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Adam Gonsiewski
Philly
Born and bred a Philly sports fan
Interests: Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, playing hockey and baseball, racquetball, having a good time
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Edwin Jackson, the Nationals Game 3 starter, was shelled by the Cardinals in the first two innings this afternoon. Anyone who watched at least half of any MLB baseball game since September has heard the Great Debate - should the Nationals (Natinals?) have shut down the highly-touted Stephen Strasburg just... Continue reading
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Michael Martinez lays out to rob Frazier of an RBI single in the sixth. The Phillies rebounded from yesterday's loss by taking the rubber game in Cincinnati 6 - 2. After being retired on nine pitches in the first, the Phillies offense awoke in the second inning. Three consecutive singles... Continue reading
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Jimmy Rollins is stunned after popping up three times in tonight's game. Every Phillies fan knew this was coming after his two home runs yesterday... Ross Detwiler was in the driver's seat tonight against the Phillies, throwing seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts in a winning effort for the Nationals.... Continue reading
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When the Phillies drafted high-school standout Anthony Hewitt with the #24 overall pick in the 2008 draft, most scouts seemed to agree that Hewitt was a "high risk, high reward" choice. Unfortunately for the Phillies, it seems very unlikely that Anthony Hewitt will play in the friendly confines of Citizens... Continue reading
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Early this afternoon, Ruben Amaro Jr. updated the statuses of both Hunter Pence and Ryan Howard. For starters, Pence will undergo a MRI on his left shoulder to determine the severity of his injury. The Phillies will know the results later tonight. At minimum, Hunter is unlikely to appear in... Continue reading
2012 MLB Season Predictions American League AL East winner – NY Yankees AL Central winner – Detroit Tigers AL West winner – Los Angeles Angels AL Wild Card Teams (2) – Texas Rangers, Tampa Rays AL MVP – Albert Pujols AL Cy Young – Jered Weaver AL Rookie of the... Continue reading
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Source: Philly.com Sports According to multiple sources, including Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cole Hamels will miss his next scheduled start Friday with minor shoulder inflammation. Good news: There is no structural damage. Additionally, Placido Polanco is going to postpone sports hernia surgery until after the season. He believes... Continue reading
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According to multiple sources, including USA Today, Marlins' outfielder Logan Morrison called out Hanley Ramirez and his .206 batting average. Morrison, who uses Twitter actively, seems to have little trouble sharing his opinion. After Ramirez arrived later than the rest of his teammates to the ballpark for pre-game stretching, Morrison... Continue reading
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Source: Philly.com Cole Hamels threw eight shutout innings tonight against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park, fanning nine in the process. While the Phillies again failed to give him much offensive support in the process (like Hamels' start in Pittsburgh last Friday night), two runs were enough to seal the... Continue reading
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According to Todd Zolecki's blog "The Zo Zone," Jimmy Rollins could land on the DL due to the foul ball off of his right knee on Saturday night at PNC Park. An MRI taken today showed a "pretty significant bone bruise" in the words of Ruben Amaro Jr., which has... Continue reading
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Posted by Adam Gonsiewski Courtesy of gcobb.com According to multiple sources, Joe Blanton and Shane Victorino are likely headed to the DL tomorrow. Ruben Amaro said that an MRI revealed a Grade 1/Grade 2 strain in Victorino's hamstring. While the Phillies have tried to avoid this scenario, sitting on the... Continue reading
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Posted by Adam Gonsiewski The Phillies received their World Series rings in the beginning of the 2009 season. According to Philthy Stuff, Kyle Kendrick's 2008 World Series ring has been found. KK's home in Washington State was ransacked last month. Despite the five burglars already being arrested, the 3.84-karat ring... Continue reading
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Roy Oswalt returned to the rotation tonight, allowing one earned run in five innings. With the game tied at one in the bottom of the ninth, Charlie Manuel called on Danys Baez to pitch to the top of the Cardinals order and extend the game to extra innings. Baez promptly... Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of Phillies.com The night started off promising for the Phillies - they jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the road, had one of their four aces on the mound, and were facing the Braves bullpen after only two innings. Despite having much in their favor, the... Continue reading
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Source: ESPN Sports Lenny Dykstra is again in the news, and no one is surprised. According to the New York Post, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Nails for an alleged naked massage request. Dykstra, who was accepting applications for a housekeeper, asked for a massage and began stripping... Continue reading
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Jayson Werth went 2 for 3 with a home run and a double in his debut against the Phillies tonight at Nationals Park. The Phillies dropped the series opener 7-4, which marks the third consecutive series, all against NL East opponents, that the Phillies have lost game one. The night... Continue reading
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Source: Philly.com/sports The Phillies offense gave Cliff Lee a seemingly comfortable three-run lead after two innings at the plate tonight at Turner Field. However, the Braves quickly responded with six quick runs of their own to knock the lefthander out of the game early. Ryan Howard hit a sacrifice fly... Continue reading
In terms of turnovers and sloppy play in the defensive zone, the Flyers really need Pronger back. His outlet passes are usually spot-on, and it means both O'Donnell and Boynton (or Gustafsson) don't have to play.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2011 on Flyers' Schedule Only Gets Tougher at Crossing Broad
@helloboys Thanks! You are right on that.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2011 on Flyers' Schedule Only Gets Tougher at Crossing Broad
Leighton is only in net because Bobrovsky and Boucher were each pulled in their last start. This is the perfect time to give Leighton a chance to play and possibly stop a losing streak. My take: Just play Bobrovsky.
Eric: Reason being, even if the Flyers finish second in the NHL in total points to the Pittsburgh Penguins, because they are in the same division, the Flyers would be fourth in the conference and fall into the dreaded 4-5 matchup. The Flyers DONT want to be fourth...division leaders take the top three conference seeds.
Dan: I would agree in trading Leighton if there is a taker. Boosh is also a lesser cap hit, and his contract expires this year, giving them more flexibility for next year. Mike: There was a time I believe the Flyers had three healthy goalies on the roster, but there were several different goalies to dress (LOL Jeremy Duchesne). I remember rotating in and out healthy scratches and rotating nets in practice.
For some reason I just don't think the Flyers will bury Leighton or Boucher in the minors. I think if the Flyers will trade or waive one of Boosh/Leighton out of fairness for the player to give them a chance to find an NHL job. The Flyers rotated three goalies the same way last year without sending one to the Phantoms. Both Leighton and Boucher are solid backup goalies. In my opinion, neither is cut out to be a regular NHL starting goaltender. Both were forced into that role at certain points last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean that either would be decent starting goalies over the course of an entire (60+ games) season.
Whoa completely my bad guys - simply a typo. I apologize.
I think that with the loss of Ian Laperriere you could use someone like Guerin to take his place. Sean O'Donnell will help with the veteran leadership aspect too. You seem to be forgetting that when the Flyers traded Gagne, they traded their assistant captain and longest tenured player, which isn't easily replaceable. Aaron Asham was also well respected in the locker room. I just don't think you can ever have too much veteran leadership, and Andreas Nodl doesn't seem to have a future in the NHL in my opinion. He's at best a fourth line player.