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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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Phils Snatch Victory From Braves

Posted by Ryan Dinger, Fri, September 06, 2013 09:22 PM Comments: 12

Richie Ashburn Award: Cody Asche
Hamels has been a victim of poor run support all season. (Photo: AP)

Cliff Lee was brilliant tonight. (Photo: AP)

For a long time, it seemed like the Phillies were going to lose tonight, and then, just like that, they didn’t.

A quick swing of Cody Asche’s bat, and a great effort from Cliff Lee, and the Phils found themselves a 2-1 victory over the first place Braves.

OUR HERO, CODY ASCHE

- For a long time, it looked bleak tonight. Not much happened. Mike Minor was in control, and the Phils were his obeyers, looking like they’d go quietly into the night. they didn’t even get a hit until the fourth inning. And when that first came off the bat of Jimmy Rollins, he got thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. They’d get just one hit in four innings after that. And then a hero came along. A brash youngster, full of talent and expectations. It took Cody Asche to turn things around.

- Asche came to the plate in the seventh with two outs and a runner on first. Darin Ruf had singled before him to keep the inning alive, but it still appeared like Minor, facing the left-handed Asche, could see his way out of the inning with the lead intact. But Asche had other ideas. He came to the plate looking for a fastball, and when Minor gave him one on the first pitch of the at-bat, he didn’t miss it. The home run gave the Phillies the lead, and a cruising Cliff Lee didn’t waste it. Lee wouldn’t waste it. Continue reading Phils Snatch Victory From Braves

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Phils Drop Middle Game To Cubs

Posted by Ryan Dinger, Sat, August 31, 2013 07:29 PM Comments: 1

Hamels has been a victim of poor run support all season. (Photo: AP)

Cliff Lee wasn’t on his game today. (Photo: AP)

Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Or even most of them if you’re the 2013 Phillies. They dropped another game today, losing to the Cubs 4-3. It’s the 74th time they’ve lost this season. Methinks they’ll be finishing below .500.

In a game where neither starting pitcher was able to make it beyond the fifth inning, the two teams traded runs back and forth through the first six innings before shutting it down completely. An incredibly sloppy ballgame (seriously, it looked like little league at points), neither team was very sharp, and the Cubs simply outlasted the Phils.

CLIFTON STRUGGLES

- Cliff Lee just didn’t look himself today. His usual pinpoint control was slightly off, and it cost him. And while he didn’t pitch terribly, he just didn’t dominate the Cubs lineup the way he probably should have. In fact, he failed to even record a single 1-2-3 inning. By the time the end of the fifth inning rolled around, Lee had thrown 113 pitches and was finished, allowing three runs. He struck out four and walked three. Continue reading Phils Drop Middle Game To Cubs

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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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BlueClaws Quotables: Morandini, Fultz, Carmona, Greene Speak

Posted by Jay Floyd, Mon, July 29, 2013 07:30 AM Comments: 0

Prior to Lakewood’s 4-3 walk-off victory over Greenville on Sunday, I spoke with a couple of the team’s coaches and a pair of players. Manager Mickey Morandini shared his thoughts on several of his players, while pitching coach Aaron Fultz talked about how big confidence is for pitchers and injured hurler Yoel Mecias. Corner infielder Willie Carmona and outfielder Larry Greene Jr. each discussed their improvements at the plate.

Read ahead for all the exclusive quotes straight from Lakewood.

Mickey Morandini

On guys like Mitch WaldingChace Numata and Art Charles having trouble keeping their batting averages in respectable ranges-

I mean, the averages aren’t good overall. Take Willie (Carmona) out of the mix, I mean, throughout the lineup the averages aren’t where they want them to be. In Art’s defense, he’s hit a lot of balls hard, right at people, so I don’t think his average is truly reflective of how he’s hit. The other guys are pretty much where they should be, based on what they’ve done, but, you know, I think their goal is to get to that .250 mark. If they can get to that .250 mark, I think it’ll be a successful season for most of them.

On Carmona and his progress at the plate of late-

Yeah, early in the year he was taking a lot of pitches and wasn’t very aggressive in the strike zone. We talked to him numerous times about being more aggressive and being a run producer. And about early May, mid-May, he started being more aggressive in the strike zone and started having success with it. And now, heck, he’s squaring up to at least two balls a game, driving balls, driving in runs, hitting some home runs. Obviously, he’s been a big part in the middle of our offense. Continue reading BlueClaws Quotables: Morandini, Fultz, Carmona, Greene Speak

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Gameday: Phillies (49-51) at Cardinals (60-37)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, July 24, 2013 07:20 PM Comments: 0

Philadelphia Phillies (49-51) at St. Louis Cardinals (60-37) 

John Lannan (2-3, 3.76) vs. Jake Westbrook (6-4, 2.88)

Time: 8:15 PM EST, Busch Stadium
Weather:  Partly Cloudy, 82
TV: PHL 17
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets

BREAKING NEWS:

Bad news for the Phillies as Domonic Brown is out of the lineup with concussion-like symptoms.  According to Todd Zolecki, Brown is being tested for a concussion today, and could return Friday if the test goes well.  If not, he’ll be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list at the very least.

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Gameday: Phillies (23-25) at Nationals (25-23)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, May 25, 2013 06:19 PM Comments: 10

adz8otx6xektaq3eszfoq5ecjPhiladelphia Phillies (23-25) at Washington Nationals (25-23)

Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.00) vs. Dan Haren (4-5, 5.54)

TIME: 7:15, Nationals Park
TV:
FOX
Weather: 50′s, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook

The season of ups and downs continues.  The Phillies have been playing their best baseball of the year as of late, but they dropped last night’s game to the Washington Nationals.  The Phillies have yet to build a significant winning streak, but it would be great to start one this Memorial Day weekend.

Jonathan Pettibone will attempt to put the Phillies back into the win column.  Since being called up, Pettibone has done better than the Phillies could have asked.  He’s been consistent and has yet to toss a bad outing.  In each of his six starts, Pettibone has had a quality start or better.  He will look to continue his success tonight in D.C.

Dan Haren has a pretty good resume, but he has struggled thus far this season.  He has yet to earn the $13 million that he will make in 2013, as his ERA is well over five.  He is coming off his worst start of the season, in which  he allowed seven runs to the always weak-hitting San Diego Padres.

GO PHILLIES!

 

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Phillies Bats Go Missing In Loss To Cardinals

Posted by Ryan Dinger, Sat, April 20, 2013 09:58 PM Comments: 15

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Cliff Lee didn’t look himself tonight (Photo: AP).

Cliff Lee was cold and the bats were colder. The recipe was toxic, and made for a long and boring night for the Phillies, who fell to the Cardinals 5-0. The loss dropped the Phillies to 7-11 on the season.

LEE LOOKS HUMAN

- As I wrote in tonight’s Gameday, no Phillies pitcher has instilled more confidence in the team than Cliff Lee so far this year. Tonight, however, he’d stumble for the first time in 2013.

- Lee had baserunners early and often, including walking three straight batters in a four-run third–something he had never done before in his career. The lack of control was uncharacteristic of Lee, and it really cost him in the inning. Though, Lee should only be held responsible for two of the runs, despite what the box score says. That’s because of a strange play involving Chase Utley. With two outs and runners on first and second,  Utley inexplicably went to his right on a ground ball hit to his left. There’s no telling why Utley got crossed up on the play, but it cost the team at least one run, and arguably two as the next hitter also singled to score the runner from third. When the inning was over, it was 4-0 Cardinals.
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Lee’s Eight Shutout Innings Helps Give Phillies First Win of 2013

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, April 04, 2013 10:04 PM Comments: 31

The Phillies will not finish the season 0-162!  The Phillies avoided the sweep with their 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Cliff Lee pitched extremely well in his first appearance of the season.  Lee fanned eight batters in as many innings.  Lee only surrendered two hits and did not walk a batter.  After poor outings by Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay to start the season, the rotation needed a strong outing from a starter.

Run support for Lee was an issue in 2012, but the offense was able to produce just enough runs for Lee tonight.  The Phillies scored both runs via small ball.  Ben Revere grounded out to drive in a run in the second inning.  A few batters later, Chase Utley brought home another run on a sacrifice fly to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.  The Phillies did have a couple hard-hit balls, but Thursday’s weather benefited hitters and kept the ball in the yard.  It would have been nice to score some more runs, but Lee did dominate.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first save of the season, and to secure Lee’s victory.  Lee’s first win in 2012 wasn’t until July. It only took one game for him to get his first win in 2013.

The Phillies get their first win and return to Philadelphia on a positive note.  The Phillies will take on the Kansas City Royals for the home opener tomorrow.  The home crowd will be excited to have the Phillies back in town.

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Galvis Continues to Rake in Win over Rays

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, March 26, 2013 04:20 PM Comments: 12

On Sunday, the Phillies disposed of journeyman Yuniesky Betancourt because they have faith in Freddy Galvis. And on Tuesday, Galvis continued his spring tear, going 2-for-4 with a home run, his third of the spring, and three RBI in the Phillies 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

Galvis now has 12 extra-base hits in 70 at-bats during Spring Training, good for a .905 OPS. Any worries about his back injury from last season should be gone. He also played left field today, clearly without incident. The kid can do it all.

Kevin Frandsen also did work today, going 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Domonic Brown finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and a RBI.

Brown’s spring average climbed to .373.

It was a bullpen game for the Phillies pitching staff with Raul Valdes leading off and going three innings, allowing one run, while fanning five. Mike Stutes, Jeremy Horst, Colby Shreve, Antonio Bastardo, Steven Inch, and Jonathan Papelbon went the rest of the way holding the Rays scoreless.

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