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Yes, judging "intent" is tough...

Last Wednesday, Mets reliever Hansel Robles threw a pitch that nearly skulled Philadelphia's Cameron Rupp. Nobody got hurt, so here's the incident in living color: Thursday, Major League Baseball suspended Robles for three games. And yesterday, our C.J. Nitkowski quibbled with that suspension. Just a bit from C.J.'s post: MLB's official statement said Robles was suspended for "€œintentionally...
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Guessing Intent

Major League Baseball handed down a three game suspension on Thursday to the New York Mets' Hansel Robles. Robles threw a pitch (video below) up near the head of Phillies batter Cameron Rupp. The pitch did not hit Rupp but did knock him to the ground. Robles was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Bob Davidson. MLB's official statement said Robles was suspended for "€œintentionally...
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Robles Suspended 3 Games For Intentionally Throwing At Rupp

MLB has announced that Hansel Robles has been suspended for three games for “intentionally” throwing a pitch at the head of Cameron Rupp in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Don’t know how they determined it was intentional, but Robles is really becoming a very high maintenance player. Funny thing is that I thought […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hansel Robles Ejected After Nearly Hitting Cameron Rupp In Head

It’s getting ugly at Citizens Bank Park. Mets reliever Hansel Robles was ejected from tonight’s game against the Phillies after a 2-2 fastball came dangerously close to hitting catcher Cameron Rupp in the head. It missed him by less than an inch. Terry Collins was also ejected as both benches had already been warned after Mets starter Logan […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rupp’s lack of Phils knowledge excusable?

Cameron Rupp, image- Jay Floyd Phillies backstop Cameron Rupp is having quite a month.  The righty batting Texan sports a .327 average with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 16 August games. Informed by reporters following Sunday’s game that he is the first Phils rookie catcher to hit seven home runs in a calendar month since 1922, the 26-year-old responded in a noteworthy manner...
Via Phillies Nation
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The catching shift: Rupp earning a long look

Cameron Rupp, in a younger day. Image- Jay Floyd Since 1940, the Phillies have started six catchers for more than five seasons. Together, Andy Seminick, Clay Dalrymple, Bob Boone, Darren Daulton, Mike Lieberthal and Carlos Ruiz have a career average WAR of 20.8. Boone is a little higher than the others, while Lieberthal is a tad lower than the others. But nobody is near the threshold...
Via Phillies Nation
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rupp wins it in 12th with Phillies’ fourth homer

Cameron Rupp blasted a homer to center field off Kevin Quackenbush in the 12th inning to give the Phillies a 4-3 win Friday night at Petco Park. Rupp's homer traveled an estimated 416 feet and was his third of the season.
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cameron Rupp trying to make case to become Phillies' next long-term catcher

For nearly the last decade, the Philadelphia Phillies have relied upon one principal backstop behind the plate, but now, as a new rebuilding era is ushered in, Cameron Rupp is auditioning to become the Phillies' new franchise catcher. Carlos Ruiz has been a staple at catcher for the Phillies much like Chase Utley has been at second base and Ryan Howard at first. However, that wave...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #16 Catcher Cameron Rupp

Cameron Rupp, Image- Jay Floyd Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft, catcher Cameron Rupp has steadily been an improving prospect for the Phillies. After debuting in the big leagues last year, the 25-year-old has certainly proven himself as a talented backstop that could have quite a career ahead. Rupp, a University of Texas product, made his professional debut with the short...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Catcher Rupp Ready For More Challenges After Long 2013

Cameron Rupp, image- Jay Floyd It has been more than seven weeks since the Phillies began their off-season, but for one player that wrapped up the 2013 season with the club that missed the postseason for the second consecutive year, it’s barely been seven days.  Catcher Cameron Rupp made his major league debut with the Phils in September, but unlike most of his teammates his baseball...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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