Philadelphia wasted an excellent outing by Cliff Lee (2-2). The ace left-hander struck out 13 and pitched around 11 hits, throwing a career-high 128 pitches.
Ken Giles, 23, has now pitched six scoreless innings and has five saves in five opportunities for the AA Reading Phillies. Giles, who talked to the WIP Morning Show last week, has only allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out 14 batters
Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
After sweeping a weekend series from Miami to get back to .500 (6-6), the Phillies welcome the Atlanta Braves to town for a four game set, starting Monday night with Roberto Hernandez.
Chase Utley extended his hot start, sparking the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Marlon Byrd drove in two runs and the Philadelphia Phillies knocked around Jose Fernandez in one of his worst major league starts, beating the Miami Marlins 6-3 Friday night to snap a four-game skid.
The 2014 Philadelphia Phillies don’t have to play perfect baseball to stay on the outskirts of the National League postseason chase, but capitalizing on every small opportunity is imperative for a decent season at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies allowed 25 runs on 38 hits, committing six errors, while getting swept in their first home series this week against the Milwaukee Brewers. They’re in the middle of their current four game losing streak, the Phillies have fallen to 3-6 and last place in the National League East.
Marlon Byrd homered and had two RBIs for the Phillies, who lost their fourth straight.
Philadelphia starter Roberto Hernandez allowed four runs – three earned – on seven hits in five innings while coming within one strikeout of matching his career high with nine.
Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener.
For fans looking to see a lineup that featured fan favorite Chase Utley, they are going to be sorely disappointed. Hours before the game was set to start, Utley was sent home with the flu.
When Jimmy Rollins said “who cares?” about Spring Training statistics, perhaps he was talking about Chase Utley.
Monday afternoon’s game between the Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed until Tuesday.
Chase Utley went 3-for-3 and homered for the second day in a row to lead the Phillies to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.