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Carlos Ruiz, the Phillies best player by far this season, left last night’s game in the 6th inning with an oblique strain.
Just when it appears that there may be signs of life for the Philadelphia Phillies, something comes along and alters their course. After putting together a 2 game winning streak at the expense of the Minnesota Twins, the Phillies pulled into Toronto with hopes of extending the streak and building some momentum.
For the Phillies, it wasn’t so much about losing the game. It was much more about losing something much more valuable.
Catcher Carlos Ruiz, who has been among the best hitters in baseball this season left the game in the 6th inning with a strained left oblique. The muscle pull will be re-evaluated, but a trip to the disabled list is probable.
Ruiz is currently third in All Star Balloting and has been, by far, the best player for the Phillies this year. Always known for his defense and game calling, Ruiz stepped up and tried to fill the gaping holes in the...
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The MLB FanCave has had a number of big name guests so far this baseball season, but few have been as entertaining as Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.And since the 68-year-old skipper has “no idea what Twitter is” it was good that he brought the team’s most active tweeter, Shane Victorino, with him to help him read some of his player’s tweets.One cat who got...
Good news, Roy Halladay's latissimus dorsi muscle is healing a little quicker than expected:
11 Days after setting a three week timetable, Doc has already started throwing. While it is absolutely best to take it slow, it's great to see that Doc is already improving. The last time he pitched in a game was May 27th against the Cardinals. In that game, Roy left with a lingering...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 2 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the...
MINNEAPOLIS The ball Jim Thome hit for career home run No. 607 went missing on Thursday night.After the Phillies slugger hit a home run to right-center field against the Twins at Target Field, the ball disappeared into a flower box filled with coleus plants in front of the right field seats. Fans sitting right above the plants dug around to look for the historic ball, but to no...
Things finally seemed to be looking up for the one-time "untouchable" prospect Domonic Brown at Lehigh Valley. Citing a reinvigorated attitude with a move to center field, Brown began hitting the ball in the way everyone came to expect. Now, a setback.
Iron Pigs Beat Reporter Michael LoRe reports that it was Brown's right knee that caused him to leave Thursday...
The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen pitched a five hitter against the Phillies tonight winning 3-0. From what I saw, which wasn’t much, it wasn’t pretty.
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Vance Worley pitched seven innings allowing only one earned run and matched his longest outing of the season. He struck out five and only gave up five hits. Getting past the seventh inning has been some what of...
Joe Blanton pitched his second complete game of the season and Jim Thome homered for the second day in a row to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Blanton (6-6) gave up seven hits and struck out seven while going the distance for the sixth time in his career, snapping an ugly string of five straight starts with at least five...
Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies slots in behind the aces. How do the Braves compare at the bottom of their rotation? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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Final: Phillies 6, Twins 1.
WP: Joe Blanton (6-6, 4.93)
LP: Scott Diamond (5-2, 2.13)
Joe Blanton has thrown a complete game for just the eighth time in his nine-year Major League Baseball career. He allowed just seven hits while striking out eight and walking none.
Jim Thome hit another mammoth home run Thursday evening for his 11th, 12th, and 13th run batted in of the season...
A 4-2 lead in the eighth, no problem.
John Mayberry’s two out three-run home run in the third amounted for most of the Phillies’ offense.
A safe lead, unless you are the Phillies.
Fueled by Jimmy Rollins’ two-run error the Blue Jays tied the game and won the game in the 10th, 6-5.
Rajai Davis’ two-out double scored Yunel Escobar with the winning run.
Cliff Lee, again did...
Billy the Philly Fan and Steve from My Two Cents rant about the Philadelphia Phillies losing ways.
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