2012 Game Recaps

Phils Squeak Out Win Over Fish

PHOTO: AP

It wasn’t a game in which the outcome was ever certain. Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run, and that was the last of the scoring. Kyle Kendrick tossed seven scoreless innings and the Phillies took away the 1-0 win. Here are some other notes:

KYLE KENDRICK PITCHED…WELL?

Starter Kyle Kendrick pitched outstanding tonight. He threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just five hits while striking out seven. Coming into the game, he had been 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA since the Joe Blanton trade. Here’s his line:

7.0 IP/5 H/0 R/0 ER/0BB/6 K

His counterpart, Josh Johnson, pitched argulably just as well. Johnson tossed eight innings while giving up just one run on three hits. Here’s his line:

8.0 IP/3 H/1 R/1 ER/1 BB/7 K

STUDLY ‘PEN

Kendrick threw the seven scoreless, but it was up to Josh Lindblom and Jonathan Papelbon to pitch in the high leverage situations to secure the win. And they did. They each threw a scoreless inning, throwing eighteen pitches, with ten strikes. This was Papelbon’s 26th save of the year, and he lowered his season ERA to 2.81.

GAME NOTES: The Phillies play the third and final game against the Fish tomorrow at 12:40 PM (yes, you read that right) with Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.80 ERA) pitching for the Phillies and Mark Buehrle (9-11, 3.80 ERA) pitching for the Marlins.

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  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Most importantly.
    This win combined with the Mets loss puts the Phils only one game behind the Mets.
    This is the most excited for the end of a season Ive been in quite some time.
    I think this will be close.
    The last 4 years I gave the Mets no chance.
    Including doubling bets when down by 9 games.
    But the Mets no longer have the burdon of their Primma Donalds and the Phillies still bank on theirs . So i expected this year to be alot closer from day 1.

    In the end I think the Phils should win this for me.

    And Phillies nation will be able to rejoice with AFW.

    But of course I have 0 faith in them.
    How could you have any?

  2. Bob D

    August 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Doc going for the back to back to back shutouts

  3. glutenous

    August 15, 2012 at 1:25 am

    now the phils have another opportunty to complete their first series sweep of the year. Here’s to hoping they get it done. I think a .500 or better season is still salvagable. Anything to feel just a little better about this crappy season. Go phightins!

  4. ClawsPhan

    August 15, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Really glad to see that another former BlueClaws has done something good. Great to see Kendrick pitching in the majors something like he did at FirstEnergy Park. I remember the game where he caught my first pitch, great guy, great former Claw!

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