CollectionsTurner Field
IN THE NEWS

Turner Field

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
September 17, 1998 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the Atlanta Braves, this three-game series was another routine tune-up for their seventh straight excursion into the postseason. For the Phillies, it was three more losses and a painful reminder of how very far they are from measuring up to the class of their division. "They're just much better than we are," the glum-looking Curt Schilling said while he packed his bags after the Phils' 5-1 loss yesterday at Turner Field. The Braves outscored the Phils, 12-3, in the series.
SPORTS
April 19, 2000 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Five hours before the first pitch, a couple of dozen fans lined the fence that encloses the players' parking lot at Turner Field. As each Braves player wheeled in, as usual, the people shouted words of encouragement and requests for autographs. This, of course, was anything but business-as-usual, even though the arrival of John Rocker was greeted with the ritual cheers. This was the closer's first game back from the suspension imposed after his comments in Sports Illustrated about gays, minorities, foreigners and New Yorkers jolted the national consciousness last December.
SPORTS
April 9, 2011
ATLANTA - They love Bobby Cox here so it was right that the loudest Turner Field got during pregame festivities for opening night was when the retired manager threw the first pitch to current Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. Cox, wearing khakis and his old home white No. 6 jersey, threw a strike to Gonzalez and then tipped his cap on his way to the stands, where he became a fan just like everyone else. It makes you wonder what the Phillies will do once Charlie Manuel hangs 'em up. Will he be carried into Citizens Bank Park on a chariot?
SPORTS
April 11, 2011
ATLANTA - The Avett Brothers performed a postgame concert at Turner Field following Sunday's series finale, and it always seems as if the Braves are booking musical guests when the Phillies are in town. Last season, The Beach Boys and REO Speedwagon played after Phillies-Braves games. Later this season, Ludacris will play a postgame concert after the Phillies-Braves game on May 14. Alas, the Phillies are not in town when the B-52s and Yacht Rock Revue play postgame concerts this season.
SPORTS
July 31, 1999 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Atlanta Braves' not being in first place in the National League East is about as unlikely a thought as . . . well, Paul Byrd's throwing punches and being labeled a troublemaker. Strange but true. The fighting Phillies knocked the Braves out of first place when they hammered their way to an emotional 9-2 victory over the perennial division champions last night at raucous Turner Field. Byrd pitched a seven-inning gem against the team that waived him a year ago, and he was backed by four home runs as the Phils improved to a season-high 11 games over .500.
SPORTS
April 10, 2011
ATLANTA - Quite possibly the best pregame fan contest in baseball is held here at Turner Field. Normally once a homestand, three contestants and one Braves player participate in a closest-to-the-pin game. On Saturday, it was infielder Brooks Conrad's turn. They set up a small plot of turf in the on-deck circle and a flag in center field. Conrad took the high-iron club and hit the golf ball to within 15 feet of the pin. Usually the Braves player has the best shot. This time, two of the fan contestants couldn't even chip the ball out of the infield.
SPORTS
June 2, 2010 | by David Murphy
1:05, Turner Field, Atlanta. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 5.04) vs. Braves RHP Derek Lowe (7-4, 4.86)   Three matchups to watch   Kendrick vs. Braves: His last start at Turner Field, when he allowed four hits in eight scoreless innings of a 4-3 loss on April 20, may have turned his season around. Including that game, he is 3-2 with a 3.62 ERA in eight starts. Lowe vs. Phillies: The veteran righthander has already faced them twice this season, allowing five runs in five innings of an 8-3 loss on April 22, and seven runs on 11 hits in five innings of a 7-0 loss on May 7. Since that last start against the Phillies, Lowe has posted a 2.88 ERA and held opponents to a .224 average in four starts.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - A month ago, everyone was waiting for Roy Halladay to throw off a mound for the first time. But before the Phillies began a three-game series against the Braves at Turner Field last night, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said there's a possibility that the righthander could rejoin the rotation before their next homestand ends. Halladay will begin an official rehab assignment when he starts a game for the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Thursday. "If he goes in a straight line," Amaro said, meaning no setbacks, "I don't see him going more than two [starts]
SPORTS
April 21, 2010 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Must-see TV As someone who has spent a lot of time in both a baseball clubhouse and a football locker room, I really am fascinated at how different the two places are. There are plenty of TVs in football locker rooms, but because there is so little downtime between meetings and practice, the players rarely watch them unless one of their colleges is playing. In baseball, of course, there is a lot of waiting, especially when you are the visiting team and have to take batting practice after the home team.
SPORTS
September 23, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Another year, another division title for the Braves. Atlanta became the first team to win six straight division championships, clinching the National League East when Florida lost to the New York Mets, then beating the visiting Montreal Expos, 3-2, last night in 11 innings. Steven Kline threw a third-strike wild pitch to Mike Mordecai with the bases loaded, allowing Danny Bautista to trot home with the winning run. By then, the division already was Atlanta's. "It's a great feeling every time we do this," third baseman Chipper Jones said in a champagne-filled clubhouse.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - A light rain sprinkled Turner Field, and as Jerad Eickhoff walked toward the mound Sunday afternoon for his sixth inning, umpires called for the Braves grounds crew to pull the tarp onto the field. For much of the 24-minute sun delay, the crew held the tarp straps. They waited for a storm that never arrived. It robbed Eickhoff of a chance to continue one of his better starts of the season, and it may have cost the Phillies a win. They lost, 2-1, when maligned reliever Andrew Bailey surrendered a two-run homer to Jeff Francoeur in the seventh.
SPORTS
May 13, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - The worst offense in baseball studied the opposing starter, Jerad Eickhoff, and sought to exploit his most glaring weakness. Righthanders batted .180 against the young Phillies pitcher. Lefties were a robust .312. So Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, limited by an unthinkably inept lineup, stacked his batting order with six lefthanded hitters - some of them old, others young, most slumping. In a 5-1 Phillies loss Wednesday night, that collection of hitters gashed Eickhoff, who looked adrift for much of the night.
SPORTS
May 12, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - A few thousand people dotted the stands Tuesday night at soon-to-be-abandoned Turner Field for the first of 19 games between the game's two worst offenses. This is what rebuilding baseball looks like, and the Phillies can derive some comfort from the fact that they are a year ahead of the Braves in the process. Wins are not hollow for these Phillies. A 3-2 victory over Atlanta pushed them to five games over .500, tying their best mark this season. If the surprising Phillies are to prove they are no fluke, they must beat teams like the Braves.
SPORTS
September 21, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA -  Hours before Adam Morgan took the mound at Turner Field on Friday, Phillies interim general manager Scott Proefrock was discussing the most popular current topic of his young and developing starting pitching staff: monitoring the workloads of rookie pitchers. The Phillies have four such pitchers, including Morgan, who is a little more than a year and a half removed from shoulder surgery. "He's been in unchartered territory for a good while," Proefrock said of Morgan pitching deep into September in his first year back from surgery.
SPORTS
July 5, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Adam Morgan held his glove to his mouth for what must have felt like an eternity. The pitcher walked off the mound during the seventh inning of Friday's 2-1 loss to the Braves. He turned and watched Juan Uribe's arching home run sky past him. Morgan did not lower his glove until the ball finally landed. The rookie's homecoming had been spoiled. Morgan grew up 20 miles north of Turner Field. He and his friends used to tailgate in the stadium's Blue Lot and buy $5 tickets when they were in high school.
SPORTS
May 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Chase Utley took the field with the rest of his teammates for the routine pregame stretch last night at Turner Field. But his footwear choice stood out. While the rest of his teammates had their regular red spikes or turf shoes on, Utley had on a pair of standard tennis sneakers, more electric orange-red than team colors. When the rest of his teammates hit the field for batting and fielding practice, Utley retreated back to the dugout. "That's typical of him on an off day," manager Ryne Sandberg said of Utley giving his swing a complete rest.
SPORTS
May 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Despite giving up a home run to the second batter he faced, Jerome Williams was doing what he's basically done best since joining the Phillies last August in the first half of last night's game at Turner Field. He was keeping his team in the game. He retired eight straight after Andrelton Simmons' home run. Williams and the Phillies were down by just one run heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. But then Williams tried to finish off rookie Jace Peterson with a 1-2 changeup on the outer half of the plate to begin the fifth.
SPORTS
May 6, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Two months ago, Aaron Rowand stood inside the home clubhouse in Clearwater, Fla., and gushed over Odubel Herrera. "Athletically," Rowand said, "he's off the charts. " Rowand had just finished an early-morning workout with Herrera in centerfield at Bright House Field. Herrera, the 23-year-old Venezuelan the Phillies took in December's Rule 5 draft, never played a game in the outfield in his first 487 games and five seasons in the Texas Rangers' minor league system.
SPORTS
September 5, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Mario Hollands' season started in November, when he pitched for La Guaira Sharks in the Venezuelan winter league. The lefthander pitched there for a month and rested in January. He went to spring training in February, won a job with the Phillies, and threw fine until his left forearm stiffened Wednesday. Phillies coaches noticed a problem in the fifth inning of a 7-4 loss to Atlanta. Head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan accompanied them to the mound. Hollands was removed.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|