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Phillies Breakfast Links, September 1, 2009: Blue Hawaii, A Tragic Debut, Roster Tweaks

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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco shelled by Detroit Tigers in his big-league debut
Oh, Carlos.


Phillies' Victorino donates funds to help Hawaii schools
Like he said, no questions asked.


High School Sports in Hawaii Are Far From Paradise
More on the Hawaii sports situation, from the New York Times.


Phillies bring Taschner back to bullpen
Oh yay.


Rock Cats Shut Out Phillies, 2-0
Reading remains solidly in the playoff hunt.

Myers saves win for Kendrick

'Last time he saw me pitch, I wasn't doing well,'' quipped Kendrick, referring to the end of the 2008 season when he was struggling with the Phillies. ''I'm just trying to work as deep as I can and have quality outings.''

Myers then ran over to Kendrick's locker and punched him in the crotch, then yelled YOU JUST BEEN PUNK'D!!


Sports competitors who wear red perceived as doing better than those in other colors: study
From the NY Daily News. Coming in 2010: New York Mets alternate red uniforms!



"When you play the Mets, knowing the [depleted] team they have, and all of a sudden, you’re getting beat by the bench guys, you have to really put things in perspective," Hamels said last night. "You can’t get the ‘A’ guys out, and you can’t even get the ‘B’ guys out, you’ve got a problem. So, that’s when I decided to go out there and break it down to simple and know what are the reasons why I got to the big leagues. I really tried not to stress myself out in going out there and trying to be too good or trying to fall into those expectations."

O snap?


Phils look for speed in Sept.
Where's Reggie Taylor?


Gonzo: Chillin' in September
You'd think people would learn after the last couple of seasons that big leads can evaporate really quickly.


BlueClaws win but De Fratus' status uncertain
With the South Atlantic League playoffs approaching, righty prospect Justin De Fratus could miss time with an oblique strain.


Jimmy being Jimmy is OK with Manny