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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.
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?
NEWS
April 9, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - Carlos Ruiz had to watch the video to make sure what he saw with his two eyes in the seventh inning of the Phillies' 10-2 rout of Atlanta on Saturday was correct, because it was too hard to believe at first. The Phillies catcher cued up the second pitch Braves reliever Scott Linebrink threw him, a 94-m.p.h. fastball high and inside. Swing and a miss. That put Ruiz, pinch-hitting for the first time this season, in an 0-2 hole. With the bases loaded, Ruiz could not have been expecting a strike from Linebrink.
NEWS
April 8, 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 the Phillies' 6-3 loss Friday to the Braves. Lee 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. But the ball was still moving, and Victorino was not. It glanced off his glove, fell to the warning-track dirt as Victorino plopped into the fence, and three runs scored.
SPORTS
April 1, 2011
Combination lock: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the longest-tenured Phillie since making his major league debut in September 2000. Since then, his doubleplay partner has been Chase Utley the majority of the time. But did you know that Rollins has played next to 20 other second basemen for at least an inning during his Phillies career? The others, according to Baseball-Reference.com: Marlon Anderson, Kevin Jordan, David Newhan, Felipe Crespo, Tomas Perez, Nick Punto, David Bell, Placido Polanco, Matt Kata, Ramon Martinez, Abraham Nunez, Danny Sandoval, Joe Thurston, Greg Dobbs, Tad Iguchi, Eric Bruntlett, Miguel Cairo, Juan Castro, Cody Ransom and Wilson Valdez.
SPORTS
January 14, 2011
The Phillies will face the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on Sunday, May 15 in the annual Civil Rights Game, Major League Baseball announced. Game time is 2 p.m. This will be the fifth annual game that began in Memphis in 2007 with an exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians. The game is part of a 4-day event to pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights. Players will wear throwback uniforms from the Negro Leagues; there will be pregame ceremonies recognizing the 2011 MLB Beacon Award recipients and on-field civil rights-themed musical performances.
SPORTS
October 12, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Memo to the scoreboard operator at Citizens Bank Park: Bring some reading material for the National League Championship Series, because chances are you won't be very busy. San Francisco emerged Monday night as the club that stands in the way of the Phillies' quest for a third straight World Series appearance, and the Giants have the pitching to make matters quite uncomfortable. In another white-knuckle game, the Giants advanced by edging the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, at Turner Field to win the NL division series, three games to one. The game ended with closer Brian Wilson getting Melky Cabrera on a grounder to third with runners on first and second.
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October 11, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - The Phillies who took in a few innings of the other National League division series while they awaited Game 3 against Cincinnati on Sunday probably didn't know whether to cover their eyes or salivate. They could have covered their eyes because of the zaniness and sloppiness of the Giants' 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, a victory that gave San Francisco a two-games-to-one lead in a series it can end Monday. They could have salivated because the lineups both the Giants and Braves send onto the field are far from imposing.
NEWS
October 10, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - The Phillies who took in a few innings of the other National League division series while they awaited Game 3 against Cincinnati on Sunday probably didn't know whether to cover their eyes or salivate. They could have covered their eyes because of the zaniness and sloppiness of the Giants' 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, a victory that gave San Francisco a two-games-to-one lead in a series it could end Monday. They could have salivated because the lineups both the Giants and Braves toss on to the field are far from imposing.
SPORTS
October 6, 2010 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a fascinating time and fitting place for the Phillies to finish the 2010 regular season. Turner Field, home of the Braves, has a line of wooden banners in left field that represent the various titles Atlanta has won, including a string of 14 straight from 1991 through 2005. The majority of that unprecedented success came courtesy of the Braves' terrific pitching trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz, and those three future Hall of Famers were in attendance Saturday when Atlanta honored Bobby Cox, the retiring manager who ran the Braves' dugout during their era of National League dominance.
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