NL Demolishes AL in All-Star Romp

KANSAS CITY — The lineup was more dominant on paper. The pitching was more dominant on paper. And they had the crowd to their back. Unfortunately for the American League, the National League stole the show in KC. Backed by a bases-clearing triple in the 1st by Pablo Sandoval, the NL squashed AL starting pitcher … Continue reading NL Demolishes AL in All-Star Romp

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Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

The Phillies, who are in the middle of their worst season in about a decade, will send three players to Kansas City this year for the All-Star Game. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels, closer Jonathan Papelbon and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all chosen by manager Tony LaRussa. The Phillies didn’t have a single player voted in … Continue reading Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

Doc is masterful in ASG outing

Five Phillies were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game but only two were available to play. NL Starting pitcher Roy Halladay and Phils starter Cliff Lee pitched the first four innings for the NL, who beat the American League for the second straight year thanks to pitching, 5-1. Halladay was perfect … Continue reading Doc is masterful in ASG outing

Victorino wins Final Vote

The fans have spoken, and just like 2009, it was in the favor of Shane Victorino. Victorino was voted by the fans in MLB’s Final Vote, making his second career All-Star appearance. He was an All-Star in 2009, making the team by the same method. But whether or not Victorino will be able to play … Continue reading Victorino wins Final Vote

Pregame Notes July 5, 2011

VICTORINO BACK TO PHILLY — Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino was sent back to Philadelphia to have his right thumb examined. Victorino injured the thumb in Sunday’s loss to the Blue Jays when his cleats caught the turf and he fell awkwardly on his hand. BOCHY DISCUSSES ASG STARTER — On MLB Network Radio, NL … Continue reading Pregame Notes July 5, 2011

Phils send four to Arizona

The fans and players have spoken. Fans voted third baseman Placido Polanco to start in the 2011 All-Star Game and the players voted three of the Phillies aces to round out a super rotation filled with a majority of Phillies. Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels, who are enjoying two incredible seasons, were no-brainers through the … Continue reading Phils send four to Arizona

Five Phillies deserving consideration for ASG

With the Midsummer Classic around the corner (four weeks away to be exact) and the All-Star voting coming to a close shortly, the fans are in full conversation on who should be representing their team in Arizona this year. This post is not saying all five players should be on the All-Star Team. In fact, … Continue reading Five Phillies deserving consideration for ASG

The Natch: The Designated Fence Sitter

It’s the most wonderful time of year, but this isn’t Christmas. It’s that time of the baseball season when the Phillies are in Seattle, the Yankees are in Wrigley, and Ben Francisco is a designated hitter. Ah, Interleague play, my favorite time of year. The only time of year that almost breeds as much anger, … Continue reading The Natch: The Designated Fence Sitter

D League: MLB should adopt the NHL’s new ASG format

I’ve had friends who don’t even watch hockey think this was a brilliant idea and even my one pal, who is the sports editor for Rowan University’s paper in New Jersey and an avid basketball fan was pretty ticked that the NBA didn’t think of it first. But in our discussion, I brought up the … Continue reading D League: MLB should adopt the NHL’s new ASG format

Yes We McCann!

Brian McCann was the hero. Yes even Philly fans rejoiced in seeing the rival Braves’ catcher rope a three-run double in the right field corner that gave the National League All-Stars a 3-1 lead in the seventh. They held on to win by the same score, snapping a 13-game winless streak to the American League, … Continue reading Yes We McCann!