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PostHeaderIcon Kyle’s Curse: Kendrick’s early struggles continue in Phillies loss to Braves

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First innings have been the source of struggle for Kyle Kendrick. So on Sunday, there was a sigh of relief from the Phillies dugout when Kendrick breezed through the first.

In the second, the Phillies gave him a lead, but it was short-lived as the early-inning struggles couldn’t be avoided.

The Braves scored twice in the second and four times in the third to take a commanding lead before outlasting a lengthy rain delay to beat the Phillies, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 98 Preview: Phillies at Braves

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The Phillies first win of the second half came behind strong performances from two players whose days in Philadelphia may be numbered.

The Phillies (43-54) press on as the deadline nears with a chance to take the series in Atlanta. The Braves (53-44) are back into a tie for first in the NL East as the series finale takes place. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.62 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick took the loss in his last start, allowing five runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Nationals on Sunday. Kendrick faced the Braves twice in June. He took the loss on June 27, allowing four runs on nine hits in eight innings. On June 17, he allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings in a win. In 23 games and 17 career starts, Kendrick is 8-3 with a 3.32 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 4-0 with a 2.47 ERA in 12 games and seven starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Alex Wood (6-7, 3.36 ERA). Wood allowed four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings in his last start on July 11 against the Cubs, taking a no-decision. Wood faced the Phillies on April 17, allowing one run on eight hits in eight innings in a loss. In eight games and three career starts against the Phillies, Wood is 1-1 with a 2.86 ERA. At Turner Field, he is 5-6 with a 2.94 ERA in 26 games and 11 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 84 Preview: Phillies at Marlins

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For once, it was hard to place blame on one aspect for the most recent Phillies loss. There was a little bit of everything, and even that wasn’t enough.

The Phillies (36-47) saw their losing streak continue with an extra-inning loss on Tuesday night. The Miami Marlins (40-43) try to climb back into the NL East race with another win. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

Cole Hamels (2-4, 2.84 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels took a no-decision in his last start against the Marlins, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings. Hamels had the same line on May 22, taking a no-decision. In 31 career starts against the Marlins, Hamels is 9-12 with a 3.20 ERA. At Marlins Park, he is 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA.

The Phillies will face right-hander Tom Koehler (5-6, 3.70 ERA). Koehler allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings, taking an no-decision against the Phillies in his last start last Thursday. In four career games and two starts against the Phillies, Koehler is 0-1 with a 5.93 ERA. At Marlins Park, he is 5-9 with a 4.13 ERA.

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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 Game 79 Preview: Phillies vs. Braves

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The Phillies started Thursday night’s fireworks with a bang, as Chase Utley delivered the walk-off home run to give the Phillies a win. There are fireworks set to be launched again on Friday night. Perhaps this time, the Phillies will supply their own fireworks a lot earlier than the 14th inning.

The Phillies (36-42) look to build on Thursday’s win as they open another four-game series. The Atlanta Braves (40-38) are the opponent, trying to avenge the Phillies three-game sweep from just a week ago. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (3-7, 4.20 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings in a 5-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Kendrick faced the Braves on June 17, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings to pick up just his third win of the season in a 5-2 Phillies win. In 22 games and 16 career starts against the Braves, Kendrick is 8-2 with a 3.23 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 35-33 with a 4.31 ERA in 105 games and 88 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Julio Teheran (6-5, 2.41 ERA). Teheran allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings in his last start, a 3-0 loss to the Nationals. He faced the Phillies on June 16, allowing one run on four hits in eight innings in the Phillies 6-1 win in 13 innings. Teheran also pitched a three-hit shutout against the Phillies on April 16. In six games and five career starts against the Phillies, Teheran is 2-2 with a 3.28 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 78 Preview: Phillies vs. Marlins

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A mistake in left field cost the Phillies a win on Wednesday night. On Thursday night, the Phillies need a win to simply salvage a series split.

The Phillies (35-42) have lost four of five and look to return to the winning ways they had on the road. The Marlins (39-39) look to move above .500 by claiming the series on Thursday night. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Cole Hamels (5-6, 3.89 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels was the victim of a tough luck loss on Saturday, allowing three runs – two earned – on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. Hamels faced the Marlins on May 22, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings, taking a no-decision in the Phillies 4-3 loss. In 30 career starts against the Marlins, Hamels is 9-12 with a 3.18 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 52-41 with a 3.31 ERA in 126 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Tom Koehler (4-3, 2.39 ERA). Koehler also suffered a tough luck loss in his last start, allowing just two runs on four hits in seven innings to the Mets in a 4-0 loss. Koehler has made three appearances against the Phillies in his career, but only one start. He is 0-1 with an 8.22 ERA in those appearances. Two of those appearances, including the start, were at Citizens Bank Park. In Philadelphia, Koehler is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA.

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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 Game 76 Preview: Phillies at Marlins

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A five-game win streak is now a distant memory as the Phillies returned home and dropped their third straight game. If the Phillies want to continue to make believers in this team, Tuesday becomes a must-win game.

The Phillies (34-41) are looking skyward again after three straight losses, desperately seeking a win. The Miami Marlins (38-38) returned to .500 on Monday and look to continue a solid season. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

David Buchanan (3-3, 4.95 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan allowed one run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings to pick up the win against the Cardinals on Thursday. Buchanan is making his first career start against the Marlins and his fourth start at home. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA.

The Phillies will face right-hander Andrew Heaney (0-1, 1.50 ERA). Heaney allowed one run on four hits in six innings against the Mets in his major-league debut on Thursday but suffered the loss. This is his second major-league start and first against the Phillies and at Citizens Bank Park. This is also his first career road start.

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PostHeaderIcon Splitsville: Cardinals get to Kendrick, down Phillies in finale

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With a 3-0 lead entering the fourth, the Phillies were cruising. It appeared everything was right for a sixth win on a seven-game road trip.

But the fourth inning proved to be a problem for Kyle Kendrick. The Cardinals scored four times and erased the deficit. The Phillies never came close to tying the game back up.

The Cardinals got a solid start from spot starter Carlos Martinez and sent the Phillies to a second straight loss, splitting the series with the Phillies in a 5-3 win on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

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