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Some Phillies Links for You, August 14, 2012: Polanco, Powerful Pests and Pesky's Passing

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Aug 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is seen leaving the game to beat the traffic in the seventh inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is seen leaving the game to beat the traffic in the seventh inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Polanco likely won't play every day upon return | phillies.com: News
Dispatches from the hurt lockerroom.

Cole Hamels’ Three-Pitch Strikeout of Justin Ruggiano | FanGraphs Baseball
Dreamy McDreamboat really was beautiful last night. Lookit!

Phillies Notebook: Testing the waters with Schwimer - Philly.com
Joecatz covered this ground more entertainingly in his Sunday recap, but ymmv.

Johnny Pesky, guiding soul of the Sox family, dies at 92 - News - The Boston Globe

"If you’re a palooka, you’ve got to live with it," he said in a 1979 Globe interview.

RIP Johnny Pesky. I would die a happy man if I had either a rest plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or an actual part of a ballpark named after me.

So Your Team Is Out of It… | NotGraphs Baseball
Might be interesting to follow. Then again, it is peach season, so I might just eat a peach.

Shane Victorino a powerful pest in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Pirates - latimes.com
Sigh. Last night at my local Modell's, I noted that while Pence shirseys were on deep discount ($5!), the Victorino ones weren't.

Orioles Acquire J.C. Romero : MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com

h/t XxActionJacksonxX for finding this.

Tyler Cloyd stops bleeding once again for Lehigh Valley IronPigs | lehighvalleylive.com

Cloyd (12-1) now holds the IronPigs franchise mark for most wins in a season, topping Drew Carpenter’s 11-6 record in 2011. The Triple-A All-Star also now has the most wins in all of Minor League Baseball, one better than Christian Bergman (14-5) of Single-A Modesto (Cloyd was 3-0 at Reading earlier this year).

He's a winning winner who wins!

Lehigh Valley IronPigs to host 2013 championship game - Morning Call
Big fun in Coca-Cola Park next September.

Washington Nationals Knock Ryan Vogelsong Out Early, Pound San Francisco Giants For 21 Hits in 14-2 Win. - Federal Baseball
If you wanted to know what it was like rooting against the Phillies last year.