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Some Phillies Links for You, May 11, 2010: No-No Toronto, Sore Lidge, The Chooch of May

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The Juice: Don't pitch to Phillies' Carlos Ruiz in May, either - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Carlos Ruiz is one of my favorite players for reasons that aren't entirely due to his play on the field so I'm getting a kick out of his recent hot streak.

Elbow stiffness keeps Lidge out of ninth | News
Well that's great news.

The Zo Zone: Could the Phillies Get 84 Home Games?
As first reported by The Fightins, the G20 summit in Toronto might require relocation of the Blue Jays three game series against the Phillies in late June. I'd have to think a neutral site would be the most fair option, even if it's not the most lucrative. Can you imagine the pissing and moaning if the Phillies win the division by, say, one game?

Contreras has been big relief for Phillies
He's been great but he's pitched five of the last seven games. Hopefully Halladay can provide a day off.

ModernTube: Keith Hernandez falls asleep during Mets game - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Probably took one of his own Roofies...

Modern pitchers taken to task by legend Fergie Jenkins
Ugh, I hate when the retired players talk smack on "kids today." Robin Roberts, to his credit, never did this.

Giambi gets rare start in place of Helton | News
And he hit like crazy. I've always kind of liked Jason Giambi, even during the Yankee years.

BlueClaws outfield full of potential
Nice piece, but doesn't tell us much we didn't already know.

Another Hernandez gem goes to waste | Down on the Farm
Like PhillyFriar said yesterday, I could give a damn about the outcome of the game; Nick Hernandez was very sharp yet again, so I'm happy.

R-Phils defeat Drabek
Woooooooooo yaaaaay or something.

The Ace Has Arrived: Braves Bash Brewers 8-2 - Talking Chop
Young Tommy Hanson was nasty last night.

Fish Wrap - Marlins 4, Cubs 2 - FishStripes
Beating the Cubs just isn't that fun anymore.

Washington Nationals 3-2 Over New York Mets In Citi Field Thriller. - Federal Baseball
The Nationals now sit alone in second place in the NL East. Seriously.