June 6, 2012 |
Bobby Abreu stood Monday in the outfield at Citizens Bank Park and took a look around at the 45,000-plus fans, the same Phillies faithful he had played in front of for nearly nine seasons. And yet on a damp June night, as Abreu played in Philadelphia for the first time since being traded to the New York Yankees in 2006, so much was different. Those were happy days, he said, even if his time here came to an end when he was labeled a poor clubhouse guy and shipped to New York for little in return.
June 6, 2012 |
It is unknown whether D.J. Reyburn can read minds. It is fairly certain, though, that Bud Selig and his posse in the commissioner's office can read written words. So Jonathan Papelbon won't be fined for being the first player ejected because an umpire read his thoughts. But the Phillies closer probably can expect an involuntary payroll deduction for his comments after Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I thought he was terrible," Papelbon said of Reyburn's work behind the plate.
July 18, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES – If the Phillies are going to make the kind of second-half run they insist is possible, they likely will need to utilize the same formula that Monday night led to a 3-2 win over the Dodgers. That means excellent starting pitching, near-flawless relief, and some timely hitting from their established stars. Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins both hit solo home runs, while Joe Blanton held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings before turning things over to Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth as the Phillies won for the third time in four games since the All-Star break.
June 11, 2015 |
When someone is doing things the way Tommy Bergjans has for the last four years, good things are bound to happen. For the Haverford College righthander, the best possible scenario played itself out Tuesday in Day 2 of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft when the Los Angeles Dodgers selected the Manhattan Beach, Calif., native with their eighth-round pick (252d overall). "This has always been my dream," said Bergjans, who graduated with a degree in economics. "It's an incredible feeling.
July 20, 2011 |
Wes Covington, a powerful outfielder on the ill-fated 1964 Phillies team whose unorthodox batting stance was mimicked by a generation of young Philadelphians, died July 4 in Edmonton, Alberta, where he had made his home for decades. Mr. Covington, 79, who hit 131 home runs in 11 big-league seasons, succumbed to cancer, according to family members. A North Carolina native who was signed by the Boston Braves in 1952, Mr. Covington, at his first minor-league stop in Eau Claire, Wis., initially overshadowed his teammate, future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.
December 9, 2012 |
Righthander Zack Greinke has agreed to a six-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, multiple sources reported Saturday. The deal was said to be worth about $147 million. Greinke, 29, went 15-5 with a 3.48 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers last year. Ludwick stays. Outfielder Ryan Ludwick (.275, 26 HRs, 80 RBIs) is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million, a source told the Associated Press.
June 11, 2013
A review Sunday of the book Baseball as a Road to God incorrectly referred to a famous 1988 World Series home run hit by Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 8, 2014
T HE PHILLIES announced the hiring of Rafael Chaves as the minor league pitching coordinator yesterday. Chaves, 46, was the Los Angeles Dodgers' minor league coordinator from 2009 to 2013 before spending the past season as a player personnel special assistant with the Dodgers. "We are extremely excited to add Rafael to our staff," Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is one of the most respected names in our business when it comes to developing pitchers.
August 19, 2008 |
In a move to bolster their rotation for the stretch run, the Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired veteran righthander Greg Maddux from the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Times reported last night. The newspaper cited an anonymous person close to the deal. It was not known who San Diego would receive in return. The 42-year-old Maddux is 6-9 with a 3.99 ERA this season. He is 353-223 in a 22-year big-league career, having won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992 to 1995.
October 26, 2007
Baseball Notable Joe Girardi might be headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a report on ESPN.com said yesterday. A broadcaster with the Yankees, Girardi is one of the candidates to succeed Joe Torre in New York. The agent for Girardi, Steve Mandel , was asked whether Girardi had been approached by the Dodgers, and Mandel would not comment. Dodgers manager Grady Little is under contract for next season after the team picked up his option for 2008 on March 7. Little also has a club option for 2009.