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Phillies Breakfast Links, August 13, 2009: A Minor Cycle, Beer Detectives, Maaaaatloocckk!!


Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat Louisville, 10-9; Michael Taylor hits for cycle
The Phillies will need to do some soul-searching this offseason with their outfield situation.  Taylor was 5-for-5 (an additional double) with 4 RBI. Michael Taylor: An Old Beginning
Michael Taylor writing for a Stanford sports blog.


Phillies Take Unnecessary Risk in Moyer/Martinez Move
I don't think the person who wrote this has watched much (if any) Phillies baseball in the last eight weeks.


Trenton tops R-Phils, 3-2
Vance Worley pitched well, and Dominic Brown had two hits.


Cubs Fan Throws Beer, Overshadows Pedro's Return
The beer tosser revealed! Seems as if Chicago has had some of the worst examples of fan behavior in the past decade... just sayin'.


Stay Classy, Cubs Fans - Deadspin
From Deadspin: "So, yeah, this happened tonight. Maybe it's time to retire that old stereotype of Philly having the worst fans?" 

More after the jump...


Bill Conlin: Dick Allen, Woodstock and change
Remember that flashback scene from The Simpsons, with Grandpa sitting in a folding chair in the field at Woodstock, and he yells "Bring out Sha-Na-Na!!"?


Phillies Notebook: Like Madson last year, Phils closer Lidge has time for late-season revival
Unless he's still injured, in which case....


Another simulated outing goes well for Phils pitcher Myers
The righthander keeps making progress, might be on track for a bullpen job in Philadelphia next month.


Pence breaks loose against Marlins
The Astros clobber the Marlins, 14-6, helping the Phillies expand their NL East lead to 4.5 games.


Braves 6, Nats 2
The Braves won, but they were playing the Nats.


Mets end road trip with wild victory
Mets beat the Diamondbacks 6-4; starter Oliver Perez gives up just one run despite surrendering six hits and walking six in just 5.1 innings.