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May 14, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Mike Stutes knew he was in trouble the moment he let it go. The first two sliders he had thrown had missed low, but the one he delivered on his 2-1 pitch went in the opposite direction, hanging so long over the inner half of the plate that Dan Uggla's eyes almost popped. All he could do was turn and hope that the slugger's mammoth fly ball went foul. "Duck and cover," Stutes said. Fortunately for the Phillies - as well as the 24-year-old righthander they sent to the mound with the bases loaded and one out in a tie game - Uggla's seventh-inning drive sailed to the left of the leftfield foul pole.
SPORTS
May 14, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - When Dan Uggla blistered a Michael Stutes slider that did not slide about 400 feet foul into the Phillies bullpen, Carlos Ruiz went to the mound for a chat with his 24-year-old reliever. The bases were loaded Friday night with one out in the seventh inning of a tie game. Ruiz told Stutes they were going without signs. They would throw a slider here and nothing else. It is Stutes' "out" pitch, and they were either going to win or lose with the slider. Uggla swung and missed for strike three, beginning a stretch of five outs recorded by Phillies pitchers ages 24, 25, and 23. "Fun," Stutes said.
SPORTS
May 14, 2011
ATLANTA - Vin Scully, baseball broadcasting's poet laureate, once talked about keeping the sport in perspective. It was important, he noted, to remember there's life beyond the outfield walls. He was right, of course. At the same time, those fences are imperfect barriers, at best. For most fans, baseball is a sanctuary from their workaday burdens. For those in the game, it's their vocation. For everyone, outside cares and concerns cross the boundary all the time. The Phillies and Braves faced off at Turner Field last night.
NEWS
May 13, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - This tense game was won when Raul Ibanez hit a ball past first base (that could have been snared) to score Ryan Howard (even though the relay throw beat the hulking slugger home) from second. Atlanta catcher Brian McCann could not handle the ball, and the latest break in a weird game went the Phillies' way. But the effort from the youth in the bullpen in the Phillies' 5-4 win Friday night will be what is most remembered about this night. J.C. Romero, the 34-year-old lefthander the team is paying $1.35 million to retire lefties, stumbled and loaded the bases on a double and two walks (one intentional)
SPORTS
April 13, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Braves did it all. Pitched well. Went deep. Manufactured runs. Played some brilliant defense. Tommy Hanson pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his first win, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann homered, and Chipper Jones drove in two runs to lead Atlanta Braves past visiting Florida, 5-0, last night. Hanson (1-2) finally got a few runs to work with and the Braves turned in several nifty defensive plays, two of them diving stops by shortstop Alex Gonzalez. "We did a little bit of everything," Jones said.
SPORTS
April 11, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Charlie Manuel mounted a stationary bike in the middle of the visiting clubhouse at Turner Field and began a light workout a few hours before Sunday's crisp 3-0 victory over the Braves. Cole Hamels stood adjacent to the bike, doing his shoulder exercises, and Manuel noticed. Thinking he was in the way, Manuel asked his pitcher if he needed to go for a ride. "Oh, no," Hamels said. "I've already been on it. " This day could not come soon enough for the 27-year-old lefthander.
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
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.
NEWS
April 10, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - Charlie Manuel mounted a stationary bike in the middle of the visiting clubhouse at Turner Field and began a light workout a few hours before Sunday's crisp 3-0 victory over the Braves. Cole Hamels stood adjacent to the bike, doing his shoulder exercises, and Manuel noticed. Thinking he was in the way, Manuel asked his pitcher if he needed to go for a ride. "Oh, no," Hamels said. "I've already been on it. " This day could not come soon enough for the 27-year-old lefthander.
SPORTS
April 9, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones swung at the inside cutter from Cliff Lee, and the pitcher immediately cocked his head toward center field. The sound made when bat met ball was enough to make Lee think the ball had a chance to leave cavernous Turner Field for a grand slam in the fourth inning of Friday's 6-3 Phillies loss to the Braves. He stood in front of the mound and watched motionless as Shane Victorino chased the deep fly ball to the 400-foot mark on the blue fence. It wasn't going out, and for a moment, it looked like just another of many hard-hit outs against Lee, whose second start had a far worse fate than his celebrated return five days earlier.
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