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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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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 13 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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Final: Rockies 4, Phillies 1 WP: Chad Bettis (2-0, 2.96 ERA) LP: Cole Hamels (5-4, 2.91 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - Five years after Roy Halladay fired a perfect game for the Phillies, the home team was looking at a similar fate for much of the night. Chad Bettis had it... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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After a 15 game spell in Triple-A where he hit .295/.358/.393 while learning what life is like in left field, Cody Asche returns to Philadelphia along with the Phillies who are looking to reverse their misfortunes on the road in the series opener vs. the Rockies. Starting Pitching Matchup: Colorado... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Final: Mets 7, Phillies 0 WP: Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.55 ERA) LP: (1-4, 4.81ERA) New York, NY - One imagines when he looks back on his career, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard may point to today as his true coming out. The Phillies really did not have much of a chance... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Sean O'Sullivan and the Phillies look to build on their best run of baseball in a long time and for their first sweep of the season. Starting Pitching Matchup: Arizona Diamondbacks (15-20)Philadelphia Phillies (15-23) RHP Josh Collmenter RHP Sean O'Sullivan (3-4, 5.27 ERA) (0-2, 5.06 ERA)... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Final: Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 5 WP: Jerome Williams (3-3, 5.02 ERA) LP: Archie Bradley (2-1, 3.27 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (9) Philadelphia, PA - Saturday night the Phillies looked for their fourth win in a row and for the series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jerome Williams pitched five half... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 3, Mets 1 WP: Cole Hamels (2-3, 3.68 ERA) LP: Matt Harvey (5-1, 2.72 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - In what was billed as one of the better pitching match ups of the season, Cole Hamels faced the undefeated Matt Harvey. The Phillies got to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Braves 9, Phillies 0 WP: Shelby Miller (4-1, 1.66 ERA) LP: Chad Billingsley (0-1, 9.00 ERA) Atlanta, GA - Coming off two wins in a row, the Phillies looked to continue their winning ways on Tuesday night with the Phillies debut of Chad Billingsley, his... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports today that the Phillies have sent Charlie Manuel to Salem, VA to scout Red Sox oufield prospect Manuel Margot. Coming off his strong start Monday night and with a cast of starters going down including Adam Wainwright and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Orioles have announced via Twitter that for the second consecutive night, their game will be postponed due to the unrest in Baltimore. Tomorrow's game will be played at 2pm and will be closed to the public. While this sort of thing has happened in Europe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Charlie Wilmouth of MLB Trade Rumors breaks down a trade between the Orioles and the Dodgers late last week where the Dodgers acquired reliever Ryan Webb (his transactions so far this season are a story in themselves and mentioned in the article), catcher Brian Ward, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Following Mets pitcher Matt Harvey's triumphant return to the mound, Stephania Bell of ESPN published what I feel is the must read article of the week, taking a look at the facts and the myths of Tommy John surgery. While the press screams for Masahiro Tanaka to get the surgery,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Phillies have agreed to terms with pitcher Dustin McGowan. McGowan has spent most of his career in Toronto. The one-time prized pitching prospect has battled injuries most of his career and has produced mixed results. He was released by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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After a brutal stretch where the Phillies haven't seemed to do much right the past week in Spring Training, they put together a really nice game against Julio Teheran and the Braves in a 9-2 victory today. It all started fast with Ben Revere and Jordan Danks hitting singles before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com the Phillies have announced the latest round of cuts. Most surprising (or maybe not surprising) is Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez who after Cliff Lee went down, seemed almost a lock for the roster. However Gonzalez has really struggled this spring a 7.53 ERA, allowing 25 hits... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies fell to the Twins at Fort Myers this afternoon as Minnesota blasted their way to a 7-1 victory. It was a pretty quiet afternoon offensively for Philadelphia. They took an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd after Cesar Hernandez hit a double and they were able to small... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The big story of the day was reported by Tim Elfink of the Miami New Times of an MLB investigation of a claim that Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has gambled on sports. The claims stemmed from a Twitter account last night posting alleged DMs from Cosart... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Philliedelphia