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April 4, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
It's no exaggeration to say that Malvern Prep's Gardner Nutter is a true student of the game of baseball. Well, to be exact, pitching. Last summer, the senior righthander spent two months at Ron Wolforth's Texas Baseball Ranch. There, he learned the ins and outs of being a hurler. Warm-up drills, long toss, delivery, command, hip mobility, and accelerated arm recovery were part of the advanced curriculum. "It's really about learning how to be the most dynamic, athletic pitcher you can be," Nutter said.
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July 26, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
The Phillies will honor new Hall of Fame inductee Pat Gillick with a ceremony before Wednesday night's game. The ceremony begins at 6:45 before the 7:05 start against the San Francisco Giants. Gillick was the team's general manager from 2005 to 2008, including the 2008 World Series championship team. He remains with the team in an advisory role. Gillick, who was enshrined Sunday in Cooperstown, will be presented with several items by the Phillies. After the ceremony, he will take a victory lap around the field, greeting fans.
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May 7, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here is a year-by-year look at some of Kyle Kendrick's statistics. Kendrick, 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts this season, is 10-5 in his last 18 starts dating back to last season. He will pitch Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants.                         Opp.        vs. Year       Record    ERA    avg. L.H. batters   SO per 9 IP 2007       10-4       3.87    .280       .321          3.6 2008       11-9       5.49    .304       .334          3.4 2009       3-1       3.42    .273       .267          5.1 2010       11-10       4.73    .283       .312          4.2 2011       8-6       3.22    .255       .234          4.6 2012       11-12       3.90    .254       .238          6.6 2013       3-1       2.43    .235       .233          6.4 - Bob Brookover SOURCE: BaseballReference.com
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January 11, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
The Phillies released John Bowker on Tuesday to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Japan. In a combined 31 games with the Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Bowker batted .133 with two RBIs. The 28-year-old outfielder spent most of the season at triple-A Indianapolis in the Pirates' system, hitting .306 with 15 home runs and 76 RBIs in 106 games. For his major-league career, Bowker has hit .232 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in 240 games with the San Francisco Giants, Pirates, and Phillies.
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November 27, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
All-star third baseman Evan Longoria agreed to a $136.6 million, 10-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million to his current deal. The agreement with the 27-year-old slugger includes a team option for 2023 that could make the deal worth $144.6 million over 11 years. Series shares. A full postseason share for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth $377,003, breaking the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals' record.
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April 12, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
Pat Burrell will officially retire as a Phillie during the Boston Red Sox series at Citizens Bank Park in May, the team announced. Burrell, 35, will sign a one-day minor league contract with the Phillies. He will be honored before the Saturday, May 19 game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Burrell retired in the offseason because of a chronic foot injury that limited him to 92 games with a .230 average last season with San Francisco. Burrell was with the Phillies for nine seasons and is fourth in team history in home runs (251)
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July 5, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Manny may be coming back, but his dreadlocks are taking a holiday. The Texas Rangers agreed Wednesday on a minor-league deal with Ramirez, 41, last seen with Taiwan's EDA Rhinos. He hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games with the Rhinos, who offered to raise his salary from $25,000 to $60,000 to get him to stay. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said part of the deal was that Ramirez, twice suspended for positive drug tests, agree to cut his hair. (Yeah, that'll do it.)
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March 31, 2013 | Daily News Wire Services
For Justin Verlander, $180 million was enough. No need to wait two seasons, become a free agent and find out how much baseball's biggest spenders would offer. "I wondered what it would be like to test free agency, but the pull of Detroit was too much," the Tigers' ace said Friday after agreeing to a 7-year contract, the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history. "Once spring training started, I knew I wanted to stay. " Verlander's deal broke the record for pitchers set just a month earlier when Seattle's Felix Hernandez agreed to a $175 million, 7-year contract.
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July 3, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - In his rookie season, Mike Trout is a major-league all-star. So, how did he celebrate? The centerfielder from Millville, N.J., hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning for the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-6 win Sunday at Toronto. Trout was among 66 players chosen by fans, managers, and big-leaguers for the July 10 All-Star Game in Kansas City. "It's awesome getting picked," the 20-year-old told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. "I'm getting chills thinking about it right now. " Joining him as a reserve on the American League team, managed by Texas manager Ron Washington, will be Angels outfielder Mark Trumbo, and pitchers Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson.
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November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72. He died of diabetes complications, according to his former Dominican team, Leones del Escogido. The Giants also confirmed his death and said Mr. Alou had been sick for several years with a variety of health issues. Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said he knew his "great friend" had been ailing. "We roomed together a few times with the Giants," Cepeda said by phone.
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April 4, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
It's no exaggeration to say that Malvern Prep's Gardner Nutter is a true student of the game of baseball. Well, to be exact, pitching. Last summer, the senior righthander spent two months at Ron Wolforth's Texas Baseball Ranch. There, he learned the ins and outs of being a hurler. Warm-up drills, long toss, delivery, command, hip mobility, and accelerated arm recovery were part of the advanced curriculum. "It's really about learning how to be the most dynamic, athletic pitcher you can be," Nutter said.
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March 4, 2014
Reliever Guillermo Mota has announced he is retiring after 14 seasons in the major leagues. Mota was a non-roster invitee to the Kansas City Royals camp and did not pitch last season. The 40-year-old righthander made 743 career relief appearances with a 3.94 ERA for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants. He was part of San Francisco's World Series championship teams in 2010 and 2012.
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February 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Before the handshake with Larry Bowa, the oddest thing about the man with two young kids standing near the home dugout at Bright House Field was the piece of paper dangling from his neck. "Scott Rolen, Philadelphia Phillies," read the items under "name" and "affiliation" on the 38-year-old's guest pass. Rolen, the National League Rookie of the Year with the Phillies in 1997, watched his former team take batting practice yesterday morning prior to the first Grapefruit League game of the spring.
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February 18, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - "Too old," these Phillies have been told, long before they've reached the starting gate. Why bother even showing up when you could have an opening-day lineup with seven guys who are 34 years of age or older, including two guys - Marlon Byrd and Bobby Abreu - who had to prove themselves still worthy of being in the big leagues by playing in other countries? (Before you start sending e-mails, Abreu could be the designated hitter on opening day because the Phillies start the season on the road against the Texas Rangers.)
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October 27, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Washington Nationals are planning to hire major-league veteran Matt Williams as their fifth manager since baseball returned to the nation's capital, according to multiple reports. The Nationals have not confirmed Williams as the replacement for the retired Davey Johnson because Major League Baseball prohibits teams from making major announcements during the World Series. A five-time all-star third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks, the 47-year-old Williams will be making his big-league managing debut after serving in coaching roles for the Diamondbacks for four years.
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August 2, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
One closer was showered with love Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. Another was bombarded by boos. The love was for Brad Lidge, the closer who recorded the final out of the 2008 World Series championship season. He retired as a Phillie before the game. The loathing was for Jonathan Papelbon, who entered the game in the ninth with a 1-0 lead and allowed two runs to score before he could retire a batter. The result was another wasted gem by lefthander Cole Hamels in a 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants that pushed the Phillies to a season-worst eight games under .500.
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August 2, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ON SUNDAY in Detroit, both before and after the Phillies lost their eighth straight game, brash closer Jonathan Papelbon didn't mince words when he was asked about the state of his underachieving team. Papelbon, who signed a 4-year, $50 million contract two winters ago, said that he "didn't come here for this. " He said changes needed to be made in the organization, "from top to bottom. " Perhaps Papelbon should use some of that $50 million, the largest contract ever given to a reliever, to invest in a mirror.
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July 18, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's an interesting concept in promotions: Take a road trip with your team and never leave home. The San Francisco Giants will play the role of visitors at their own park in the first game of a doubleheader against Cincinnati on July 23, with the Reds wearing their home uniforms and batting last, if necessary. (Wonder if they'll replace the Gilroy garlic fries with Skyline chili?) The game, at 7 p.m. Eastern time, is a makeup for a July 4 game in Cincinnati that was rained out. The unusual one-day home-and-away was the only way the clubs could fit it into their schedules.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse late yesterday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body. That was no small matter, considering that Lincecum threw 148 pitches in his first career no-hitter Saturday night. The Freak, indeed. While he was still trying to put his no-hitter into perspective, Lincecum said his arm was OK after his incredible effort in the Giants' 9-0 victory against the last-place San Diego Padres.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - The Freak is back. Tim Lincecum tossed aside his recent struggles and pitched his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by rightfielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win over last-place San Diego late Saturday night. Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings. Now he has something really remarkable - a no-hitter in which he threw a whopping, career-high 148 pitches.
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