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, … Continue reading Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

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Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

PHI: 45-54, 5th in NL East; ATL: 54-44, 2nd in NL East When: July 27-29 Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.23) vs Ben Sheets (2-0, 0.00) Saturday: Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.70) vs Mike Minor (5-7, 5.49) Sunday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 4.32) vs Tim Hudson (9-4, 3.71) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:35, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

McCann Crush: Braves Win 4-3; Sweep Phillies

Braves 4, Phillies 3 WP – Jair Jurrjens (3-2, 4.97) LP – Raul Valdes (2-2, 3.80) SV – Craig Kimbrel (25) PHILADELPHIA — Brian McCann is heating up into a career-record pace. The Braves star catcher homered in his fourth straight game, this one proving to be the winning run in the Braves 4-3 victory … Continue reading McCann Crush: Braves Win 4-3; Sweep Phillies

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 37-47, 5th in NL East; ATL: 43-39, 3rd in NL East When: July 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) vs Tim Hudson (6-4, 3.87) Saturday: Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70) Sunday: Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Early bombs set tone for Braves

Two poorly-placed, low-velocity sinkers were turned into back-to-back lead off homers for the Braves. That set the pace for Atlanta, who beat the Phillies on a night the Negro Leagues were honored, 5-3. Martin Prado sent Blanton’s first sinker in the mid-80’s over the left field fence to give the Braves a quick 1-0 lead. … Continue reading Early bombs set tone for Braves

Luck on the Phils side

Everybody at Turner Field knew. Everyone sitting at home knew. Shane Victorino knew. Brian McCann knews and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez knew. It was strike three. It was the pitch that would end the Phillies 7th inning scoring threat and keep them behind Atlanta heading into the bottom half. But home plate umpire Dave Rackley … Continue reading Luck on the Phils side

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 21-9, 1st in NL East; ATL: 18-15, 3rd in NL East When: April May 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.66) vs. Derek Lowe (2-3, 3.72) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 2.08) vs. Julio Teheran (0-0, -.–) Sunday: Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.66) vs. Jair Jurrjens (3-0, 1.52) Broadcast … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Lee rocked in loss

It was Cliff Lee’s turn. Only days after Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton were blown up in early exits, Lee got bounced in the fourth as the Atlanta Braves took the first of many meetings between the two teams, 6-3. The wheels for Lee quickly fell off. Atlanta scored three runs in the second inning … Continue reading Lee rocked in loss

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

PHI: 5-1; ATL: 3-4 When: April 8-10 Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cliff Lee (1-0, 3.86) vs. Tim Hudson (1-0, 1.29) Saturday: Roy Oswalt (1-0, 3.00) vs. Brandon Beachy (1-0, 1.50) Sunday: Cole Hamels (0-1, 20.25) vs. Derek Lowe (1-1, 0.77) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, PHL 17 Saturday, 1:10, FOX Sunday, 1:35, … Continue reading Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

Hamels is Electric

By John Russo gcsports@sjnewsco.com PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the playoffs already started for the Phillies. With rally towels waving and the crowd excited like it’s October, the Phils took the first of their critical three-game series with the Atlanta Braves, 3-1, on Monday night behind eight strong innings from starting pitcher Cole Hamels. The win expanded … Continue reading Hamels is Electric