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  1. Unable to silence Phillies bats, Dodgers go down quietly

    Oct 21, 2009, 11:47 PM EST

    The rotation provided one quality start in five games. The bullpen allowed 14 runs in 21 innings. The Dodgers really never gave their offense a shot. It seemed like Joe Torre pushed all of the right buttons in the sweep of the Cardinals. This time, he mostly sat and watched. His one clear error was…

  2. Brad Lidge yo-yo back on the upswing

    Oct 16, 2009, 1:21 AM EST

    Still worried about the Phillies bullpen? For all the talk of Brad Lidge falling off the ledge, he certainly looked fine on Thursday night in the NLCS opener. So did the rest of his bullpen mates (aside from Ryan Madson’s hiccup), holding the Dodgers in check in a wild 8-6 victory. The Dodgers figured to…

  3. NLCS Preview: Phillies vs. Dodgers

    Oct 15, 2009, 9:42 AM EST

    Rematch.  And from a historical perspective, a rubber match of sorts as well.  The Dodgers beat the Phillies in the 1977 and 1978 NLCS.  The Phillies took 1983.  For our purposes, however, really only last year is relevant, and the Phillies won 4-1.  Going in to that series the question was whether the Phillies’ big bats would…

  4. Howard, Werth come up big as Phillies finish Rockies

    Oct 12, 2009, 9:57 PM EST

    Ryan Howard had the go-ahead hit in the ninth Sunday. This time he settled for the game-tying two-run double and left it up to Jayson Werth to knock him in. Werth, who hit a solo homer in the sixth, did just that with a single to center and the Phillies won 5-4. The one non-sweep…

  5. Fowler's leap propels Rockies' big inning

    Oct 12, 2009, 9:36 PM EST

    It was exactly the kind of move one might expect from a player who had a chance to play basketball at Harvard. Fortunately, Dexter Fowler passed on that opportunity and took a $925,000 bonus to sign with the Rockies after being selected in the 14th round in 2004. On Monday, with the Phillies up 2-1…

  6. Quick hits: Happ to start Game 3 vs. Rockies

    Oct 10, 2009, 4:16 PM EST

    - Saturday’s snow-out will allow the Phillies to go with J.A. Happ in Sunday’s Game 3 against the Rockies. Happ was knocked out of Thursday’s Game 2 after taking a comebacker off the right shin, but appears to be good to go. With the inclusion of Happ, the Phillies would presumably start Cliff Lee in…

  7. Hawpe continues to fall out of favor in Colorado

    Oct 10, 2009, 2:24 PM EST

    A few weeks ago I mentioned how far Brad Hawpe has fallen in Colorado, being dropped in the batting order and passed over in the lineup for other left-handed bats late in games. So far in the postseason we’ve seen more of the same, as manager Jim Tracy used three left-handed pinch-hitters (Jason Giambi, Seth…

  8. Pedro left out in cold after postponement

    Oct 10, 2009, 12:55 PM EST

    Saturday’s Game 3 between the Phillies and Rockies was postponed due to cold weather and snow, leaving the remaining three games in the NLDS series to be played Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The extra day off would seem to be of clear benefit of the Phillies. They will now bring back Cliff Lee and Cole…

  9. Cole Hamels doesn't like day games. For good reason.

    Oct 8, 2009, 9:28 AM EST

    Yesterday Cole Hamels was quoted as saying that it was unfair that the Phillies had the early games in the division series: “In being the defending world champs, I think it’s kind of a little weird that we kind of get both games at 2 o’clock. I don’t think it’s fair. I definitely don’t think…

  10. NLDS Preview: Phillies vs. Rockies

    Oct 6, 2009, 11:58 PM EST

    The good news for fans of the Colorado Rockies is that their team — on the strength of their big 2007-esque second-half surge — is once again baseball’s feel-good story. The bad news? The Phillies don’t really care. Since firing manager Clint Hurdle and replacing him with Jim Tracy, the Rockies have gone 74-41 (.643)…

  11. Albert Belle takes himself out of the running for the Indians' job

    Oct 6, 2009, 9:55 AM EST

    Never mind that he’d probably be violating 16 different restraining orders simply by showing up in Ohio again: So what else could be missing from this fine Indians season that ends today? What about a phone call from former Tribe slugger Albert Belle to tie all the loose ends together? For the third time in…

  12. And That Happened: Thursday's scores and highlights

    Oct 2, 2009, 5:31 AM EST

    Twins 8, Tigers 3: You say the Tigers all but put it away yesterday? Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that the Twins, here, were only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. Nationals 2, Braves 1: Of course with all…

  13. Daily Dose: One Last Dose

    Oct 2, 2009, 12:32 AM EST

    After six months and 130 columns, this is the final “Daily Dose” of the 2009 season, although Rotoworld’s baseball coverage is far from over. Our player news page has constant updates 365 days per year, so whether you want to keep up to speed on all the playoff action this month or get the latest…

  14. Link-O-Rama: Kevin Gregg will get nothing and like it

    Oct 1, 2009, 3:01 PM EST

    * Impending free agent Kevin Gregg said yesterday that he’d like to re-sign with the Cubs and be a closer again in 2010. Neither will happen. During the past three seasons Gregg has blown 20 of 104 save chances while losing 19 games and posting a 3.86 ERA. He’s a second-tier setup man, at best.…

  15. Bullpen looks like Phillies' only weakness

    Sep 18, 2009, 2:33 PM EST

    Prior to Brad Lidge’s arrival Brett Myers served as the Phillies’ closer for most of 2007, converting 21-of-24 saves with a 2.87 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio in 53.1 innings as a reliever. Myers has spent most of this season on the disabled list following hip surgery, but with four scoreless appearances in five tries…

  16. Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-91

    Sep 17, 2009, 4:27 PM EST

    Welcome to a revised and slightly expanded edition of the Top 100 Free Agents. Now it’s 111 free agents-to-be. With four months more to go on, there have been a lot of changes that this article was first published in May. Along with each player’s age, as of April 1, 2010, I’ll be noting where…

  17. Phillies getting Happ back tomorrow, but lose Park for 'a while'

    Sep 17, 2009, 12:38 PM EST

    J.A. Happ is now slated to rejoin the Phillies’ rotation tomorrow against the Braves after testing his oblique injury with a 20-pitch bullpen session yesterday. Happ, who came out of relative nowhere to go 8-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 19 starts as a 26-year-old rookie, has missed back-to-back turns in the rotation. On the…

  18. Daily Dose: The Dice-Man Cometh (Back)

    Sep 16, 2009, 12:52 AM EST

    No one seemed to know quite what to expect from Daisuke Matsuzaka’s return to the rotation Tuesday night, but he looked like the effectively wild 2008 version instead of the totally ineffective 2009 version. Starting for the first time since June 19 he took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, struck out six, worked primarily…

  19. Mauer, Sizemore, Fielder and the 20% Club

    Sep 15, 2009, 10:53 AM EST

    The excellent blog Jorge Says No! has an interesting post up this morning looking at those players who make 20% or more of their team’s total payroll. By JSN’s count, there are only four members of that club: Michael Young, Barry Zito, Brian Giles and Todd Helton.  Giles back-doored into that club via the Padres’ payroll…

  20. The Sox never backed up the truck for Roy Halladay

    Sep 14, 2009, 10:25 AM EST

    A lot of people thought that J.P. Ricciardi — or whoever it was that was calling the shots in Toronto back in July — screwed up royal by not taking the Red Sox’ generous offer for Roy Halladay. As I wrote at the time, however, no one was on record actually confirming that the Sox…

  21. Daily Dose: Pujols helps Wainwright to 18

    Sep 10, 2009, 12:42 AM EST

    Albert Pujols and Adam Wainwright led the Cardinals to their NL-leading 84th victory Wednesday, with Pujols smacking a pair of homers and Wainwright shutting out the Brewers for seven innings. St. Louis is now 7-2 this month, 27-8 since August 1, and 34-15 since the All-Star break, and suddenly looks like the clear team to…

  22. What went wrong: Cleveland Indians

    Sep 6, 2009, 12:25 PM EST

    The following is the first in a series profiling of some of 2009’s biggest disappointments. Cleveland Indians Record: 59-76 (4th in AL Central) How It Happened: With the one of the top all-around talents in the game in Grady Sizemore, the defending American League Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee, a fully-healthy Victor Martinez, and…

  23. Restoring the rosters: No. 4 – Philadelphia

    Sep 5, 2009, 3:15 PM EST

    This is part of a series of articles examining what every team’s roster would look like if given only the players it originally signed. I’m compiling the rosters, ranking them and presenting them in a countdown from Nos. 30 to 1. No. 30 – Cincinnati No. 29 – Kansas City No. 28 – San Diego…

  24. Stat of the day: Pitches thrown leaders

    Sep 5, 2009, 10:28 AM EST

    Taken from ESPN.com Justin Verlander – 3,212 Adam Wainwright – 3,088 C.C. Sabathia – 3,077 Cliff Lee – 3,068 Ubaldo Jimenez – 3,041 Tim Lincecum – 3,035 Felix Hernandez – 2,966 Dan Haren – 2,921 Jon Lester – 2,909 Yovani Gallardo – 2,906 Verlander threw 125 pitches in his eight-inning effort against the Rays on…

  25. Restoring the rosters: No. 6 – Montreal/Washington

    Sep 3, 2009, 5:43 PM EST

    This is part of a series of articles examining what every team’s roster would look like if given only the players it originally signed. I’m compiling the rosters, ranking them and presenting them in a countdown from Nos. 30 to 1. No. 30 – Cincinnati No. 29 – Kansas City No. 28 – San Diego…

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