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PostHeaderIcon Braves capitalize on Phillies mistakes, claim finale

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The two days of nearly flawless baseball from the Phillies was broken up on Wednesday in the early afternoon series finale against the Braves.

The Phillies allowed three unearned runs and pitching walked nine Braves hitters in a difficult day all around for the Phillies.

With a series win already claimed, the Braves managed to take away the possibility of a sweep with a 7-4 win over the Phillies at Turner Field on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Kendrick, Ruiz lead Phillies shutout win over Braves

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The first batter to face Kyle Kendrick following a no-hitter on Monday was Jason Heyward. He lined a pitch into right field for a double.

Monday was a distant memory as the Braves loaded the bases off Kendrick in the first inning. But back-to-back strikeouts set off a strong outing by Kendrick.

Backed by two RBI from Carlos Ruiz, the Phillies claimed a series for the fourth time in the last five series, beating the Braves on Tuesday by a score of 4-0 at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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.

Game notes, lineups and more are available after the jump.

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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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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 Game 92 Preview: Phillies at Brewers

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On Wednesday night, the Phillies strung together a third-straight win for the first time since their five-game winning streak that appeared to be a turnaround at the end of June. This time, a modest winning streak does not nearly the same kind of excitement.

The Phillies (40-51) bid for a sweep on Thursday afternoon looking for their fourth straight win. The Milwaukee Brewers (52-40) are looking to avoid the sweep and rebound from three straight losses. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m.

David Buchanan (4-5, 4.82 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan took the loss in his last start, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings against the Pirates. Buchanan is making his first career start against the Brewers and at Miller Park. It is fifth start on the road.

The Phillies will face right-hander Matt Garza (6-5, 3.78 ERA). Garza’s last start was his best on the season as he bested the Reds with a two-hit shutout. Garza faced the Phillies on April 9, allowing four runs – three earned – on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision. In six career starts against the Phillies, Garza is 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Another Round: Phillies beat Brewers for 3rd straight win

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Lose 13 of 16 against teams within your division, win three in a row against the National League’s best. Make sense? Of course not.

But that’s what the Phillies have done.

On Wednesday night, the Phillies claimed the four-game series from the Milwaukee Brewers regardless of Thursday afternoon’s result, winning by a score of 4-1 at Miller Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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