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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.
Recent Activity
View image | Per Baseball America 's minor league transactions page, the Phillies have re-signed pitcher Chris Leroux. Leroux can most recently be seen pitching a few hours ago for Canada in the WBSC Premier12, throwing seven innings of run one ball against the Netherlands. Lots of familiar names... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
The Arizona Fall League held their annual Fall Stars Game last night, which gives baseball fans a nice quick dose of post World Series baseball and a look at various prospects in the game in All Star fashion. Representing the Phillies in this contest were Andrew Knapp and Edubray Ramos.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe tweets that according to sources, Matt Klentak will be named Phillies GM. Klentak has recently served as interim GM for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the summer after Jerry Dipoto resigned. The Angels have since hired Billy Eppler. Klentak has built a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Per Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have decided that Aaron Nola will be shut down for the season. It was a nice note to end it on for last season's first round pick. Despite an extra inning loss, Nola pitched five shut out innings yesterday, striking out five and allowing no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
With the Mets' magic number at three to clinch the NL East, the Phillies can officially spoil it for the Nationals this weekend. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (57-96)Washington Nationals (78-74) RHP Jerad Eickhoff RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.16 ERA) (13-8, 3.49 ERA) Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball to open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (57-95)Miami Marlins (65-87) RHP Alec Asher RHP Jarred Cosart (0-4, 9.78 ERA) (2-4, 4.43 ERA) Alec Asher is in search of a lot of things positive in his young major league career so far. First win, first quality start, and trim the ERA down some.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | 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 Aug 30, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Image 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 Aug 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 | 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
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 | 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
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
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
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
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
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