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A toast to George Brett, who celebrates his 58th birthday today. Here he is enjoying a beverage with Mike Schmidt for a Sports Illustrated photo.
Placido Polanco's first home run of the season sure was a memorable one. Polanco's two-run homer to left center field last night in the eighth inning of a damp game against the Houston Astros pushed the Phillies lead to 5-1, taking the game out of a save situation and making victory just a little more certain for a team that has struggled to close games out. Of course, the home run was also the 2,000th hit of his career.
Here is some standard YouTube video of someone recording their television with their phone to relive the moment...
Or watch Polanco's 2,000th hit on Phillies.com.
Polanco is now the 269th player in MLB history to eclipse the 2,000 hit mark, and he should move up on the list a good amount before the end of the season. Juan Pierre is currently 243rd on the all-time list of players with 2,000 ca...
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A lot of people have been suggesting the Phillies make a trade of some kind to infuse their struggling offense or to bolster their bullpen. It seems reasonable enough, but it started me thinking. Who exactly can the Phillies trade and what could they expect in return?
The Phillies have very few commodities in terms of major league baseball. They have a number of blue chip players...
Jake Diekman was impressive in his Major League Debut as he picked up the win for the Phillies. Diekman could be a key piece for the future of the Phillies' bullpen.
It was the same old story for Cliff Lee. Eight innings of one run baseball and this team still couldn’t get him the win.
It seems as though this starting rotation is completely snakebitten and unable to get solid...
Jonathan Papelbon has been sharp in his debut season with the Phillies thus far. He has allowed just four runs in his first 15 innings of work (2.40 ERA) and continues to blow away hitters, notching 18 strikeouts already. He was unavailable Monday afternoon, though — after throwing the past three nights consecutively, including with a four-run lead in Sunday’s game (+0.01 WPA...
Cole Hamels is widely considered to be the best pitcher hitting the free agent market this offseason. That is, of course, if he doesn't re-sign with the Phillies first. The Philadelphia starter 's agent is reportedly asking the team for a seven-year deal, according to NBC Philadelphia's Howard Eskin. Hamels, 28, is 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA to start the season, and would likely...
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with right elbow inflammation. The team isn't sure on the severity of the injury, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters that more should be known. The 24-year-old posted a 3.07 ERA in his first seven starts. He will be replaced by Kyle Kendrick,...
Hunter Pence redeems himself with walk-off home run to power Phillies to 4-3 win in 10.
Phillies vs. Astros 5/15/12 Quick Hits:
Coming into today's game, Cliff Lee had not pitched a winning decision since September 26, 2011. Unfortunately, he will have to wait until his next scheduled start to break that streak.
Despite coming out of the game after 8 innings with a 3-1 lead...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 2 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
Joe Blanton Leads Phillies to 5-1 win.
Phillies vs. Astros 5/14/12 Quick Hits:
Blanton allowed six hits, one run, one walk and struck out seven in seven innings to improve to 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA.
Blanton allowed only two base runners to reach second base through the first seven innings and retired 12 of 13 batters until Marwin Gonzalez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning...
Cole Hamels was good yesterday. Hey, he should have been with the extra rest after being suspended last week. With yesterday's 3-2 win against the San Diego Padres, the Phillies picked up just their second home series win of the season (and first since taking two of three from Miami from April 9-12). So far the Phillies are 7-9 at Citizens Bank Park. If Charlie Manuel really...
*The teenage sensation, the Wunderkind, the Natural, the adolescent phenom, the one and only uber-hyped Bryce Harper hit the first homerun of his career last night. He also committed an error. He also struck out. Oh yeah, he committed his first career Howard. Welcome to the list kid.*Placido Polanco helped put the game away in the bottom of the 8th inning last night with...
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Guess who's back, back again? It's T- Money with another sports filled podcast for you die hards!
We kicked off the show with:
T- Money's Million Dollar Athletes (A member of the Philadelphia Phillies and a Chicago White Sox)
Today's Goat (A hitting coach gets sent packing)
and WTH? (People...
Placido Polanco of the Phillies got his 2000th career hit last night. Now, what does this mean in the long run? Well....nothing. It's just catering to our fetish of round numbers. Since 1980, there are 89 people with 2000 hits. Really, 89? And that's only 30 years. Some of the players with 2000 hits include Todd Zeile, Tony Phillips, Mark Grudzielanek, Tim Wallach, Ruben...
The Sixers held off the Boston Celtics, 82-81, to even their best of seven series Eastern Conference second round series at 1-1.
Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 18 points.
As soon as the Sixers won, I turned back to the Phillies.
Placido Polanco got his 2,000 hit.
He is the 17th active player to get 2,000 hits.
It was a big one.
A two-run home run to open the game up...