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Rough night for hurt, fined sluggers

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 9:31 AM
Miguel Cabrera had another arrow shot into him last night in the ninth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Twins. After swinging at the first pitch he saw, Cabrera winced in pain, then struck out, bringing his average down to a borderline fineable .359. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he could tell something... Read more

Roy Halladay had some interesting things to say about Charlie Manuel's firing

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 10:38 PM
Roy Halladay was in Clearwater when the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel, so tonight was the first time anybody got a chance to ask him about his reaction to the club's decision. His answer was illuminating. While he took care not to pin any blame on Manuel and underscored his love for his boss, he did... Read more

Hot As Chooch

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 4:59 PM
With four hits Sunday and two more Monday (including a homer), Carlos Ruiz is once again making the month of August his own. He is hitting .340 this month (16-47), while the rest of the Phillies are hitting .199 (101-507). Since 2009, Ruiz' line in August reads .311/.369/.489 ... And in 39 August... Read more

Robinson Cano turns Esmil Rogers pitch into 200th career home run

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:18 PM
Hey look, somebody on the Yankees can do something other than Alex Rodriguez. This afternoon, Robinson Cano quietly deposited a pitch hundreds of feet away for the 200th time in his career. A-Rod's thoughts and feelings on this not yet confirmed. Read more

'Overrating' Charlie Manuel

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:56 PM
Shockingly, a ridiculous statement was made in Philadelphia sports media this morning: “Charlie Manuel is overrated.” Here’s something to top even that: “Angelo Cataldi isn’t wrong.” He’s basically saying what we’ve all been saying: that the “manager”... Read more

One lucky IronPigs fan will receive funeral tonight

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:22 PM
The night has finally arrived. Some fan will be plucked from the stands at Coca-Cola Park during a beautiful evening in Allentown and reminded of their inevitable mortality. It's Celebration of Life Night! Come out to Coca-Cola Park as we put the FUN back in funeral giveaway! http://t.co/q6Bk10p1Ct —... Read more

The appeal of hitting Bryce Harper

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:05 PM
Something about Bryce Harper makes teams want to throw the ball at him. Here was a brash, emotional young player wearing war paint, quickly ascending to the Majors who everyone was just salivating over for his first big league outburst. Cole Hamels just couldn’t wait, and threw a pitch into... Read more

Sandberg wants to see improved approach from Rollins

Monday, August 19, 2013, 5:39 PM
As you may have read in the Daily News today, Jimmy Rollins is in a pretty lenghty slump. How bad has it been? Since the All-Star break, Rollins is hitting .214 with a .260 OBP. Entering Sunday, Rollins’ .576 OPS ranked 195th out of the 220 major leaguers with at least 75 plate appearances... Read more

De Fratus, Diekman prosper in Phillies victory

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 2:53 AM
Jake Diekman froze. He looked around as home-plate umpire Jim Joyce instructed both Rockies runners to advance on a balk. The Phillies lefty did not say a word. It was a moment of clarity. "If he was ever going to hit 100," Justin De Fratus said, "it was going to be after that." Diekman threw two... Read more

Solid Triple-A debut for Garner

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:12 AM
Perci Garner certainly benefited from a change of scenery. After struggling during his last four starts at high Single-A Clearwater, the 24-year-old righthander was summoned for a start with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. And Garner, the Phillies second round pick in 2010 from Ball State, responded... Read more
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