Game isn't 'til mad late tonight, so here are some links to hold you over until then.
Giving Polanco his propers.
Watch Philadelphia’s baseball robot deliver the first pitch
We need to be careful about booing robots. They may take it personally and then repay us by eradicating our species.
DOM BROWN INJURY UPDATE!
If his hand is healthy enough to go fishing, it's healthy enough for him to be in the cages.
Double-A prospects turning the corner in Reading
They've graduated from young adult novels to real literature, finally.
Lehigh Valley Report
Meanwhile, at AAA.
SIERA Through 17 Games
The leader may surprise you. Also, Blanton > Oswalt.
Free Mike Stutes
This one is for my man Taco Pal.
Cliff and Kristen Lee Visit the Tax Man
ZWR could make a lot more selling whatever drug it is they use to think of stuff like this than by selling T-shirts.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Blah blah blah blah rain blah blah blah Niese blah blah Astros blah blah Mets got spanked. Blah blah, 6-1. We really don't know what else to tell you about this one.
Percentage of black MLB players drops again
But, sans Utley, the Phillies starting 8 is 100% not white.
Chapman’s 106-mph fastball was likely bogus
He still throws really really really really fast though.
Dykstra posts $150K bond in bankruptcy case
If you could be prosecuted for being a jerk, Dykstra would be on death row.