Some Phillies Links for You, August 12, 2010: Utley Swings, F-Rod Swings, and the Jews Are a Swinging Bunch of People

Phillies Notes: Phillies' Utley is cleared to swing a bat
In other news, Polanco's elbow hurts, Victorino was 3 for 4 in a rehab start, and this means Dom likely goes down.

Oswalt, Phillies shut out Dodgers
Or does it? We'll await word on Ross Gload's injury today. I'm not saying Andy Tracy is all that, but he should get some consideration if Gload is out for a while.

Jewish Heritage Celebration Tonight
TGP game thread will honor the event in echt menschlichkeit with our second annual "Yiddish comments welcome" thread. Warm up here, goyishe leute (and btw, the headline came from Yes I Can).

Paul Hagen: Phillies feeling strain on left side of the bullpen

The Baltimore Orioles have placed lefthanded closer Mike Gonzalez on waivers, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

When the toilet doesn't work, our proposal is to gather the house owners around and throw money down it. And in related news:

J.C. Romero thinks he has his throwing problems licked
GNC must have introduced a frozen aisle this summer.

Hey, Cliff: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
If you're having any trouble vomiting this morning. The question is whether the Rangers' new owners will pay to keep him (sub req'd).

Fangraphs: Halladay and Verlander
Why K/9 isn't all that and a bag of chips. It's just all that.

Francisco Rodriguez Arrested After Dispute Following Game
When you slug your father-in-law, imma hafta guess the issues generally boil down to money or sex. Because last night was the same old for the Mets.

A Tribute to Larry Bowa: The Manager Who Saved the Philadelphia Phillies
Oh, Bleacher Report. You're so darn...cute.

Sure, Bowa rubbed a few players the wrong way in 2001, namely star third baseman Scott Rolen, but the majority of Larry’s players seemed to respond to him.

 

NL East:

Talking Chop: Braves Come Back to Win in Extras, Take Series
Sigh, don't look now, but the Braves are 7-3 in their last 10.

Purple Row: Rockies 6, Mets 2: Melvin Freaking Mora Hit a Grand Slam

Federal Baseball: Mike Stanton is a Monster, Florida Marlins 9-5 over Washington Nationals in D.C.
Now I want to see what Dom can do against Scott Olsen.

Minors:

IronPigs 5, PawSox 1
Vic adds some fizz to the flat can of soda that is the Phils' AAA affiliate.

Reading defeats Akron, 7-6
Austin Hyatt will make his AA debut tonight.

Minors Moniker Madness
As I suspected, Reading's Tuffy Gosewisch was defeated by Bubbie Buzachero. But it's final four time. I'm predicting a Hardy-Buzachero final.

Tri-City 6, Williamsport 1

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