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Phillies Find Themselves Back in the Loss Column

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, August 20, 2013 11:59 PM Comments: 3

It was a nice winning streak while it lasted (a whole two games).  The Colorado Rockies defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday.

The Rockies got to Tyler Cloyd quickly.  Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario homered off him in the first and third innings respectively.  Cloyd lasted six innings, surrendering five earned runs.  Cloyd settled down after the third, but the Rockies provided the damage early.

The Phillies made some noise in the bottom of the third inning, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Jorge De La Rosa limited them to three runs (two earned).

The good news was that Zach Miner and Cesar Jimenez threw a combined three scoreless innings out of the Phillies bullpen.

Halladay Makes Rehab Appearance

Roy Halladay pitched six innings in Class-A Lakewood.  He allowed two runs (one earned) and seven hits.  He walked three and struck out four.   Halladay averaged 87 mph on his fastball, but touched 89 mph early on.  Out of his 90 pitches, 52 were strikes.

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Phillies ticket prices for upcoming homestand with Washington and NY

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, June 13, 2013 11:54 AM Comments: 0

Following the weekend series in Milwaukee, the Phillies continue their road trip with visits to Minneapolis and Colorado. The Phillies will then return home for a week-long homestand against the Nats and Mets. The Nationals have struggled enormously lately while injuries have continued to pile up as star ace Stephen Strasburg was sent to the DL with a strained muscle in his back. Similar to the Phillies, the Mets have had a lot of concerns with their offense, best displayed by the recent 20-inning loss to the Marlins in which New York was only able to garner one run despite the extended play.

There are still many Phillies tickets available at Citizens Bank for games against both the Nationals and Mets. For the series opener on Monday, June 17th, the get-in price is only $17 against the Nationals while the average price is $72.08. The next two games against Washington will be even more affordable as the average price for Tuesday is $53.84 and for Wednesday $61.29. The get-in price for these games are at $11 and $9 respectively.

The weekend series against the Mets will be even more expensive than when the Nationals are in town. This is typical – despite what the standings say – as the weekend games have higher demand than mid-week day games. Friday’s opener has an average price of $76.32 and is the least demanding on the wallet of the series. The get-in price for this game is still a reasonable $22. The two weekend games have an average price of $88.78 for Saturday and $92.67 for Sunday yet the get-in price for these games are $16 and $22 respectively.

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Pettibone Struggles; Phillies Lose Series

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, June 09, 2013 04:55 PM Comments: 95

(Photo Credit: Tom Lynn/AP)

The Phillies were blown out by the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-1. The Brewers ended up taking the series, 3-1.  The Phillies had a chance to take advantage of a last place team this series, but failed to do so.  The Phillies are now two games below the .500 mark at 31-33.

Rough Second Inning for Pettibone

The Brewers put up a four-spot in the second inning against Jonathan Pettibone. To begin the inning, Pettibone made a fielding error. He then proceeded to give up a single and hit a batter. The mistakes proved costly as the inning was capped off by Scooter Gennett’s two-run triple. The Brewers jumped to a 4-0 lead in the second.

Pettibone later surrendered a two-run homer to Carlos Gomez in the sixth inning.

The start would be Pettibone’s worst start to this point in his major league career as he surrended a career high six runs. Four were earned.

Offense Silent

Kyle Lohse shut down the Phillies offense. He pitched 8 strong innings allowing just one run on a home run to Humberto Quintero.

Dom Brown Watch

Even the almighty Domonic Brown could not get to Lohse today.  Brown went 0-for-3, leaving two men on base today.

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Gameday: Philadelphia Phillies (31-32) vs Milwaukee Brewers (24-37)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Sun, June 09, 2013 01:14 PM Comments: 4

Philadelphia Phillies (31-32) vs Milwaukee Brewers (24-37)

Jonathan Pettibone (3-1, 3.40 ERA) vs Kyle Lohse (1-6, 4.39 ERA)

TIME: 1:15 CT, Miller Park

TV: PHL 17

Weather: 72, scattered T-storms

Media: Twitter and Facebook

The Phillies close out their four game set with the Brewers Sunday afternoon, needing a win to earn a series split. The Phillies lost the previous two games after winning the series opener, and now sit one game under .500.

Jonathan Pettibone will be on the mound for the Phils today, making his tenth start of the season. In the first nine, he has allowed three runs or less eight times, including five quality starts. His last time out against Miami he went six strong, allowing two runs and earning the win.

He will be opposed by a familiar face in Kyle Lohse, however in an unfamiliar form. Lohse is just 1-6 this year with an ERA at 4.39, and it seems that his lack of spring training as he waited to be signed by a team has not allowed him to really take off this year. However, he has pitched well against Philadelphia in his career, with a 3-4 record and 3.18 ERA.

Ryan Howard is one guy who has had tremendous success against Lohse. In 26 at bats he is hitting .476 off Lohse with three home runs and 11 RBI. Michael Young (4) and Laynce Nix (2) have also had multiple homers off Lohse. All three of them are in the lineup today. Here is how the rest of the lineup for the Phillies looks:

Lineup: M. Young 3B, Revere CF, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, Frandsen 2B, Nix RF, Quintero C, Pettibone P

Gameday Beer: Smithwicks Irish Red Ale3498868847_cdfdc0e2ed

Smithwicks has been around forever yet it never gets old. This red ale is one of the most common Irish brews and is perfect if you are in that Irish mood and want something lighter than a Guinness and a bit more than a Harp lager. It might not jump out at you, but you know that you are going to get a consistently solid beer, and a lot of times, that is enough.

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Domonic Brown named NL Player of the Month

Posted by Pat Gallen, Mon, June 03, 2013 03:22 PM Comments: 13

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After a ridiculous month of May, Domonic Brown will pick up even more hardware. Brown has been named the NL Player of the Month for May, following his 12-homer, zero-walk performance.

It was quite a spectacle, and the award is well deserved as he put forth that historic, yet odd, stat line. Can he keep it up? He’s already got one homer in two games in the month of June and leads the National League with 16 Dom Bombs.

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Gameday: Phillies (26-30) vs. Brewers (21-33)

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Sun, June 02, 2013 12:15 PM Comments: 56

Philadelphia Phillies (26-30) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (21-33)Milwaukee_Brewers_Alternate_Logo.svg

Cliff Lee (6-2, 2.34 ERA) vs. Mike Fiers (1-3, 5.6 ERA)

Time: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park

TV: PHL 17

Weather: 85, some clouds and chance of T-storms

Media: Twitter and Facebook

Cliff Lee will be sent to the mound Sunday afternoon with the task of salvaging a game in the Phillies’ series finale with Milwaukee. Lee is in the midst of one of his dominant stretches, and has been the winner in each of his last five starts. In those five starts, he has allowed just five earned runs in 39 innings (1.15 ERA), which is the lowest in all of Major League Baseball in the last month by almost half a run. He has not had success against the Brewers in his career, however, pitching to a 0-1 record and 5.08 ERA in five starts against them.

His mound opponent will be right-hander Mike Fiers, who is making just his third start in what will be 11 appearances for Milwaukee this year. In his two other starts he is the owner of an 0-2 record and 10.00 ERA. He also  gave up five home runs in just nine total innings between the two games.

The Phillies offense will need to try to take advantage of yet another struggling pitcher, which is something they have had opportunities to do but have failed to execute. Unlike last night against Peralta, several Phillies players have faced Fiers before, with Ryan Howard (2-for-4, two doubles, RBI) and John Mayberry (1-for-3, solo home run) having the most success.

Lineup: Revere CF, Hernandez 2B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, Mayberry RF, Kratz C, Galvis 3B, Lee P

ShockTop-Belgian-White-155x300Gameday Beer: Shock Top Belgian White

With the recent hot weather it’s time to make the full swing from spring to summer beers, and this Shock Top brew is perfect for that. This wheat ale is brewed with lemon, lime and orange peels to give it a refreshing taste and subtly sour finish. It’s the perfect beer for relaxing on a hot Sunday and watching the ballgame.

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Blown Call, Error, Lack of Offense Result in Third Straight Loss

Posted by Kenny Ayres, Sat, June 01, 2013 07:58 PM Comments: 18

The Phillies dropped a very winnable game on Saturday against the Brewers after a late base running blunder (courtesy of a missed call by the umpire) combined with the usual lack of offense allowed Milwaukee to scrape out a 4-3 win. The loss guaranteed a series loss for the Phils, who have either lost or split each of their last four series.

The Phillies put together a rally in the ninth, but it was cut short when Kyle Kendrick was picked off second with one out in the inning. Upon replay it was evident that the second baseman did not catch the ball, less catch it and tag Kendrick out. Kendrick was pinch running for the injured Jimmy Rollins, and if he was on base he would have scored to tie the game on Cesar Hernandez‘s double, which immediately followed.

Milwaukee’s offense struck for four runs, led by catcher Jonathan Lucroy and center fielder Logan Schaeffer who combined to go 5-for-8 with two runs, a double, a homer and two RBI. It was Lucroy’s third homer through the first two games of the series.

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Solid Effort For Zambrano in Phils Minors Debut

Posted by Jay Floyd, Wed, May 29, 2013 08:00 AM Comments: 0

Carlos Zambrano, photo- @BaseballBetsy

Carlos Zambrano continues to try to reestablish himself as an impact pitcher and made his first official minor league appearance for the Phillies on Tuesday.  In 4 1/3 innings, Zambrano threw 81 pitches while allowing no runs on three hits for the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers.  The former Cubs and Marlins pitcher also struck out two and walked two en route to a no decision.

Zambrano did not exhibit any of the traits that have made him one of Major League Baseball’s most notorious characters (examples here and here).  In fact, according the Threshers catcher Logan Moore, who spoke exclusively with PhoulBallz.com following the team’s 3-0 win over Brevard County on Tuesday, Zambrano was a pleasure to deal with.

“It was a real cool experience,” Moore stated.  “He basically told me to call whatever (pitches) I wanted because I knew the hitters and he just threw what I called.” Continue reading Solid Effort For Zambrano in Phils Minors Debut

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The Wild and Crazy 2013 Phillies

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Mon, May 20, 2013 05:00 AM Comments: 22

Screen Shot 2013-05-20 at 6.52.25 AMYesterday, the Phils walked off via back-to-back homers in the ninth inning for the first time since MLB began collecting official records in 1930. If that wasn’t unlikely enough, the Phillies who hit the two home runs were Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis, who came into the game with 11 and five MLB homers respectively for their careers. And how about the pitcher they did it against, Aroldis Chapman? Chapman entered the game with a 2.41 ERA and 30 K in 18.2 IP and came off a 2012 where the fire-balling lefty had a 1.51 ERA with 122 Ks in 71.2 IP with a WHIP under one.

Perhaps the most remarkable feat, however, was the fact that, by winning, the Phillies had a won a series two games to one despite being outscored 8-15.

Yesterday’s game wrapped up a what can only be described as a remarkable stretch for the Phils. The Phillies have not lost a series since May 1, posting, what feels like, a pedestrian 9-7 record. Two of those losses came against the lowly Marlins, but since then, the Phillies played four teams who are a combined 27 games over .500 in what was arguably their toughest stretch of the season and posted a 7-5 mark, winning series against the Wild Card-leading Reds and the half-game-out-of-the-West Giants and split with the first place Diamondbacks and Indians.

Coming off possibly the low-point of the season, where Roy Halladay gave up nine earned runs against the lowly Fish and revealed that he was injured, the Phillies answered the bell against four teams with among the top records in baseball. Is this the stretch of the season that changes the course of the Phillies season?

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Phillies End Road Trip with Comeback over D’Backs

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, May 12, 2013 07:36 PM Comments: 9

Just the way they drew it up, I’m sure.

The Phillies somehow, someway, come away with a 4-2, 10-inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing off their seven-game road trip 4-3.

Kyle Kendrick threw seven strong innings, again, but did not factor in the decision. He was hurt, as Phillies pitchers seem to be so often this season, by the lack of an offense. However, KK lowered his ERA to 2.47.  Brandon McCarthy, he of the 6.75 ERA going into the game, shut them down over eight innings. But everything changed when Arizona went to the bullpen.

Heath Bell allowed two runs on doubles by Chase Utley and Delmon Young, then an RBI single by Dom Brown to tie it at two. Then in the 10th, off a lefty who had not allowed a run all season – Matt Reynolds – Ryan Howard deposited a two-run single for the W.

Maddening. Frustrating. It all applies to the team. They win the first two of the road trip, the first against Cy Young candidate Madison Bumgarner, then lose three straight, then win the final two. They scored 12 runs the first two games, then 13 runs over the final five.

This team is impossible to figure out right now. But alas, they do what they had to do, and that’s win more than they lost on a tough road swing out west.

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