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October 24, 2010
The Giants' bullpen shut down Phillies batters after manager Bruce Bochy removed starter Jonathan Sanchez, who had hit Chase Utley with a pitch in the third inning, leading to both benches clearing. Pitcher   IP    H   R   ER   BB   K     Jeremy Affeldt   2    0   0   0   0   2    Madison Bumgarner   2    3   0   0   1   1    Javier Lopez   1    0   0   0   0   1    Tim Lincecum   1/3   2   0   0   0   1    Brian Wilson   12/3   0   0   0   2   1   
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September 14, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' bullpen has had its problems recently. It entered last night's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field looking a little wiped out, as if 143 games had been just about enough. In its previous 11 games, the bullpen had gone 3-5 with one save, four blown saves and a 5.94 ERA. The Phillies lost six of those 11 games, with five of the losses coming in the ninth inning or later. That made the bullpen's contribution last night in a sweep of the Braves more notable.
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April 22, 2000
When John Rocker sprinted out of the bullpen to face the Phillies at Turner Field in Atlanta Tuesday and Thursday nights, he got standing ovations. They were the Atlanta Braves' reliever's first games back from the suspension imposed on him for his stupid, bigoted remarks in a Sports Illustrated interview. Just as he didn't deserve the suspension, he also didn't deserve standing ovations. Some of those cheering were just happy to see that arm back in the home team's lineup.
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June 26, 2009 | By Andy Martino INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With closer Brad Lidge back from the 15-day disabled list, the Phillies' tired bullpen recovers an important member, although it will continue to miss Scott Eyre and Clay Condrey. "It's going to be really big for our bullpen," to have Lidge back, said manager Charlie Manuel. "I think we're going to be able to put our guys in the right position. " Pitching coach Rich Dubee said earlier that while Lidge's return will solidify the late-inning structure - Lidge assumes ninth-inning responsibilities, Ryan Madson returns to the eighth inning, and J.C. Romero can pitch the seventh inning or face tough lefthanders in the eighth - the middle-relief situation remains murky.
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June 10, 2002 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are many reasons why the Phillies are in last place in the National League East, but none is bigger than the pitching staff, which had the worst earned run average in the league entering yesterday's game against the Detroit Tigers. It has been suggested in recent weeks that one way to improve the pitching would be to recall top prospect Brett Myers from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and move Terry Adams to the bullpen. The move would not be so much a demotion for Adams as a way to improve the bullpen.
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June 22, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Jerry DiPoto and the rest of the New York Mets bullpen have been waiting for weeks to show they could come through. Last night, they finally did. DiPoto (2-1) replaced starter Pete Harnisch, who left after three innings, and the bullpen combined to blank the visiting Cincinnati Reds over the last six innings in a 9-4 win. The Reds led, 4-0, when Harnisch left. DiPoto pitched three scoreless innings and Dave Mlicki closed out the Reds for his first career save. "Getting in there was the big thing," said DiPoto, whose last victory came on Opening Day against St. Louis.
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June 18, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chan Ho Park doesn't agree with the assessment by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee that he's better suited to be a reliever than a starter at this stage in his career. But the 35-year-old righthander, who lost his spot in the starting rotation to J.A. Happ a month ago, said he was willing to embrace his role as a middle reliever. Lately, he has been proving it. "I'm getting used to it and I'm learning," Park said before last night's game against Toronto at Citizens Bank Park.
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July 28, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Hideki Irabu, the Japanese-born pitcher who was signed earlier this season to a $12.8 million contract by the Yankees, was sent to the bullpen yesterday. Irabu, who was hit hard in his last three starts, has a 2-2 record and a 7.97 ERA. With Irabu's next start scheduled to fall on Thursday - a day off for the Yankees - manager Joe Torre said the pitcher would be skipped in the rotation. Torre did not say when he would make his next start. The Pirates announced that catcher Jason Kendall had agreed to a new contract that will pay him $7.2 million over four years, beginning next season.
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July 14, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Pitcher Charles Nagy, on the heels of signing a $24 million, four-year contract extension, could be headed to the Cleveland Indians' bullpen to get himself straightened out. Nagy leads the majors with 26 homers allowed. He is more than halfway to breaking Bert Blyleven's major-league record of 50. In his last outing, on Sunday, Nagy gave up six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in an 11-6 loss to Minnesota. The New York Yankees were 17-8 at Cleveland's Jacobs Field after last night's loss there.
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March 28, 2010 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The outlook for the Phillies' bullpen this season is similar to the 10th day of a 10-day weather forecast. You really don't know whether to expect sunshine or rain. The greatest concern, of course, is the health of closer Brad Lidge and late-inning lefthander J.C. Romero, both of whom will remain in Clearwater when the Phillies begin the regular season a week from tomorrow. "We have to get Romero and Lidge healthy and pitching," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said after yesterday's 8-4 exhibition loss to the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium.
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August 19, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pete Mackanin sat behind his desk Sunday in the visiting managers' office at Miller Park and recounted another Phillies loss in Milwaukee. His offense was listless. His starting pitcher was shelled. The interim manager then pointed to the performance of his bullpen. The Phillies used three relievers on Sunday who pieced together 31/3 scoreless innings to keep the game manageable after Aaron Harang's early exit. Adam Loewen, Hector Neris, and Cesar Jimenez allowed just one hit. "I saw some good things from the bullpen," Mackanin said.
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August 18, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
MILWAUKEE - When the Phillies shipped Jonathan Papelbon to Washington for pitching prospect Nick Pivetta, they lost a little more than the salary they shed. They lost a veteran bullpen presence. "He really helped our younger pitchers in the bullpen," Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said. "[Pitching coach] Bob McClure and [bullpen coach Rod] Nichols told me that he really helped out all the guys in the bullpen with the way they prepare and the way they went about things, and what to look for and how to do certain things.
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July 13, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - A week to 10 days ago, Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin sat down with Justin De Fratus and explained he would be used in longer spurts, in relief appearances lasting potentially as long as three innings. De Fratus' role has been different most of the season - last year's seventh-inning man has logged nine multiple-inning appearances - but it wasn't until this recent conversation the 27-year-old righthander really accepted it. "It was like, 'Hey, it's not a demotion, man. It's what we need,' " De Fratus said before Saturday's game against the Giants at AT&T Park.
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June 2, 2015
SEVENTH INNING, bases loaded, no one out, down three runs to the Colorado Rockies. The crowd of 22,166 at Citizens Bank Park - OK, the gathering of 22,166 - is on its feet, anticipating a rally. The Phillies' bench is on its feet, too. A pitching change, 11 pitches and nine strikes later, the Rockies escaped the inning, their lead undented en route to a 4-1, series-sweeping victory. Two of the Phillies' batters that inning have last names that sound an awful lot like "rough," which has become the operative word to use while watching most of their games this season.
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June 1, 2015
Luis Garcia arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Friday sporting a 3.18 ERA. When he left Saturday evening, it was 4.50. The Phillies have not received consistency from the bullpen, a position group viewed as their strength entering the season. Garcia's weekend struggles are just the latest example. Over the team's six-game losing streak, the bullpen allowed multiple runs five times. "Out of the bullpen we're just looking for consistency," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, "and that's basically what's lacked.
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May 28, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Jacob deGrom dominated the Phillies for seven innings Tuesday night. But after New York Mets manager Terry Collins called on his bullpen, the Phillies rallied for what matched their best offensive inning of the season. It was all for naught, however, as the bullpen couldn't take advantage of the newfound lead. Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores drove in the winning run for the second consecutive game, sealing a 5-4 victory with a 10th-inning single off Elvis Araujo. The Phillies loss was the sixth in their last eight games and their sixth in seven tries against the Mets this season.
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May 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - Justin De Fratus turned around and watched as the ball traveled toward the wall in left-center at Coors Field. His two-strike, two-out pitch in the eighth inning quickly became Nick Hundley's third home run, and the Phillies trailed again. They could not battle back from their third deficit of the night. A 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies snapped the Phillies season-high winning streak at six games Tuesday night. "A pitch I was trying to get in the dirt," De Fratus said.
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May 18, 2015 | Matt Breen, Inquirer
Elvis Araujo did not know he was the winning pitcher Friday until after the Phillies wrapped up their 4-3 victory over Arizona. The game ball was waiting for him in his locker in the clubhouse. The lefthanded reliever said he would place it next to the ball he earned earlier this season after striking out his first batter. "I was excited," the rookie said Saturday as his season of firsts rolled on. Araujo, 23, has been effective since being promoted last month from double-A Reading.
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April 19, 2015
WASHINGTON - Luis Garcia needed just 11 pitches on Thursday night to cruise through his fifth scoreless inning of the season. He has not allowed a run since Sept. 10 of last season. The righthander, who was out of baseball three years ago, has become one of the steadiest arms in the Phillies bullpen. "I'm just here to do my job," Garcia said before Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals. "Every day is different. I'm just thinking about today. I'm not thinking about what happened the day before.
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April 10, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 86-m.p.h. fastball smacked into Carlos Ruiz's mitt and Aaron Harang's regular-season debut with his eighth major-league team was underway. The journeyman was brought to Philadelphia to eat innings in a rebuilding season, but for much of Wednesday night his results more closely emulated those of the pitcher who made five consecutive opening-day starts for the Reds. Mixing his five pitches and changing speeds, Harang limited the Boston Red Sox to one hit through the first six innings of a chilly, misty night at Citizens Bank Park.
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