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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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PostHeaderIcon Game 113 Preview: Phillies vs. Astros

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Through the last 10 years, the Phillies had formed a healthy rivalry with the Houston Astros. That rivalry was broken when the Astros moved to the American League in 2013.

The Phillies (49-63) return home and are welcomed by another round of interleague play. The Astros (47-65) make the trip to Philly for the first time as an AL team. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (5-11, 4.92 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings in a loss to the Mets. In six games and four career starts against the Astros, Kendrick is 1-3 with a 5.33 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 36-35 with a 4.36 ERA in 108 games and 91 starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Dallas Keuchel (10-7, 2.97 ERA). Keuchel allowed one run on four hits in a complete-game win over the Athletics in his last start. Keuchel allowed five hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings in his only career start against the Phillies, earning a win. This is his first appearance at Citizens Bank Park.

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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 Game 111 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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Marlon Byrd keyed the Phillies win on Friday. On Saturday, the Phillies will turn to another trade deadline chip that stuck around to go for a series win.

The Phillies (49-61) can claim a series win with their third straight victory on Saturday. The Washington Nationals (58-49) look to bounce back in the series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (6-10, 4.15 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett allowed seven runs on eight hits in five innings in a loss to the Mets in his last start on Monday. Burnett has faced the Nationals three times this season, including July 11 where he allowed two runs on five hits in 7 2/3 innings for the win. In 20 games and 19 career starts against the Nationals, Burnett is 10-4 with a 3.37 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in two starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (6-5, 3.17 ERA). Zimmermann allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins in his last start. Zimmermann has faced the Phillies twice this season. On June 3, he pitched eight shutout innings allowing five hits in a win. On July 11, he allowed four runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings before leaving with an injury. He took the loss in that game. In 12 career starts against the Phillies, Zimmermann is 5-6 with a 3.82 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 27-18 with a 3.29 ERA in 69 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 110 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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The Phillies first game following a quiet deadline went just as you would expect. They hit well, they pitched well and they won convincingly. But they really lost, as Cliff Lee suffered an injury that threatens his season and the remainder of the 2014 season drags on.

The Phillies (48-61) look for a second win in a row in Washington. The Washington Nationals (58-48) try to recover from Thursday’s loss and bounce back in the series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Roberto Hernandez (4-5, 3.78 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hernandez allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings a win against the Diamondbacks in his last start. Hernandez faced the Nationals on May 4, pitching 7 1/3 shutout innings and allowing four hits in a win. In three career starts against the Nationals, Hernandez is 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA. This is his first appearance at Nationals Park.

The Phillies will face right-hander Doug Fister (10-2, 2.69 ERA). Fister allowed three hits in seven shutout innings in his last start to earn a win against the Reds. He faced the Phillies on June 5, allowing two runs on four hits in seven innings to get a win. In two career starts against the Phillies, Fister is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 5-1 with a 2.74 ERA in seven starts.

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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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PostHeaderIcon Phillies win game, lose Lee after quiet deadline

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No matter what happened on Thursday night on the field, the actions from earlier in the day would overshadow them.

The game was one of the Phillies best in recent weeks, hitting from start to finish, 17 hits in all. On the mound, it was a disaster. But not for the reasons you would think.

The Phillies won the game against the NL East-leading Nationals, 10-4, but lost Cliff Lee to an elbow injury, icing on the cake after failing to make a trade before Thursday afternoon’s deadline. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 109 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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The trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. this afternoon with nothing from the Phillies. We’ve reached Game 109 of the season. The rest of the season is essentially meaningless. But there’s still a game tonight.

The Phillies (47-61) open the post-deadline portion of the schedule in Washington. The Washington Nationals (58-47) look to build on their division lead against the last-place Phillies. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.78 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Lee allowed three runs on nine hits in five innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start, taking a no-decision. Lee faced the Nationals on May 2, allowing two runs – one earned – on four hits in seven innings, taking a no-decision. In 12 career starts against the Nationals, Lee is 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 3-2 with a 3.57 ERA in six starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Gio Gonzalez (6-6, 3.56 ERA). Gonzalez allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in his last start against the Reds but took the loss. Gonzalez also took a loss on May 4 in a start against the Phillies, allowing one run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings. In nine career starts against the Phillies, Gonzalez is 5-3 with a 2.48 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 18-9 with a 2.80 ERA in 37 starts.

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