Some Phillies Links for You, April 6, 2012: #teemtobeat, Double-Playa, and My Brother Cloyd Was Here


Phil Sheridan: Phillies fans can breathe easier
The agony of reading about it in the next day's paper. /Schmidt'd

Mayberry has 'awesome' opening day for Phillies
As most of the grit in Juan Pierre's game is in the outfield, Mayberry's defense was the real key yesterday.

Galvis makes (dubious) history in debut
Proposition bet: his DP/AB ratio will be (higher/lower) than Wilson Valdez's.

The last Phillies to make their debuts as starters on opening day were Larry Bowa and Denny Doyle in 1970.

Would have thought there'd have been more.

Phillies teeming with popularity

Phillies Salaries
Annualized for your pleasure. Papelbon's added $58 counts for this year.

Around the League, Around the League, Around the League...

P&P Predictions: Predictapalooza 2012 | pitchers & poets
Some of these made me guffaw.

Troy Renck, Rockies (troyrenck) on Twitter
For those of you still awash in Opening Day excitement, old buddy and Rockies beat writer Troy Renck has a nostalgia-washed timeline this morning.

National League East Roundup:

Mets 1, Braves 0: Johan's Brave New World - Amazin' Avenue
Return of Johan. And David Wright is a clutch hitter!

Everything Goes As Planned In The Washington Nationals' 2-1 Opening Day Win Over The Chicago Cubs. - Federal Baseball

Strasburg, Werth and Lidge. O my!

Hey, carry your own bags past the jump for the minor league links. 2012 Opening Day Minor League Review
For one-stop minor-league shopping. OK, Tyler Cloyd and the Piggie Bullpen. And way to slug it, Sebastian Valle and Leandro Castro. Um... uh oh, Jose Contreras. And Dom Brown still sucks.

Tyler Cloyd perfect in Triple-A debut as Lehigh Valley IronPigs win opener |

"One minute I’m sitting at home last night talking to my wife, getting ready to throw Game 2 in Reading and the next thing I know I get a call to come up here and start Game 1," Cloyd said. "It’s unbelievable."

Agent: Podsednik will report to AAA Lehigh Valley
He's not the shy, retiring type.

EASTERN LEAGUE: R-Phils open with doubleheader sweep - Sports - Republican Herald
And Trevor May starts tonight.

Finally healthy, Gillies confident he can fulfill potential
Yesterday: not so great, but I hope he can stay healthy this year.

Storm gives Drive a helping hand on opening day |
A weather-assisted loss for the BlueClaws.

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