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Six Run Inning Powers Phillies To Victory

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In the first of a four game set with the Milwaukee Brewers, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel opted to play a different lineup, resting Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, and the injured Chase Utley, and playing Wilson Valdez, Ben Francisco, and Michael Martinez all together at once.
For five innings, it looked as though the dramatically diluted lineup […]

Lee Stays Hot, Guides Phillies To Third Straight Win

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Cliff Lee has been nothing short of spectacular in the month of August. Entering Wednesday’s game against the Reds, the lefthander was 4-0 with an ERA of 0.58. He had allowed just two runs in 31 innings during the month. It would be the first time that the All-Star has pitched in eight days as […]

Hamels Solid In Return, Victorino’s Homer Lifts Phillies

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The Phillies had an important game on Monday night in Cincinnati. It was a game that featured the return of starter Cole Hamels, who had been inactive for two weeks after experiencing stiffness in his shoulder during his most recent start against the Washington Nationals.
Hamels needed to come out with an encouraging performance to quiet […]

Should Manuel Have Left Halladay In To Finish The Game?

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On Tuesday night, the Phillies let a winnable game slip away, falling to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. Arizona trailed 2-1 entering the ninth inning, but rallied to score two runs in the final frame to lift them over the Phillies to take the first game in the series.
Manager Charlie Manuel put all of his faith […]

Phillies Rally From Early Deficit To Sweep Dodgers

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It hasn’t happened very often, but every now and then the Phillies have turned back the clock this season and won a game by outhitting their opponents rather than outpitch them. Wednesday’s series finale against the Dodgers was one of these games, as the Phillies rallied from a 6-0 hole to earn a 9-7 win.
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Mayberry Showing Improvement Since Return From Minors

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On Monday night, Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. was the catalyst for the team’s victory against the Rockies in extra innings. With the game on the line in the 9th inning, Mayberry was the team’s final out, and he delivered a strong, patient at-bat that resulted in a two-run homerun to tie the game, propelling […]

Amaro Strikes Again: Phillies Acquire Hunter Pence

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Not to be outdone on a week where the Philadelphia Eagles acquired three Pro-Bowl caliber players, the Phillies have made their move to prime themselves for another World Series run.
For the third straight season, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has made a major acquisition at the trade deadline, completing a deal with Ed Wade […]

Phillies Pound Morton, Take First Game Against Pittsburgh

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Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton has made it a point to copy Roy Halladay’s pitching delivery. Though the two deliveries look nearly identical, the results for the two pitchers couldn’t have been any further apart on Friday night.
Halladay made quick work of the Pirates, cruising through seven scoreless innings, and allowing just one base hit. The […]

Phillies Frustrate Dempster Early, Cruise To 9-1 Victory

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After falling behind the Cubs in the first two games of the series, the Phillies were determined to gain an early advantage for a change as they looked to take the final game of the series. They were able to do so thanks to a sound gameplan (and excellent execution) against Chicago starter Ryan Dempster.
A […]

Offense Comes Alive Late, Phillies Steal A Game From Chicago

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For the second straight game, it looked as though the Phillies offense would be unable to produce enough runs to defeat the Cubs. However, the team managed to rally late in the game to steal the second game of the series.
Cliff Lee struggled early, but was still able to produce a quality outing. The All-Star […]

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