Found June 04, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
  The Phillies welcomed Los Angeles to Citizens Bank Park with a soggy game one of a four-game series this evening. Vance Worley was limited to 75 pitches in his first start back from the DL with a sore elbow. He will pitch the remainder of the season with a bone chip, but that didn't stop him from pitching a strong four innings, considering his condition.  The Dodgers would take an early lead in a 32-pitch inning from Vance. Elian Herrera would score on a single from Juan Rivera, followed by a single from former Phillie Bobby Abreu which scored Andre Ethier.  Adam Kennedy was able to score on an infield single from the super speedy Dee Gordon, putting the Dodgers up 3-0. From the get-go, this looked like an inevitable loss. The best team in baseball with one of the best starters in the league taking the hill for LA; Clayton Kershaw. However, the Phillies showed a little bit of life in the third inning. After a double to deep left from John Mayberry, Freddy Galvis sent hi...

Dodgers Get Best Of Papelbon

Final: Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 The Phillies dropped the first game of the four game set versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Monday night brought Citizens Bank Park a nice pitching matchup of Clayton Kershaw and Vance Worley.  The Dodgers ultimately got the best of the Phillies as they broke the 3-3 tie in the ninth, which would eventually lead to a 4-3 win. Clayton Kershaw- Although...

Minor Matters: Phillies' Michael Martinez Hits AAA for the First Time in His Career

Phillies IF/OF Michael Martinez was reinstated from the disabled list tonight and optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley.   This means behind him on the depth chart was: Hector Luna Pete Orr Mike Fontenot This makes me wonder: was it worth carrying Martinez all last year when he clearly is not better than  the collection of AAA castoffs the Phillies accumulated this offseason...

Phillies’ sellout streak at 232, and counting

The home sellout streak the Phillies have fashioned will come upon 3 years. To get there, they only need 11 more sold-out games. They have to get to 243 games. They are currently at 232. It appears likely that the Phillies will exceed that number this month, with 13 more home games remaining in June. But in a season in which the Phillies have struggled in the standings and with a...

Tommy Lasorda’s Heart Attack, Clayton Kershaw’s Plantar Fasciitis, Javy Guerra’s Surgery

Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack yesterday, but he’s in stable condition now and was well enough to joke about it. Dodgers Hall of Fame former manager Tom Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack in New York on Monday and had a stent inserted for one blocked artery, the team confirmed Tuesday. “The doctors confirmed

Jonathan Papelbon says umpire ‘sucked,’ should be sent down to Triple-A (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon may have taken the loss as the Phillies were defeated 4-3 by the Dodgers on Monday night, but he is not taking the blame. That blame, he says, belongs to home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. In a 3-3 tie in the ninth, Papelbon allowed a lead-off triple on a 2-2 pitch to Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon. Papelbon thought he had strike three on the previous pitch, and naturally...

Ruiz Trails in All Star Voting – Pick It Up, People!

<img class="size-medium wp-image-2365" title="Chooch Behind Plate Renee Cendrowski" src="" alt="Phillies Catcher Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz leads the NL in hitting, has 8 HRs and 32 RBI, is having a career year and is 4TH in All Star Game...

Gameday: Dodgers (33-21) vs. Phillies (28-26)

Los Angeles Dodgers (33-21) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-26) Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.42)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN, ESPN Weather: Partly Cloudy, 59 Media: Twitter and FacebookUTLEY UPDATE: Charlie Manuel announced that Chase Utley took part in extended spring training today. He went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and a single as...

History of Dodger Stadium: 1968

LOS ANGELES -- June 8, 1968. The country was mourning the assassination of Senator and Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, cut down by an assassin's bullet four nights prior at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown L.A.. On this Saturday, Kennedy's body was being transported by train to Arlington National Cemetery. He would be laid to rest on the same grounds as his brother...

Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon Doesn't Take Too Kindly to Minor League Umpires

Photo: Philliedelphia/Lindsey Crew Lindsey was in the right place to catch Jonathan Papelbon after the top of the 9th inning last night en route to a Phillies 4-3 loss. As it turns out, the ball probably was not a strike, but there were issues with the umpire all night.  It appeared that since he knew he was done for the night anyway, he might as well risk an ejection.  After...

Fish Drown Phillies in Series Loss

The Phillies dropped two out of three games against the Marlins this weekend, with the ugliest of the 3 games coming in a 5-1 loss today. Joe Blanton pitched 6 innings, giving up 5 runs, including two home runs, one of which came off the bat of the opposing pitcher. Blanton has now allowed 24 runs in his last 4 games. For the Marlins, Carlos Zambrano had a good day, including a bunt...

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda suffers heart attack.

MLB icon Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized Monday night... To read this story please click the link below.

Dodgers, Rockies Face Life without Stars

By The Los Angeles Dodgers are going through their second stint this year with MVP candidate Matt Kemp on the DL. They weathered the first storm, winning nine of 14 games. But after dropping two of three games in Colorado over the weekend they're now 1-3 during Kemp's second visit on the injured list. Looking ahead, how can we expect...

Vote for Chooch

You don’t need to be reminded why, but you might need to be reminded when. So here is your reminder, vote for Carlos Ruiz to make the All-Star team NOW . Do it 25 times. Then find another email address and do it another 25 times. Then email and Facebook all your friends and family and tell them to do the same.
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