Phils Walk-Off Again, Sweep Brewers

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 … Continue reading Phils Walk-Off Again, Sweep Brewers

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Phillies Score Four in the 9th to Comeback Against Brewers

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 … Continue reading Phillies Score Four in the 9th to Comeback Against Brewers

Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

One of the coolest things you’ll hear this season, easily. Jonathan Papelbon was frustrated after giving up two runs in the top of the 9th to blow a 6-4 lead the Phillies gave him. It was Papelbon’s first blown save of the season. So what did he do? He offered up a sum of money … Continue reading Papelbon Paid Thome $5,000 For Walk-Off Homer

Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phillies 7, Rays 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-2, 2.83) LP – Jake McGee (1.88) PHILADELPHIA — The nine-game American League road trip was all Jim Thome needed to get a jump start. Thome hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th in the Phillies 7-6 win over the Rays. It came … Continue reading Thome Mashes Walk-Off Tater

Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

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 … Continue reading Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

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

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

2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

The fans knew it was over as soon as the ball left John Mayberry Jr’s bat. Perhaps it was the fact the Phils had the bases loaded with one out that forced Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to play shallow. But the moment Mayberry ripped a screamer to center with the game tied 4-4 in … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #9 Opening Day Heroics

Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

The phrasing of that title seems a bit odd: “Redeems Lee.” There isn’t much wrong Cliff Lee could ever do to require any sort of redemption. But this is the sport of baseball and funny things happen in the sport of baseball. Lee was one out away from his 7th shut out of the season, … Continue reading Redemption Song: Howard’s double redeems Lee

Phillies lose playing under protest

The argument for instant replay just took a slap to the face. Joe West over-stepped his boundaries as an umpire during the Phillies loss over Florida. His controversial out call that would have led to two Phillies runs almost cost them the game, in which they played under protest and lost. David Herndon walked in … Continue reading Phillies lose playing under protest

Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose

It was a slider that just wouldn’t break. Brad Lidge came inside on Jonny Gomes with the slider but the breaking ball hung, hitting Gomes. The only problem with that was the fact it was the bottom of the 10th and the bases were loaded. Ryan Zimmerman, Friday night’s hero with a walk-off grand slam, … Continue reading Lidge plunks Gomes with bases loaded; Phils lose