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Kendrick Dominant As Phils Earn Split

Phillies 8, Brewers 0
WP – Kyle Kendrick
LP – Randy Wolf

MILWAUKEE – It appears Kyle Kendrick has found himself in another groove.

The right-hander pitched his second straight scoreless start, going eight innings in the Phillies 8-0 win over the Brewers Sunday afternoon. The win enabled the Phillies to manage a split in the series.

Kendrick tied a career high with seven strikeouts, going eight innings and allowing only three hits and a walk. His shutout streak now stands at 15 innings.

The Phillies opened up the scoring in the 2nd inning when Michael Martinez hit a two-run homer off Randy Wolf. They blew the game wide open in the 3rd inning with a three-run double by Domonic Brown to give Philadelphia a 5-0 lead.

They added two more runs in the 8th on Brian Schneider’s two-run double and one more in the 9th on Brown’s RBI single.

2B: Brown (4), Schneider (5). HR: Martinez (2).

Phillies Trounced In Milwaukee

By Chris Bengel and John Russo

Brewers 6, Phillies 2
WP – Yovany Gallardo (12-8, 3.69)
LP – Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11)

MILWAUKEE — Fielding has never been Domonic Brown’s strong point and that was made evident again.

The Phillies right fielder made another mistake on a well-hit ball, factoring into a poor pitching night by Vance Worley as the Phillies dropped to the Brewers, 6-2.

Once again a ball hit in the direction of Brown set up a Phillies loss. Coming the day after Brown probably could have caught Corey Hart’s grand slam, he dropped a fly ball from Nyjer Morgan in the 4th inning that cost Vance Worley the early lead.

The Phillies got back to back doubles by Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to lead off the 4th inning, giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead. Things were looking up but were quickly erased in the bottom half.

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2013 Is on Manuel’s Mind the Rest of the Way

Phillies RF Domonic Brown fails to catch Milwaukee’s Corey Hart’s 8th inning grandslam Thursday night. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

MILWAUKEE — Everybody wants to win, even managaer Charlie Manuel.

But Manual and the Phillies find themselves in a different situation this year that has yet to be accepted by the fan base.

I get it, there is still a glimmer of hope on this season with 44 games to play and their being an extra wild card spot this season, but after five seasons of winning it has gotten to the heads of this fan base that losing is not as evitable as it pretty much is.

In Matt Gelb’s blog post late last night, he talks about this very thing, making a similar point I was making to a few friends last night about what manager Charlie Manuel did last night as far as decision making.

With a man on in the 8th inning and Ryan Braun due up, Manuel walked out to the mound with the hook, pulling Lee from the game while holding a 4-3 lead over the Brewers. It was the right move that made the most sense seeing as Lee was at 111 pitches and allowed three home runs already, two of them to the reigning National League MVP.

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Shot Through the Hart: 8th Inning Slam By Hart Leads Brewers Over Phillies

Phillies 3B Kevin Frandsen stands on second after his three-run double in the 5th inning. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)

Brewers 7, Phillies 4
WP – Livan Hernandez (4-1, 5.06)
LP – Josh Lindlbom (2-3, 3.76)
SV – Jim Henderson (3)

MILWAUKEE — Cliff Lee was in line for the win.

Instead, he took a no-decision thanks to another late-game meltdown by the bullpen. Corey Hart’s grand slam off Josh Lindblom in the 8th gave the Brewers a come-back 7-4 win over the Phillies in Milwaukee.

It looked like the ball could have been caught by Domonic Brown, but the right fielder miss-judged the ball and it hit off the top of the wall next to his glove and went into the Phillies bull pen for the home run.

It all wasted a huge three-run double by Kevin Frandsen in the 5th inning.

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Series Preview: at Milwaukee Brewers

PHI: 54-63, 4th in NL East; MIL: 52-64, 4th in NL Central

When: August 16-19
Where: Miller Park (Milwaukee, WI)

Probable Pitchers
Thursday: Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.85) vs Marco Estrada (0-5, 4.36)
Friday: Vance Worley (6-7, 3.97) vs Yovani Gallardo (11-8, 3.78)
Saturday: Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.91) vs Mike Fiers (6-5, 2.63)
Sunday: Kyle Kendrick (5-9, 4.53) vs Randy Wolf (3-9, 5.65)

Broadcast Info
Thursday, 8:10, PHL 17
Friday, 8:10, PHL 17
Saturday, 7:10, CSN
Sunday, 2:10, PHL 17
All Games on 94.1 FM

Phils Walk-Off Again, Sweep Brewers

Phillies RF Hunter Pence hits an RBI single in the 3rd inning. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Phillies 7, Brewers 6
WP – Michael Schwimer (2-1, 3.86)
LP – Francisco Rodriguez (2-6, 4.80)

PHILADELPHIA —  On the day that Cole Hamels signed a six-year contract extension, there was a lot to be excited about at Citizens Bank Park.

After coughing up a 5-1 lead in the eighth inning, the Phillies came back from behind once again as they trailed 6-5 entering their half of the 10th inning. Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the 1oth gave the Phils a 7-6 walk-off win and sweep against the Brewers.

John Mayberry Jr. stepped to the plate with one out and was able to work a walk against Francisco Rodriguez. Erik Kratz followed with a double down the left-field line to put runners on second and third.

With a catch to tie or win the game, Carlos Ruiz did not disappoint. Ruiz lifted a fly ball to center field that scored Mayberry which tied the game on a sacrifice fly.

But the Phillies still had a chance to win it. And for the second time in four games, Rollins obliged with a game-winning RBI single that allowed the team to get a walk-off win to clinch the sweep of the Brewers.

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8th Inning Rally Gives Phils 7-6 Win Over Brewers

Phillies 7, Brewers 6
WP – Michael Schwimer (1-1, 4.01)
LP – Kameron Loe (4-4, 4.04)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (22)

PHILADELPHIA — There is a bit of swagger left in the Phillies tank and it showed again.

Looking like a completely different team, the Phillies showed no lead is safe. They scored six runs in the 8th inning to come all the way back from being down 6-1 to beat the Brewers 7-6 Tuesday night.

After Erik Kratz’s pinch-hit two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 8th of Brewers reliever Manny Parra made it a 6-3 game, the Phils attempted a two-out rally.

Parra got Jimmy Rollins for the second out. But then Para walked Shane Victorino, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to load the bases for Carlos Ruiz.

Chooch, who is having an MVP-caliber season, smacked a bases-clearing double into the gap in left center to tie the game up. Hunter Pence followed with an RBI single to score Ruiz and give the Phillies a 7-6 lead.

It erased another dismal Phillies start, this time from Cliff Lee. Lee got roughed up for six runs on 12 hits and a walk in seven innings for the no-decision.

2B: Victorino (16), Ruiz (26). HR: Kratz (3).

Boxscore.

Phillies Score Four in the 9th to Comeback Against Brewers

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard gestures to the home crowd after his solo home run in the 1st inning. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies 7, Brewers 6
WP – Joe Savery (1-2, 5.63)
LP – Francisco Rodriguez (2-5, 4.47)

PHILADELPHIA — There is some life left in this 2012 Phillies team and they showed it tonight.

Trailing 6-3 heading into the 9th, Ty Wigginton’s one-out sacrifice fly capped off a come-from-behind win for the Phillies, a 7-6 win in Philadelphia Monday night.

With the bases loaded and Erik Kratz pinch-running for Ryan Howard, Wigginton lined a shot to left fielder Ryan Braun. Kratz tagged and Braun’s throw wasn’t in time as Kratz belly-flopped on home plate.

This game was not a typical Roy Halladay start.

Instead, it resembled a start in which Halladay is still having shoulder problems. To the team, that isn’t a good thing.

With his velocity down and his pitch count up, Halladay was roughed up by the Milwaukee offense. Fortunately for Halladay the Phillies were able to climb out of the early hole that he left them in.

Halladay’s fastball was only topping out around 90 MPH, and he paid big time because of it. He lasted six innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out only three.

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Series Preview: vs Milwaukee Brewers

PHI: 42-54, 5th in NL East; MIL: 44-50, 4th in NL Central

When: July 23-25
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.96) vs Randy Wolf (3-6, 5.60)
Tuesday: Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72) vs Zach Grienke (9-3, 3.57)
Wednesday: Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82) vs Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.10)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 7:05, CSN
Tuesday, 7:05, CSN
Wednesday, 1:05, CSN
All Games on 94.1 FM

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Season Preview: NL Central

Co-written by John Russo and Chris Bengel

Expectations: No Pujols, no problem…. wait, you mean we have to rely on Matt Holliday now? Oh crap!
Key Addition: OF Carlos Beltran (signed from San Francisco)
Key Loss: 1B Albert Pujols (signed with LA Angels)
Projected Record: 90-72
Summary: St. Louis knows they lost a huge bat in Albert Pujols to the Angels. They also know they are expecting a lot out of Lance Berkman to have a repeat performance of last season as well as Matt Holliday to be the leader of the offense.

That is why St. Louis brought in Carlos Beltran to take some of the strain off Holliday and Berkman this season, hoping the 34-year-old can stay healthy and revive his career in St. Louis.

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