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July 14, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
THERE'S AN interesting dynamic inside the Phillies organization right now. The team is nine games under .500, with the fourth-worst run differential in the National League. For weeks now, the questions about the team's long-term direction have seemed more pressing than those involving the short term. Yet after last night's 6-2 dispatching of the Nationals, the Phillies are winners of five straight, tied for their longest streak of the season, and playing like the team they envisioned themselves to be at the start of the season.
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July 13, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was less than a week ago that the Phillies hit their low point of the season, but since then they have dramatically changed their fortunes. With Jimmy Rollins contributing the ninth multi-home run game of his career and A.J. Burnett allowing two runs in 72/3 innings, the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2, on Friday night before 30,094 at Citizens Bank Park. It was the Phillies' fifth consecutive win, tying their season-best streak. "This is the reason I came here, for this kind of baseball," Burnett said.
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July 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - The Phillies played Thursday for 3 hours, 6 minutes, and it was a maddening brand of baseball because a four-game sweep of the Brewers, who own the National League's best record, does not mitigate the pain of being a 41-51 team. That did not stop them from savoring a peculiar 9-1 rout. Matt Garza no-hit the Phillies for six innings. He buckled in the seventh and the Phillies scored seven runs in the eighth. Twelve Phillies batted that inning to sink a downtrodden Milwaukee team that has lost nine of 10. "It's crazy," Jimmy Rollins said.
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July 11, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MILWAUKEE - The blank stares and general looks of uncertainty were replaced by more than a few did-that-really-just-happen grins. The sounds of silence were gone, too. Coolio played on the speakers in the victorious visiting clubhouse at Miller Park. It wasn't anything like the celebration in the same room six Octobers ago, when some of the same players clinched the franchise's first playoff series victory in 15 years. But it was certainly different than the vibe the Phillies had been unable to shake for the better part of the last month, too. "It's crazy," Jimmy Rollins said of the game of baseball, following yesterday's improbable 9-1 victory that capped a four-game series sweep.
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July 11, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MILWAUKEE - For the third day in a row, the Phillies looked like a winning team, from their timely hitting, bullpen pitching and overall play. All that said, their closer would like to find a new home at some point in the next 3 weeks. Following the Phillies' 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers last night, their third straight win over the team with the National League's best record, Jonathan Papelbon expressed his desire to move from the last-place team to a contender before the July 31 trade deadline.
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July 10, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MILWAUKEE - Chase Utley stood off on his own, leaning on the batting cage, watching Jimmy Rollins take his pregame cuts an hour before first pitch yesterday. Cody Asche followed Rollins, and then Utley, and then Ryan Howard. The early-evening batting practice was ordinary, the routine monotonous. It's the beginning of what's likely to be a very long summer for the Phillies, who already have lost more than 50 games, a week before the All-Star break. Utley could choose to shorten that long summer and say so long to Philadelphia, of course.
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July 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is at wit's end, and anyone who has seen his sagging offense can understand why. Sandberg called for a few volunteers to jump on the offensive wagon Sunday after the Phillies were swept in their three-game series by the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-2 loss at PNC Park. The Phillies have lost nine of 10 and 13 of 16 to drop to 37-51, a season-high 14 games under .500. They are hitting .206 and have scored 41 runs in the last 16 games. They have struck out 122 times in that span.
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July 6, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Frequently when a team goes bargain hunting in baseball, it gets what it pays for. That has been the case so far with the Phillies and righthander Roberto Hernandez. In the offseason, he was signed as a free agent to a one-year $4.5-million deal. It shows a few things - $4.5 million doesn't go very far when purchasing starting pitching and even at that less-than-outlandish price, Hernandez, like his team, has been wildly inconsistent. While he has enjoyed some strong moments this season, Friday certainly wasn't one of them as the Phillies suffered an 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
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July 4, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - The Phillies batted for 12 minutes Wednesday in the first inning. The first two hitters, Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins, singled. Rollins stole second. There were two men in scoring position with none out, a chance for Cole Hamels to pitch with a rare, quick lead. "Make two outs and get two runs," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Maybe it's a different tone. " The Phillies never scored, and went on to lose, 5-0, to the Marlins. Hamels watched the familiar horror from the Marlins Park dugout.
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July 3, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - With two swings in consecutive at-bats off veteran reliever Kevin Gregg, Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche did two things. They tied Tuesday night's game at Marlins Park with two outs in the eighth inning. And they helped the Phillies avoid scoring two runs or fewer for the 32nd time in 83 games this season. But they could not prevent the Phillies from losing for the ninth time in their last 11 games. Ed Lucas' one-out, walkoff single to right off Justin De Fratus in the 11th inning sent the Phillies to their fifth straight defeat, 5-4, to the Miami Marlins.
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