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Gregory L. Vince
Somewhere near Philadelphia
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart
Interests: Sports, music, classic cinema, books, newspapers, and most recently Words With Friends.
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View image | gettyimages.com Zach Links of MLBTR reports that the Phillies claimed Rockies southpaw Ken Roberts off waivers. In the same report, Roberts was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Roberts has not had the greatest season for Triple-A Albuquerque which is known as a hitters atmosphere with a 5.12... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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MLB.com Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki reports that pitcher Elvis Araujo has been placed on the 15-Day DL with a left groin strain which he suffered during last night's extra inning contest. Up until now, Araujo has enjoyed a successful first season in the majors. In 40 games (34.2 innings),... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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I suppose fan sections have come and gone over the years for various Phillies teams. Blame it on the success I suppose but once the sell out streak started, the fan sections pretty much died. However none had the lasting effect like the Wolf Pack did during Randy Wolf's eight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Phillies: 4, Marlins: 2 WP: (Elvis Araujo 2-1, 3.24ERA) LP: (A.J. Ramos 1-4, 2.85 ERA) S: Giles (9, 1.66 ERA) Miami, FL - It was a pitcher duel in Miami tonight as Harang and Nicolino pitched deep and effectively but the bat woke up late for Philly. It was Aaron... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Chase Utley is no more in red pinstripes but the show goes on as the Phillies head down to Miami for a four game series with their fellow basement dwellers. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (47-73)Miami Marlins (49-71) RHP Jerome Williams LHP Brad Hand (4-8, 5.47 ERA) (2-3, 4.74) Jerome... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (46-71)Milwaukee Brewers (50-68) RHP Aaron Harang RHP Taylor Jungmann (5-13, 4.52 ERA) (6-4,2.42 ERA) Aaron Harang gets a shot at redemption this afternoon as the Phillies try to avoid yet another sweep at the hands of the Brewers. For the most part, Harang has been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Phillies acquired infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Texas for cash considerations. Upon release from the Atlanta Braves this spring, Pastornicky has played for the Ranger's organization and split time between Double-A and Triple-A posting a .281/.322/.366 this season. Pastrornicky will report to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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After last night's late night win, Adam Morgan looks to get back on track in the comfortable confines of Petco Park Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (43-67)San Diego Padres (52-58) LHP Adam Morgan RHP Tyson Ross (2-3, 4.46 ERA) (8-8, 3.37 ERA) Adam Morgan takes the ball this evening at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Todd Zolecki reports that after this afternoon's game, Delier Hinojosa and Jordan Danks were both optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Replacing them are Chase Utley who will be activated from the 15-Day DL and pitcher Adam Loewen. Meghan Montemurro tweeted that Pete Mackanin will most likely have Utley starting at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Dodgers: 10, Phillies: 8 WP: Zack Greinke (11-2, 1.71 ERA) LP: David Buchanan (2-6, 7.23) S: Kenley Jansen (21, 2.86) Philadelphia, PA - It's not every day where you can tag Zack Greinke after being down 3-0 in the first inning. Unfortunately, there was much more to follow. David Buchanan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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In what has been a competitive series for the Phillies despite last night's loss, David Buchanan looks to steal one from Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in this afternoon's rubber match. Starting Pitching Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (61-46)Philadelphia Phillies (42-66) RHP Zack Greinke RHP David Buchanan (10-2, 1.41 ERA) (2-5,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com WP: Jeanmar Gomez (1-2, 2.19 ERA) LP: Alex Wood (7-7, 3.65) S: Ken Giles (3) Philadelphia, PA - Jimmy Rollins made his long awaited return to Citizens Bank Park and once again found himself in one of the game's most dramatic moments. Jerome Williams looked comfortable... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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WP: David Buchanan (2-5, 6.44 ERA) LP: Williams Perez (4-1, 4.14 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - In a busy day where Cole Hamels said goodbye to the city he's called home during his baseball career and where Pat Burrell was put on the Wall of Fame, the Phillies bats showed up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 5, Rays 4 WP: Jonathan Papelbon (2-1, 1.63 ERA) LP: Brad Boxberger (4-6, 3.18 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - A wild game turned into a battle of closers as the Phillies edged out the Rays to win the series. The Phillies got two early off... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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With less than two weeks until the non-waiver trade deadline, the coveted Cole Hamels looks to continue the Phillies' strong start to the second half. Starting Pitching Matchup: Miami Marlins (38-53)Philadelphia Phillies (31-62) RHP Dan Haren LHP Cole Hamels (7-5, 3.24 ERA) (5-7, 3.63) As the first series of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Jeff Todd of MLBTR reports that the Phillies have claimed Cuban right handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa off waivers from Boston. Hinojosa was DFA'd last week to make room for pitching prospect Brian Johnson. He has been optioned to Lehigh Valley. Hinojosa spent the first eight years of his career in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Cole Hamels has the ball today as the Phillies seek a much needed win before heading out west. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (27-56)Atlanta Braves (40-41) LHP Cole Hamels RHP Shelby Miller (5-6, 3.22 ERA) (5-4, 2.20 ERA) The Phillies and the Braves conclude their latest series with a really... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Kevin Correia and the Phillies seek independence from a five game losing streak tonight at Turner Field. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (27-55)Atlanta Braves (39-41) RHP Kevin Corriea LHP Alex Wood (0-2, 3.60 ERA) (5-5, 3.17 ERA) In his fifth start as a member of the Phillies, Kevin Correia takes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Final: Phillies 1, Braves 2 WP: Julio Teheran (2-0, 4.60 ERA) LP: Adam Morgan (1-1, 2.13 ERA) Atlanta, GA - Failing in the clutch hits department, the Phillies looked alright at the plate tonight but just couldn't drive in base runners. Adam Morgan gave everything that was needed and more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com After a great start to the season, Aaron Harang is looking to right the ship of a nasty losing streak. Starting Pitching Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers (31-48)Philadelphia Phillies (27-52) RHP Kyle Lohse RHP Aaron Harang (4-9, 6.28 ERA) (4-10, 3.56) For his first two seasons in Milwaukee,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Todd Zolecki reports that Phillies interim manager, Pete Mackanin will remain at the position for the remainder of the season. It's a good opportunity for Mackanin who gets a shot at proving his worth as a big league manager, having interviewed for the position with other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Cole Hamels and the Phillies look to even out the series tonight against Milwaukee. Starting Pitching Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers (30-48)Philadelphia Phillies (27-51) RHP Taylor Jungmann LHP Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.74 ERA) (5-6, 3.26 ERA) Taylor Jungmann's stock has dropped some since being selected 12th overall in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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While it's hard to imagine a team that is having a worse season than the Phillies in the win/loss columns, here come the Milwaukee Brewers who are in the mix to be choosing quite early in next year's draft as well. Starting Pitching Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers (29-48)Philadelphia Phillies (27-50) RHP... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Jake Kaplan of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported via Twitter that this afternoon at 2:30 that John Middleton and Pat Gillick will hold a press conference to announce leadership changes in the Phillies front office. Andy MacPhail is expected to be named to a key position (most speculate President). Of most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
After a stellar debut against the Cardinals last week, Adam Morgan gets a crack at the Nationals. Starting Pitching Matchup: Washington Nationals (41-33)Philadelphia Phillies (26-49) LHP Gio Gonzalez LHP Adam Morgan (5-4, 4.41 ERA) (1-0, 1.59 ERA) It's been a nice week for Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez. His last start,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia