Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Braves 12, Phillies 6 WP – Chad Durbin (4-1, 3.07) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-4, 5.45) PHILADELPHIA — With the swing of a bat, Ryan Howard capped a five-run comeback in the 5th inning to give the Phillies new life. But the rally was lost in the 7th and Antonio Bastardo on the mound. Melting … Continue reading Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Hamels, Phillies Shut Out Braves

Phillies 3, Braves 0 WP – Cole Hamels (12-6, 3.14) LP – Mike Minor (6-8, 4.95) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies scored three runs in the 1st inning, which is all the run support Cole Hamels would get and need. Hamels pitched his first shutout of the season in the Phillies 3-0 win over the Braves, … Continue reading Hamels, Phillies Shut Out Braves

Braves Sweep Phillies With 6-2 Win

Braves 6, Phillies 2 WP – Tim Hudson (10-4, 3.68) LP – Roy Halladay (4-6, 4.33) ATLANTA — The lack of consistency in the second half is killing the Phillies. The Phils followed up a four-game winning streak, and sweep of the Brewers, by getting swept by division foe Atlanta Braves. Again the offense couldn’t … Continue reading Braves Sweep Phillies With 6-2 Win

Phillies Can’t Back Blanton in Loss

Braves 2, Phillies 1 WP – Mike Minor (6-7, 5.18) LP – Joe Blanton (8-9, 4.49) SV – Craig Kimbrel (30) ATLANTA – The trade value for Joe Blanton may have gone up. With the deadline a few days away, teams could inquirer about Blanton to bolster the back-end of a rotation. Blanton improved his value … Continue reading Phillies Can’t Back Blanton in Loss

McCann Homers Against the Phillies Again; Braves Win 6-1

Braves 6, Phillies 1 WP – Ben Sheets (3-0, 0.50) LP – Cole Hamels (10-5, 3.31) ATLANTA — Brian McCann has played in six games against the Phillies. McCann has also homered in all six games against the Phillies. A three-run blast in the 5th inning gave the Braves a commanding 5-1 lead, enabling starter Ben … Continue reading McCann Homers Against the Phillies Again; Braves Win 6-1

Game 100: Finding Starts For Nix

ATLANTA — The Phillies are fortunate enough to have Ryan Howard and Chase Utley back in their lineup every day. But unfortunately it squashes out guys like Laynce Nix who can provide offense every day. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said that he wants to get Nix in the lineup more often, be it at first … Continue reading Game 100: Finding Starts For Nix

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

This Sucks: Bastardo Implodes In 8th; Lose 5-0

Some guy turned around and yelled at the pressbox. “Headline: THIS SUCKS.” You got it, dude. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) July 7, 2012 Mets 5, Phillies 0 WP – Tim Hudson (7-4, 3.56) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-3, 5.34) PHILADELPHIA — The above tweet says it all. The Phillies of 2012 are finding newer and … Continue reading This Sucks: Bastardo Implodes In 8th; Lose 5-0

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