Today, the Phillies beat the Orioles, 4-3, on a walk-off, 2 RBI single by someone named Carlos Rivero. Cole Hamels struggled with his command early, but settled down to pitch 4 innings of 1-hit ball. Ryan Howard hit an opposite-field shot off of Brian Matusz in the 4th inning. Brad Lidge allowed a run on a hit and and a hit batsman in his inning; all of the other relievers (including Baez) pitched scoreless frames.
Still no word on Utley's knee, but Dom had the hook of his hamate bone successfully amputated.
Utley: 'I've got nothing new'
When the Phillies get secretive about injuries, FuquaManuel gets nervous.
Brown Has Successful Surgery
Source: he was a big boy and didn't cry at all.
Hitting woes persist
Can't we wait until the games actually matter to call them "woes"?
by a rabid squirrel. Received shot in clubhouse.
Top 10 Prospects: The Philadelphia Phillies
What do you say, PhillyFriar?
The Best Short Stops of the Past 5 Years: Look to the NL East
Jimmy Rollins: 32.1 fielding runs; Derek Jeter: -23.7 fielding runs
Elsewhere in baseball:
Carlos Beltran misses second game in a row for New York Mets
Hey beer man! The top 10 brews available at big league ballparks
"Flying Fish's Extra-Pale Ale is the kind of beer that you can go back and get more of during a long, high-scoring game at that bandbox of a ballpark." #statementsfrom2005
Majors And Minors Renew Wedding Vows
In Vegas. With Elvis presiding.
Other ballplayers players to testify against Barry Bonds
Breaking Ballmerta? They better go into witness protection.