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Lannan Twirls A Gem In Phils Win

Posted by Alex Lee, Mon, July 08, 2013 09:54 PM Comments: 14

John Lannan was unhittable on Monday night at CBP (Photo: AP).

John Lannan was unhittable on Monday night at CBP (Photo: AP).

Ruben Amaro publicly challenged his players when he decreed this 10-game homestand the tipping point of the 2013 season.  So far so good through four games, as the Phillies topped the Nationals on Monday night, 3-2, to climb within 2.5 games of second place Washington.

John Lannan (2-3, 4.26 ERA) threw eight innings of shutout ball and Ben Revere fueled the offense with his bat and his legs, tallying three hits, a steal and scoring two of the three Phillies runs.  Jimmy Rollins also had a good night, following two Revere hits with singles of his own in innings that led to runs.  Jonathan Papelbon navigated through a rocky ninth – two hits, a few loud outs – to capture his 19th save of the season.

The Phillies are now 4-3 against the Nationals this year and have three more against them this week at Citizens Bank Park.

LANNAN DOMINANT AGAINST FORMER MATES

- Lannan was magnificent in his second outing against his former team.  The lefthander retired the side in order in four of his eight frames, allowing only four hits and a pair of walks.  He induced 12 groundouts in eight innings.  Monday night was unequivocally Lannan’s best start as a member of the Phillies.  He needed only 109 pitches to get through eight, the first time he’s hit triple digits in 24 outings dating back to 2011.  He lowered his ERA to a respectable 4.26 on the season.

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Prospect Nation 2013: #13 RHP Kenny Giles

Posted by Jay Floyd, Mon, February 11, 2013 07:45 AM Comments: 0

Kenny Giles- photo by Dave Schofield

Right-handed pitcher Kenny Giles rose up these rankings more than any other Phillies prospect last year.  Armed with tremendous velocity, the 6-foot-2-inch 190-pounder has a bright future and could prove extremely valuable to the organization in the near future.

Drafted in the 7th round in 2011 out of Yavapai (Junior) College, although he was committed to transferring to Arizona, Giles began his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Phillies that year.  After facing a difficult decision to turn pro and leave college behind, Giles struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings over three outings with the GCL team.  Prior to making his debut in the minors, Giles, a big-time strike out artist, notched 67 punch outs in 38 innings during the 2011 college season.

The Albuquerque, NM native began the 2012 season with the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws where he went 3-3 with five saves, a 3.61 ERA and a .215 batting average against in 29 outings (6 starts).  Giles was promoted to Class A Advanced Clearwater in July and proceeded to pitch exclusively as a reliever for the Threshers, going 1-0 with three saves, a 3.07 ERA and a .183 batting average against in 10 appearances.  Combined at the two levels, Giles sported a 12.18 K/9 mark last year. Continue reading Prospect Nation 2013: #13 RHP Kenny Giles

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Free Baseball Not Friendly To Phils

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Fri, May 04, 2012 11:35 PM Comments: 20

The Phillies took Strasburg deep twice, it just wasn't enough.

There is indeed something special about these Washington Nationals. They remind me a lot of the Phillies when they finally gave into the call for the youngsters.  The Phillies fought back all night but ultimately fell short 4-3 in the 11th inning.

Strasburg’ed – Hunter Pence homered off Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.  It was the first home run given up by Strasburg since August 2010.  Carlos Ruiz, who has been on an absolute tear, also took the righty deep in the fifth inning.  Ruiz’s fifth home run of the year gave the Phillies a 3-1 lead.

KKKyle Kendrick, making another start in place of injured Cliff Lee, pitched very efficiently for five innings of work.  He allowed only one run on seven hits and struck out two.  The radar gun had him topping our at 94 tonight.  But then again it says Nats reliever Henry Rodriguez was hitting triple digits, so who knows.

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Gameday: Phillies (100-60) at Braves (89-71)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, September 27, 2011 06:05 PM Comments: 35

Philadelphia Phillies (100-60) at Atlanta Braves (89-71)

Roy Oswalt (8-10, 3.86) vs. Derek Lowe (9-16, 4.92)

Time: 7:10, Turner Field
TV:Comcast SportsNet
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 77
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Triple digits!  The Philadelphia Phillies reached 100 wins on Monday with their defeat of the Atlanta Braves.  The Phillies will aim for another milestone: a victory ties them with the 1976 and 1977 clubs for most franchise wins in a season.  If the Phillies sweep the Braves, they will be the all-time franchise record in wins.  Right now, the Phillies will focus on beating their opponent, potentially erasing playoff hopes.

Meanwhile, the Braves are still holding on.  The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros, remaining one game back in the National League Wild Card.  There are talks about how the heated Wild Card race could eventually help the Phillies in the playoffs.  The Cardinals are currently a hot team, like the San Francisco Giants were last year.

On the other hand, the Braves are falling apart.  If the Braves win the Wild Card, the Phillies will face Arizona in the first round.  If the Cardinals win, the Phillies will face them; the Cardinals took three out of four from the Phillies last week which started their week-long slump.  Everybody has their preference on who the Phillies should face, but right now it is up in the air.  All these two teams can do is worry about themselves.

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Phillies Hit 100 Wins and Hurt Braves Playoff Chances

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, September 26, 2011 10:49 PM Comments: 24

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As Charlie Manuel said last week (and I’m paraphrasing, but if you read it in Charlie’s voice it makes it funnier) “It’s only one more win, but 100 wins looks a lot better than 99.” Charlie was right.

The Phillies got to triple digits on Monday night with a 4-2 victory over the Braves in the opener of the final three game series. It’s just the third time in franchise history they’ve reached the 100 win plateau, joining the 1976 and 1977 teams. Those teams were extremely talented, but failed in the postseason. This club will not settle for anything less than a title.

For Atlanta, it was a wasted opportunity to stave off the Cardinals who continue to make a late move in the NL Wild Card standings.

Cliff Lee started and went six innings, just as Roy Halladay had done on Sunday. It’s a way to keep both aces on track for Games 1 and 2 on an extra day of rest while not overusing them. Lee tossed 92 pitches, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six. The runs came on a solo homer by Chipper Jones in the first inning, his 18th of the year, and on an RBI double by Alex Gonzalez in the second inning. Overall, a fine final tuneup for the Game 2 starter in the NLDS.

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Gameday: Cardinals (83-69) at Phillies (98-53)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Mon, September 19, 2011 05:30 PM Comments: 10

St. Louis Cardinals (83-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (98-53)

Kyle Lohse (13-8, 3.62) vs Roy Halladay (18-5, 2.34)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 64
TV:Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network
Media: Twitter and Facebook

A day after clinching the National League East, the Phillies weren’t able to do much against the Cardinals.  Monday night is the fourth and final game of the series, and hopefully the Phillies have recovered from their “hangover” so they can focus on finishing the season on a strong note.

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Gameday: Cubs (24-36) vs. Phillies (37-25)

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, June 09, 2011 05:27 PM Comments: 154

Chicago Cubs (24-36) at Philadelphia Phillies (37-25)

Randy Wells (1-1, 5.74 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.78 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny/Hot, 96
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Jimmy Rollins returns. He’s back at the top, although he said the knee isn’t yet 100 percent, so don’t look for him to be stealing many bases this evening. Chase Utley also returns.

Otherwise, nothing newsworthy really happening today. We shift the attention to how ridiculously hot it is going to be, and how that might be a factor. Obviously, Kyle Kendrick has a short leash as it is, so with the temperatures near triple digits at gametime, he’ll have to manage. His delivery doesn’t appear to exert much energy, so that’s a good thing. Charlie Manuel said Kendrick could go 100 pitches tonight, he’s stretched out enough to go deep if he can. But that’s the question; can he?

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Cole’s evil twin is wicked nasty

Posted by Kieran Carobine, Sat, April 23, 2011 12:55 AM Comments: 33

Richie Ashburn Award: Cole Hamels

Whatever got slipped into Cole Hamels‘ (2-1, 2.92) gatorade after he lasted only 2.2 innings against the Mets in his 2011 debut giving up six runs needs to stay in his gatorade.

Hamels, pitching in his native San Diego, did not disappoint any friends or family members who made the drive to Petco Park to see his Phillies take on the Padres.  Hamels went eight innings allowed four hits and struck out eight batters.  Since his meltdown against the Mets, Hollywood has allowed only two runs in his last 22 innings.  His ERA dropped from 4.32 to 2.92 after today’s 2-0 win.

After the sixth inning Hamels had already thrown 100 pitches.  Nowadays when a pitcher hits triple digits everyone is calling for the bullpen.  Charlie Manuel didn’t.  He stuck with his lefty and it paid off.  Hamels was still crisp on his location and his fastball was topping out at 93 mph.  On his 124th pitch of the night he struck out Orlando Hudson looking.  Two pitches later, he was out of the eighth and on his way to his second victory of this young season.

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