Time for a break from Brown

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When a player is struggling, usually it takes no more than a day off to try to reset the mentality of the player. Domonic Brown got that day off on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, there was nothing different about Brown’s game.

It started in the second inning. Brown had a golden opportunity to give the Phillies the lead, with two runners in scoring position and one out. The Marlins were conceding a run. Brown struck out on a 3-2 pitch in the dirt. The Phillies didn’t score that inning. They lost on Wednesday night by a run.

In the fourth, a ball off the bat of Marcell Ozuna sailed over the head of Brown, who misplayed the ball. It was an RBI double. A two-run double followed. Those were the only three runs the Marlins scored.

There were many players in the lineup at fault for scoring just two runs in nine innings. But Brown was right in the center, even with an RBI single in the sixth. It was simply another defensive play that could not be overlooked. It cost the Phillies the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Hittin’ Weather: Phillies belt out season-high 18 hits, sweep Braves

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As the Phillies front office faces critical decisions in the next few weeks, the players are indeed looking to make things difficult for Ruben Amaro Jr. and company.

Before you can mention the playoffs with any legitimacy, the Phillies have to return to being a .500 or better team. When you’re several games below .500 at the time, there is only one way to make that decision difficult: winning streaks.

The Phillies haven’t won more than three games in over a year. But they also hadn’t swept a series on the road since the dawn of the 2013 season or put together three wins in a row more than once in the 2014 season. For the second time in just over a week, the Phillies have won three straight games, capped off by a 10-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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PostHeaderIcon Game 64 Preview: Phillies vs. Padres

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Wednesday night featured more walk-off heroics for the Phillies. For the fourth time this season, the Phillies claimed a walk-off win.

The Phillies (27-36) have already claimed the series and can get the sweep, as well as their first three game winning streak in nearly a month, with a win on Thursday afternoon. The Padres (28-37) look to salvage the series finale. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (1-6, 4.30 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick’s tough season continued in his last start against the Nationals. He allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings in a 4-2 loss. In five games and four career starts against the Padres, Kendrick is 3-1 with a 4.44 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 34-33 with a 4.35 ERA in 104 games and 87 starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Eric Stults (2-7, 5.68 ERA). Stults struggled in his last start, allowing six runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings in a 6-0 loss to the Nationals. Stults has taken the loss in four of his last five starts and has not won since May 10. In three games and two career starts against the Phillies, Stults is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA. He allowed two runs in six innings in a no-decision in his only start at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 62 Preview: Phillies vs. Padres

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The Phillies got a day off on Monday following their eighth loss in the last nine games. The beat rolls on at home as the Phillies come back from a 1-5 road trip.

The Phillies (25-36) move closer and closer to the cellar in all of baseball, currently holding the National League’s worst record. The San Diego Padres (28-35) continue their series of games against the NL East after losing two of three to the Nationals over the weekend. First pitch of the series opener is at 7:05 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (3-5, 4.41 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett’s last start was his worst of the season. He allowed eight runs on 10 hits in six innings in a loss to the Nationals. In nine career starts against the Padres, Burnett is 2-6 with a 4.25 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA.

The Phillies will face right-hander Ian Kennedy (5-6, 3.39 ERA). Kennedy won his last start, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings against the Pirates. In five career starts against the Phillies, Kennedy is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA.

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