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March 28, 2007 | by Paul Hagen
2005 FINISH: 79-83, third place, 18 games back HELLO: LHP Mike Gonzalez, RHP Rafael Soriano, RHP Tanyon Sturtze, IF-OF Craig Wilson, IF Chris Woodward. GOODBYE: 2B Marcus Giles, OF Brian Jordan, 1B Adam La Roche, C Todd Pratt, LHP Horacio Ramirez, RHP Chris Reitsma, RHP John Thomson LINEUP Kelly Johnson, 2b Edgar Renteria, ss Chipper Jones, 3b Andruw Jones, cf Brian McCann, c Jeff Francouer, rf Scott Thoman, 1b Ryan Langerhans, lf ROTATION John Smoltz Tim Hudson Chuck James (L)
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May 24, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The winning pattern for Phillies righthander Jerad Eickhoff this year has been simple: Pitch seven scoreless innings and watch the bullpen finish matters. Eickhoff earned his second win of the season with seven shutout innings Sunday as the Phillies defeated the Braves, 5-0, winning one of their three games with Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park. On April 13, Eickhoff also pitched seven scoreless innings and got the win in a 2-1 triumph over San Diego. In between, things have not gone as smoothly.
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May 1, 2009 | by Paul Hagen
Braves   There are some baseball theorists who will argue that the importance of the leadoff hitter is overrated. Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton is not one of them. And, at the end of the first month of the season, the ups and downs of the Braves' No. 1 hitter Kelly Johnson support him. The notoriously streaky Johnson batted .333 in Atlanta's first eight games this year and the team got off to a 5-3 start. Then they went 4-7, scoring two or fewer runs seven times.
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August 1, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
New York's bullpen cost Tom Glavine his 300th win. After Mets relievers wasted a one-run lead in the eighth, Geoff Jenkins hit a two-run homer off Aaron Sele in the 13th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-2 victory over the visiting Mets last night. Glavine had allowed only two hits when Mets manager Willie Randolph took him out in the seventh inning with a runner on first and New York leading 2-1 with no outs. Righthander Aaron Heilman relieved Glavine, who fidgeted and stared nervously from the Mets' bench as he accepted congratulations from his teammates.
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July 24, 2009 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ad man's dream Love him, hate him or don't care about him, you have to give Manny Ramirez credit. The guy with the beat-up batting helmet and baggy pants knows how to write a headline. Expected to sit out Wednesday night - his own bobblehead night! - against the visiting Reds because of a sore left hand, Manny got the call to pinch-hit in the sixth inning. And all he could muster was a tiebreaking grand slammer that landed in Mannywood, the short left-field corner of Dodger Stadium named after MR. The grand slam, No. 21 for Manny, gave L.A. a 6-2 victory and left him two shy of Lou Gehrig's record.
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May 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Ashley Croge used to be quiet. "When I was a freshman, I never said a word," Croge said. Croge is a senior. She's an unquestioned leader of the Sterling softball team. She's a top hitter and a top defensive player. She's not quiet anymore, either. "When she's having a good day, everybody bounces off her," Sterling coach Kelly Johnson said of Croge. "She's major leader for us out there. " Croge put together one of the most memorable games of her career Monday. She was 2 for 3 with five RBIs, hitting a double and the first grand slam of her career in a 7-3 win over Haddon Township.
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July 2, 2005 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
And so it continued. And so the question had to be asked: How much longer can the Phillies afford to have Vicente Padilla pitch for them every fifth day? Padilla allowed nine hits and four runs and lasted just four innings in a 9-1 loss last night to the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park that dropped the Phillies into last place in the National League East for the first time since June 4. The Phillies have lost 12 of 16. They fell 8 1/2 games behind the first-place Washington Nationals in the National League East, the furthest they have been from first this season.
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September 12, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves roughed up a rusty Orlando Hernandez in a 13-5 victory over the host New York Mets last night. Yunel Escobar also went deep for Atlanta, which played without Chipper Jones for the second straight night but still managed 13 hits. Willie Harris drove in three runs, and Jeff Francoeur was 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Braves, clinging to their slim playoff hopes with 17 games left, pulled within 8 1/2 of NL East-leading New York.
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May 17, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Even with patchwork pitching, the Washington Nationals are suddenly winning. Ryan Church hit a go-ahead, three-run double, the Nationals' bullpen provided five shutout innings, and last-place Washington beat the visiting Atlanta Braves, 6-4, last night for its fifth victory in six games. Church's liner to right-center off Kyle Davies (1-2) capped a four-run fifth in which the Nationals batted around and all of the runs were unearned, thanks to second baseman Kelly Johnson's fielding error.
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May 10, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Two old friends had their fun, then got down to business. This could have been John Smoltz and Greg Maddux in the prime of their brilliant careers when they were Atlanta Braves teammates, not opponents. Smoltz got the best of Maddux in their first head-to-head matchup since 1992, earning the win when the Braves rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to beat the visiting San Diego Padres, 3-2, last night. Both pitchers - with 533 wins and five Cy Young Awards between them - were eager to get the best of the other after spending 11 years as teammates.
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August 29, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - The only good news to come out of the 12-1 beatdown by the Mets on Saturday night is that the Phillies are one day closer to finishing August. The month has been unforgiving to the starting rotation as the unit seems to be fading as the season winds down. Jeremy Hellickson allowed five runs in four innings to bring the rotation's ERA to 7.26 in 22 August games. It is the team's worst month since June 2006, when the starting pitchers registered a 7.36 ERA, and second worst since a 7.20 ERA in July 1961.
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May 24, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The winning pattern for Phillies righthander Jerad Eickhoff this year has been simple: Pitch seven scoreless innings and watch the bullpen finish matters. Eickhoff earned his second win of the season with seven shutout innings Sunday as the Phillies defeated the Braves, 5-0, winning one of their three games with Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park. On April 13, Eickhoff also pitched seven scoreless innings and got the win in a 2-1 triumph over San Diego. In between, things have not gone as smoothly.
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May 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Ashley Croge used to be quiet. "When I was a freshman, I never said a word," Croge said. Croge is a senior. She's an unquestioned leader of the Sterling softball team. She's a top hitter and a top defensive player. She's not quiet anymore, either. "When she's having a good day, everybody bounces off her," Sterling coach Kelly Johnson said of Croge. "She's major leader for us out there. " Croge put together one of the most memorable games of her career Monday. She was 2 for 3 with five RBIs, hitting a double and the first grand slam of her career in a 7-3 win over Haddon Township.
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March 13, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Five teams, including his current employer, have placed Bobby LaFromboise on waivers in the last 22 months. So the lefthanded reliever has learned that six stellar Grapefruit League innings are merely that, and nothing more. But, in a spring in which the Phillies have invited two dozen relievers to camp and offered a handful of jobs, the smallest of adjustments could pay dividends. Like LaFromboise's moving his feet to the other side of the rubber to accentuate the movement on his sub-90-mph fastball.
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April 28, 2015 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
NEARLY A MONTH into the season, nobody besides the Mets seems interested in winning the National League East. Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves left Citizens Bank Park having squandered an excellent opportunity to build on their surprising start, with two losses in three games against the last-place Phillies. Meanwhile, the Phillies actually moved themselves into a tie with the Nationals, who entered the season as the heavy favorite to claim the division title. Like the division itself, yesterday's game felt like a matter of who wanted to lose it more.
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April 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Is the Big Piece a Big Tease? Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been written off more than a billionaire's tax exemptions. And while nobody is claiming he will ever recapture his MVP form, Howard is known to go on a brief tear that shows there may be something left. After the roughest of starts this season, the 35-year-old first baseman is slowly starting to come around. Howard hit a three-run homer in the first inning Sunday and then had nothing to show for three hard-hit outs in a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
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April 27, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Buchanan cruised through the first six innings Saturday night against his hometown Atlanta Braves. The Phillies' second-year righthander expended only 25 pitches to get through three innings. He didn't allow a hit until the fifth. But a shaky seventh doomed Buchanan and the Phillies in their 5-2 loss. A pair of two-out walks chased the starter from the game, and he watched from the dugout as consecutive Atlanta hits off Jake Diekman turned his one-run lead into a one-run deficit.
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October 15, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE IS a glaring flaw in the logic that the Phillies must "get younger. " The four most productive hitters in the lineup in 2014 were also the four oldest. Marlon Byrd, who turned 37 on Aug. 30, led the team in OPS (.757), OPS+ (110), home runs (25) and slugging percentage (.445). Chase Utley, who turns 36 on Dec. 17, finished second in OPS, OPS+, on-base and slugging percentage (.746, 109, .339 and .407). Carlos Ruiz, who turns 36 on Jan. 22, finished third in OPS and OPS+ (.717 and 102)
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June 6, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THERE IS a good chance that, at some point over the next few months, you will find yourself in a conversation with a Phillies fan who attempts to downplay the ugliness that awaits this organization in the coming seasons. That fan will invoke the mighty dollar, regurgitating the numbers that he or she has heard or read during the last year or so. Franchises like the Phillies do not rebuild. They blow up the roster, clear the debris, and start writing checks all over again. Look at the Red Sox. Look at the Yankees.
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March 15, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The message was clear before Bob McClure sent Roberto Hernandez to the mound Thursday for his sixth inning of work. The righthander, perfect through five innings against the Yankees, was permitted one or two more hitters. "I know it's spring training and there are pitchers behind me," Hernandez said, "but when I went to the mound, I wanted to pitch. " Minor-league infielder Scott Sizemore laced a single to center to start the sixth. McClure came for Hernandez, and a sold-out crowd at Bright House Field applauded during a 6-2 Phillies victory.
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