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Posts Tagged ‘Brad Lidge.’

Lidge, Oswalt options not picked up by Phillies

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies have declined the 2012 options on the contracts of closer Brad Lidge and number-4 starter Roy Oswalt.

General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. says that the team will keep in contact with both players and their agents to try to re-work their contracts to bring them back.

Both players had an injury-plagued season in 2011.

 

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NLCS GAME 5: Phillies & Halladay live to play another game; win 4-2

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The Philadelphia Phillies showed Thursday night why they’re the top team in the National League.

Staving off elimination, the Phillies scored three runs in the third inning off Giants ace pitcher Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay, not pitching at his best but good enough to escape a couple of jams to stay in the game six innings despite a slight groin pull.

The Phillies beat San Francisco 4-2 at AT&T Park in Game 5 of the National League championship series.

The Giants blew a golden chance to close out the series at home, but now has to try and wrap it in always-tough Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Halladay allowed six his in six innings, two earned runs, two walks and 5 strikeouts.

Brad Lidge closed out the game in the ninth for the save.

compiled from staff & MLB news

Phillies sweep Reds 1-0 as first half officially ends

compiled from staff and wire reports

To most fans, getting swept in a series before the All-Star break might look bad. But as far as the Cincinnati Reds are concerned, they feel fortunate because they had an unbelievable first half that no one, not even themselves saw coming out of spring training. 49 wins and a 1 game lead in the NL Central Division.

The fact that they have played better the St. Louis Cardinals is a testament to a well-balanced team that will probably have Edinson Volquez, Aroldis Chapman and Gary Matthews, Jr. added to the roster when the second half begins against Colorado.

Cole Hamels Phillies (mlb)

Phillies shortstop Jimmie Rollins knocked in the games only run in the third inning as Philadelphia won, 1-0.

Left-hander Matt Maloney (0-2) allowed a run and four hits in six innings.

The Reds were swept in Philadelphia for the time since 1975.

The Reds couldn’t score off Cole Hamels, who worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth and was never in serious trouble after that.

Hamels (7-7) struck out three, walked three and didn’t allow a run for the first time in 18 starts this season.

Erratic closer Brad Lidge recorded the final two outs for his sixth save.

Reds lose 4-3 in 12 innings to Philadelphia

compiled from staff and wire reports

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Brian Schneider hit a game-ending homer in the 12th inning Thursday night, leading the defending National League champions to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies reliever Nelson Figueroa (2-1) pitched two perfect innings to earn the win.

Prior to the loss, the Reds had won a franchise-best nine straight extra-inning road games dating back to June of 2009.

Shane Victorino also had a solo homer for the struggling and injured Phillies, who had lost seven of 10. They overcame another blown save by Brad Lidge to win the game.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit his league-leading 22nd homer, hours after he was named to the National League All-Star team. He’ll join teammates, Brandon Phillips, Arthur Rhodes and Scott Rolen in representing the Reds.

Brian Schneider (nba)

When dealing with the 2010 Cincinnati Reds, opponents know the game is never over until the 27th and final out of the game. With two outs in the ninth, the Reds were trailing 3-2. Joey Votto singled to start the inning, and Scott Rolen walked. After Jay Bruce grounded into a double play, Miguel Cairo hit an liner to left-center field for an RBI double off of Phillies closer Brad Lidge, who has blown 3 of his 5 save opportunities.

GAME NOTES

* Reds first baseman Joey Votto on Thursday was chosen by the fans for the final National League roster spot in next Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Anaheim, California. He received 13.7 million votes after getting help from the Reds, fans from around the National League and his hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays.

Joey Votto (mlb)

Nick Swisher, Ohio State alumnus and outfielder of the New York Yankees, won the American League honor with 9.8 million votes.

Votto thanked all the fans for their help and to his teammates who wore Vote Votto T-Shirts for batting practice while in New York and Philadelphia to aid his cause.

Votto beat out Washington Nationals 3b Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez and Atlanta’s Billy Wagner for the 34th spot on the National League roster. It’ll be his first All-Star Game.

Votto currently leads the National League in homers (22), on-base percentage (.417) and slugging percentage (.588).

Phillies end Rhodes’ scoreless streak and beat Reds in 10 innings

compiled from staff and wire reports

Arthur Rhodes had been the Reds most reliable reliever in 2010 and it was hard for opponents to score on him, more lesss ge on base.

Well, the injury-depleted Philadelphia Phillies ended that streak on Tuesday night and they also knocked the Reds into second place in the NL Central Division because St. Louis beat Arizona to take back the 1/2 game lead.

Raul Ibanez Phillies (mlb)

Raul Ibanez ended the left-hander’s streak of scoreless appearances with a run-scoring double in the 10th inning Tuesday night, sending the Phillies to a 9-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Tuesday started on a downer for the Phillies put half their starting infield of Chase Utley and Placido Polanco on the disabled list. It almost got worst when with the Reds trailing with two outs and two on in the ninth inning, Joey Votto hit a tying, three-run homer to tie the game at 6-6 off closer Brad Lidge (1-0).

Rhodes (2-2) had allowed only one run all season, going back to April 10. Since that time, he had made 33 straight scoreless appearances, matching the major leagues’ season record.

GAME NOTES

* Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake went 1 for 3 at the plate with a single. He’s batting .379, hitting safely in eight of 14 starts.

* Joey Votto, singled in his first at-bat, extending his streak to 37 consecutive games reaching base safely. It’s the longest by a Red since Pete Rose reached in 48 straight in 1978, that’s according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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