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The Phillies have faced the Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals in their last six series. In the not so distant past, the thought of the Phillies winning five of them would have been a ridiculous thought.
But after Saturday, the Phillies have indeed won five of the last six series. A.J. Burnett allowed one run in seven innings while hits from Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown backed the gem in a 3-1 win over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Amidst trade rumors, Cole Hamels has been dealing his best games of the season and possibly his career. On Tuesday night, he took the trip to the mound in New York for what could be his last start with the Phillies.
He made the most of it.
Hamels domination continued as he threw eight shutout innings, retiring the final 13 batters he faced. He also got some offensive help by virtue of three home runs as the Phillies claimed a 6-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Read the rest of this entry »