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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 »
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 »
After a walk-off win on Tuesday, Ryan Howard posed the question asking if anyone remembers his past contributions in the glory days of the Phillies. On Thursday, everyone got a modern-day reminder.
Howard stepped to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded with the Phillies trailing by three. Tony Sipp‘s 3-2 pitch was hit into the air and sailed into the seats in left-center field for a go-ahead grand slam.
That was the difference as the Phillies rallied back from a four-run deficit in the eighth to complete the sweep on the Houston Astros with a 6-5 win 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 »
A 48-61 season can bring frustrations. A.J. Burnett was the latest to experience it.
Burnett’s final start before the deadline was not memorable. After making it through the deadline with the Phillies, his Saturday start against the Nationals quickly went south. Following a home run in the second, frustrations couldn’t be contained anymore.
Burnett showed his displeasure with plate umpire Chris Guccione. Guccione stole the show, becoming heated with the Phillies pitcher and ejecting him. Ryne Sandberg was soon ejected as well.
It was a 5-0 game at the time. It escalated to an 11-0 loss for the Phillies at Nationals Park on Saturday night. 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 »
The Mets just have the Phillies number. The last time these two teams met, Bartolo Colon was on the mound and the Mets rolled to an 11-2 win.
It came pretty close to that on Monday night.
The Mets scored four runs in the first and never looked back as Colon did the rest. That helped the Mets claim the series opener with a 7-1 win over the Phillies 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 »
Cliff Lee’s first inning couldn’t have gone any better. It was the 4 2/3 innings after that were less than smooth.
Lee struggled in the middle innings as the Giants keep fighting back, coming from behind twice to beat the Phillies in Monday’s opener of a four-game series by a score of 7-4 at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »