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Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has no qualms about the ability of third baseman Placido Polanco.
Although Polanco is struggling in the National League Division Series, Manuel insists that the veteran is healthy enough to play despite a nagging sports hernia injury.
"If I didn't think that he was able to play, he wouldn't be in the lineup," Manuel said on Thursday. "But I think he definitely wants to play, and he's able to play. He's struggling right now, but at the same time, he might just come out (on Friday) and have a big day."
Polanco is just 2-for-16 in the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. The series is tied at two contests apiece with the decisive fifth game on Friday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
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The Angels had the Rally Monkey in their run to the 2002 World Series title, will the Cardinals have the Rally Squirrel this season? For the second time in as many games, a squirrel ran onto the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis causing a few humorous reactions. The squirrel fascinated the crowd in Game 3 on Tuesday. The critter became so big that naturally, it showed up on Twitter...
I think Charlie Manuel just got pwned by a squirrel. From the video above you can see the “BuschSquirrel” having a ball running around the field. In the postgame interview, Charlie Manuel referenced his southern roots and his history of hunting and killing squirrels. The BuschSquirrel wasn’t feeling Charlie…..
Before Game 1 of the 2008 World Series, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel put a rubber duck in every player's locker at Tropicana Field.
For the second day in a row at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, a squirrel got loose on the field. This time, it actually appeared to have disrupted play by scurrying in front of home plate just after Roy Oswalt had thrown a pitch. Oswalt complained to the umpire after the pitch, and seemed to [...]
Charlie Manuel guessed right, twice.
ST. LOUIS An inning that was supposed to mark an end instead gave life to renewal.
Thousands of white towels swirled at Busch Stadium with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte stared down Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco nursing a two-run lead with the bases empty. A chant, "Let's go Cards!" lifted into...
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel confirmed what he said Tuesday, which is that Cliff Lee is available to pitch in relief in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
A squirrel ran across home plate in the fifth inning of the NL division series game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Wednesday night.
The squirrel darted across the plate shortly after Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch. Plate umpire Angel Hernandez called it a ball, and Oswalt and manager Charlie Manuel argued. Skip Schumaker flied out to center on the next pitch.
This was the...
The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals won one of the more intense, closely matched playoff games in recent memory 1-0 last night to take the deciding game of the National League Divisional Series and in doing so, will now move on to face the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League Championship beginning Sunday.
Starter Chris Carpenter showed why he is one of the best “big game” pitchers...
Charlie Manuel made it clear earlier in the week that Cliff Lee would be available out of the bullpen on Wednesday for Game 4 of the NLDS. The same holds true for Friday's Game 5.
A squirrel ran across home plate in the fifth inning of the NL division series game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Wednesday night. The squirrel darted across the plate shortly after Roy Oswalt delivered a pitch. Plate umpire Angel Hernandez called it a ball, and Oswalt and manager Charlie Manuel argued.