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Mike Stanton day-to-day with right hamstring tightness

Sep 4, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

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From Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post comes word that Marlins slugger Mike Stanton is not in Sunday’s starting lineup against Phillies ace Roy Halladay due to tightness in his right hamstring.

Stanton was forced from Saturday’s 8-4 victory over Philadelphia after tumbling near first base while attempting to leg out a fifth-inning infield hit. He walked off the field under his own power, but the 21-year-old outfielder was sporting a noticeable limp.

The Marlins are hoping Stanton will feel fine after just one day of rest. He is available to pinch hit Sunday and should be back in the heart of Florida’s lineup for the start of a three-game set Monday with the Mets.

Stanton is batting .261/.351/.543 with 32 home runs and 81 RBI in 538 plate appearances this season.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    MRI done this morning confirms that the Iron Giant sustained “no structural damage.”


  2. drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Asshole Phillies fans just cost the team. Stop reaching into the damn field. I hate when people do that crap. I sincerely hope those people are ejected from the stadium. Clowns.

  3. gallaghedj311 - Sep 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Joe West is the worst person to ever be affiliated with baseball. One – u can’t review fan interference. Two – the rule clearly states that a fan reaching over a fence DOES NOT QUALIFY as interference. I hope u have a horrible day, Joe

  4. gallaghedj311 - Sep 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    @dr – it was the wrong call. I think ur being a little harsh there friend

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM

      Yeah, I know it was the wrong call….still shouldn’t reach over into the field of play. It is a major pet peeve of mine.

  5. gallaghedj311 - Sep 4, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    And actually I stand corrected. It was interference. I misread the tv screen. Thank God for DVR.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM

      Yeah, it was clear interference. Not sure whether the RF makes the play or not. Would have been a tremendous catch. Whether or not it was a misapplication of the replay rules is a matter of debate I suppose. I think it was but I am biased….we will see what MLB has to say about it.

      • ncphilliesguy - Sep 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM

        Why did they review the call at all? It clearly wasn’t a HR? I thought they were only supposed to review HR calls? I too, hate it when morons stick there hand into the field of play. If it is coming at you and they player reaches in, OK maybe. But don’t stick your hand over the wall. You know where the wall is.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM

        I have no problem if the player reaches into the stands as long as it benefits the home team… you know gives the Phillies another out, etc. Reaching over into the field of play is wrong though. Those jokers where laughing and giggling about it too. Didn’t appear to be ejected either. Disgrace. Honestly, I’m a bit unclear on the intricacies of the instant replay rule. I’m sure it was well within his right to review the call. The question is whether it was correct to call Pence out. I have know idea.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM

        no not know….once again, an edit function would be really sweet.

  6. drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    After some thought here is what I think: If West comes back and says he was reviewing whether it was a HR or not, then the Phillies really don’t have much of a claim. However, it would also be disingeniousness for West to say such a thing because it was clearly not a HR and he was reviewing to see if the play would stand or whether Pence is out…which would be against the rules. That being said, I fully expect West to say he was reviewing for a HR.

  7. halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    This game has been a cluster f**k! I have much to say, after the game. Cowboy Joe West needs to go!

    • Old Gator - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:02 PM

      Clusterfuck all the way, but give Herndon credit: he realized that the Feesh weren’t going to take this game from him, and that he would have to give it to them.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM

        That second to last pitch by Herndon was an obvious strike. The home plate umpire wanted to go home early. This game is under protest. Cowgirl Joe West will lie and weasel his way out of another horrible decision and Darth Selig will do nothing about it.

  8. halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Major League Baseball needs to investigate this Phillies-Marlins game all the way around. That home plate umpire wanted to go home and called an obvious 2nd to last pitch that was a strike a ball because he wanted to go home in the 14th inning. Cowgirl Joe West cost the Phillies a chance to score with a play he had no business reviewing. This game stunk to high heaven all the way around.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:39 PM

      I thought the pitch in question was inside a tad. The protest will do no good. West will simply lie about why he chose to use instant replay and that will be that.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:59 PM

        Joe West is already lying. Said Charlie asked for a replay on if it was a homer or not. Charlie denied it. McKeon was only protesting on whether or not it was fan interference. You can’t review fan interference calls via instant replay.

        Doctor, I think the Phillies have a good chance to win this protest. If they don’t, it will be more BS from Darth Selig.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:03 PM

        They won’t win the protest. West will lie about it like he apparently is already doing. All he has to do is say that he was reviewing for a HR and that is that. I agree, it is bullshit….he was clearly reviewing for interference but MLB will side with him over the side of logic. For the record, like I said it was interference. That is not disputable. I put the odds of the RF making the play at 65/35 for making the catch.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:09 PM

        Interference. 100%. Not disagreeing that. Replay viewable. No. The umpires don’t run their fat asses out to the outfield to get better views anymore. That’s the problem. They don’t care.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM

        What a second. West is saying that Charlie came out and said to review it for a HR? I wasn’t necessarily paying the closest of attention at this point, but I don’t remember Charlie coming out until after they decided to review.

  9. drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    But again if the fan keeps his damn hands where they belong, this isn’t a discussion. Either the guy makes the play or doesn’t. No debate. One of their parents was over on csnphilly trying to defend their actions. I had to point out that the laughing and giggling like wannabe frat boys was disgraceful. She said that they were just excited to get a ball….whatever. They were rightfully thrown out and banned from the stadium (and the new stadium). Huge pet peeve of mine. Don’t interfere with the damn game. If one cannot handle sitting front row then don’t. Pisses me off to no end….in every game not just Phillies games.

    • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 6:56 PM

      Agreed. And they were high fiving each other and giggling. Then, on top of it, they were on their cell phones bragging about it. They are a disgrace and should be banned for life for ever attending a game.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM

        Yep, I saw them. They smacked the Pederson’s glove shut. It was the very definition of fan interference. I don’t like when fans think they are part of the game…they are part of the atmosphere, but throwing shit on the field or somehow influencing what happens on the field bothers me to no end.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:07 PM

        I was thinking about this later in the game. I have never seen this many fan interference plays in my life. It’s a product of (2) things in my opinion. You have fans out there now that go to these games and have not a clue or care in the world about what’s going on in the field. They are punks that have no respect and are the product of their upbringing. The other thing plays into these wall heights. Stadiums years ago had much higher walls. It was almost impossible to interfere with a ball hit to the wall.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM

        Yeah, but you see it along the first and third base seats as well. I’ve sat front row in RF at CBP maybe 25 times and it is damn near impossible to interfere because of the flowers boxes. Along the first base side I’ve seen people reach onto the field of play. Wall height has nothing to do with that. It’s people getting all excited about a foul ball or HR and being stupid. I am all for banning people who do it. If one cannot handle to minuscule amount of responsibility associated with being at a MLB game then they shouldn’t be there.

  10. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Fan interference or not a couple things are clear.

    First, Joe West is the most arrogant asshole umpire I have ever seen and I hope The Baseball Idiot comes on here to try to defend the action of this piece of shit now. Clearly he was reviewing for fan interference which he should not have been doing and now he is lying through his fat f’ing teeth. He is a disgrace and baseball will be a much better game if he were to disappear and never umpire another game again. Sadly, it seems the umpire union is so strong that a stupid arrogant piece of garbage like West can never be fired.

    Second, David Herndon blows.

    Third, why the hell arent there more guys on the bench? I thought the rosters expanded on September??? I am sure there’s a reason but I haven’t been near my computer for 2 days and don’t feel like looking on my damn iPhone. It’s just frustrating to see Herndon not only have to pitch but actually BAT because the Bastid and Madson are not able to go.

    Fourth…F U COWBOY JOE WEST!!!

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:29 PM

      Well, the Iron Pigs are chasing the playoffs so RAJ didn’t want to call people up and KK is off on paternity leave. Not saying I agree but that is the reason. And yes, West is lying right now about what happened. Matt Gelb was just on ESPN claiming Charlie asked him to review for HR and the Marlin manager for an out….Charlie says that is not true. So, if Charlie is telling the truth, which I’m sure he is, then West was indeed replaying for interference. The people on ESPN think it was the right call. However, I think they are missing the point as to the reasoning for the replay. They are making the assumption that it was reviewed for a HR. In that case, it was the correct call. Essentially, they are giving West the benefit of the doubt. I think it is evident to those who watched the game, that he was clearly reviewing for interference. He is just a lying sack of shit.

    • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM

      Why aren’t there more players on the bench? Simple. Because the Ironpigs are trying to get into the playoffs and Reuben doesn’t want to call up any players until they clinch. Screw the AAA playoffs. They take a backseat to the MLB club. We are short of pitching help that could have helped today.

      And yes, F’ Cowgirl Joe West!!!

    • cur68 - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:44 PM

      Hey fellas. Joining me in my post CBJW gloom are you? Welcome to the swamp of my despair, then. Don’t mind the moose; he’s grumpy after putting up with CBJW for 3 games then loosing 3 more to the Universe.

      If you think CBJW suckholed for your team you should have seen him bumbling his arrogant fat arsed way way through the Orioles/Beaver Men games. Ho-leee-sheeee-IT did he suck the big one. I feel your pain here. I just saw the hi-light and I have to say, at this point I know the rules better than CBJW. He can’t tell a safe runner from an out at 1st, can’t tell a quick-pitch from a faster than usual delivery and certainly doesn’t know what’s reviewable and what’s not.

      What a useless half acre of skin on a baseball field. Man, but I’d like to see the last of that fat bugger.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:48 PM

        Here’s what I suggest the league do. Offer Fat Joe West and Angel Hernandez a 1,000,000 bonus upfront on their pension to retire after this year. That’s how much I want them gone.

        If they award either of them playoff games this year, there needs to be an independent investigation of the Commisioner’s office and Darth Selig.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:53 PM

        What truly bothers me is the obvious lying of Cowbitch Joe West.

      • cur68 - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM

        What really might work HB, is sic-ing CBJW and Hernandez on The Universe. I imagine Len would soon be up on a tall building with something high powered preparing to rid The Universe of either of those 2. That scenario is more likely that Selig actually doing something logical like you suggest. If it helps I’d kick in $10.00 to the “Retire Henrnadez & CBJW Pool”. If it went to paying Len for his “services” then so much the better, right?

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM

        Are you drunk?

      • cur68 - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:59 PM

        No. Just wallowing in despair. After CBJW sucking the life out of me for 3 games, then the effing Yankees sweeping the Beaver Boys maybe I should be drunk. Actually I’ve been very virtuous today. Lots and lots and lots of thesis was written/researched today and a chapter nears completion. Since its the lit review it represents one of the most tedious parts of the thesis. Reviewing other people’s research can really suck.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 8:02 PM

        Yes, reviewing others research is utterly terrible….especially if you think they are dumb asses and are obvious flaws in their work. Anyway, good for you.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 8:10 PM

        Another thing. Utley needs to sit a couple of games. I love him, but these pop-ups to left field I can’t take much longer. I don’t know if he’s hurt or needs more rest, but I would sit him. Polanco is also turning out to be a majopr thorn for this team. No gap power whatsoever. Maybe it’s time to consider sitting him every couple of days as well. I cannot take his weak approaches at the plate much longer.


    • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM

      I figured it was something lame like the iron pigs and their playoff chase. Ugh. That’s two nights in a row where the Phillies were short-handed in the pen because of this. Not that there is any shot of them missing the playoffs but geeze NinJr. I hope the last two nights are a lesson for RAJ and they have 35 guys on the team starting tomorrow.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM

        He will probably do some stupid shit and call up Mathieson. Like that is going to help in the least.

  11. Old Gator - Sep 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Back to reality for a moment: this fiasco of a game will have the net effect of putting off the Feelies clincher by one day. If the normative cosmic inclination towards equilibrium holds up, there will be another clusterfuck of a game sometime between now and then that will go the Feelies’ way – great teams tend to force their destinies to a positive conclusion moreso than lousy ones, you know? – and it will be a wash.

    The Feesh, meanwhile, won’t be having any parties this season. Tonight, the Feesh web site was headlined “Cameron, Bonifacio in Walk off Walk Heroics!” Heroics??? They loaded the bases three times in the last three innings with one out or less, then sent six batters to the plate (including Javy Vasquez and Clay Hensley, two peetchers used as pinch-hitters, speaking of depleted rosters) and needed a bases loaded walk from a clearly exhausted reliever – who managed to gut his way through some pretty tough situations beforehand – finally to drive a measeley run across.

    Now then, which team would you guys rather be complaining about tonight?

    • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM

      I feel your pain. I really do, Old Gator. The Phils were there for many, many years in the basement like your Marlins. Just have solace that you have 2 World Series chanpiships since 1993, your 1st season. We have 2 World Series championships in a 128 year history!!!! So, the Phillies fans will only sympathize with you so far. I tip my hats to the Marlins for at least playing hard and not laying down to the Phils. But, this is about West and these punk Phillies fans who interfered with the ball that wrecked this game. What these two entities did was a disgrace.

      • Old Gator - Sep 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM

        I appreciate the empathy. However, I kinda get reborn every spring and, unless called upon to be analytic about it, don’t carry the weight of the preceding eight seasons of mediocrity into the new season. What kills me is the way these guys are playing now, this season, this week, tonight. It’s the effect of watching badly played, noncompetitive baseball in the here and now – no different from watching a double feature of Plan Nine from Outer Space and Benigni’s Pinocchio or eating a flan in which some idiot chef used salt instead of sugar. Call it aesthetics. A short but intensely painful history of shithead ownership, from Wayne Huizinga through John Henry to Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua, have long since cut the heart out of rooting for this team. One roots – or, more likely, does not bother to root for them – on purely aesthetic grounds these days.

  12. halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Here’s a video of these two punks that interfered with the ball. Unbelievable!!!

    “As Phillies fans around the country ripped them on Facebook and Twitter, the friends downplayed their role in NL East history.”
    “The Phillies are 45 games (actually 41) over .500,” Fitzhenry said. “Get over it.”

    • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM

      I have to disagree with most if not all of my Philly brethren and say that what these guys did, while stupid, actually should have HELPED and not HURT the Phillies. Had Joe West not basically cheated and misused the rules, they would have handed the Phillies a double when the fly ball likely would have been caught. If you watch the video, the ball was probably going to be caught. And if it is caught, then nothing would have been different than the outcome that happened. However, they interfered, did NOT get caught, and rightfully it should have been 2nd and 3rd. But again, because Joe West is an asshole and wants to be bigger than the game, he actually reviewed a F***ING DOUBLE!!! Which is so above and beyond ludicrous that he should immediately be fined and suspended and not allowed to work another game this season. He is the God Damned Crew Chief for crying out loud and he actually reviewed a frigging double!!!!!

      And for OG…yeah, it is nice to be where the Phillies are, and believe me, I am not complaining that the Phillies lost as much as I am about the jerk off umpire reviewing a DOUBLE!!! And I don’t like Herndon…never have and likely never will.

      So yeah, while watching the Marlins delay the inevitable is a lot like shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic for fans like you, watching the Phillies hand away 2 games because the NinJr wants to see the Iron Pigs do well and Joe West is a fat f’ing idiot is very frustrating.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM

        Helping or hurting is not the issue to me (although I see your point). The 2 issues for me is what these two punks did to reach into the field of play, then high-five and giggle like a couple of school girls, and Joe West, the lying bastard. These are the two most egregious things I have seen all this season in one game. By far. There is nothing even close.

        The funny thing is, on those wastes of space website known as ESPN, this isn’t the main story on their MLB section. What a disgrace.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 4, 2011 at 10:59 PM

        I hear you HB and agree that these idiots are exactly that…idiots. However, this article makes a VERY GOOD POINT…

        THEY WERE IN FLORIDA!!! So now, just because they were wearing red shirts, the umpires assumed they are fans of the ROAD TEAM and called interference and hurt the ROAD TEAM? So what Fat Idiot Joe West is saying is that…moving forward, go ahead and interfere with Raul Ibanez or Victorino if you can, because it can be reviewed and even if it was iffy if they were going to catch it, they will be called out no matter WHERE the game is being played??? That is ludicrous.

        Basically, this was an invitation for the florida marlins fans to interfere every time there is a close play at the wall because it will always be reviewed and always be called out…EVEN IF IT IS THE ROAD TEAM!!!

        Just another epic fail in the life and career of Joe West. How this guy is still employed in a multi-billion dollar business is laughable.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 4, 2011 at 11:04 PM

        Agreed, Chris. I will look at the article when I get a chance. I have read so much on this shit today I don’t feel like reading another article on it at this point. Joe West needs to feel the heat from the Philly media at this point. We know the national media won’t talk this up like it should be. MLB needs to be pressured enough to make this guy disappear. Like I said earlier today, offer him a 1 mil bonus on top of his pension quietly to retire. God knows MLB has the money to make it happen. I’m sick of seeing West’s name associated with controversey every other week it seems. He is a disgrace to baseball umpires everywhere.

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