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The Phils continue their three-game series with the Giants.

The Phils (5-5, T-3rd East) will continue their three-game visit with the Giants (4-6, T-3rd West) with a night game tonight. The game will be played at AT&T Park, and is to start at 10:15 pm EDT (7:15 pm PDT). The Phils won the first game of the three-game series with a four-hit, four-run outburst in the first inning against eventual loser Tim Lincecum, who had been awful in his first three starts of the young season, despite having struck out sixteen batters, before eventually winning the game, 5-2, behind their ace Roy Halladay, who, as he won his third start, first pitched himself out of a bases loaded jam with less than two outs in the bottom of the first inning, before eventually breezing along in his last four innings, before handing the ball off to Jonathan Papelbon,who recorded his third save of the year. The Phils will...
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The Phils take advantage of a less than stellar Tim Lincecum to score four runs in the first inning, before rolling along behind their own ace, Roy Halladay, to defeat the Giants, 5-2.

The Phils scored four first inning runs against their nemesis Tim Lincecum, before going on to beat the Giants, 5-2. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits an RBI single, scoring Placido Polanco, who had earlier doubled, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while sending Jimmy Rollins, who had just walked, up to second base. The Phils then took a 2-0 lead as Shane Victorino hits an RBI single, knocking in Rollins, while sending Pence on to second base. The Phils then made it a 4-0 lead as Laynce Nix hits a two-run double to the right field wall, scoring both Pence and Victorino. The Giants would get a run back in their half of the first as, with the bases loaded, via a single by Angel Pagan, a walk by Melky Cabrera, moving...
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Seeing Phillies’ Roy Halladay pitch or My Personal Persuit of Perfection

The matchup was out there: Phillies’ Roy Halladay vs. Giants’ Tim Lincecum. The only problem is that the Phillies were embarking on a 10-day West Coast swing, and Monday’s contest would not start until 10:15 p.m. I had to make it an event. That’s right, late night road trip to see the game at the new XFinity Live, the site of the old Spectrum in Philadelphia. Smack dap next to Citizens Bank Park, the Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field. [caption id="attachment_35251" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="One of the many bars inside XFinity Live is Flyer's central!"][/caption] Save a few occasional cars going by, you could have hit a three-wood across the street at that time at time. Inside, there were about 50 people to start, whittled down to about 40 as the game wore on. Oh, yes, the game. Lincecum came into the game with a 12 something ERA. What gives? I tell what gives: He can’t...
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Halladay Tames the Giants

In the recent past, Roy Halladay has not had a lot of luck against the Giants. And with 2 Cy-Young winners facing off, Monday night's game was set-up to be a real battle. It was also a nice opportunity for me to repost one of my favorite photoshop experiments. Meet Darth Vader (Lincecum) & Luke Skywalker (Halladay). Can you guess who the evil emperor is? Back to the game...the battle ended really before it began as a struggling Tim Lincecum got torched by the Phils in the first inning to the tune of 4 runs. You can usually assume a 4-run lead is safe with Halladay on the mound. Actually, I do not believe Halladay has ever lost a game when his team scores 4 in the first. This would be no different. Halladay had what...
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The Phils will start a ten-day trip out west with a three-day visit to San Francisco.

The Phils (4-5, 4th East) will begin a ten-day, ten-game, three-city trip to the west, starting with a three-day visit to San Francisco to visit the Giants (4-5, T-3rd West). The game will be played at AT&T Park, and will start at 10:15 pm EDT (7:15 pm PDT). The Phils, who are coming off a 3-3 home stand, are coming off a win against the Mets, salvaging a win after having lost the first two game of the series as the offense, which had outhit the Mets but was unable to get any key hits earlier in the series, was finally able to strike late in yesterday’s game, scoring seven runs in the last two innings. The Giants, meanwhile, are coming off a lost against the Pirates, after having won the first two games in their weekend series, as they are involved in a six-game homestand, before they...
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Hamels Wins as Phillies Find Their Offense

When Cole Hamels allowed two runs in the first inning of today's game, you could almost hear the collective, "Here we go again..." spilling from the minds of everyone present at the ballpark. But as it turned out, that was all the Mets would score for the entire game. In 7 innings, Hamels collected 10 strikeouts and allowed just 6 hits and one walk. The defense stayed strong behind him as well. Now all the Phillies needed was some offense, which has not been easy to come by recently. And through the first 6 innings, things were not looking good. But in the 7th, Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pence hit back-to-back singles and then advanced to 2nd and 3rd on a wild pitch. Read more

The Phils, as they score seven runs in their last two at-bats, are able to salvage a win, as they defeat the Mets, 8-2.

The Phils, as they score seven runs in their last two at-bats, reward Cole Hamels’ strong start as they salvage a victory as they beat the Mets, 8-2. The Mets took a quick 2-0 lead in the first as, with one man on, and with two men out, a struggling Ike Davis hits a two-run home run, his first home run of the season, knocking in David Wright, who had just singled. The Phils got a run back in their half of the first as, with two men on, and with no one out, Jimmy Rollins hits an RBI single, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had started the inning off with a single, then moved up to second base on Shane Victorino’s single, cutting the Mets’ lead down to 2-1, while sending Victorino, who had just singled, up to second base. The game then became a pitchers’ duel...
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