How does this year’s Phillies team stack up against the 1998 Yankees? Hint: It all comes down to pitching.
Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels finally beat a familiar nemesis, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday night.
Mets fans, meet Chris Young — the 6-foot-10 right-hander that can apparently do it all. Young and the Mets roughed up Cole Hamels in a 7-1 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, handing the Phillies their first loss of the season.
Chris Young pitched effectively into the sixth inning and had two of his career-high three hits during a six-run third, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Tuesday night.
The Phillies have opened the season on a roll, and they could improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1915 when they open a three-game series against the Mets on Tuesday night. But it may not come easy — Terry Collins has faith in his club.
As much as we New Yorkers know that this is the greatest city in the world, it’s not for everyone and apparently, it’s not where Cliff Lee and his family wanted to be.
Cliff Lee and the Phillies have finalized a $120 million, five-year contract that brings the star pitcher back to Philadelphia. Lee spurned more lucrative offers from the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers to return to the Phillies.
Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels — and Cliff Lee. Yes, Cliff Lee. The Philadelphia Phillies have assembled quite an impressive starting rotation that could eventually go down as one of the best in baseball history.
Matt Cain pitched seven impressive innings and outdueled 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels for his first postseason win, and the Giants beat the Phillies 3-0 on Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series.
Once again, the pitching matchup is drawing most of the Game 3 pregame attention: Cole Hamels vs. Matt Cain.
Scott Rolen ended it with a swing and a miss that was as fitting as it was frustrating. Three games, a whole lot of nothing.
Cole Hamels struck out nine in a dominant five-hitter, Chase Utley homered and the Philadelphia Phillies advanced to the NL championship series for the third consecutive season.
The New York Mets beat Philadelphia 7-3 on Sunday, preventing the Phillies from clinching their fourth straight NL East title at home.
Johan Santana allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings and Jeff Francoeur supplied the game’s only run with a homer to lead the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
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