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PostHeaderIcon That’s A Snap: Phillies streak ends with 9th-inning comeback

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In the fifth inning and again in the eighth inning, it felt like it was happening again.

The Marlins took a 2-0 lead in the fifth. In the eighth, Jake Diekman let a Phillies lead slip away, putting the Marlins in front by a run.

It was happening again.

Then suddenly, the Phillies managed to find life in the ninth. The week-long losing streak did not reach seven games.

A two-run ninth propelled the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Marlins in the series finale on Thursday night at Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 85 Preview: Phillies at Marlins

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Wednesday night marked another shutout loss in this forgettable season for the Phillies. Their last win came against the Miami Marlins, in a series finale via a walk-off home run last Thursday.

The Phillies (36-48) are looking to avoid what would be a season-high seven-game losing streak. The Miami Marlins (41-43) bid for a sweep against the Phillies, looking to finish off a strong series. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (3-8, 4.22 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed four runs on nine hits in eight innings against the Braves on Friday, taking the loss. Kendrick has faced the Marlins twice this season, including taking the loss on May 21, allowing six runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. In 23 games and 18 career starts, Kendrick is 12-3 with a 3.75 ERA. At Marlins Park, he is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in two starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Brad Hand (0-1, 6.38 ERA). Hand is making his first appearance since May 23 after a DL stint. Hand is also making just his third start of the season. His last came on April 14 against the Nationals, where he allowed five runs on eight hits in three innings. Hand also appeared against the Phillies on May 20, allowing one run in 2/3 of an inning. In four games and two career starts against the Phillies, Hand is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA. At Marlins Park, he is 0-1 with a 4.21 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Catching Cole: Phillies losing streak hits 6 in loss to Marlins

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On Tuesday, the Phillies reversed the five-game winning streak that seemed to spark revival. On Wednesday, that losing streak lasted another night. This time, the game was not even close.

One night after suffering a walk-off loss in 11 innings, the Phillies nonchalantly played through another nine innings. The result was not unfamiliar.

The 11th shutout of the season came just 84 games into the season as the Marlins claimed the series with a 5-0 win over the Phillies at Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 83 Preview: Phillies at Marlins

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A day off was a welcome part of the Phillies schedule. There was no chance to lose for once.

The Phillies (36-46) are coming off a four-game sweep from the Braves that dropped them 10 games below .500. The Miami Marlins (39-43) are the Phillies opponent again, one week after the Phillies split a four-game series with them. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (5-7, 3.89 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett’s last start came against the Marlins last Wednesday. He allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings, taking the loss. Burnett is making his fourth start of the season against the Marlins. In five career starts against the Marlins, Burnett is 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA. At Marlins Park, he allowed three runs in five innings in his only start, picking up the win.

The Phillies will face right-hander Henderson Alvarez (5-3, 2.32 ERA). Alvarez’ last start was also against the Phillies. He allowed two runs – one earned – on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Alvarez is making his fourth start of the season against the Phillies. In four career starts against the Phillies, Alvarez is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA. At Marlins Park, he is 7-6 with a 2.60 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Morning Review: Walk-off could be a spark for Utley

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Thursday night’s games featured the perfect microcosm of the recent ups and downs of Chase Utley’s 2014 season.

Utley started the season on a tear, hitting .355 in April with three home runs and 14 RBI. The ball seemed to jump off his bat for a hit in every at-bat.

It wasn’t until during this series with the Marlins that Utley finally went back-to-back games without a hit. But this month has been about a lot more than just getting hits. Utley’s focus didn’t seem to be there. He dropped two routine pop ups in Tuesday’s game. He had just four multi-hit games all month.

In his 14th-inning at-bat on Thursday night, Utley swung at an 0-1 pitch low and outside. He shook his head and muttered to himself. And on his next swing, Utley seemed to snap back into focus. The pitch sailed into the seats in right for a walk-off home run. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon 14th-inning Fireworks: Utley’s walk-off shot gives Phillies split with Marlins

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As the time of Thursday night’s game between the Phillies and Marlins approached five hours and entered the bottom of the 14th, the fireworks were put on hold. Chase Utley set them off with a blast.

It had been a long time since Utley had delivered the heroics in walk-off fashion. In fact, it was possibly the hit that set off the Phillies five-year NL East reign, a walk-off single on August 30, 2007 against the New York Mets to complete a four-game sweep.

Utley’s two-run home run in the 14th inning on Thursday night gave the Phillies the 5-3 victory and helped them split a four-game series against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 Doomed By Dom: Brown’s miscue gives Marlins enough in loss

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In baseball, when you open the door for big things, you sometimes pay big. Domonic Brown opened the door for the Marlins.

With two outs in the fourth, a line drive to left was misplayed by Brown, sailing over his head. By the time the inning ended, the Marlins had a 3-0 lead.

Brown got mild redemption, hitting an RBI single in the sixth, but the Phillies could not recover, falling to the Marlins with a 3-2 loss on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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