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August 12, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took Oakland's Josh Reddick 82 games to hit five home runs. He doubled his season total in two, parking a couple in the Athletics' 5-4 win over Toronto on Saturday, one day after blasting three into the stands as the A's routed the Blue Jays, 14-6 on Friday night. The hirsute slugger, who has one of the best beards in sports this side of James Harden, matched the majors' record for homers over two games. Reddick, hitless in his previous 20 at-bats before the sudden power surge, had 32 dingers last year.
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October 21, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Another game, a different lineup for the Giants. Out of necessity, manager Bruce Bochy, who had been pushing all the right buttons while shuffling his lineup, removed Juan Uribe and replaced him with switch-hitter Pablo Sandoval at third base for Wednesday's Game 4 of the NLCS. Incredibly, the move turned out to be genius. Sandoval had the key two-run double in the sixth inning that gave the Giants a 5-4 lead. And Uribe, who went 0 for 3 in Game 3 and is apparently still feeling the effects of a bruised wrist, hit the game-winning sacrifice fly off Roy Oswalt in the bottom of the ninth in the 6-5 win. He injured the wrist sliding into second base in the series opener and sat out Game 2.   Fondness for Phils Aaron Rowand celebrated the Phillies' World Series championship in 2008 even though he was a Giant.
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October 26, 2012 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN PABLO Sandoval hit three home runs Wednesday night and Barry Zito allowed one run while pitching into the sixth inning, much was made of their irrelevance in the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship of 2010, when one was benched and the other left off the roster entirely. As incredible as that Game 1 story was, it pales compared with a larger mostly overlooked one: This Giants lineup, with just a season wedged between this World Series appearance and that one, is completely different, except for catcher Buster Posey.
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August 5, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SAN FRANCISCO - The nightmares will not cease because this was merely Game 111 in a season that promises more than 162 for these Phillies. They entered this ballpark by the bay Thursday for the first time since last October, when great expectations were inexplicably spoiled by a team with absolutely nothing to lose. The very sight of AT&T Park jogged undesirable memories - Cody Ross slapping an unhittable pitch; Juan Uribe stroking a game-ending fly ball; and Matt Cain two-hitting his way through a broken lineup.
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March 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES DODGERS shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than 2 months or maybe just 2 weeks because of an injured left thumb. "They've painted both pictures, and it's a pretty big window," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. "We're guessing. " Ramirez was hurt diving for a ball while playing third base Tuesday night in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. He helped the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico, 3-0. Ramirez was set to have an MRI when he returne to the Dodgers' camp in Surprise, Ariz.
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October 18, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The designated hitter role didn't fit Pat Burrell in the one-plus season he was with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Phillies' former leftfielder suggested it was simply difficult for him to stay in the game between at-bats. "For me, it has something to do with being in the flow of the game, playing in the field, being active in the game," Burrell said late Saturday, after his run-scoring double off the glove of Raul Ibanez helped the Giants to a 4-3 win in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.
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October 21, 2010 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - It's a cliché about young ballplayers - That kid looks like a batboy. It's no cliché when you see Buster Posey. Walking through the Giants' clubhouse, the baby-faced rookie looks as if he should be picking up towels until he stops at a locker and is surrounded by the media. Giants teammates have taken to growing burly-man beards. Posey has a little stubble. But beards don't win ball games. Wednesday night, Posey took over Game 4 of the National League Championship Series and got the best of a veteran Phillies pitcher in an improbable spot.
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October 28, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - Feel a little better now, Philadelphia? The Texas Rangers had Tim Lincecum on the ropes in Game 1, just as your team did. And lost a lot bigger to them than your team did. When the Giants completed their 11-7 battering of Cliff Lee and a parade of relievers, they had accumulated 14 hits, seven for extra bases. To put that in context, the seven extra-base hits equal half the number they achieved in the National League Championship Series and more than half the runs.
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November 3, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - When Brian Wilson struck out Nelson Cruz to end the 2010 World Series, 142 players instantly became free agents. Under new rules negotiated in the collective bargaining agreement this season, players no longer needed to file for free agency. At 10:30 p.m., as Buster Posey sprinted to meet Wilson's open arms and start a celebration that lasted deep into the Texas night and then boiled over to the Giants' charter plane back to San Francisco, the future of more than a few postseason heroes began to be questioned.
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October 21, 2010 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER COLUMNIST
SAN FRANCISCO ? As it turned out, Charlie Manuel's mistake wasn't putting his faith in Joe Blanton for Game 4. It was losing faith in Blanton too early. Yanking Blanton in the fifth inning, when he still had the lead, set in motion a chain of events that ended with Roy Oswalt gamely trying, and failing, to pitch in an unfamiliar role. Oswalt, who pitched eight innings on Sunday, gave up two singles and a sacrifice fly that will haunt these Phillies for a long time. They are now one loss from a long, cold winter of regret and second-guessing.
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April 25, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - This was the debut stage for the lanky lefthander they called "Hollywood" before he even reached the majors, and it was appropriate. Five seasons somehow passed since Cole Hamels' last appearance at Dodger Stadium. The Phillies unveiled their keystone here Wednesday, with another star pitcher, Zack Greinke, opposing him. When Hamels re-signed for $144 million in July 2012, the affluent Dodgers opened their wallet and paid $159 million for Greinke. They did not sign him for his bat, which earned a silver slugger award in 2013, and tormented the Phillies.
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August 12, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took Oakland's Josh Reddick 82 games to hit five home runs. He doubled his season total in two, parking a couple in the Athletics' 5-4 win over Toronto on Saturday, one day after blasting three into the stands as the A's routed the Blue Jays, 14-6 on Friday night. The hirsute slugger, who has one of the best beards in sports this side of James Harden, matched the majors' record for homers over two games. Reddick, hitless in his previous 20 at-bats before the sudden power surge, had 32 dingers last year.
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March 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES DODGERS shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than 2 months or maybe just 2 weeks because of an injured left thumb. "They've painted both pictures, and it's a pretty big window," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. "We're guessing. " Ramirez was hurt diving for a ball while playing third base Tuesday night in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. He helped the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico, 3-0. Ramirez was set to have an MRI when he returne to the Dodgers' camp in Surprise, Ariz.
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October 26, 2012 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN PABLO Sandoval hit three home runs Wednesday night and Barry Zito allowed one run while pitching into the sixth inning, much was made of their irrelevance in the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship of 2010, when one was benched and the other left off the roster entirely. As incredible as that Game 1 story was, it pales compared with a larger mostly overlooked one: This Giants lineup, with just a season wedged between this World Series appearance and that one, is completely different, except for catcher Buster Posey.
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August 5, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SAN FRANCISCO - The nightmares will not cease because this was merely Game 111 in a season that promises more than 162 for these Phillies. They entered this ballpark by the bay Thursday for the first time since last October, when great expectations were inexplicably spoiled by a team with absolutely nothing to lose. The very sight of AT&T Park jogged undesirable memories - Cody Ross slapping an unhittable pitch; Juan Uribe stroking a game-ending fly ball; and Matt Cain two-hitting his way through a broken lineup.
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November 3, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - When Brian Wilson struck out Nelson Cruz to end the 2010 World Series, 142 players instantly became free agents. Under new rules negotiated in the collective bargaining agreement this season, players no longer needed to file for free agency. At 10:30 p.m., as Buster Posey sprinted to meet Wilson's open arms and start a celebration that lasted deep into the Texas night and then boiled over to the Giants' charter plane back to San Francisco, the future of more than a few postseason heroes began to be questioned.
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November 2, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - No, most of Philadelphia likely was not watching the seventh inning of Monday's World Series Game 5 because it still hurt too much to see it played without the Phillies involved. But then they appeared, the Ghosts of Philadelphia World Series Past. They faced each other with this Fall Classic possibly on the line. Pat Burrell vs. Cliff Lee. Runners on second and third. A scoreless pitcher's duel reaching its climax. Burrell, benched in Game 4, saw 62 pitches in this series before the at-bat, and had put two of them in play.
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October 29, 2010 | By SAM DONNELLON, donnels@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - Aaron Rowand gets a start in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series and throws out Carlos Ruiz at the plate. Speedy Nate Schierholtz subs in to play rightfield in the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series and two batters into his night, there he is running down Matt Treanor's extra-base bid to the gap. Double switches. A perfect reliever for every opposing batter. Three double switches in a single postseason game, each with a positive consequence.
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October 28, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - Feel a little better now, Philadelphia? The Texas Rangers had Tim Lincecum on the ropes in Game 1, just as your team did. And lost a lot bigger to them than your team did. When the Giants completed their 11-7 battering of Cliff Lee and a parade of relievers, they had accumulated 14 hits, seven for extra bases. To put that in context, the seven extra-base hits equal half the number they achieved in the National League Championship Series and more than half the runs.
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October 22, 2010 | By TIM KAWAKAMI, San Jose Mercury News
SSAN FRANCISCO - In maybe the greatest inning of probably the San Francisco Giants' greatest game in years or decades, Buster Posey came to bat, and the world seemed to stop. And the rookie catcher with almost unlimited talent made the biggest moment only seem bigger. There Posey was, ready to cap his greatest game, and most certainly the greatest rookie performance in Giants' playoff history. "He did all the damage for us," manager Bruce Bochy said after Posey's single keyed the Giants' rally for a 6-5 victory in Wednesday's Game 4 of the National League championship series.
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