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Archive: November, 2009

Myers, witness: No confrontation

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 11:35 AM
Brett Myers and Cole Hamels are friends. They ride together to the ballpark nearly every day. And they did not have a confrontation last night, according to Myers and another team official who was present. An Internet report surfaced after Game 5 that Myers made a snide comment to Hamels in the locker... Read more

Manuel's faith in Lidge, Hamels extends to 2010

Monday, November 2, 2009, 4:55 PM
Good evening from the World Series, game 5 edition. Charlie Manuel said that he will not hold a team meeting today, but will speak to every player individually. The Phillies obviously face a steep climb against an excellent team, but their best pitcher is ready to go. And, as you know, this is not... Read more

Just the facts: Something was indeed wrong with Hamels this year

Sunday, November 1, 2009, 2:24 PM
Everyone knows that Cole Hamels did not pitch well last night. But there appears to be a growing debate on whether anything is "wrong" with Hamels. Recently, Baseball Prospectus's Matt Swartz presented a thorough and interesting study of Hamels' performance, and concluded that the pitcher's... Read more

Breaking down that ninth inning

Monday, November 2, 2009, 1:15 AM
That ninth inning happened quickly, and contained a lot of weird stuff worth breaking down. Johnny Damon’s smart baseball was the key. With the inning nearly over, Damon fouled off five pitches, and guided the ninth pitch of a game-changing at-bat into left field for a single. “The whole... Read more
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