August 16, 2016 |
Adam Morgan returned to triple A last month as a pitcher who appeared to be losing his footing with the Phillies. He was being shuffled between the team's starting rotation and the bullpen. The lefthander lacked an identity, which he may have rediscovered in the minor leagues. Morgan excelled with the IronPigs, registering a 2.75 ERA in five outings before rejoining the Phillies on Sunday. But the game did not quite grant him the chance to showcase his growth, as he left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the left arm by a line drive.
August 11, 2016 |
Police are asking for help finding two men who have terrorized the owners of nearly a dozen Philadelphia businesses by breaking into the stores, tying up the people in attached residences and robbing them at gunpoint. Philadelphia police this week released surveillance images of the pair suspected in the 11 incidents, which happened between May and early August across various parts of West and North Philadelphia. The two men seem to be targeting Asian-owned businesses that have residences attached, police said.
July 10, 2016 |
DENVER - The final three games at Coors Field will each serve as the final touches of the first half for three of the Phillies' young starting pitchers. Vince Velasquez - who started Friday night's game - had a chance to end his first half with his third consecutive strong start since being activated from the disabled list. He entered Friday with two earned runs in his last 11 innings as he looked to rediscover the success he had in the beginning of the season. His innings will be monitored in the second half as it is unlikely Velasquez stays in the rotation for the duration of the season.
June 20, 2016 |
The Osage School cafeteria reverberates with the ineffable sound of 100 second graders socializing over lunch. Cutting through the din: a couple of words, a single name. Hi, Officer Bob. Officer Bob! Hey! Officer Bob! That would be Voorhees Township school resource officer Robert Colangelo, a law enforcement veteran who has been working at Osage for three years. "We've got a great group of kids here," says Colangelo, 46, who took the Voorhees job in 2013 after retiring as chief of the Camden County Park Police.
June 18, 2016
A 42-year-old Gloucester County man was sentenced this week to 10 1/2 years in prison for robbing - at gunpoint - three Heritage's convenience stores last year, prosecutors said. Sean P. Allen, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty last month to robbing Heritage stores in Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, and West Deptford in February 2015. A sawed-off shotgun was used in the robberies and cash and cigarettes were taken, prosecutors said. Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith imposed the sentence on Monday.
June 16, 2016 |
TORONTO - Tuesday was Vince Velasquez's turn in the rotation, and he celebrated by playing catch before any fans entered Rogers Centre. That was an accomplishment, considering the panic Velasquez generated when he threw just two pitches last week. "I feel good," Velasquez said. That he progressed to a throwing program this soon continues to suggest the injury is not a serious one. It was diagnosed as a strained right biceps. The 24-year-old pitcher said team officials were treating him as if he were in a rotation, with a regular five-day schedule.
May 30, 2016
Philadelphia police are investigating an armed home invasion-robbery in West Oak Lane Saturday morning. About 5:15 a.m., three men entered a home on the 6600 block of North 17th Street through the rear basement, police said. At least one had a gun. Once inside, the intruders pistol-whipped the man living in the house and stole a Toshiba laptop, $600 in cash, a cellphone and an Xbox game system. The resident was taken by police to Einstein Medical Center, where he was in stable condition.
May 19, 2016 |
WHILE SAM Bradford still may be Public Enemy No. 1 around much of Eagle Nation for having the audacity to miss two weeks of the team's voluntary workouts and requesting a trade after the Eagles moved up to the second spot in the draft to select Carson Wentz, there was nothing but love for him inside the locker room at the NovaCare Complex Tuesday. "He's still the leader of this team," tight end Zach Ertz said after the Eagles finished up the first of 10 voluntary OTA practices over the next three weeks.
April 25, 2016
Police are investigating the abduction and sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman who escaped her attacker on Saturday afternoon after an 11-hour ordeal. The woman told investigators she was abducted at 4 a.m. around 49th Street and Lancaster Avenue when she was forced by a man with a gun into a black vehicle with tinted windows and a trash bag covering the driver-side rear window. The victim, who had been bound with duct tape, freed herself at 57th Street and Larchwood Avenue in West Philadelphia around 3 p.m., police said, about two miles from where she was abducted.
March 3, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The first Phillies pitcher to step onto the mound Tuesday for the Grapefruit League opener started seven games in the majors last season, once won an award given to the organization's top pitcher, and added 25 pounds this winter for more strength. But when camp ends, Severino Gonzalez may rank 13th on the rotation depth chart. "I'm very motivated because I do realize there is a lot of competition in camp," Gonzalez said through an interpreter. "I know I have to work extra hard.