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Mayberry Provides the Offense in 4-2 Win

For once, the Phillies did not look like the 2012 Phillies; they looked like the Phillies of old in their 4-2 victory.  They played a little small ball and the pitching was terrific.  The Phillies will go for the sweep tomorrow!


– Roy Halladay pitched seven strong innings.  He gave up two earned runs, both coming from Steve Lombordozzi’s two-run single in the fifth inning.  Halladay gave up seven hits and one walk.  He struck out six.

-Halladay’s winning percentage is over .500!  He is now 8-7 with a 3.88 ERA.


-The Phillies jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.  Chase Utley hit a RBI single to right field.  Then, John Mayberry Jr. singled to bring home the second run.

-With the game tied at two in the sixth inning, Mayberry smacked a fly ball into the first row of the left-center field seats.  Mayberry’s twelfth homer of the year gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

-The Phillies added an insurance run in the eighth inning.  Utley was hit by a pitch and stole second and third base.  Mayberry lifted a fly ball to right-center and Utley scored on the sacrifice fly.  The Phillies took a 4-2 lead.

-Mayberry finished the night 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.


-Antonio Bastardo struck out the side in the 8th inning.

-Jonathan Papelbon completed the 1-2-3 save.  He struck out two in his 29th save of the season.

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  1. DavidE

    August 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Obviously, 4-2 on this homestand isn’t going to get the Phillies into the playoff race but its great to see this performance against two of the best teams in the National League. Hopefully, we will get the sweep tomorrow. And, then the Mets come in on Monday. The Mets are 12-29 since the All-Star break but they have really been tough on the Phillies this year.

  2. Morris Buttermaker

    August 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    4-2 against the two best teams in the NL is not too shabby. I’m glad to see some signs of life from the Phillies.

  3. Bob in Bucks

    August 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

    The 2010+ Phillies have always been about pitching. That is where Amaro has put the money and that is what will make or break the team. What we have seen in the last few weeks is the resurgence of Halladay, a much better Kendrick and after endless changes a few steady bullpen performances. Hamels has been a rock all year.

    What we need to see is Lee providing signs of his old self and some resolution of Worley. I am comfortable that this starting pitching will take us forward in 2013. Bullpen fixes are difficult but I see some progress.

    Offense is “good enough” and I expect we will see one new outfielder next year but whether that will make a difference is unknown.

    Pitching, pitching, pitching!

  4. Mark

    August 26, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Lol…..its football season people…..reality check

    • schmenkman

      August 26, 2012 at 7:26 am

      Football season doesn’t start until the end of the World Series.

  5. teejvee

    August 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

    I think Kratz has shown he’s better then Schneider as the backup.
    Frandsen is an interesting case. He may be good enough to be the every day 3rd baseman, allowing the team to spend their money on some other positions

  6. Chuck A.

    August 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Didn’t see the game…just the postgame highlights. Nice to see two solid wins in a row against the best team in the league (yes, the Nats are just that). I know those players aren’t giving up and think they have a shot at that last wild card spot but, in reality, they have to go something like 29-6 or 30-5 the rest of the way in order to have any shot. Plus a lot of help from the teams in front of them. It’s not totally impossible and, as a fan, I always hold out til I know it’s officially over. I’d be happy with a strong finish….a .500 record….and some momentum going into the off-season and next spring.

  7. Lefty

    August 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

    22-13 (.628 Ball) in the last 35 games gets us to 82-80. We’re playing well enough against the 2 best teams in the league this week to get there, It would be nice to see them finish out strong.

    • Chuck A.

      August 26, 2012 at 9:29 am

      I’d like to see 83-79… that the wins and losses are in different sets of ten. Not a big difference but, mentally, it’s kind of nice. Or maybe I’m just weird and looking for small things to root for and make me feel better about this season.

      • Lefty

        August 26, 2012 at 9:42 am

        No, I get it. It’s like paying 3.69 for gas, instead of 3.70- even though you’re actually paying 3.69 and 9/10.

        So let’s go for 23-12 instead!

  8. TheDipsy

    August 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Watching Comcast morning show. Its repeated three times so I have gotten to hear John Borek refer to Kevin Frandsen as an “opportuninist” three times.

    The Dipsy

    • Ryne Duren

      August 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      i didn’t watch it this morning dipsy but i hear ya man! i could just hear them saying it!

  9. Ryne Duren

    August 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    good job by mayberry. congrats are in order for him. however don’t get caught up in him doing this! we expected much more from him this year and he left us wanting! his numbers are abismal to say the least. i see him as nothing more than a fourth or fifth outfielder at best. he’s gonna go through some spurts were he does really good but for the most part he’s not gonna get it done. if he had something like 20-22 HR’s with maybe 65-75 rbi i wouldn’t have wrote this comment. but he’s not even close. and to go on a tear right now for the next month to elevate his numbers to what i said would be acceptable. wouldn’t mean jack! he should have those numbers right now. we need another good hitting outfielder or two.

  10. Nattitude

    August 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Always good to see the Washington Walgreens getting shutout

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