October 21, 2010 |
Jayson Werth said he could sense that something wasn't right with Roy Halladay. He had no idea what. What Werth sensed but didn't know was that Halladay was pitching with a mildly strained groin from the second inning on. For almost five innings, one of the best pitchers on the planet pushed off an injured limb, determined to extend the Philadelphia Phillies' season and regain home-field advantage in the National League Championship Series....
October 16, 2010 |
The world turned upside down at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday. Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum were knocked around a bit. Nobodies like Cody Ross and Carlos Ruiz were hitting the ball out of the yard. In the city where Santa Claus was once booed, fans whistled at the long-haired Lincecum as if he were an attractive female when he stepped to the plate for a fifth-inning at-bat. And something else: the San Francisco Giants beat the heavily favored Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
October 11, 2010 |
When the end finally came ? fittingly on a Cole Hamels strikeout ? there were no wild celebrations on the field. No hugs, no dogpiles, just a few handshakes and high fives. The Phillies, after all, have been here before. So after pushing aside the Cincinnati Reds, 2-0, on Sunday to finish off a clinical three-game sweep of the National League division series, almost everyone in a Philadelphia uniform was thinking about the road ahead and not the one they had just traveled. "We haven't accomplished anything yet," first baseman Ryan Howard said.
October 10, 2010 |
For the third time in three seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies will be playing for a National League pennant. They made sure of that Sunday, riding a complete-game shutout from left-hander Cole Hamels to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds to complete an impressive three-game sweep of the NL division series. The Phillies, winners of the last two league championships, will go for a third straight beginning Saturday in Philadelphia, where they will face the winner of the San Francisco-Atlanta division series.
June 22, 2010 |
Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier remained third among National League outfielders in voting for the All-Star game at Angel Stadium on July 13, Major League Baseball said Tuesday. Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers led the latest tally with 1,816,052 votes, followed by Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves with 1,786,786 votes. Ethier was third with 1,723,266 in his bid to make his first All-Star game, trailing Braun by 92,786 votes and Heyward by 63,520. Ethier also was ahead of fourth-place Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies by 377,468 votes.
May 25, 2010 |
Five Philadelphia Phillies — second baseman Chase Utley , shortstop Jimmy Rollins , third baseman Placido Polanco , center fielder Shane Victorino and right fielder Jayson Werth — are currently in line to start the July 13 All-Star game at Angel Stadium. Utley, with 687,724 votes, is the league's leading vote-getter in the first announced balloting. The Phillies had three players represented in the NL starting lineup at last year's All-Star game. Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard and catcher Carlos Ruiz are currently in second place at their respective positions.