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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. That’s the seventh win for the Phils in their last ten games. If only they had done this all season, right? Oh well. It’s still been fun to watch them since Sandberg took over the helm.
With Cliff Lee on the mound, you’ve got to like their chances of winning again today. Lee, perhaps the streakiest pitcher in Phillies history, struggled out of the gate after the All Star Break. But he’s pitched well in his last starts, allowing six earned runs over 23 innings. Lee has dominated the Cubs over his career to the tune of a 1.77 ERA. They’ve never beaten him. You’ve got to like the Phils chances against Chicag...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Starlin Castro hopes to continue a nice streak of hitting the young shortstop has been enjoying.
Friday was a happy return for Ryne Sandberg who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. However, the Chicago Cubs rallied back to take the final two games of the series to ruin Sandberg’s managerial debut at the ballpark where he manned second as...
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...
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...
Man.Junior Lake swings hard.
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.
Although he took his share of lumps and tough luck in August, the Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood wrapped up the month with one of his most impressive outings of the season.
Facing the lowest-scoring offense in baseball might help him open September in similar fashion.
Wood looks to guide the Cubs to three straight home wins for the first time in almost two months Monday when they...