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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 Champion Charlie: Manuel owns Wall of Fame Night

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There are many ways to look at the Phillies season in all its forms – the struggles, the failures, the incompetence at fundamentals. It is a far cry from where the Phillies were when Charlie Manuel was at the helm.

Manuel’s tenure as Phillies manager ended on Aug. 16, 2013. Almost exactly a year later, Manuel was enshrined as part of the Phillies Wall of Fame.

“I never would look for awards,” Manuel said, “but if somebody wanted to give me something I’ll take it.” Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 117 Preview: Phillies vs. Mets

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After the ceremonies for Charlie Manuel are finished, there is another ballgame to play. The Phillies will look to snap a long stretch of losing against the Mets.

The Phillies (52-64) continue the series looking for their fourth win in the last five games. The Mets (55-61) look to build on Friday’s win. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.43 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels continued a run of solid starts, allowing one unearned run on four hits in seven innings against the Nationals, but took the loss. Hamels has faced the Mets three times this season, taking a loss on April 29, a no-decision on June 1 and picking up the win on July 29. In 30 career starts against the Mets, Hamels is 8-14 with a 4.19 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 53-41 with a 3.30 ERA in 129 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.73 ERA). Gee allowed two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings in his last start, taking a no-decision against the Giants. Gee has made two starts against the Phillies this season, taking a no-decision on May 10 and losing on July 29. In 12 games and 11 career starts against the Phillies, Gee is 3-4 with a 7.11 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 2-2 with a 9.56 ERA in seven games and six starts.

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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 Game Preview 115: Phillies vs. Astros

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Chances to sweep are rare for the Phillies this season but Thursday presents the chance. After a marathon win and a dominant win, the Phillies host the Astros one more time.

The Phillies (51-63) attempt to complete the sweep of Houston. The Astros (47-67) try to salvage the series finale. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Sean O’Sullivan (0-1, 6.35 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. O’Sullivan made a spot start for the Phillies on June 28 against the Braves, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings and taking the loss.

The Phillies will face right-hander Collin McHugh (3-7, 4.93 ERA). McHugh took a no-decision in his last start against the Blue Jays, allowing one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. McHugh made one career appearance against the Phillies, allowing one run on three hits in three innings. This is his first appearance at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Astro Blaster: 5-run 1st inning powers Phillies past Astros

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The Phillies win on Tuesday was still overshadowed by the fact that only two runs had scored in the previous 34 innings. Both were from Ryan Howard.

Howard had company on Wednesday.

The Phillies scored five runs in the first and added five more in the other eight innings to score an easy 10-3 win over the Astros at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 114 Preview: Phillies vs. Astros

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Another marathon game this time went in favor of the Phillies as Ryan Howard proved to be the hero. But the next day always brings about the struggle of picking up the pieces from six extra innings.

The Phillies (50-63) go for back-to-back wins and a series win on Wednesday night. The Astros (47-66) look to bounce back from Tuesday night’s tough loss. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

David Buchanan (5-5, 4.40 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in his last start against the Brewers, earning the win. This is Buchanan’s first major-league start since July 10, his last before the All-Star Break. Buchanan is making his first career start against the Astros. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA in five starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Brad Peacock (3-7, 4.93 ERA). Peacock is making his first start since July 23, when he allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Athletics. Peacock earned the win in his only career start against the Phillies, allowing one hit in 5 2/3 shutout innings. The start was at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Walk This Way: Howard single beats shift, Phillies walk off in 15

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Long games are trending in 2014 for the Phillies. On Aug. 5, with 49 games still left on the schedule, the Phillies played their fifth game that went into the 14th inning, tying a franchise record.

Ryan Howard was at the plate with a chance to avoid that lengthy game in the eighth. Instead of driving in the go-ahead run with a hit, he grounded into a double play to end the inning. In the 15th, with just one hit – the one that plated the Phillies only run of the night – Chase Utley was intentionally walked in front of Howard.

Howard singled through the shift and Grady Sizemore came around third to score, giving the Phillies a 2-1 win in 15 innings over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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