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MINNEAPOLIS The Twins loved Ben Revere when he was in Minnesota. They probably don't care very much for him now that he's in Philadelphia especially when he keys a win over his former team.
Revere was 4-for-6 in Thursday's series finale at his old stomping grounds of Target Field as his new Phillies team topped Minnesota by a 3-2 final.
Batting leadoff for the first time this series, Revere got on base with the first of his four hits in the first inning. After his single to right field opened the game, Revere stole his 15th base of the season as he took off for second base. But he would be stranded at third as one of 16 Phillies runners left on base Thursday.
Three innings later, Revere collected his third hit of the game on a two-out triple that reached the gap in right-center field. It was just his second triple of the season and it gave the Phillies a scoring chance against Twins starter Kevin Correia. But once again, Revere was left at third after Michael Young gro...
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As reported by Chris Branch, the Phillies have optioned Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. While the move drew sighs yesterday on the Twitter-sphere, the move will allow Hernandez, who turned just 23 in May, to play every day in Lehigh Valley. There has been no corresponding move announced.
Analysis: Hernandez’s initial promotion came when Michael Young was placed on the...
On Tuesday, the Phillies played the Twins and fielded the most visually amusing outfield I can remember. In left field, they have slugger Dominic Brown, and in center, they played popular former Twin Ben Revere. In right field, they usually play Delmon Young, but since they were able to play a DH, they had Delmon fill that role and played John Mayberry instead. Brown is 6’5″...
On Wednesday, as part of the community outreach Minnesota Twins players have been involved in as part of “Hope Week” during a “Picnic at the Park” event at Target Field, Twins catcher and hometown hero Joe Mauer had the opportunity to meet Braden and Dathan Miller, five-year-old twin brothers from Iowa who made the trip [...]The post Joe Mauer plays catch with 5-year-old...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins turned in a handful of nice defensive plays in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia. Shortstop Pedro Florimon led the way with a gem up the middle of the infield for the first out of the game, and outfielders Oswaldo Arcia and Clete Thomas followed suit with nice catches of their own.
Yet, while those types of defensive plays are the ones that...
It was not a bad night for Carlos Zambrano at Lehigh valley, but it was not exactly a great night either. The righty, who is looking to re-invent himself with the Phillies allowed two runs in five innings while striking out five and walking four in his first start at Triple-A. He threw 101 pitches in the outing, 64 for strikes.
The first two innings were as perfect as could be for...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa As soon as the ball left the bat, there was no way anyone was going to catch it.
In the top of the third inning Monday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Kane County shortstop David Bote's fly ball rocketed toward left-center field between D.J. Williams in left and Byron Buxton in center. Neither Cedar Rapids outfielder, it seemed, had a chance.
Then, like a...
The Phillies took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning Wednesday, but were unable to hold on as Minnesota surged back to win the ballgame 4-3.
The Phillies have now lost a season-high five straight games as they fall to 31-35 on the season.
Wednesday’s game was the same type of nightmare they experienced the day before. Their starting pitching was okay, but labored and could not go...
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz suffered a knee injury over the weekend that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. It turns out he'll be sidelined much longer than the 15 days, as he recently underwent knee surgery that will require him to be on the shelf for six to eight weeks, according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Phillies are saying 6-8 weeks...
The bullpen and the lineup are major culprits of the Philadelphia Phillies' longest losing streak of the season.
They hope starting Cliff Lee means they won't have to rely much on either one.
Lee will try to help the Phillies end their skid in the finale of a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Philadelphia (31-35) has seen its relievers post...
MINNEAPOLIS Clete Thomas' baseball journey has taken a few twists and turns. A former sixth-round pick of the Detroit Tigers after playing his college ball at Auburn, Thomas spent parts of three seasons in the majors with Detroit but was mostly relegated to the minor leagues.
After playing just 145 games with the Tigers in 2008-09 and 2012, Thomas was claimed off waivers by...
The Phillies won the last game in a three game series against the Twins, 3-2, the Phillies had 16 hits, several bases loaded and could only mustard up 3 runs! The main reason they were even in the game was due to Cliff Lee, this is the 4th time this season he has stopped a losing streak, now it was not because the offense game to play it was solely because Cliff pitched a great game...
The Phillies finally won a baseball game last night, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Phillies seem to have one person who can get them out of a rutt and that person is Cliff Lee. Lee tossed seven strong innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits. Lee struck out...