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PostHeaderIcon Morning Review: Those crazy Phillies

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The Phillies have had some pretty unpredictable games and series this season. The Phillies coasted into June, losing six straight games, then lost two of three to both the Reds and Cubs in the same week.

They followed that with a three-game sweep of the Braves and taking the first two from the Cardinals for a five-game winning streak, their longest in more than a year.

The Phillies entered Monday’s series opener against the Brewers having lost 13 of 16 games. They followed winning the next four games.

“Baseball is a funny game,” Jimmy Rollins said. “You hear it a lot and it’s very cliche, but it is. It’s weird. It’s weird.” Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Last Call: Phillies huge 8th helps complete sweep of Brewers

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For six innings on Thursday afternoon, the Phillies were stymied by Matt Garza. When Carlos Gomez homered to lead off the Brewers half of the sixth, Milwaukee’s ace was in the driver’s seat to history.

But after six no-hit innings, Jimmy Rollins finally ended Garza’s bid at history with a single in the seventh. But an opportunity to tie the game went by the wayside.

With another chance to make the Brewers pay for baserunners, Rollins delivered again, setting off a seven-run eighth inning with a two-out, two-run single in the Phillies 9-1 win over the Brewers at Miller Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 92 Preview: Phillies at Brewers

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On Wednesday night, the Phillies strung together a third-straight win for the first time since their five-game winning streak that appeared to be a turnaround at the end of June. This time, a modest winning streak does not nearly the same kind of excitement.

The Phillies (40-51) bid for a sweep on Thursday afternoon looking for their fourth straight win. The Milwaukee Brewers (52-40) are looking to avoid the sweep and rebound from three straight losses. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m.

David Buchanan (4-5, 4.82 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan took the loss in his last start, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings against the Pirates. Buchanan is making his first career start against the Brewers and at Miller Park. It is fifth start on the road.

The Phillies will face right-hander Matt Garza (6-5, 3.78 ERA). Garza’s last start was his best on the season as he bested the Reds with a two-hit shutout. Garza faced the Phillies on April 9, allowing four runs – three earned – on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision. In six career starts against the Phillies, Garza is 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA.

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PostHeaderIcon Another Round: Phillies beat Brewers for 3rd straight win

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Lose 13 of 16 against teams within your division, win three in a row against the National League’s best. Make sense? Of course not.

But that’s what the Phillies have done.

On Wednesday night, the Phillies claimed the four-game series from the Milwaukee Brewers regardless of Thursday afternoon’s result, winning by a score of 4-1 at Miller Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 91 Preview: Phillies at Brewers

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In a slugfest on Tuesday night, the Phillies survived for a second straight win, a rarity of late. It was the first time they had won back-to-back games since a five-game winning streak ended on June 21.

The Phillies (39-51) can now claim the series against the NL’s best on Wednesday night. The Milwaukee Brewers (52-39) will try to bounce back after falling in the first two games. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

Roberto Hernandez (3-8, 4.48 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hernandez took the loss in his last start, allowing five runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Pirates. Hernandez faced the Brewers on April 9, taking a no-decision in the Phillies 9-4 loss after allowing four runs – three earned – on seven hits in five innings. Hernandez is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two games and one start against the Brewers in his career. He pitched one scoreless inning allowing a walk in his only appearance at Miller Park.

The Phillies will face right-hander Kyle Lohse (9-3, 3.18 ERA). Lohse allowed four runs – three earned – on seven hits in five innings in his last start, taking the loss against the Reds. Lohse picked up the win against the Phillies on April 8, allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings. In 14 career starts against the Phillies, Lohse is 5-4 with a 3.12 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 12-8 with a 3.63 ERA in 32 games and 31 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Gimme Five: Phillies rebound from rough start, beat Brewers

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Kyle Kendrick’s first-inning struggles were unavoidable on Tuesday night when the Brewers teed off for two home runs, including a grand slam in a five-run first. It made sense to close the book on this game right then and there.

But the Phillies managed to rebound and the Brewers lead was short-lived. Five runs scored in the second inning, putting the Phillies back in front.

Some additional offense in the third and fifth helped the Phillies overcome the slow start for a second straight win against the Brewers, a 9-7 victory at Miller Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 90 Preview: Phillies at Brewers

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Another strong performance by the bullpen led the Phillies to a rare win, just their second in 11 games.

The Phillies (38-51) continue the series looking for back-to-back wins. The Milwaukee Brewers (52-38) look to rebound and build on their NL Central lead. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (3-8, 4.12 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick took a no-decision in his last start, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings against the Marlins. Kendrick faced the Brewers on April 8, allowing six runs – four earned – on nine hits in five innings. In nine games and six career starts against the Brewers, Kendrick is 1-5 with a 4.06 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 1-2 with a 2.52 ERA in four career starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Wily Peralta (9-5, 3.35 ERA). Peralta allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings in his last start, taking a no-decision. Prior to that start, Peralta had won five straight starts. In two career starts against the Phillies, Peralta is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 12-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 28 games and 27 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Morning Review: A glimpse of the future

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The result on Monday night was meaningless, yet significant.

Any win at this point comes with a grain of salt. It’s hard to imagine anything saving the Phillies this season, so winning a game here or there offers little solace. In fact, it offers more surprise than anything.

But what the Phillies got on Monday could be a glimpse into the future: a strong start led by ace Cole Hamels and protected by fireball reliever Ken Giles. Giles wasn’t the closer on Monday, but now the signs show his future is in the key moments of a ballgame. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Fire It Up: Giles, Papelbon hold down lead as Phillies beat Brewers

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Cole Hamels was approaching 30 pitching in the seventh inning when rookie Ken Giles entered from the bullpen for the Phillies ace. There were two on with two outs following a gutsy strikeout for Hamels.

Giles got away with a 2-1 pitch to Rickie Weeks that sailed to deep center but was tracked down by Tony Gwynn Jr. Giles went on to work around a lead-off double in the eighth, setting up a perfect ninth for Jonathan Papelbon as the Phillies sealed just their second win in the last 11 games on Monday night by a score of 3-2. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 89 Preview: Phillies at Brewers

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The Phillies were swept for the eighth time this season on Sunday, losing for the 13th time in the last 16 games. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an incredibly difficult stretch of 14 games begins on Monday night with the National League’s best team.

The Phillies (37-51) look to avoid a fourth straight loss. The Milwaukee Brewers (52-37) look to build on an already successful season. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

Cole Hamels (2-5, 2.98 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels took the loss in his last start, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings. It was the first time in 11 starts that Hamels didn’t pitch at least seven innings. In 11 career starts against the Brewers, Hamels is 6-3 with a 3.93 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 3-1 with a 4.12 ERA in six starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Marco Estrada (7-5, 4.94 ERA). Estrada took the loss after allowing two runs on six hits in six innings to the Blue Jays. Estrada faced the Phillies on April 10, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings in the Brewers 6-2 win. In nine games and three career starts against the Phillies, Estrada is 1-0 with a 6.33 ERA. At Miller Park, he is 12-11 with a 4.08 ERA in 60 games and 33 starts.

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