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PostHeaderIcon Holiday Weekend History: Phillies combine for no-hitter in Atlanta

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The Phillies season ultimately took a turn south in late May when they were the victims of a no-hitter for the first time since 1964. On Monday, in the midst of their best stretch of winning all season, they made a little history of their own.

Cole Hamels pitched six no-hit innings before exiting after throwing 108 pitches. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history in a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Turner Field. 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 Sorry Charlie: Mets get to Phillies again, win in 11

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The night belonged to Charlie Manuel in the beginning. By the end of the night, after 11 innings, it once again belonged to the Phillies opponent.

Antonio Bastardo surrendered the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Lucas Duda in the 11th, giving the Mets a 2-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. 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 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 Hernandez traded to Dodgers for two players

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It took until August 7, but the Phillies finally made a trade. Surprisingly, it involved an unlikely subject.

Thursday’s starter Roberto Hernandez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named later.

Hernandez was 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA. He had come on strong of late, including a very strong performance in his last start in Washington, allowing an unearned run on four hits in eight innings.

A report indicated that the Phillies will receive two “lower minor-league players” in the deal. Hernandez was signed to a one-year deal this offseason worth $4.5 million.

Hernandez was placed on waivers on Saturday. The Phillies recently put another round of players on waivers. Cole Hamels and Marlon Byrd were claimed. At the moment, no other deals appear to be close just yet.

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PostHeaderIcon Hamels great again, plate struggles, bullpen let game slip late

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On some days, if Cole Hamels could do it all, he would. But he is just one piece of a nine-piece puzzle that must perform.

An error in the third helped lead to the first run of the game. That was the only run that mattered.

Once Hamels exited the game after seven solid innings, the Nationals piled three more runs on the Phillies in a 4-0 loss on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 112 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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Saturday was a total disaster from start to finish. But the Phillies certainly got their money’s worth in the fight, at least the ones that A.J. Burnett and Ryne Sandberg put up.

The Phillies (49-62) can still claim the series with a win on Sunday. The Nationals (59-49) padded their division lead on Saturday and look to do the same on Sunday by splitting the series. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

Cole Hamels (6-5, 2.55 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels pitched eight shutout innings against the Mets in his last start, allowing six hits earning the win. Hamels faced the Nationals on July 12, allowing three runs on four hits in seven innings, taking a no-decision. In 29 career starts against the Nationals, Hamels is 15-6 with a 2.63 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 4-2 with a 2.52 ERA in eight starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Stephen Strasburg (7-9, 3.55 ERA). Strasburg allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in his last start, taking a tough loss against the Marlins. Strasburg has faced the Phillies three times this season. In his most recent on July 12, he allowed two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. In nine career starts against the Phillies, Strasburg is 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 19-12 with a 2.58 ERA in 52 starts.

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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 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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