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PostHeaderIcon Astro Blaster: 5-run 1st inning powers Phillies past Astros

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The Phillies win on Tuesday was still overshadowed by the fact that only two runs had scored in the previous 34 innings. Both were from Ryan Howard.

Howard had company on Wednesday.

The Phillies scored five runs in the first and added five more in the other eight innings to score an easy 10-3 win over the Astros at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 114 Preview: Phillies vs. Astros

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Another marathon game this time went in favor of the Phillies as Ryan Howard proved to be the hero. But the next day always brings about the struggle of picking up the pieces from six extra innings.

The Phillies (50-63) go for back-to-back wins and a series win on Wednesday night. The Astros (47-66) look to bounce back from Tuesday night’s tough loss. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

David Buchanan (5-5, 4.40 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Buchanan allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in his last start against the Brewers, earning the win. This is Buchanan’s first major-league start since July 10, his last before the All-Star Break. Buchanan is making his first career start against the Astros. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA in five starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Brad Peacock (3-7, 4.93 ERA). Peacock is making his first start since July 23, when he allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Athletics. Peacock earned the win in his only career start against the Phillies, allowing one hit in 5 2/3 shutout innings. The start was at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 112 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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Saturday was a total disaster from start to finish. But the Phillies certainly got their money’s worth in the fight, at least the ones that A.J. Burnett and Ryne Sandberg put up.

The Phillies (49-62) can still claim the series with a win on Sunday. The Nationals (59-49) padded their division lead on Saturday and look to do the same on Sunday by splitting the series. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

Cole Hamels (6-5, 2.55 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels pitched eight shutout innings against the Mets in his last start, allowing six hits earning the win. Hamels faced the Nationals on July 12, allowing three runs on four hits in seven innings, taking a no-decision. In 29 career starts against the Nationals, Hamels is 15-6 with a 2.63 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 4-2 with a 2.52 ERA in eight starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Stephen Strasburg (7-9, 3.55 ERA). Strasburg allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in his last start, taking a tough loss against the Marlins. Strasburg has faced the Phillies three times this season. In his most recent on July 12, he allowed two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision. In nine career starts against the Phillies, Strasburg is 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 19-12 with a 2.58 ERA in 52 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 108 Preview: Phillies at Mets

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Cole Hamels dominance continued on Tuesday night in a Phillies win, setting up a rubber match on Wednesday. It is also the Phillies last game before the trade deadline expires at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The Phillies (47-60) go for a series win in New York for the second time this season. The Mets (51-56) attempt to claim the series as well after a four-game winning streak against the Phillies was snapped on Tuesday. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday to pick up the win. Kendrick faced the Mets twice this season on May 10 and May 31, taking two no-decisions. In 24 games and 18 career starts against the Mets, Kendrick is 8-8 with a 3.71 ERA. At Citi Field, he is 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA in nine games and seven starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA). Wheeler allowed two runs – one earned – on three hits in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday. Wheeler faced the Phillies on May 29, allowing one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. In three career starts against the Phillies, Wheeler is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA. At Citi Field, he is 4-8 with a 4.48 ERA in 16 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game Changer: Rule 7.13 decides game, continues to make no sense

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“I’d much rather get killed. Seriously, I’d much rather be run over. Come get me.”

Well, someone finally said it.

Those were the thoughts of Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero following the Phillies 4-2 win over Arizona on Sunday afternoon.

The reason for the comment: Rule 7.13 – which produced an overturned out call that gave the Phillies the game-winning run. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon A Plate Full: Collision rule leads to run, Phillies win

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Chances are the Phillies and Diamondbacks won’t be playing past September. But 10 teams will and if a the time should come when a game was decided by the rule that decided Sunday’s game, it will be a shame.

An error by Didi Gregorius on a pop up by Marlon Byrd with two outs sent Ryan Howard, who was on first, sprinting toward the plate. He was out by plenty. But Miguel Montero apparently took away a sliding lane, thus ruling Howard safe according to Rule 7.13 of the MLB Rulebook.

That was the eventual winning run in the Phillies 4-2 win over the D-Backs on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 105 Preview: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

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Trade deadline week is upon us. Sunday marks the Phillies final home game before the trade deadline. The team will not return home until Aug. 5. The roster could look completely different by then.

The Phillies (45-59) take the field for the final time at home in July in search of a series win. The Arizona Diamondbacks (45-59) go for their second series win since the All-Star Break. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.25 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hernandez allowed three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings in his last start, taking a no-decision against the Giants. Hernandez faced the Diamondbacks on April 25, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings and taking the loss. In two career starts against the D-Backs, Hernandez is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-6 with a 3.72 ERA in 13 games and 11 starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Vidal Nuno (0-1, 3.78 ERA). Nuno allowed three runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in his last start against the Tigers, taking a no-decision. This is Nuno’s fourth start with the Diamondbacks since being traded from the New York Yankees on July 6. Nuno is making his first career start against the Phillies and at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 102 Preview: Phillies vs. Giants

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The Giants got to Jonathan Papelbon for a second straight night to send the Phillies to another late-inning loss. Entering Thursday’s series finale, the Giants look for more than a series win.

The Phillies (43-58) attempt to snap a four-game losing streak on Thursday afternoon. The Giants (57-44) go for a series sweep following back-to-back wins in their final at-bat. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

Cole Hamels (4-5, 2.83 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels allowed one run on four hits in seven innings against the Braves in his last start to earn the win. In 12 career starts against the Giants, Hamels is 5-3 with a 3.75 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 52-41 with a 3.32 ERA in 128 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78 ERA). Hudson allowed one run on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings in his last start against the Marlins. In 29 career starts against the Phillies, Hudson is 11-9 with a 3.72 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 4-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 10 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 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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