Some Phillies Links for You, September 4, 2012: Cloyd Rage, Winning Nats, and Playoff Season in Baseballtown!

What Cloyd Rage looks like (Memo to Reds re: "Gapper": Just because you can doesn't mean you have to.) Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Phillies rookie Aumont shocked to get call over Papelbon - Philly.com
Wait, Kevin Frandsen's muff on Sunday was scored a double? You know, I'm kind of okay with that.

Phillies Notebook: Uncertainty in Phillies outfield

Mayberry entered Monday hitting .226 with a .627 OPS against righthanded pitching this season. His home run off Johnny Cueto, his 14th of the season, was his sixth off a righthander.

Phillies 4, Reds 2: Don’t worry, Bruce tells fans | The Columbus Dispatch

The Phillies are having a down year (65-70), but they usually give the Reds trouble. The Reds are now 2-3 against Philadelphia this season, and have lost 14 of their last 17 against the Phillies.

Bonus Babies Minor League Coverage

R-Phils clinch playoff berth

Congratulations to the playoff-bound Reading Phillies, the most fun team to watch in the system in 2012. May you eat lightning, and crap Thunder!

LOL at who snapped the tie. Please note how the Legend of Adam Morgan, the Metro Stop Strangler, grows apace.

Ruf's historic run narrowly misses EL Triple Crown

Ruf still ends up as Eastern League Most Valuable Player, the recipient of the Paul Owens Award as the top position player in the Philadelphia Phillies system and with Reading's club record for homers.

Darin Ruf's MVP Acceptance speech
h/t taco pal.

Cutters use six-run eighth to beat Spikes - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette

Included in the crowd of 5,036 that watched the game was a group of PSU Blue Band students who immediately adopted Larry Greene as their favorite. All during the game, the students applauded every move Greene made as he finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two walks.

My freshman nephew is having a great time at college. It was a riot getting his text updates on Sunday.

N.L. East Beastie Boys

Game 134: Finally, a winning season! - Federal Baseball
Congrats to the Nats and their throng of fans. They are on the verge of amending the answer my favorite bar bet question of "Which major league baseball teams have never been to the playoffs since the format was expanded in 1995?"

Medlen Dominant Again In 6-1 Atlanta Win Over Colorado - Talking Chop
On Saturday night, I called out Chipper on Twitter for being such a cliche. I regret it not one bit.

Night Cap: After McHugh Struggles, Potentially Thrilling Ending Nixed By Blown Call - Amazin' Avenue
Maintaining our stranglehold on third place.

Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 7, Milwaukee Brewers 3 - Fish Stripes
We forget, but this Marlins season began with a lot of hope.

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