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Adam Eaton hit a go-ahead double in the 18th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 12-7 in a record-setting, marathon game for both clubs Saturday night.

Mitch Williams throws wild ceremonial first at Phillies game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Retired Philadelphia Phillies reliever Mitch Williams lived up to his "Wild Thing" nickname when he threw a poor ceremonial first pitch before Friday night's game at Citizens Bank Park. The Philly Phanatic was behind home plate to catch the ball, but the throw from Williams was a few feet wide. That prompted the Phanatic...

Diamondbacks 12, Phillies 7(18)

Adam Eaton hit a go-ahead double in the 18th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 12-7 in a record-setting, marathon game for both clubs Saturday night. The teams combined to use 20 pitchers in a contest that ended at 2:12 a.m. and took 7 hours, 6 minutes - setting a mark for length of game for both teams. The Phillies began the 18th with outfielder...

Storyline: Evolving into 2014′s Philadelphia Phillies

The next leader of the Philadelphia Phillies after the current shortstop is Domonic Brown, who will probably return to right field. Brown’s team is coming into focus, but where does Maikel Franco fit in? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the...

Diamondbacks-Phillies all-nighter by the numbers

The Diamondbacks and Phillies went 18 innings Saturday afternoon ... and evening ... and night ... to the tune of 7 hours and 6 minutes. It was the longest game in the majors this season, the longest in baseball since 1989 and the longest in the history of either franchise. The final out was recorded at 2:12 a.m. Philadelphia time. It's hard to really put into perspective how...

D-backs place Putz on 15-day DL, call up Roe

The Diamondbacks placed J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a dislocated finger on his right hand and called up reliever Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno to take his place on the roster. Putz suffered the injury Friday while trying to field a ground ball in the seventh inning of an eventual 4-3 loss to the Phillies. The 36-year-old Putz had allowed just one earned run...

Charlie Manuel era over

A few quotes, stats, and thoughts on the firing of Charlie Manuel

PN Interview: Mark Leiter Jr. Talks Draft, Baseball Pedigree, Pro Transition

With family and local ties, Mark Leiter Jr. is one of the best stories out of this year’s Phillies draft class.  The son of former Phils hurler Mark Leiter Sr., nephew of former big leaguer Al Leiter as well as Kurt Leiter who was also a pro pitcher and a product of Toms River North High School and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Leiter Jr. has been enjoying success since...

Diamondbacks P Brandon McCarthy shows off awesome Fantasy Draft setup

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy showed off their draft room setup for his Fantasy Football league and I must say that this is Fantasy nerd heaven.  Must be nice to be a professional athlete. [Hot Clicks]  

D-backs, Phillies right back at it in series finale

The Diamondbacks could desperately use another complete game from Patrick Corbin, something he gave them in his most recent start. The Phillies certainly can't count on a similarly lengthy outing from Roy Halladay. After Saturday's 18-inning marathon, the Diamondbacks and Phillies will have some beat-up bullpens in Sunday's finale as Halladay makes his surprise return...

Phillies Activate Roy Halladay

  Doc Halladay is back with the Phillies after having undergone arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder back in May. Halladay was ready to start what would’ve been this third minors game with Double A Reading when he got the call to come back up after their originally scheduled starter  had to pitch in relief in an 18-inning long game on Saturday. Now that he’s been activated...

Roy Halladay Returns To Take On Dbacks In Rubbermatch Finale

(Photo: Todd Zolecki) ROY HALLADAY IS BACK! Harry Leroy Halladay III will make his first start since May 5th after spending the past three and a half months on the DL! After losing the longest game in Phillies history (7 hours, 6 minutes) last night the Phillies will need to...

Bell walks in winning run as D-backs drop third straight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Phillies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night. Cody Asche led off the ninth with a single and went to third on Jimmy Rollins' single. Heath Bell (4-2) intentionally walked Michael Young to load the bases for Kevin Frandsen. After striking out...

The Phillies As 1990s Retro Characters

Michael Younguire Saving Private Kevin (Frandsen) Chase Utley as Mel Gibson on Braveheart: Jimmy Rollins as Will Smith in Independence Day: Courtesy Todd Zolecki of on Twitter

Diamondbacks top Phillies 12-7 in 18 innings

It was approaching half-past two in the morning and Kirk Gibson seemed to be in a daze. He glanced down at his blue scorecard and asked the assembled reporters a question. “What was the time of game?” he said. Seven-oh-six he was told. The same as the time of the first pitch. “Oh God” Gibson said. That was pretty much the general reaction after the Diamondbacks won an...

BP Unfiltered: Grading Casper Wells` Performance as a Pitcher by Dan Rozenson

A review of the outfielder`s work on the mound this season.
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