August 12, 2009 |
Ben Francisco led off the 12th inning with a home run against closer Kevin Gregg and Philadelphia defeated Chicago, 4-3, Tuesday despite getting only three hits. Jimmy Rollins hit a home run for the Phillies, who won for only the fourth time in 12 games and stayed 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Florida in the National League East. The Cubs have lost five of six games. Francisco, acquired from Cleveland in the July 29 trade that included left-hander Cliff Lee, lined a 1-and-1 pitch from Gregg (4-4)
October 11, 2009 |
The snow in Colorado scrapped plans for Pedro Martinez's first postseason start in five years. Game 3 of the Philadelphia-Colorado playoff series was postponed a day because of weather Saturday better suited for cross-country skiing. That prompted a pitching switch by the Phillies, with left-hander J.A. Happ going to the mound Sunday instead of the 37-year-old Martinez. The Rockies are sticking with Jason Hammel. The Phillies holed up in their hotel Saturday with no plans of working out at the ballpark.
June 28, 2009 |
The Philadelphia Phillies confirmed Saturday that one of their players was involved in a confrontation with a fan following Thursday's game at Tampa Bay. The Phillies did not identify the player in their statement. The Rays also confirmed the incident but did not release details. The St. Petersburg Times reported on its website Saturday that Phillies reliever J.C. Romero grabbed and shoved Robert Eaton, 25, of New Port Richey, Fla., after the fan made two comments about steroids.
September 26, 2009 |
at Milwaukee 8, Philadelphia 4: Prince Fielder hit his 43rd homer and drove in four runs for the Brewers to become the major league leader for runs batted in with 136. Chicago 3, at San Francisco 0: Carlos Zambrano threw a two-hitter, his first complete game since his no-hitter last season, and drove in two runs for the Cubs. Atlanta 4, at Washington 1: Javier Vazquez gave up a run and three hits in his third complete game of the season for the Braves. New York 6, at Florida 5: Pinch-hitter Cory Sullivan had a go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning for the Mets.
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
October 1, 2009 |
at Philadelphia 10, Houston 3: Phillies clinched third straight NL East title. Florida 5, at Atlanta 4: Ricky Nolasco (13-9) struck out nine consecutive Braves, one short of the major league record, and 16 overall. at Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 1: Laynce Nix hit a grand slam off John Smoltz. Pittsburgh 4-8, at Chicago 0-2: The Pirates got their first doubleheader sweep at Wrigley Field since 1983. at San Francisco 4, Arizona 1: Brad Penny gave up one unearned run. at Washington 7, New York 4: Justin Maxwell hit a walk-off grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez.