October 3, 2007
Jimmy Rollins 162 716 139 212 38 20 30 94 49 85 41 6 .344 .531 .296 Matt Holliday 158 636 120 216 50 6 36 137 63 126 11 4 .405 .607 .340
May 5, 2016 |
ST. LOUIS - Pete Mackanin visited the mound in the ninth inning of Wednesday night's 5-4 loss just as Busch Stadium was starting to become unglued. The Cardinals had the bases loaded. The Phillies had a one-run lead. Mackanin, the Phillies manager, told his closer to get a ground ball. A double play would end it. Jeanmar Gomez listened. He induced Stephen Piscotty to hit a grounder, but the ball was slapped wide of shortstop Freddy Galvis. Galvis slid to field the hit, but the game was tied.
October 7, 2009 |
Those seeking both similarities and differences in the two teams that will meet in the 2009 National League division series, which begins today at Citizens Bank Park, don't need to look any further than left field. This off-season, for different reasons, the Phillies and Rockies both unloaded longtime, power-hitting leftfielders. But the teams filled the vacancies created by the departures of Pat Burrell and Matt Holliday in very different ways. Ruben Amaro Jr. signed Raul Ibanez to be the Phils' everyday leftfielder.
April 16, 2006 |
Chase Utley went 3 for 5 with two home runs and five RBIs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning, as the Phillies beat the Rockies, 10-8, Friday night. Pat Burrell and Aaron Rowand also homered. The Phillies had a 10-4 lead in the bottom of the ninth, and it looked like they would cruise to an easy victory and save the back end of their bullpen. But Julio Santana loaded the bases and allowed a bases-clearing double to Matt Holliday to make it 10-7. That forced manager Charlie Manuel to use setup man Arthur Rhodes and closer Tom Gordon.
July 19, 2008 |
For the first game after an all-star break, there usually is no question whether a relief pitcher is available for duty. But Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wasn't completely sure whether Brad Lidge would be available for work when the all-star closer reported to Dolphin Stadium for last night's game against the Florida Marlins. "We've got to see how he feels when he plays catch," Manuel said. Lidge warmed up six times before entering Tuesday night's All-Star Game in the 15th inning.
January 21, 2008 |
The Colorado Rockies are closing in on a record-breaking contract extension with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Denver Post reported yesterday. The Rockies and their shortstop have agreed to the framework of a six-year, $30 million contract, which would be the largest extension ever given to a major-league player with fewer than two years of experience. Tulowitzki finished second in the rookie-of-the-year voting, behind Milwaukee's Ryan Braun. The Rockies star hit .291 with 24 home runs and 99 RBIs as Colorado reached the World Series.
January 19, 2008 |
The Colorado Rockies want to lock up Matt Holliday with a long-term deal. For now, they've settled on 2 years. The All-Star leftfielder agreed to a $23 million, 2-year contract with Colorado yesterday, avoiding arbitration only hours before players and teams exchanged salary figures. "This is the first step in a process we hope will lead to a long-term relationship with him," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said. Holliday, runner-up for the NL MVP award last season, hit .340 with 137 RBI, becoming the third player since 1967 to lead a league in both categories.
November 13, 2008 |
Joe Maddon had a good reason for interrupting his honeymoon. About an hour after he landed in Rome, Maddon easily won the American League Manager of the Year award yesterday for guiding Tampa Bay from baseball's basement to the World Series in one astonishing season. Lou Piniella took the NL honor after leading the Chicago Cubs to the league's best record. Maddon, who succeeded Piniella as Tampa Bay manager in 2006, was a runaway winner in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
October 3, 2007 |
FIRST BASE Rockies: Todd Helton. He has played in five All-Star Games, is a .332 lifetime hitter and has 303 career homers. He's also above average on defense. But, maybe since he's also played in 1,578 games without making the postseason before this, Helton's profile isn't as high as it should be. He's the player the Rockies rally around. "When you have a player who has meant as much to a franchise as Todd has meant to the Rockies . . . it makes what we are going through that much more meaningful," Matt Holliday said recently.
August 29, 2012 |
MATT HOLLIDAY hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to rightfield off A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2. Lohse (14-2) pitched five innings and threw 83 pitches before being lifted following a 34-minute rain delay in the top of the sixth. He allowed two runs and five hits while striking out three and walking none.