Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove

In a season filled with losing, Jimmy Rollins was a winner. The 33-year-old short stop has won his fourth career Gold Glove award, his first since winning from 2007-09. Rollins posted a .978 fielding percentage, the highest among short stops in all of baseball. His 13 errors in 594 chances gave him the lowest total … Continue reading Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove

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Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

The race was down to four competitors, unlike the American League in which Justin Verlander took home the AL Cy Young in a unanimous decision. Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee and Ian Kennedy all have had seasons to make a unanimous decision impossible. Only one of those four men was going to be named … Continue reading Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

Polanco lone Phil to take home the Gold Glove

Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was the sole Phillie to take home the Gold Glove award. Polanco, who won his third Gold Glove, became the second player in Major League history to win the award at two different positions (Darin Erstad as an outfielder and first baseman). Center fielder Shane Victorino was a finalist but … Continue reading Polanco lone Phil to take home the Gold Glove

The greatest night of baseball: Phils, Manuel set franchise records

How do you recap such an incredible night of baseball? Records, drama, comebacks, chokes. It’s all a part of what makes the game of baseball special, and that all happened in one night. Atlanta, GA: The Philadelphia Phillies trail the Braves, 3-2, in the top of the 9th. Rookie closer Craig Kimbrel was three strikes … Continue reading The greatest night of baseball: Phils, Manuel set franchise records

One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

NL MVP Matt Kemp: There have been two bright spots for the Dodgers this season, who are in the middle of a financial rut and baseball abyss. One of those bright spots is Matt Kemp (the other is in the Cy Young race). Kemp is having a Willie Mays-ian season (yes, I compared him to … Continue reading One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

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