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Hamels hurt in 5-2 loss to Boston

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Cole Hamels doesn't expect to miss a start, despite being hit by a line drive Thursday. (Courtesy Philly.com)

It was supposed to be Cole Hamels Vs. Jon Lester – an afternoon pitching treat.

 

Through the first four innings, it was just that. Hamels and Lester were two gun-slingers firing away. They both were dealing.

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Phils take statement game from Sox

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Cliff Lee extended his scoreless streak to 32 innings Tuesday night. (Courtesy Philly.com)

There was only problem with the Phillies 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park .

It wasn’t October yet!

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Halladay, offense shine in Phils 7-5 win over Cubs

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Placido Polanco led the Phillies offenseive surge with a grand slam homerun Friday night. (Courtesy Philly.com)

They just don’t make easy, do they?

All year long, the Phillies have tortured themselves and their audacious fan base with tight low scoring victories led by their star-studded rotation of aces. With pitching, they have maintained the best record in baseball for most of the year, and have kept their NL East foes at bay in the standings.

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Sixers fight hard, but end season in Miami

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Doug Collins and his boys fell short in Miami. But in the end, they completed one of their huge goals: to make the Sixers relevant again. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Apollo Creed wins again.

True, Creed is a fictional character just like his heroic counterpart, Rocky Balboa. But just as Rocky represents hope, determination and belief, Creed represents talent, flash, stardom, and success.

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Sixers lose final tune-up before playoffs

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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The Sixers wrapped up the regular season on Wednesday with a 104-100 loss to the Pistons. Now their focus is solely on Miami. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Remember the last days of school – the days when grades were in and people went to school “just because?” That, in essence, was Wednesday night’s Sixers – Pistons regulars season finale at the Wells Fargo Center. The night that could have been a milestone for Doug Collins and his Sixers , in the end, turned into a meaningless exhibition loss.

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Werth, Nationals beat Phils, 7-4

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Jayson Werth and the Nats handed Joe Blanton his first loss of the season. (Courtesy AP)

For Jayson Werth, it wasn’t a moment of glory, but for one night, he can rest easier knowing he helped do his part to seal the demise of his former team. While he and his Washington Nationals may not be on par with the Phillies, especially in attendance, they pulled out a 7-4 victory Tuesday night at Nationals’ Park.

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Sixers lose a big one, fall to seventh in playoff picture

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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In a game with major playoff implications, the Sixers fell just short of the New York Knicks Wednesday night. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Andre Iguodala drained a step-back three with 34 seconds remaining in the fourth to pull his Sixers within one. Moments later though, Carmelo Anthony did the exact same thing in the face of Iguodala, reversing his effort and the Sixers’ fortunes.

That very sequence encapsulates a devastating 97-92 Sixers’ home loss at the hands of the now 6th seeded New York Knicks. Of course, the Sixers are now the current 7th seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

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