Found August 31, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
During Friday's Phillies-Cubs game, Chase Utley tripled to right center field in the sixth inning. Cubs center fielder Junior Lake grabbed the ball and threw it back in to the infield, but as the ball bounced off the wall covered by the famous Wrigley Field ivy, Lake got a surprise - a second ball popped out of the ivy. It reminds me of the State Farm commercial with Kerry Wood finding Andre Dawson in the ivy. It also reminds me of pinball, when you smash the right bumper and get a multiball bonus. Multiple baseballs in play? Sure, why not? It would have been more than a little interesting if Lake threw both balls in to different players and the Cubs pulled off some sort of hidden ball trick, though I really doubt that would be legal at all. [follow]
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Michael Martinez, Image- Jay Floyd
Following a pair of roster moves on Saturday, in which the Phillies traded veteran infielders John McDonald and Michael Young to playoff contenders, vacancies on the big league roster have been filled with the returns of Michael Martinez and Cesar Hernandez, as the duo has been promoted from Lehigh Valley.
Martinez, who turns 31-years-old this month...
MAG signs. (Philly.com)
After many weeks of questions, the Phillies have finally sealed the deal on free agent Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. The team announced they’ve reached a three-year, $12 million deal with the 26-year-old. The contract includes a vesting/club option for 2017, a signing bonus and performance bonuses.
Several weeks back, it appeared they had inked...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young on Saturday.
Young, 36, figures to get the bulk of the playing time at third base in September and had to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal happen.
Young is hitting .276/.336/.395 with eight home runs., 42 RBI and 49 runs scored this season.
Acquired last winter...
Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan has penned an insightful and interesting piece about how MLB teams are becoming much more persnickety with the standard language put into player contracts in an effort to more closely align the league with how the NFL goes about its business regarding a team’s ability to void a player’s deal due […]The post Chicago Cubs palyers aren’t allowed...
Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday.
Arrieta (2-1) retired eight of the first nine batters he faced. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, Arrieta has been inconsistent in his four starts since joining the rotation...
Cliff Lee wasn’t on his game today. (Photo: AP)
Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Or even most of them if you’re the 2013 Phillies. They dropped another game today, losing to the Cubs 4-3. It’s the 74th time they’ve lost this season. Methinks they’ll be finishing below .500.
In a game where neither starting pitcher was able to make it beyond the fifth inning, the two teams...
The six-year, $48 million contract that the Phillies agreed to with Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been substantially modified, and is now a three-year, $12 million deal according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox. The contract also reportedly contains a vesting option for 2017. The issues with Gonzalez that necessitated the modification was reportedly due to concerns about the...
The Red Sox have acquired utility infielder John McDonald and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando.
Boston will be McDonald’s fourth home of the season as the 38-year-old has spent time with the Pirates, Indians and most recently the Phillies. Between the three clubs he has gone 6-for-61 adding one home run and 4 RBIs...
Philadelphia Phillies (62-73) at Chicago Cubs (56-78)
Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07 ERA) vs RHP Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64 ERA)
TIME: 4:05 ET, Wrigley Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLBN
Weather: 80, Isolated Thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are back at it again today after a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Cubs yesterday in Ryne Sandberg’s return to Wrigley...
Roy Halladay had trouble gripping the ball in the steamy conditions. Domonic Brown’s sore right heel started to bother him again. Yet the Philadelphia Phillies just kept plugging away.
It turned into the perfect homecoming for Ryne Sandberg.
Michael Young had four hits including a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the Phillies rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Chicago...
Ryne Sandberg returns to the ballpark that made him a Hall of Famer. Roy Halladay is making his second start since returning from the DL. Facing him is Chicago workhorse, Jeff Samardzija who is 8-11 with a 4.05 ERA. Cody Asche is still sitting out with Michael Young at third...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher the teams announced Saturday night.
The Dodgers plan on using Young 36 as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season.