Posts Tagged ‘loss’

Padres Stun Phillies, Walk-Off 4-3

Kyle Blanks scores to tie the game in the 9th inning on a Jonathan Papelbon/Carlos Ruiz passed ball.The Phillies desperately needed a win on Monday night in San Diego. The man they called on to stop the bleeding after a team loss was back at it again. Cliff Lee took the mound at PetCo Park and was dealing. He didn’t allow a hit until the 4th inning. The offense was pretty much what we have been used to getting for the better part of the 2013 season – a few runs here and their. Carlos Ruiz had 3 singles and drove in the games first run in the 1st inning. Jimmy Rollins would hit a …

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Phillies fall to Nats 6-2 Wednesday Night in 11 Innings

Michael Stutes watches Ian Desmond round second after he gave up the game winning Grand Slam.The Phillies came into Wednesday Night’s ball game looking for a 3-game sweep of division rival Washington Nationals. Charlie Manuel sent Kyle Kendrick to start opposite the Nats’ Gio Gonzalez. Kendrick was looking to rebound after two shaky starts. With a win Tuesday night, the Phillies would not only pick up a 3-game sweep, but they also would move into sole possession of second place in the NL East. In addition, the Phillies were riding a 6-game winning streak at Citizens Bank Park entering the series finale.

Kyle Kendrick looked sharp in the top of the first inning as he threw a 7-pitch …

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Phillies Fall to Miami 5-1, Hamels now 1-7

Cole Hamels lost his 7th game of the season against the Miami Marlins last night.Things are starting to look up, well at least a little more up than average.  The Phillies just took 2 out of 3 against the Reds who swept them earlier this year while outscoring our Phillies 16-4, these same Reds were riding a 6 game winning streak when they came into town, and were in control of the wild card spot.  A nice follow up to a big series win like that would be to play the Marlins, even though it’s a road series, there would be more people at a Harlem Globetrotters game than there would be at a Marlins home game.  You are sending out Hamels and Cliff …

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What the Phillies Did, and Didn’t Do This Weekend

Marcell Ozuna showed he had power against the Phillies over the weekend.This weekend started off well, the Phillies kept rolling after Thursday 7-2 win by beating the Marlins again 4-1 on Friday.  Saturday and Sunday however were about as low as you can possibly get;  in two games against the Miami Marlins, the same Marlins who traded everyone you ever heard of and has their only good player in Giancarlo Stanton on the disabled list… outscored the Phillies 16-2, and outhit the Phillies 17-5.  Let’s go over this depressing weekend.

After Kyle Kendrick‘s solid outing on Thursday, Jonathan Pettibone followed it up with a good showing of his own.  Jon Petty through 6.1 innings only allowed 5 base runners and did not allow …

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Well That Was Fun, Phillies get Torched 14-2

Surprising Roy Halladay and Carlos Ruiz are not looking at one of the balls Halladay served up for a home run last night.The Phillies came in looking to end April on a high note, coming in with a 12-14 record, a win and a Nationals (who got killed by the Braves) loss would put them in a tie for second place.  The Indians sitting at 10-13 were not interested in ending this month with anything positive for Phillies fans, but were interested in giving everyone in the outfield a souvenir.

I don’t really have many words to describe this game, the scored changed so much and so often that it made me dizzy.  Roy Halladay had …

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Halladay Dominates, Bullpen Does Not as the Phillies lose 5-3

Jimmy Rollins is tagged out by Neil Walker at second during yesterday's 5-3 loss for the Phillies to the Pirates.Let’s start off with the positive, I asked for something positive to write about yesterday… and I got it; sadly there was also some negatives.  Roy Halladay was aiming to put together his 3rd solid start in a row, and this was the most solid of the bunch by far… but not solid enough as the bullpen handed the game to the Pirates in the late innings.

Roy Halladay is amazing, everyone said he was done; I had a friend of mine practically give him to me in my fantasy league because he too thought he was done.   I …

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If You Managed to Stay Awake, the Phillies fell to the Pirates 2-0

Cole Hamels pitched well in a losing effort last night after the offense failed to score any runs.Phillies Opening Day starter Cole Hamels came in looking or his first win of the year, and sadly he left this game still searching for it;  as for what seems like the 50th time already this season, the Phillies offense was asleep on the job.  The Phillies faced the Pittsburgh Pirates and their left-hander Jeff Locke, who was described in the pregame as a pitcher that “does nothing special” which made me confident for a 2nd win in the series; I hate false confidence.

Looking at Locke’s game log however you would see that the Phillies were setup to lose, in …

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Phillies take 2 of 4 from the Cardinals, a recap of the weekend

Chase Utley singles in a run Sunday night in the Phillies victory.The Phillies bats woke up! Then they fell back asleep, and then they woke up again! Then took a nap, and then they woke up yet again!  We got through our last Chooch-less week of the season, and everyone at the game last night are probably still frozen solid (at least I am).  It was a crazy weekend both in Philadelphia… and all over really, so crazy that I had no time to even consider recapping any of the weekend’s activities; lucky for you all I will take time to do so now.

Friday I will admit, I did nothing but listen to the Watertown, MA police scanner and follow twitter… even while at work (don’t tell …

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Phillies Offense Awakens But Still Fall to Cardinals 4-3

Edward Mujica and Yadier Molina celebrate his save as the Cardinals defeated the Phillies 4-3 Thursday night.Well the offense has been stagnant to say the least;  they had 13 hits in the entire series against the Reds, and were coming in against one of the better pitchers in all of baseball.  The kickoff to a 9 game home stand was against Adam Wainwright and the St Louis Cardinals.  I will apologize for this recap in advance, I have literally been listening to police scanners and coverage of this insanity in Boston since 6 AM… so this one may be brief.

First and foremost the Phillies offense has be nonexistent, as you should already know by now.  More importantly (spoiler alert) the “games …

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When it Rains, it Pours, Phillies lose 1-0, and then Lose 11-2

Brandon Phillips led the way for the Cincinnati Reds in them taking two wins from the Phillies in one day.Well, after they scrapped to win the Marlins series you knew things were bad, but what happened in the Reds series was worse than bad.  The Phillies in the Reds series went a combined 13 for 83; which equates to a .157 batting average and what is even more alarming is that they walked as a team a total of ZERO times… yes, you, myself, your parents and even your pets all drew as many walks as the Phillies this series.

None of the baseball the Phillies played yesterday was really worth watching or even talking about, so I’ll keep it …

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