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Only once before had Ben Revere connected on a pitch and sent it out of the park. Down to the final strike, Revere pulled off more magic.
Revere’s second career home run tied the game, completing a three-run ninth for the Phillies and capping a five-run rally. In the 11th, Revere’s RBI single proved to be the difference in a 9-7 win over the Nationals on Friday night at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
As the Phillies closed a series in New York in an afternoon matinee, Ruben Amaro Jr. had nothing to offer the media prior to the game regarding trade talks.
There are just 24 hours left. There are doubts the Phillies get any deal done by this time tomorrow. Amaro’s silence was symbolic. There are no words left.
The same went for the Phillies play on the field. A two-run game snowballed into a seven-run deficit as the Mets piled five runs on the Phillies bullpen in the seventh to easily claim an 11-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. Read the rest of this entry »
A look down the Arizona lineup created thoughts of a cake walk for Cliff Lee. It wasn’t smooth, but Lee didn’t suffer greatly as the Phillies offense exploded for hit after hit in the early going.
But the hits stopped coming after the third inning as the Diamondbacks started to trim away at the lead. The bullpen could not hold a three-run lead over the final four innings, forcing extras.
In the 10th, a go-ahead sacrifice fly was the difference, but a three-run home run added on capped a four-run inning and the comeback for the D-Backs, sending the Phillies to a 10-6 loss on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »
The Phillies have been piecing together a roster for some time. Two pieces were Grady Sizemore and Darin Ruf.
The two played a key roles in a two-run first inning that got the Phillies going on Friday night.
Sizemore’s three hits and Domonic Brown’s three RBI paced the Phillies through the night, as they took the series opener from Citizens Bank Park with a 9-5 win. Read the rest of this entry »