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Phillies Trade Hunter Pence to Giants

The Phillies are in fire sale mode.

30 minutes after officially sending Shane Victorino to the Dodgers, the Phillies have traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the Giants. The report comes via Jon Heyman of CBS.

San Francisco will send the Phillies 21-year-old catcher Tommy Joseph as well as outfielder Nate Schierholtz and RHP Seth Rosin. The Phillies will also pay part of the remaining money on Pence’s contract.

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Giants Interested in Phillies OF Hunter Pence

According to CBS’s Jon Heyman, the San Francisco Giants have a deal in place for Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence.

Heyman writes:

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro acknowledged in a recent interview that sometimes plans change.

The Giants weren’t believed to have much money to spend. But it appears they are considering spending some here.

The Phillies have led Pence to believe he won’t be traded, but it appears they are at least willing to listen. Pence is batting .268 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI this year and will make $13million to $15 million in arbitration next year.


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).


Cole As the Rockies: Hamels Leads Phils To Series Win

Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed one run in eight innings in the Phillies 5-1 win over the Rockies. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Phillies 5, Rockies 1
WP – Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.07)
LP – Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 3.79)

DENVER — The Phillies got their second half off to a good start with a series win in Colorado.

Backed by Hunter Pence’s three-run homer and Cole Hamels’ eight innings of brilliance, the Phillies beat the Rockies, 5-1, Sunday afternoon. The win was the Phillies second in a row, giving them a series win in the rubber match.

It was an ordinary pitcher’s dual through the four innings with the Phillies holding a 2-0 lead. But Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz got himself into a little but of trouble in the 5th and Hunter Pence made him pay.

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Lee Pummeled In Loss

Marlins 6, Phillies 2
WP – Josh Johnson (5-5, 3.60)
LP – Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13)

MIAMI — It’s going to be hard for Cliff Lee to get his first win of the season if he continues to pitch poorly.

The Phillies left-hander, without a win in the first three months of the season, was shelled for six runs in the Phillies 6-2 loss to the Marlins on Friday. The outing bumped Lee’s ERA up to a dismal 4.13.

Lee didn’t make it past the 5th inning, giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out three. According to Todd Zolecki, Cliff Lee has an 8.64 ERA in his last three starts, and a 5.68 ERA in his last eight starts.

In fact, the Phillies are 3-1o in games Lee has started this season, showing that he hasn’t exactly put them in a good position to win 10 of those games.

Hunter Pence drove in the only two Phillies runs, a solo homer in the 4th and an RBI single in the 9th.

HR: Pence (15).


Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Phillies 2B Michael Martinez (far left) celebrates with (left to right) Joe Blanton, John Mayberry Jr and Placido Polanco after his three-run homer in the 2nd inning. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Phillies 7, Rockies 6
WP – Jonathan Papelbon (1-2, 2.28)
LP – Rafael Batencourt (1-3, 3.28)

PHIADELPHIA — Twice Rafael Batencourt produced two ground balls but twice his infield failed to get the batters out on them.

Back-to-back infield hits, the second being on a catching error by Todd Helton, resulted in the Phillies 7-6 walk-off win in the 9th inning.

The game was nearly lost in the 9th with Jonathan Papelbon on the hill. He gave up a two-out RBI single to Dexter Fowler that gave the Rockies a 6-5 lead in the 9th inning.

But the Phillies rallied with two outs in the bottom half.

Ty Wigginton singled with two outs to set up Hunter Pence’s RBI double off the wall in the corner of left field. Wigginton was running on the pitch and scored from first to tie the game, 6-6.

With runners on first and second and two outs, Shane Victorino legged out a ground ball up the middle, beating Marco Scutaro’s throw. The next batter, Placido Polanco, hit the ball in the same spot, but this time Helton couldn’t find the bag and Polly was safe, scoring Pence from third.

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Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick was strong once again, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings during a rain-shortened start. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies 6, Marlins 4
WP – Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02)
LP – Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (15)

PHILADELPHIA — With the rain came runs for the Phillies.

Following up a rain delay in which the Phillies led 2-1, the Phillies scored four runs in the final half of the game to beat the Marlins, 6-4, Friday night.

Both bullpens did a good job at trying to ruin the strong outings created by starter’s Mark Buehrle and Kyle Kendrick before the delay. Both pitchers resumed pitching after the 48-minute delay but only Kendrick managed to get out of the it alive.

Hunter Pence was able to get to Buehrle right away. After Placido Polanco’s lead-0ff hit to start the bottom of the 5th, Pence smashed his 12th home run of the season, expanding the Phillies lead to 4-1.

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Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

Two catchers, Yadier Molina (right) of the Cardinals and Carlos Ruiz collide at the plate in the 8th. Molina was out thanks to a throw by Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Phillies 5, Cardinals 3 (10 innings)
WP – Raul Valdes (2-0, 0.00)
LP – Jason Motte (3-2, 2.70)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (14)

ST. LOUIS — Chasing that first win for Cliff Lee will have to wait another day.

But more importantly, the Phillies as a team got the win and that is what matters most. Hunter Pence’s two-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Phillies their third straight win, a 5-3 extra-innings victory that put them back over .500.

Juan Pierre singled to lead off the top of the 10th inning. Pence followed it up with a home run to the opposite field, just barely getting over the right field fence.

It was an all-around great effort by the Phillies left-hander. Lee fielded his position well, got two hits at the plate and scattered three runs on eight hits and three walks over seven innings of work, striking out seven.

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A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Phillies RF Hunter Pence hits a walk off home run off Astros closer Brett Myers in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies 4, Astros 3
WP – Jake Diekman (1-0, 0.00)
LP – Brett Myers (0-1, 2.08)

PHILADELPHIA — An ex-Astro hitting for the Phillies took an ex-Phillie pitching for the Astros deep in walk-off fashion.

Hunter Pence recovered from a near-costly fielding miscue earlier in the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th off Brett Myers, his second of the game, to win the game for the Phillies, 4-3.

The win was the third straight for the Phillies, their first three-game winning streak all season. It was also their first series sweep, though a two-gamer, of the season.

Pence’s error in the bottom of the 9th nearly cost the Phillies the game.

Chad Qualls had already allowed a run to score in the 9th inning, cutting the Phillies lead to 3-2. It was then that the wheels nearly fell off for the Phillies bullpen once again.

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Phils Prevent Sweep In D.C.

Phillies SP Cole Hamels delivers to Washington’s Jordan Zimmerman in the 2nd. Hamels went eight innings, allowing one run to improve to 4-1. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

It was the type of win the Phillies needed.

Preventing an early-May sweep to the Nationals, the Phillies combined a brilliant outing by Cole Hamels and an offensive outburst by Hunter Pence and the rest of the team to beat the Nationals, 9-3, preventing the sweep in the Nation’s Capital.

“Hollywood” Hamels was spectacular as always against the Washington Nationals, improving to 11-4 in his career against the Nationals. He went eight innings, allowing a run on five hits, walk and hit batter while striking out eight.

Washington scored first in a bizarre 1st inning. With two outs, Hamels plunked Nationals star Bryce Harper, which was intentional according to the Phillies left-hander after the game.

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