Mon 9/1/14 – Sun 9/7/14
Monday: The Phillies traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre. The Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-0. Ben Revere went 3 for 5 and drove in 5 RBIs. Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon combined for the Phillies first no-hitter since Roy Halladay’s on October 6,2010 in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. Hamels received his 8th win as he went 6 innings, walked 5, and struck out 7. Diekman, Giles, and Papelbon combined for 3 innings and 5 strikeouts. The Phillies made 7 September call-ups after the no-hitter which included reliever Mike Adams, reliever Luis Garcia, catcher Cameron Rupp, utility man Cesar Hernandez, outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, and third baseman Maikel Franco. The two big call-ups are Gonzalez and Franco as both men are getting their first taste of the MLB and if they struggle don’t get on them because these two guys are going to be on the Phillies for years to come.
Tuesday: Interim owner Pat Gillick had a press conference addressing some questions including the future of GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and manager Ryne Sandberg. Gillick said that “there is no thought whatsoever” of firing them. Sandberg shouldn’t be in jeopardy of his job as it was his first full season as a manager of the Phillies. Gillick even went far enough to say he still has faith in Amaro which is insane because he obviouslt hasn’t seen the mockery of a team this due to Ruben Amaro. The Phillies defeated the Braves 4-0. Carlos Ruiz went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, 1 run scored, and hitting his 5th homer of the year. Kyle Kendrick picked up his 8th win of the year as he went 7 innings, 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4.
Wednesday: The Phillies fell to the Braves 7-4. Ben Revere went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored. David Buchanan received the no decision as he went 4 innings, gave up 3 hits, 4 runs but only 1 earned run, 4 walks, and struck out 2. Mario Hollands received his 2nd loss as he went 2/3 of an inning and gave up 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, and 1 strike out.
Friday: The Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 9-8 in 11 innings. Ryan Howard went 2 for 5 with 1 run scored, 2 RBI , and he hit his 21st homer of the year. Jerome Williams received the no decision as he went 5 innings, gave up 9 hits, 5 runs but only 4 earned runs, walked 2, struck out 3. Jake Diekman picked up his 4th win and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 34th save. Reliever Mario Hollands was put on the 60 day DL with a flexor strain and is out for the rest of the year.
Saturday: The Phillies beat the Nationals 3-1 Dom Brown went 1 for 4 with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and hit his 9th homer of the year. A.J. Burnett picked up his 9th win as he went 7 innings, gave up 6 hits, 1 run, walked 2, and struck out 4. Ken Giles picked up his 9th hold of the year as he struck out 2 in 1 inning of work and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 35th win.
Sunday: The Phillies fell to the Nationals 3-2, Marlon Byrd went 2 for 4 in the loss. Cole Hamels received his 7th loss as he went 6 1/3 innings, gave up 7 hits, 3 runs, walked 3, and struck out 7.