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Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, August 2, 2011: Mayberry's BFD and the 9th Inning Wonders of the World

Put another one in the Phillies' unlikely wins column | The Phillies Zone | 08/01/2011
Victorino: From slow-footed goat to getting lei'd by his parents. Meanwhile, move over Jonathan Broxton. Huston Street is a dybbuk.

Phillies to the Ninth Degree | BoopStats | 08/01/2011

They have nearly doubled their opponents' runs in their regularly scheduled final frames (41-22), despite having 17 fewer opportunities

Oswalt is hoping his rehab is over | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/02/2011
Wrap the other pitchers in bubble wrap. It's "Kyle Kendrick's last start."

Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " Checking Historical Trends with Vance Worley
Nite Owl: Highly unlikely to get any better.


Philadelphia side resurrects 19th century "base ball" | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/31/2011
WHAT IS THIS DEMONRY? (you knew that was coming)

Foamer Night
Might be the best place to follow the Astros as they reinvent themselves with the Phillies' prospects. A blog by Ted Walker of the indispensable Pitchers&Poets.

Deadline Recap: Position Player Upgrades | FanGraphs Baseball
Just because he got picked off after his only single last night, Michael Bourn will help the Braves.

An Ode To Matt Stairs - Baseball Nation
Needs just one more uniform on his ass to set a record.

NL East

Braves Fall to Nats 5-3 in Bourn's Debut - Talking Chop
Check the comments on Alex Gonzalez - and yes, I checked: Yunel Escobar is hitting .305 for Toronto, so the Braves are capable of making boneheaded midseason deals.

Marlins 7, Mets 3: Home Is Where the Barf Is - Amazin' Avenue
More late-inning dingers, this one from Mike Stanton. I was unaware that Mike Pelfrey has not beaten the Marlins in five years.

Dom Brown Leagues
after the jump...

For Brown, a minor setback | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/02/2011
I hope he lays waste to the International League. So far so good, anyways.

Bacon and Biscuits: Breaking News: Bocock To Indianapolis
PIRUTS R IN UR SYSTEM, EETIN UR AAAA PLAYURS. This means Freddy Galvis is up at Lehigh Valley. Tagg Bozied on the DL, though.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs split doubleheader with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre |
Bah, Domonic Brown's 21-game AAA hittin' streak came to an end at 21 in the nightcap.

Palm Beach 7, Clearwater 3
Brody Colvin: Kind of meh. But you go, Jiwan James!

Shorebirds blank Lakewood BlueClaws | The Asbury Park Press |
Austin Wright, just up from Williamsport, gets the ball tonight.

Renegades take series finale 6-1 - Sports - Daily Review
No sleep 'til Brooklyn for the CrossCutters.