May 25, 2009 |
Carlos Ruiz hit a two-out, run-scoring double in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame another blown save opportunity by Brad Lidge to defeat the New York Yankees, 4-3. Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each drove in a run for the Phillies. The Phillies were 8-2 on their three-city, 10-day trip and improved to a major league-best 16-6 on the road. Clay Condrey (4-0), the Phillies' sixth pitcher, worked two scoreless innings.
November 2, 2009 |
These can be the saddest of possible words: One strike away. Defeat found Brad Lidge one more time this season, perhaps for the last time. He was baseball's perfect closer last year. A generation of Philadelphia fans had lived for the moment when Lidge dropped to his knees last fall, when the Phillies had become World Series champions for the first time in 28 years. The Phillies had been one strike away. Lidge got that strike, and bedlam reigned. The Phillies were one strike away Sunday night, not from winning the World Series but from heading to the bottom of the ninth with the score tied.
September 18, 2009 |
Cole Hamels took a perfect game into the sixth inning, masterfully using his changeup while matching a season high with 10 strikeouts and leading the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Hamels (10-9) gave up one run and five hits in eight innings. He even chipped in with an opposite-field RBI single to help the NL East-leading Phillies win their fifth straight game. Brad Lidge got his 30th save in 40 chances. -- associated press
August 26, 2009 |
San Diego 2, at Atlanta 1 (12 innings): David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley. at Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer off closer Brad Lidge. at St. Louis 1, Houston 0: Adam Wainwright became the league's first 15-game winner. Cincinnati 8, at Milwaukee 6 (13 innings): Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Reds the win. at San Francisco 5, Arizona 4: Travis Ishikawa hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning.
July 26, 2008 |
PHILADELPHIA -- A pregame team meeting didn't help the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost for the fifth time in seven games since the All-Star break. Jair Jurrjens (10-5) pitched eight scoreless innings and Brian McCann hit two homers, including a grand slam, to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Phillies, 8-2, Friday night. Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel said that "hopefully some of the things we talked about will be good for us" even if they didn't win. McCann's second homer came off Brad Lidge during a seven-run ninth.
April 30, 2010 |
The Oakland Athletics put catcher Kurt Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained muscle in his side, and optioned outfielder Matt Carson to triple A. Suzuki was put on the disabled list retroactive to April 24. Left-hander Trevor Cahill was added to the roster to start against the Blue Jays on Friday, in place of left-hander Brett Anderson (elbow), and catcher Josh Donaldson's contract was purchased from triple A. Pitcher Joey Devine (right elbow)