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  1. And That Happened: NLCS Edition

    Oct 22, 2010, 5:51 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 5

    Phillies 4, Giants 2: The Giants had a shot here, and no matter what Tim Lincecum said after the game about not making good pitches in the third inning — which he didn’t — Aubrey Huff and Pablo Sandoval’s defense was the real killer here. A pitcher shouldn’t have to be perfect. He should get…

  2. Sabathia available for relief in Game 6

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:29 AM EDT

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    If New York Yankees starter Phil Hughes needs any help getting through Game 6 against the Texas Rangers on Friday night, CC Sabathia will be there to back him up. Sabathia, who threw 112 pitches in six innings to help the Yankees to a 7-2 victory on Wednesday in Game 5, says he will be…

  3. Nick Swisher ‘can’t wait to hit against’ Cliff Lee

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:08 AM EDT

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    The New York Yankees are sick and tired of Cliff Lee. They’re sick of listening to everyone talk about him. They’re tired of answering questions about how awesome he is. And they’ve certainly had enough of watching him in their nightmares as he bounds off the mound after yet another strikeout, cackling madly to himself…

  4. Halladay suffered mild groin pull in his Game 5 start

    Oct 21, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT

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    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel informed the media after Thursday’s NLCS Game 5 victory that staff ace Roy Halladay suffered a mild pull in his groin during the second inning of his seven-inning effort against the Giants.  This according to Major League Baseball’s official Twitter feed. Halladay was obviously able to pitch through the pain, but…

  5. Phillies push NLCS to Game 6 with 4-2 victory in San Fran

    Oct 21, 2010, 11:23 PM EDT

    halladay on mound at att park

    Just as the Yankees did Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALCS, the Phillies have pushed their NLCS matchup with the Giants to a Game 6. Phillies ace Roy Halladay had a little trouble early on, both in finding the strike zone and during a first-inning stare-down with Giants outfielder Pat Burrell, but the right-hander…

  6. Giants move back within a run as Game 5 grows late

    Oct 21, 2010, 9:41 PM EDT

    cody ross giving high five

    Here come the Giants. Cody Ross entered this NLCS Game 5 with an incredible .357/.438/.893 batting line, four home runs and eight RBI over 28 postseason at-bats.  So you can probably guess what he did in his fourth-inning plate appearance against Phillies starter Roy Halladay.  (Hint: it was, uh, pretty clutch). Ross ripped a run-scoring…

  7. Phillies tally three runs in the 3rd, Giants now trail

    Oct 21, 2010, 9:02 PM EDT

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    How quickly things change in the game of baseball. Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez kicked off the top of the third inning with a bloop single to right-center field, Carlos Ruiz got hit by a pitch, then a bunt by Roy Halladay that should have been called foul was, for some reason, ruled fair. An error…

  8. Lincecum cruising as Giants take early Game 5 lead

    Oct 21, 2010, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Giants fans couldn’t have asked for a better start. The remaining members of the San Francisco-based Grateful Dead belted out the National Anthem in style, starter Tim Lincecum retired the Phillies in order in the first inning and the rain that settled over AT&T Park during pregame festivities was light and nonthreatening. Then Andres Torres…

  9. Braves may trade Kenshin Kawakami back to Japan

    Oct 21, 2010, 8:11 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Atlanta Braves

    It looks like the Braves may cut ties this winter with one of their 2010 season-opening starters. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, a Japanese club has expressed interest in acquiring right-hander Kenshin Kawakami from Atlanta and may be willing to eat around $3 million of the $6.67 million that remaining on his contract. If those…

  10. John Farrell likely to be named Blue Jays’ next manager

    Oct 21, 2010, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Peter Gammons, now working for the MLB Network, MLB.com and NESN, heard from three MLB general managers Thursday that Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is going to be named the Blue Jays’ next skipper. Legendary Toronto manager Cito Gaston stepped down at the end of the 2010 season and the Jays went on an…

  11. So who was the AL’s best shortstop this year?

    Oct 21, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Alexei Ramirez

    In announcing their annual awards Wednesday, The Sporting News declared Alexei Ramirez the shortstop on the American League All-Star team. It’s a choice that will probably surprise a lot of people, but the AL shortstops really were so bad this year that a guy with 18 homers in a hitter’s ballpark and an unexceptional defensive…

  12. NLCS Game 5: Giants lineup versus Roy Halladay

    Oct 21, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 3

    Here’s the Giants’ lineup for Game 5 of the NLCS tonight against Roy Halladay: 1. Andres Torres, CF 2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B 3. Aubrey Huff, 1B 4. Buster Posey, C 5. Pat Burrell, LF 6. Cody Ross, RF 7. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 8. Juan Uribe, SS 9. Tim Lincecum, P Despite facing a right-hander last…

  13. The Tigers want to sign Jhonny Peralta to an extension

    Oct 21, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta

    Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said today that he is “optimistic” about working out a deal with shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Who has a $7.25 million club option for 2011, by the way, but which no one in their right mind would pick up. The Tigers do want him back, however. Not a bad idea, really, especially…

  14. NLCS Game 5: Phillies lineup versus Tim Lincecum

    Oct 21, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    Here’s the Phillies’ lineup for Game 5 of the NLCS tonight against Tim Lincecum: 1. Shane Victorino, CF 2. Placido Polanco, 3B 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Jayson Werth, RF 6. Jimmy Rollins, SS 7. Raul Ibanez, LF 8. Carlos Ruiz, C 9. Roy Halladay, P Ibanez was benched in favor…

  15. The Giants-Phillies game kicks Obama out of town

    Oct 21, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Obama Phillies

    President Obama had a $30,000-a-head fundraiser scheduled for this evening at an apartment belonging to a Google executive in the Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco.  That’s kind of close to AT&T Park, however, so they decided to move it down to the organizer’s home in Palo Alto, 30 miles away.  In other news, there’s…

  16. Nelson Cruz “definitely” expects to play in Game 6 tomorrow

    Oct 21, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Nelson Cruz left Wednesday’s game in the fifth inning with a hamstring injury, but told reporters this afternoon that he “definitely” expects to play in Game 6 of the ALCS tomorrow. Hamstring problems are particularly worrisome for Cruz after they caused him to spend three different stints on the disabled list during the season, but…

  17. So what’s up with those big fat ugly necklaces everyone is wearing?

    Oct 21, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    CJ Wilson necklace

    Watching the playoffs, I’ve been trying to figure out if those big necklaces a ton of the players are wearing are a fashion statement, a charity or public awareness thing or something else. ‘Duk over at Big League Stew has the whole story today. Turns out it’s snake oil. The necklaces are sold by some…

  18. Jose Bautista undergoes hernia surgery after playing through injury since May

    Oct 21, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

    Blue Jays Bautista rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Indians during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    As if Jose Bautista hitting 54 homers this season wasn’t an amazing enough feat, now it turns out he did most of that slugging with a hernia. Bautista underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia today and is expected to be out of commission for 4-6 weeks, leaving him plenty of time to get healthy…

  19. Yes, “they booed Santa Claus.” Here’s why.

    Oct 21, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Philadelphia

    There’s been so much lately on the nature of Philly fandom — hey look! It’s another “they booed Santa” screed! — but I feel at least one more thing needs to be said.  Not by me, though. By reader and Philadelphian TC Shillingford, who sent me a note yesterday explaining the Santa incident and so…

  20. Fired by Angels, Rally Monkey creator selling World Series ring

    Oct 21, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    rally monkey

    Robert Castillo created the “Rally Monkey” in 2000 when he was the Angels’ production manager, but the team fired him in 2007 and he’s been out of work since. And now he’s trying to sell his World Series ring from 2002 for $19,000. Here’s what Castillo told Darren Rovell of CNBC: Having been out of…

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