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Halladay Beats Marlins in Possible Last Start in Philly

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, September 17, 2013 09:54 PM Comments: 5

Weird to think, but it could be true. We could have witnessed the final start by Roy Halladay in Philadelphia as a member of the Phillies. Over six innings, Halladay gave up just one run on four hits as the Phils beat the Marlins, 6-4

Jonathan Papelbon made it extremely interesting in the ninth, allowing one run on three hits.

Halladay’s fastball was around 85-88 most of the evening and if the opposition were a little bit more apt to hit, it may have been a different outcome.  He’s just not as sharp as he needs to be if he wants to pitch consistently into the sixth, seventh, or even eighth inning. Halladay walked three and struck out just two.

Think about how weird it would be if Halladay never stepped on a mound as a member of the Phils again. Clearly, his skills are eroding, and have done so rapidly. There’s a chance that the Phillies see something in him this offseason that would move the team to bring him back. But he’ll have to show them that his velocity has increased and leveled off somewhere near 90, and that he can control his pitches well enough. It’s a tough road ahead.

However, we have the good times, too. The no-hitter, the perfect game, the overall awesomeness. So if this is his final start here, it’s been a hell of a run.

As an aside, people hit the ball tonight. Chase Utley went bonkers, going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. Jimmy Rollins also finished the night 3-for-4, while Cesar Hernandez and Darin Ruf each had two hits. Carlos Ruiz chipped in with two RBI.

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Phillies Nation TV: 2014 Rotation, Dom Brown Interview and Parking Lot Challenge

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, September 12, 2013 11:25 AM Comments: 2

Phillies Nation is back in full effect after a relaxing Labor Day hiatus.  Pat and Corey start off by giving their predictions for the 2014 Phillies roster – see what they think the future holds for guys like Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick, Miguel A. Gonzalez, Jonathan Pettibone and Jesse Biddle.

Ryann meets up with Domonic Brown at the Sports Vault in King of Prussia and talks to him about his breakout season this year.  She asks what made the difference this year compared to previous ones.  She also brings the guys viewer questions and comments including what to do with Ethan Martin and which former Phillies outfielder would have been best to keep.

Finally, Johnny Goodtimes returns for another hilarious edition of Parking Lot Challenge outside Citizens Bank Park.  Fun!

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The Ultimate Season-Ending Phillies Polls — Part I

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, September 11, 2013 11:38 AM Comments: 40

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We want your opinion, it’s important to us at Phillies Nation. Just fill out the polls below, telling us what you think about several topics pertaining to the future of the Phillies. Many of these will be featured in an upcoming episode of Phillies Nation TV.

And if you leave some half-decent comments in the section below, they too could make the program. Tell us what you think!

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Will Ryne Sandberg be the Phillies Manager in 2014?

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Will Ruben Amaro be with the Phillies beyond 2014?

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Will Maikel Franco be with the Phillies at the start of 2014?

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How many games will Ryan Howard play in 2014?

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Will Jimmy Rollins be with the Phillies to start 2014?

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Will Cody Asche be the everyday 3B in 2014?

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Which free agent pitcher will be in the Phillies rotation in 2014?

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Will Kyle Kendrick be in the Phillies starting rotation in 2014?

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Do you think Jonathan Papelbon will be the Phillies closer Opening Day 2014?

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Will Darin Ruf be a starting outfielder on Opening Day 2014?

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What will Dom Brown's average be in 2014?

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Phillies Sweep Braves on Ruf’s 8th Inning Homer

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, September 08, 2013 08:24 PM Comments: 36

Cole Hamels actually got lucky. It’s about time.

Hamels went eight innings, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out nine in the Phillies 3-2  Another solid performance that dropped his ERA to 3.45. It’s almost going unnoticed how great he has been. His only blemishes came off the bat of Evan Gattis.

The mule-strong Gattis hit the longest home run in Citizens Bank Park history at 486 feet on Ashburn Alley. He’d also add another bomb to torture Hamels.

However, Hamels was bailed out by Darin Ruf with his 13th home run in the eighth inning. Ruf has done that damage in just 188 at-bats. With 15 career home runs in 252 plate appearances, that extrapolates to 37 home runs over a 162 game season. The Phillies are sorely lacking that power.

Jonathan Papelbon was given the day off, so BJ Rosenberg came in for a nine-pitch save.

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Freddy Galvis Walks It Off

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, September 08, 2013 12:27 AM Comments: 1

Freddy Galvis, who homered to give the Phillies the victory, is interviewed after receiving a shaving cream pie. (Photo Credit: AP)

Freddy Galvis had a night to remember.  With Jimmy Rollins having the night off, Galvis had a chance to prove his worth.  He did just that as he went 4-for-5, including a walk-off home run.

Kyle Kendrick pitched well for the Phillies, lasting six innings.  He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks.  He struck out eight.

Along with Galvis, Carlos Ruiz had himself a good night.  The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the third, but Chooch responded with a two-run single to tie the game.  Ruiz would later give the Phillies the lead in the fifth inning, smashing a double.  Galvis added an RBI single, giving the Phillies a 4-2 lead in the fifth.

Kevin Frandsen put the Phillies up 5-3 with a run batted in during the eighth inning.  With Jonathan Papelbon in to close, it looked as if it would be another victory for the Phillies.

In the ninth, Chris Johnson, who doubled earlier in the game, hit a soft liner to center field.  It could be argued that Roger Bernadina should have made the catch, but didn’t.  It could have been a 1-2-3 inning, but wasn’t.  With a man on, Andrelton Simmons tied the game with a homer just over the left field fence.  Papelbon completely missed his spot as he left the pitch middle-in.  The game was suddenly tied at five.

Every time the Braves scored on Saturday, the Phillies quickly responded with some runs.  The trend continued into the ninth inning.  Freddy Galvis, the second batter of the inning, smashed the 1-0 offering into the right field seats.  There wasn’t a doubt about it, as he got under it and lifted it.  The dugout emptied onto the field, and the Phillies had themselves another walk-off victory.

With the 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies could complete the sweep over the first place team on Sunday.

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Phillies Win Via Third Straight Walk-Off

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Fri, August 23, 2013 10:23 PM Comments: 5

PHOTO: AP

PHOTO: AP

SHRIMP. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Phillies and Diamondbacks wearing throwback uniforms for retro night,  Chase Utley drew a walk to give the Phillies their third straight win–all via the walk-off. They’ve now won five of their last six.

The inning started off with two straight singles by Cody Asche and Jimmy Rollins, followed by an intentional walk to Michael Young. Kevin Frandsen struck out swinging, but Utley was able to draw the game-winning walk off a wild Eury De La Rosa.

Cole Hamels had a decent start, giving up three runs over seven innings. He gave up six hits, struck out four, and walked one. His ERA is now 3.62. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth, his sixth scoreless appearance in his last seven outings.

Darin Ruf homered again, his 10th of the year. Domonic Brown, Carlos Ruiz, and Ruf all had multiple hits.

UP NEXT

The Phillies and Diamondbacks are back at it again tomorrow, with Randall Delgado pitching for the D-Backs and Ethan Martin Pitching for the Phillies.

 

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Sandberg Gets His First Win as Phillies Manager

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, August 18, 2013 07:01 PM Comments: 7

The Phillies snapped the Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak with their 3-2 win on Sunday.  The victory gave Ryne Sandberg his first win as the Phillies manager.

Hanley Ramirez made two ninth inning errors which cost the Dodgers the game.  With the bases loaded and one out, Michael Young grounded to short, which should have been an inning-ending double play. Fortunately for the Phillies, Ramirez booted the ball.  Casper Wells scored from third as the error enabled the Phillies to win in walk-off fashion.

Cole Hamels pitched very well, allowing just two earned runs over  seven innings.  He surrendered seven hits, but did not walk a batter and struck out eight.

Darin Ruf homered in the fourth inning, his eighth of the year.  Jonathan Papelbon picked up the win after a quick ninth inning.

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Papelbon blows sixth save, spoils Hamels’ best outing of the year

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Thu, August 01, 2013 10:13 PM Comments: 74

The Phillies lost their fourth straight series Thursday 2-1, despite a stellar outing from Cole Hamels. The Phillies held a 1-0 lead entering the ninth, but Jonathan Papelbon blew the save, allowing two runs in the inning en route to his sixth blown save of the season.

Hamels brilliant start wasted

Hamels is staying. (AP)

Cole Hamels tossed eight shutout innings, but received a no decision in the game. (AP)

Cole Hamels churned out his best start of the season on Thursday night. The lefty held his opponent scoreless for the first time this year, tossing eight strong innings in which he scattered seven hits and struck out five. It was the third time in his last five starts that he has gone eight innings, after accomplishing that feat just twice in his first 18 starts.

Hamels also delivered the only run for the Phillies in the game in the fifth when his two out single off Matt Cain drove home Laynce Nix to put the Phillies ahead.

But Hamels started was wasted on just three batters into the ninth inning. Papelbon allowed singles to Hunter Pence, Brett Pill and Roger Kieschnick, promptly blowing his sixth save of the year. Those six blown saves are the second most in all of baseball. He then allowed another run, which put the Phillies behind by one.

Offense slow yet again

The Phillies managed just the lone run on seven hits, and squandered several chances to score. They were just 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the game, and one of those hits did not even translate to a run.

Perhaps the most frustrating blown scoring opportunity came in the ninth, when the Phillies had the bases loaded with nobody out. It would not have even taken a hit to tie the game or even to win it. But Nix and Carlos Ruiz flied out and could not get the run home, and Erik Kratz grounded into a fielders choice to end the game.

Up next…

The Phillies will play host to the Atlanta Braves tomorrow looking to win their first series since before the All-Star break. Right-hander Ethan Martin (11-5, 4.12 ERA in AAA) will make his major league debut, and he will be opposed by Kris Medlen, who is 7-10 with a 3.74 ERA. First pitch is at 7:05.

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Papelbon Doesn’t Want to Stay if Phils Continue Down Path

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, July 28, 2013 06:37 PM Comments: 51

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Jonathan Papelbon isn’t one to mince words. Once again, he spoke loudly following the disastrous loss on Sunday in Detroit. Papelbon told MLB.com he doesn’t want to be here if the team isn’t a winner.

Asked after the game if he wants to be traded, Papelbon said, “No, I would like to stay here. But if I’m going to have to put up with this year after year, then no, I don’t want to be here. Why would you? Why would anybody?”

Good question. However, Jimmy Rollins has already stated his case and intends to stay in Philadelphia. The same doesn’t seem to hold true for Papelbon, who sounds like a man who wants nothing to do with a rebuild.

Pretty much everyone in Philadelphia seems on board with trading this guy, anyway. He hasn’t connected with the fan base and he’s clearly being paid too much for the role he’s currently in. He’d be better suited elsewhere. But where could he go? Detroit and Boston seem to have solidified their 9th inning roles. Add that to the fact that Papelbon’s velocity has decreased fairly dramatically. That doesn’t bode well for anyone involved.

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Gameday: Phillies at Tigers

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, July 28, 2013 12:05 PM Comments: 7

Philadelphia Phillies  at Detroit Tigers 

Jonathan Pettibone (5-4, 3.97) vs. Rick Porcello (7-6, 4.49)

Time: 1:08 PM EST, Comerica Park
Weather:  Chance of rain, 70
TV: PHL 17
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

The Phillies play one more in Detroit before heading home to f ace the San Francisco Giants.  The Phillies hope to end this road trip on a positive note.

Rick Porcello had a pretty solid rookie year in 2009.  He still is a decent end of the rotation starter, but hasn’t been as strong as he was during that rookie season.  This year, he averages a hit per inning, but does not walk many batters. Since 2009, Porcello has really improved in the strikeout department.  He had a very slight decrease in strikeouts from 2009 to 2010, but since 2010 his strikeout totals have increased.  During is rookie season, he averaged 4.7 strikeouts per nine. This season, Porcello is up to 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

GO PHILLIES!

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