Found June 04, 2012 on
Los Angeles Dodgers
Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies open a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
This is the last team the Phillies wanted to see. For a team that can't seem to get into a groove or win consistently at home, into town roll baseball's best team so far this season: the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers are leading all of baseball with a 33-21 record, keeping them a healthy three games above the second-place Giants in the NL West.
The Phillies initially dodge a huge bullet in missing the bat of Matt Kemp. Kemp recently returned from injury just in time for this series but days ago was placed back on the DL. He is out for the series.
But the Dodgers have plenty of other help. Leading the way is a guy who's had his way with the Phillies, Andre Ethier. Ethier leads the Dodgers with 46 RBIs and is second only to Kemp with nine home runs and a .327 average.
The next highest run producer is the surprising A.J. Ellis, who has emerged as...
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AROUND THE WEB
Jonathan Papelbon has 15 saves this season, ranking him among the league leaders. (Phillies Network/Kevin Durso)
When things were starting to slip away in a crucial game to open the month of June, Charlie Manuel finally made the move that he hadn’t all season. He walked out to the mound and signaled for his closer. In the eighth inning.
Jonathan Papelbon came into the game then...
<img class="size-medium wp-image-2365" title="Chooch Behind Plate Renee Cendrowski" src="http://phillysportsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Chooch-Behind-Plate-Renee-Cendrowski-300x224.jpg" 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...
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...
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...
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:
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...
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.
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...
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...
MLB icon Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized Monday night...
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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...
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
ahead, how can we expect...
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...
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.