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Some Thursday Phillies Links For You, May 19, 2011: Why you mad, son?


Madson holding down the ninth
Note to everyone: a mid-90s fastball and a devastating changeup are also known as a "closer's mentality."

Ryan Madson Has Filthy Stuff
For example.

Minor League Box Score Recap, 18 May 2011
Reading: Rizzotti, 3/5, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Clearwater: Contreras, .2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.

Lakewood: Biddle, 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K.

Chase Utley treats the Threshers to a nice post-game spread
I wish this was Utley's way of saying farewell to the Threshers, but I think he was just hungry.

Chris Wheeler got locked in the bathroom of the team bus
Such a goofy night for Wheels.

Halladay and Left-Handed Batter Home Runs
Cool stuff on Roy. HEATMAPS!

Police find Kyle Kendrick’s World Series ring in swamp near Seattle
Badly decomposed and rolled up in a rug.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Braves blow lead in 11th, lose to D-backs
Yay guys!

Jake Peavy Outduels Justin Masterson In 1-0 Masterpiece
It's easy to understand why Peavy hurt himself in the first place, what with his herky-jerky mechanics and all, but this is a great story.

Cardinals' Lance Berkman And Matt Holliday Both Injured In Wednesday Win
Damn. I wish I knew how Cardinals fans were feeling right now.

When Is a Team "Out of It?"
How far back have division-winning teams been in their division at the end of each month?