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November 10, 2004 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As much as the Phillies hope to have Eric Milton back in their starting pitching rotation next season, they are bracing for his departure and targeting potential replacements. David Wells, anyone? General manager Ed Wade confirmed interest in the veteran lefthander yesterday. "There are reasons for [Wells] to be attractive," Wade said between conferences at the annual general managers meetings here. Wells, who turns 42 in May, is a proven winner and innings-eater who went 12-8 with a 3.73 ERA in 31 starts for the San Diego Padres in 2004.
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April 26, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Bruce Chen felt as if Boston's batters were looking for his changeup, so he fooled them with his curveball. Chen threw seven strong innings last night, helping the visiting Baltimore Orioles to an 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox, which might have lost David Wells to an injury. "I used my curve in key situations, especially when I needed to get an out," said Chen (2-1), a former Phillie. Wells (2-3) left in the fourth inning with a sprained right foot, suffered while trying to field a ground ball.
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September 15, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The last eight innings were no problem. It was the first one that had David Wells muttering to himself. "I said, 'Here we go again,' " said Wells, who gave up a first-pitch triple and a run-scoring double, but then shut out San Diego the rest of the way as the Cincinnati Reds beat the visiting Padres, 8-1, yesterday. "My last couple of games had been really terrible. My mechanics were all screwed up," Wells said. "I came out of the first inning a little bit frustrated. " After throwing two consecutive complete games in August, Wells (5-3)
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March 23, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
David Wells declined to take part in a photo shoot yesterday for Sports Illustrated that featured the New York Yankees' starting pitchers and owner George Steinbrenner. Wells was asked through the team's media relations department to be in the photo, intended for the cover of the magazine's next edition. The photo features Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Mike Mussina, Jeff Weaver and Jose Contreras. "Who can tell?" Steinbrenner said when asked where Wells was. "I really don't care.
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December 2, 2004 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies have a few pitchers on their off-season wish list, and David Wells remains one of them. "They've stepped up recently," said Gregg Clifton, who is Wells' agent. "And David likes the Phillies. He likes Charlie Manuel. He's friends with Jim Thome. Spring training [in Clearwater, Fla.] is just 10 minutes away from his house. They're going to score a lot of runs. Philadelphia is attractive for a lot of reasons. " The Phillies last week increased their initial offer to Wells, which was believed to be about $5 million.
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March 27, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
David Wells had to stop pitching after just one inning of a minor-league exhibition game yesterday in Dunedin, Fla., because of a stiff back. The Toronto lefthander was pitching for double-A Tennessee against triple-A Syracuse. "I don't think it's anything serious," Blue Jays manager Jim Fregosi said. "Wells will still pitch a couple of innings on Friday against the Dodgers in Toronto. " Wells is scheduled to start Toronto's season opener, at home against Kansas City, next Monday.
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September 19, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
The pitching line would seem to indicate David Wells is still in a slump, although he was genuinely encouraged by his latest effort. Wells won his 18th game despite giving up 11 hits in just 5 1/3 innings, and rookie Shane Spencer hit a grand slam in a seven-run ninth as the Yankees moved closer to the AL record for wins by beating host Baltimore last night, 15-5. It was the 106th win for the Yankees, five short of the record set by the 1954 Cleveland Indians. New York (106-46)
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April 19, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
If Randy Johnson is hurt, he's not telling. Johnson failed to hold a four-run lead and was chased in the fourth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-5 victory over the visiting New York Yankees last night. Troy Glaus homered twice and Alex Rios tied a career high with four RBI for the Blue Jays. Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers in the first for New York - helping Johnson (2-2) to a 4-0 lead - but the Big Unit allowed seven runs and nine hits in only 3 1/3 innings.
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August 12, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Contreras pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Jim Thome and A.J. Pierzynski homered last night as the Chicago White Sox ended Justin Verlander's seven-game winning streak and beat the visiting Detroit Tigers, 5-0. Contreras (11-4) didn't give up a hit until Curtis Granderson doubled with two outs in the sixth in the opener of a three-game series between Detroit, the team with the best record in baseball, and the defending World Series champion White Sox. The White Sox cut Detroit's lead in the American League Central to 7 1/2 games and sent the Tigers to their third straight loss.
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May 23, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
The New York Mets plan to call up righthander Alay Soler from double-A Binghamton today to start in the three-game series against the Phillies at Shea Stadium. Soler will make his major-league debut tomorrow or Thursday. Soler, who played professional baseball in Cuba, is 1-0 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts for Binghamton this season. He defected from Cuba in November 2003 and signed a three-year contract with the Mets worth $2.8 million in 2004. The Mets also will option righthander Anderson Garcia to triple-A Norfolk.
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August 17, 2012 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer
MIAMI - In holding the Marlins to three runs in seven innings in the Phillies' 9-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon, Roy Halladay threw 108 pitches, the first time he eclipsed the 100-pitch mark since throwing 104 vs. the Padres on May 12, and the most he's thrown since coming off the disabled list last month. But the veteran righthander said the real accomplishment was his ability to pitch deep into a game without his best stuff. "I feel like earlier on [in the season], if I wasn't really spotting it I was in trouble," said Halladay, who struck out seven while walking one before the bullpen allowed six runs in the eighth inning.
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July 22, 2007 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Perception often becomes reality, but lately perception and reality haven't fit. The Phillies can hit lefthanded pitching. Really, they can. They started the season 6-15 against lefthanded starters, but they are 7-4 since. That trend included Saturday night's 12-4 victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park, where the Phillies scored seven runs in just 4 1/3 innings against lefthander David Wells. The victory moved the Phillies to within five games of the New York Mets in the National League East.
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September 1, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
"Boomer" is back with his hometown San Diego Padres, and this time it's to try to get them back to the playoffs. David Wells was traded yesterday from the Boston Red Sox to the Padres, who believe the free-spirited lefthander will provide the lift they need as they contend for a postseason berth. "I think we got one of the biggest big-game pitchers there is in the game," general manager Kevin Towers said. The defending National League West champion Padres are trying to make consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in their history.
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September 1, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
The Boston Red Sox traded lefthander David Wells to his hometown of San Diego yesterday. The Padres lead the wild-card race by a game over the Phillies. The Red Sox are to receive a player to be named or cash, the Associated Press said. Also, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said he was in good health after experiencing heart palpitations and expects to return to the lineup tomorrow. Meanwhile, tests to determine the cause of rookie lefthander Jon Lester's back pain have found enlarged lymph nodes, the Boston Herald reported.
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August 12, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Contreras pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Jim Thome and A.J. Pierzynski homered last night as the Chicago White Sox ended Justin Verlander's seven-game winning streak and beat the visiting Detroit Tigers, 5-0. Contreras (11-4) didn't give up a hit until Curtis Granderson doubled with two outs in the sixth in the opener of a three-game series between Detroit, the team with the best record in baseball, and the defending World Series champion White Sox. The White Sox cut Detroit's lead in the American League Central to 7 1/2 games and sent the Tigers to their third straight loss.
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August 1, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Boston Red Sox hoped to rely on the big man on the mound, but instead were lifted by the big man at the plate. David Wells, coming back from knee trouble, could not get out of the fifth inning, but David Ortiz hit a three-run walkoff home run in the ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the visiting Cleveland Indians last night, 9-8. Ortiz hit a laser into the centerfield seats for his second home run of the night, a major league-leading 37th...
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May 23, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
The New York Mets plan to call up righthander Alay Soler from double-A Binghamton today to start in the three-game series against the Phillies at Shea Stadium. Soler will make his major-league debut tomorrow or Thursday. Soler, who played professional baseball in Cuba, is 1-0 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts for Binghamton this season. He defected from Cuba in November 2003 and signed a three-year contract with the Mets worth $2.8 million in 2004. The Mets also will option righthander Anderson Garcia to triple-A Norfolk.
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April 19, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
If Randy Johnson is hurt, he's not telling. Johnson failed to hold a four-run lead and was chased in the fourth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-5 victory over the visiting New York Yankees last night. Troy Glaus homered twice and Alex Rios tied a career high with four RBI for the Blue Jays. Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers in the first for New York - helping Johnson (2-2) to a 4-0 lead - but the Big Unit allowed seven runs and nine hits in only 3 1/3 innings.
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December 9, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Baseball executives packed up their computers and scouting reports and headed for the airport yesterday afternoon as the winter meetings came to a close. As expected, there was plenty of activity during the four-day event, but the wheeling and dealing of this off-season is far from done. A number of notable free agents remain unsigned, while the biggest name on the trading block, slugger Manny Ramirez, remains stuck in Boston. Ramirez has demanded a trade from the Red Sox, and the team is trying to accommodate him. However, finding a trade partner has not been easy, for a couple of reasons.
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October 3, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The champagne had a brief wait and a short trip after the New York Yankees clinched the AL East at Fenway Park. A day later, across the diamond, the Boston Red Sox joined their longtime rivals in the playoffs. "Both of these teams went through a lot this year," said Curt Schilling, who shut the down the visiting Yankees yesterday long enough for the Red Sox to win, 10-1, and grab the AL wild-card berth. "To be where we are says as much about the people as it does about the talent.
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