December 18, 2009 |
The Dodgers signed utilityman Doug Mientkiewicz and shortstop Angel Berroa to minor-league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. First baseman John Lindsey , outfielder Prentice Redman , and pitchers Francisco Felix , Juan Perez and Josh Towers also were signed to similar deals. Mientkiewicz made the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a non-roster player this year, only to dislocate a shoulder two weeks into the season. Initially told by doctors that he would be out the remainder of the year, Mientkiewicz returned in time to play 13 games in the final month of the season.
August 24, 2008 |
PHILADELPHIA -- You can take the kid out of L.A., but you can't take L.A. out of the kid. Unless, that is, the kid is Chase Utley, who would no sooner brag about himself than play second base naked. Utley is a metronome, a three-time All-Star and the most popular player on the Philadelphia Phillies, by far. In a town that eats its stars, he is beloved. He left L.A. without the Hollywood ego. He never had one. He shows up early every day, works hard, plays hard and deflects attention onto others.
October 12, 2009 |
Ryan Howard's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning gave the Phillies a 6-5 victory over Colorado in Game 3 of the National League division series. The Phillies took a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-five series, with Game 4 today at Coors Field. Cliff Lee will face Ubaldo Jimenez in a rematch of Game 1, where Lee handcuffed the Rockies in a 5-1 win. Carlos Ruiz had quieted the cold crowd with two RBI singles, staking the Phillies to a 5-4 lead, before Troy Tulowitzki tied it for the Rockies with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
August 5, 2009 |
Colorado 8, at Philadelphia 3: Garrett Atkins homered and had a season-high four runs batted in and the Rockies won their fifth game in a row. Arizona 6, at Pittsburgh 0: Yusmeiro Petit took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and combined with Leonel Rosales on a one-hitter. Ronny Cedeno singled with none out in the eighth for the Pirates' only hit. San Francisco 8, at Houston 1: Jonathan Sanchez ended a road losing streak at nine by striking out eight in seven shutout innings.
June 15, 2009 |
at Colorado 7, Seattle 1: Garrett Atkins and Todd Helton each had three hits and the Rockies, who are 13-4 under interim Manager Jim Tracy, matched a franchise record with their 11th consecutive victory. The Rockies won 11 games in a row Sept. 16-27, 2007. at Cleveland 3, St. Louis 0: Cliff Lee (4-6) took a no-hitter into the eighth inning but settled for a three-hitter.
June 10, 1997
OUTFIELDER Garrett Atkins University Sr. A two-time selection. In leading University to its second Pacific Coast League title in three years, Atkins surpassed nearly all of his 1996 totals. Most impressively, he tripled his home run total. Set school single-season records for average, homers, RBIs, runs scored (50) and career hits (123). Also pitched, going 7-3 with a 1.96 ERA. 1997 batting record *--* AB H HR RBI BA 88 49 13 35 .557 *--*