July 11, 2014 |
MILWAUKEE - There was thought, Ryne Sandberg said, to granting Roberto Hernandez a shot at his first complete game in almost a year. The sinkerballer limited Milwaukee to one run in eight innings Wednesday on 84 pitches. He attacked an aggressive lineup that has occupied first place for 92 straight days only to stumble this week. But the Phillies manager wanted his $50 million closer, Jonathan Papelbon, to record his 22d save. Papelbon sealed a 4-1 win over the Brewers with nine pitches for his third save in three nights.
April 12, 2014 |
Hours before the smallest crowd to attend a game at Citizens Bank Park in more than six years watched the Phillies bumble toward another loss - this one by 6-2 to Milwaukee on Thursday - Ryan Howard wanted to correct misguided notions. There is no reason to panic, he said. It is too early. The proof, he said, was beyond the numbers. "We've had a couple of mistakes that have cost us games," Howard said before batting practice. "But in all actuality, we've actually played very well this year.
June 11, 2013 |
EVEN MINUS Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup hardly skipped a beat. Jonathan Lucroy had four hits, Yovani Gallardo threw eight scoreless innings and visiting Milwaukee beat the Miami Marlins, 6-1, last night for its fourth consecutive victory. Carlos Gomez had three hits and two RBI for Milwaukee, while Lucroy also drove in a pair of runs. Rickie Weeks homered among his three hits for the Brewers, who tied a season high with 16 hits despite playing without Braun after he aggravated his sore right thumb Sunday against the Phillies.
June 4, 2013 |
This was a game of inches, but it was also a game of aches, pains, cramps, stomach viruses and, finally, exhaustion.Did we mention there was an instant-replay triple, too? What's funny is that the Phillies' 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon should have been a laugher. Thanks in large part to Domonic Brown's eighth home run in eight games, the Phillies had a five-run lead after the first inning. The white-hot Brown contributed an RBI triple in the second, which ended with the Phillies up, 7-0. And that's how it stayed until the top of the eighth inning because the equally hot Cliff Lee held the Brewers scoreless while striking out a season-high 11 hitters through the first seven.
June 3, 2013 |
Add Jimmy Rollins to the list of walking wounded for the Phillies. Rollins didn't start in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park because of a right foot injury. He did have a pinch-hit single in the ninth, but was lifted for pinch-runner Kyle Kendrick, who was then picked off second on a call that crew chief Tom Hallion admitted afterward was incorrect. As for Rollins, he didn't say much after the game, except that he hopes to play Sunday. Manager Charlie Manuel said that Rollins is day-to-day.
June 1, 2013 |
This time, Cole Hamels couldn't use the excuse of not getting any early run support. Even the sizzling bat of Domonic Brown couldn't save the scuffling Phillies lefthander. Staked to a rare, 3-0, first-inning lead, Hamels continued his mystifying downward plunge during Friday's 8-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. Brown drilled two home runs, giving him 15 for the season and 12 in the month of May. The Phillies record for homers in a month is 15 by Cy Williams in May 1923 and Jim Thome in June 2004.
September 24, 2012 |
THE BREWERS have little margin for error with a week and a half left in the regular season. On Sunday, a lot of hits kept them close in the playoff scramble. Jonathan Lucroy had a pair of RBI singles and visiting Milwaukee collected 15 hits to beat the Washington Nationals, 6-2. Rickie Weeks had three hits while Aramis Ramirez had two doubles for Milwaukee, which twice benefited from outfielders losing fly balls in the sun. The Brewers (79-73) remained 2 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild-card berth.
August 31, 2012 |
BRYCE HARPER hit his third home run in two games, Jayson Werth homered for the first time since May, and Edwin Jackson struck out 10 Thursday night as the Washington Nationals padded their NL East lead with an 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals opened an 11-game homestand with an overwhelming performance against a wild-card contender that failed to score an earned run for the third straight game. Jackson (8-9) have up four hits over eight innings. The victory moved the Nationals 5 1/2 games ahead of idle Atlanta.
August 22, 2012 |
TYLER COLVIN stood in front of his locker wearing a Todd Helton T-shirt and cracked a big grin when he was given a choice: tying home run off R.A. Dickey or terrific play at first base. "I'd go with the game-saving play," Colvin said. Either way, Helton, the three-time Gold Glove first baseman on the disabled list since Aug. 6, would approve of Colvin's night that led the visiting Colorado Rockies to a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Monday. Getting more playing time at first base because of Helton's hip surgery and the recently injured Michael Cuddyer, Colvin connected off Dickey in the fifth inning then made a diving grab with the bases loaded in the eighth to preserve the lead.
May 1, 2012 |
CHRIS CAPUANO struck out nine while combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, James Loney drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the visiting Washington Nationals with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Capuano (3-0) allowed three hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings, helping send the Nationals to their fourth straight loss after they entered the series with an NL-best 14-5 record. At 16-6, the Dodgers matched their best start since 1981 and moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 11, 2010.