Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, April 17, 2012: Running the Gauntlett Eldemire. The Third.

He who dealt the first inning. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Could Hamels' departure mean more offense?
"Net runs" is not only a post-burrito web-browsing phenomenon.

Manuel wants the Phillies to keep on running
And unshackle the inner Juan Pierre in all of us.

Worth noting: Polanco's power, Halladay's velo, Papelbon's workload
Polanco was hit on the elbow last night, and it looked like it hurrrrt.

Marcus Hayes: Pat Burrell: Not just a pretty face
Just in case you missed out on the Pat Burrell experience. Some great in-between-the-lines quotes here.

Beasts of the NL East:

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Gets "W" In 6-3 Win Over Houston Astros, But Steve Lombardozzi Shines. - Federal Baseball
Hope it's not an inverted "W."

Bay and Davis Go Deep, Gee Digs Deep; Mets Take Empty Turner Field - Amazin' Avenue

Braves fans must have figured Monday's series opener at Turner Field was a playoff game, since few of them bothered to show up.

How classless of Amazin' Avenue.

Minors:

Always after the jump. Because they're nobodies until somebody on WIP loves them.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs defeat Buffalo Bisons 8-2 | lehighvalleylive.com
Derrick Mitchell goes 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. And Dom Brown with another RBI!

Squirrels fall to Reading 5-3 | WTVR.com – Richmond News & Weather from WTVR Television CBS 6
I'm telling you. This team.

Tampa 6, Clearwater 2
Adam Morgan fell one letter short of being a stop on the Metro.

Eldemire making up for lost time | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com

"I’m actually Gauntlett Eldemire III,’’ he said. "My great grandfather was white, he was German, and my great grandmother was Jamaican,’’ he said.

I mean, seriously! How great is that?

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