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PostHeaderIcon Too Little, Too Late: Mets strike early, hold off Phillies rally

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For whatever reason, everything seems to go right for the Mets when they play the Phillies. It happened again on Friday.

A four-run fourth inning propelled the Mets into the lead. The Phillies nearly mounted another late rally.

But a three-run ninth kept the Phillies just short of a second straight comeback, as the Mets defeated the Phillies 5-4 at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 106 Preview: Phillies at Mets

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The Phillies scored a series victory with a 4-2 win on Sunday. That marked the final home game in July, leaving questions to what team returns to Citizens Bank Park in August. In the meantime, the Phillies hit the road.

The Phillies (46-59) make the trip to New York for the first time since mid-May. The New York Mets (50-55) look to continue the success they had in their last trip to Philadelphia. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (6-9, 3.86 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett allowed four hits in eight shutout innings, taking a no-decision against the Giants. Burnett allowed five runs on five hits in seven innings in a no-decision against the Mets on May 30. In 21 career starts against the Mets, Burnett is 5-6 with a 3.55 ERA. At Citi Field, he pitched seven one-hit innings in his only appearance, picking up the win.

The Phillies will face right-hander Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA). Colon earned the win in his last start against the Mariners, allowing two runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings. Colon faced the Phillies on June 2, allowing two runs on six hits in seven inning to earn the win. In six career starts against the Phillies, Colon is 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA. At Citi Field, he is 5-4 with a 2.54 ERA in nine starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Hittin’ Weather: Phillies belt out season-high 18 hits, sweep Braves

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As the Phillies front office faces critical decisions in the next few weeks, the players are indeed looking to make things difficult for Ruben Amaro Jr. and company.

Before you can mention the playoffs with any legitimacy, the Phillies have to return to being a .500 or better team. When you’re several games below .500 at the time, there is only one way to make that decision difficult: winning streaks.

The Phillies haven’t won more than three games in over a year. But they also hadn’t swept a series on the road since the dawn of the 2013 season or put together three wins in a row more than once in the 2014 season. For the second time in just over a week, the Phillies have won three straight games, capped off by a 10-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Heating Up: Phillies beat Braves behind early runs

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The Phillies have been looking for ways to prove that a hot stretch of good baseball was around the corner. This is certainly a start.

Behind an early home run from Ryan Howard, the Phillies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the Braves for the second straight night for a score of 5-2 on Tuesday night at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Better Late Than Never: Phillies score 5 in 13th, down Braves

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Clinging to a one-run lead in the ninth, some bad luck caught up with the Phillies at a bad time. Jonathan Papelbon allowed three hits, none hit all that hard, allowing the Braves to tie the game.

That set off four extra frames before the Phillies finally pulled through, scoring five runs to take the series opener in Atlanta, 6-1. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Rolling with Jimmy: Rollins sets record, Phillies down Cubs

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The historic base hit came in the fifth inning. In his third at-bat of the afternoon, Jimmy Rollins surpassed Mike Schmidt. But it was a hit after Rollins’ historic single that proved to be the difference.

Four batters later, Domonic Brown would help Rollins complete the trip around the bases. His three-run home run extended the Phillies lead to four.

That helped the Phillies safely return to the win column in a 7-4 victory over the Cubs on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 66 Preview: Phillies vs. Cubs

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Friday night brought back another reminder of the Phillies long-running inability to put together a winning streak and keep it going. So on Saturday, it’s back to the beginning.

The Phillies (28-37) look to rebound from Friday’s loss. The Chicago Cubs (27-38) can claim the series on Saturday and pull even with the Phillies for the NL’s worst record. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m.

David Buchanan (1-3, 6.08 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan’s struggles continued in his last start on Sunday. A solid start turned bad when he allowed four runs in the fifth inning to the Reds. He allowed just those four runs on six hits in six innings in a 4-1 loss. Buchanan is making his fifth career start and first against the Cubs. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA.

The Phillies will face right-hander Edwin Jackson (4-6, 4.70 ERA). Jackson suffered the loss in his last start, a 6-2 Cubs loss to the Pirates. He allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. In six career starts against the Phillies, Jackson is 1-5 with a 5.60 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 0-4 with a 7.04 ERA in four starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Morning Review: Sweep is a start for Phillies

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The Phillies climbed a huge hurdle on Wednesday night when they won back-to-back games for the first time since May 20. Another hurdle will be in reach thanks to Thursday afternoon’s win.

Upon completing a sweep of the Padres on Thursday with a 7-3 win, the Phillies won their third straight game. They haven’t had a winning streak longer than three games in over a year.

“I didn’t know that,” John Mayberry Jr. said. “It’s hard to believe.”

“It’s definitely hard to believe,” Kyle Kendrick said. “But we can make it four in a row tomorrow.” Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Extra, Extra: Phillies sweep Padres with help of extra-base hits

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The Phillies had been waiting all day for the hit that would help them break through. With two outs in the sixth, they looked to a familiar hero to get the job done.

Reid Brignac’s go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth proved to be the difference as the Phillies went on to sweep the San Diego Padres with a 7-3 victory on Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Morning Review: Hamels strong start doesn’t go to waste

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Cole Hamels struck out two batters in the first inning. He struck out two in the eighth inning as well. In between, he struck out seven more.

In a time where failure has been found all over the roster, the problem was not on the mound on Wednesday night. Hamels was in vintage form.

For Hamels, the personal accomplishments equaled the team’s achievement on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. With Reid Brignac’s three-run, walk-off home run, the Phillies won back-to-back games for the first time since May 20. Hamels also pitched into the eighth inning for the second straight start. Read the rest of this entry »

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