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Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Braves 8, Phillies 7
WP – Peter Moylan (1-0, 0.00)
LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-6, 3.02)

ATLANTA — Words still can’t describe what happened to the Phillies Sunday evening.

In a season filled with lows and late-inning collapses, the lowest point hit Sunday. The Phillies bullpen coughed up a four-run lead in the 9th inning, ultimately surrendering a game to the Braves in epic melt down fashion.

Possibly a bad idea, Jeremy Horst started the 9th after pitching an inning and a third. Holding a 7-3 lead, he gave up a one-out walk and single before being lifted for Jonathan Papelbon.

Papelbon quickly struck out Lyle Overbay for the second out, but walked Michael Bourn to load the bases.

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Phillies Prospect Aumont Gets Call to The Show

RHP Phillippe Aumont pitching this past Sunday in Lehigh Valley. (Photo by John Russo)

PHILADELPHIA — Almost three years ago, Cliff Lee was traded to Seattle for a package of prospects.

The move replenished the farm system after the Phillies dealt some of their top prospects to Toronto to acquire Roy Halladay.

Three players were acquired for Lee: pitchers Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez as well as outfielder Tyson Gillies. Aumont will be the first to finally wear a Phillies jersey.

Ramirez is also with Triple-A, posting a 3-1 record with 4.73 ERA in 33 1/3 innings. Gillies is in Double-A Reading and is currently suspended for yelling at a bus driver.

The move will come almost forced, with Jeremy Horst, the player whose spot was vacated, taking time off on paternity leave, as well as Aumont’s turn coming next after a dozen failed bullpen experiments this season.

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Bullpen Shuffle: Phils Send Down Savery; DFA Qualls

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel reliever reliever Joe Savery in the 5th inning of the Phillies 11-7 loss to Pittsburgh. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA — After a nine-inning bullpen game turned into a disaster, the Phillies made a pair of moves within their bullpen again.

After the Phillies 11-7 loss to the Pirates in which the entire bullpen pitched, the Phillies made two roster moves.

“It kind of backfired,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said after the game. “We got lit up.”

Right after the game, the Phillies sent Joe Savery packing for Lehigh. The left-hander has been terrible all season, posting a 5.73 ERA in 23 innings pitched. In fact, the Phillies are an astonishing 0-17 in games that Savery pitched.

In his place, they called up left-hander Brian Sanches. Sanches had pitched in three games this season, allowing five earned runs in four innings.

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Phils option Schwimer, Aumont

Guessing the Phillies bull pen is always a fun game to play in the final two weeks of Spring Training. For those who had Michael Schwimer or Phillippe Aumont in their pools, you guessed wrong.

The Phillies optioned the the two relievers to minor league camp while also reassigning Jeremy Horst and David Purcey.

Aumont is considered to be one of the Phillies top pitching prospects. He four runs, two earned, in four innings of spring pitching.

But it was a bad outing this past Saturday in which he allowed three stolen bases, a wild pitch and a walk that pitching coach Rich Dubee poured ice cold water on the right-hander.

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Horst can’t hold extra-innings lead

–Even the guy in charge of the stadium music needs Spring Training.–

Domonic Brown was having a helluva bad game defensively in left field. Clearly frustrated again this spring with the high expectations people have for him, he was able to shake off the doubt in timely fashion.

With the scored locked 3-3 heading into the 10th, and most likely final inning, Brown crushed a ball into the wind for a tie-breaking home run with one out. The Phillies tacked on one more and it looked like Brown was going to be a Spring Training hero.

But Jeremy Horst decided to fail probably his only test as a closer, blowing a two-run lead in the bottom half, ultimately giving up the game-winning three-run homer to Brian Bixler as the Astros won, 6-5 at their own complex.

But Horst’s bad pitch aside, it didn’t erase what Brown was able to do at the plate. For it is the plate where Brown’s high expectations come from and not his glove.

Brown finished the day 2-for-5 with the home run in the 10th inning. In the field, Brown was credited for a throwing error on a ball that missed the cut-off man and he also took a poor route to a ball.

Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

Photo courtesy of RedReporter.com

The Phillies made a trade today, sending utility infielder – and one time reliever – Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Jeremy Horst, according to Matt Gelb.

Horst, 26, had an ERA of 2.93 in 12 games of relief for the Reds last season. Those were the first 12 games of Horst’s career with the Reds.

Horst was drafted in the 21st round of the 2007 amateur draft by the Reds.

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