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September 6, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Marlins righthander Alex Fernandez cut short his comeback season yesterday, preferring to strengthen his surgically repaired right shoulder for next season. Fernandez, 30, missed the entire 1998 season while recovering from rotator cuff surgery that was performed on Oct. 29, 1997, after the Marlins' run to the World Series championship. Fernandez finished this season on a high note Saturday night, allowing two hits and four runs in 72/3 innings of a 6-4 win over the Padres. He winds up 7-8 with a 3.38 ERA. In 24 starts, he pitched 141 innings, allowing 41 walks and striking out 91. He will remain with the team and not be placed on the disabled list.
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December 12, 2007 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies continue to come up short in their quest to upgrade the third base position. The team learned yesterday that Tadahito Iguchi has agreed to a one-year contract to play second base with the San Diego Padres. The Phillies are believed to have offered Iguchi a two-year contract to play third, although because of a baseball rule he could not have rejoined the Phillies until May 15. Iguchi's agent, Rocky Hall, said last week that Iguchi preferred to play second base and on the West Coast.
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September 22, 2009 | by David Murphy
4:10 p.m. (doubleheader) Land Shark Stadium, Miami. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Game 1: Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (10-7, 3.07) vs. Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (15-4, 3.01) Game 2: Phillies LHP Jamie Moyer (12-9, 5.05) vs. Marlins RHP Anibel Sanchez (2-7, 4.50) Phillies update: Blanton has pitched well against the Marlins this season, allowing three runs on 13 hits in 13 2/3 innings of two starts. One of his best games of the season came against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on May 26, when he allowed five hits and struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings of a 5-3 Phillies win ... Blanton has struggled with his control in his last two outings, walking four in each.
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May 25, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
A club that lost 93 games and traded away stars last season now has the National League's best record. Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 491st homer, and Austin Kearns had a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the eighth, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory last night and a four-game sweep of the visiting Houston Astros. Griffey's solo shot tied him with Fred McGriff for 21st place on the career list. The 26-18 Reds, who have won six in a row, moved a half-game ahead of the Cubs for the NL Central lead.
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July 27, 2007 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before the Phillies learned about The Break, they blew a two-run lead in the eighth inning of yesterday's 7-6 loss to the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. It cost them an opportunity to gain a game on the New York Mets in the National League East. It also snapped their winning streak at a season-best five games. "It's tough, because we've been playing great baseball," said third baseman Wes Helms, whose error contributed to the loss. "So have the Mets. The one day they lose, we also lose.
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June 12, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tom Gordon sat stoically in front of a computer screen last night in the corner of the visitors' clubhouse at Dolphin Stadium, where hitters typically spend hours studying and dissecting film. The Phillies reliever also studied and dissected. But Gordon mostly relived his disastrous ninth inning in a 6-2 loss to the Florida Marlins, which moved the Marlins within two games of the Phillies in the National League East. Gordon had no command of his fastball, and it cost him. He loaded the bases, walking two batters on four pitches each, before Dan Uggla hit a 3-1 fastball into the second deck in left field for a game-winning grand slam.
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April 21, 2001 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rico Brogna took a couple of his Atlanta Braves teammates to South Street to get some cheesesteaks yesterday, then had a taxi driver take them all to the Phillies entrance at Veterans Stadium. Some habits are hard to break. Brogna spent nearly four years with the Phillies and became the only first baseman in the club's history to register back-to-back 100-RBI seasons. Yesterday was his first day back at the Vet since the club cut ties with him last August, when he was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox. Brogna had gone 0 for 6 with three strikeouts in a series against the Phils in Atlanta last weekend.
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July 2, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Atlanta Braves finally jumped ahead early, thanks to a pair of clutch hits from the bottom of their order. Andruw Jones hit a three-run double and Eli Marrero followed with a homer during a six-run first inning, leading the Braves past the visiting Florida Marlins, 9-1, last night. Coming into the game, Atlanta had been outscored, 97-73, in the first two innings this season. No such problem in this one. Marrero added a run-scoring single in the seventh and Russ Ortiz pitched into the eighth to help the Braves take three of four from the Marlins, who fell one game behind the first-place Phillies in the National League East.
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November 18, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The most important boxes on the Phillies' off-season to-do list remain unchecked: Power-hitter to protect Ryan Howard. Starting pitcher. Bullpen help. But the Phillies officially checked one item yesterday: third base. Wes Helms has agreed to a two-year, $5.45 million contract with a club option for 2009. He should compete for playing time with Abraham Nu?ez, who played well defensively but struggled at the plate. "You're going to play a lot," manager Charlie Manuel told Helms this week.
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November 16, 2006 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies have landed a free agent who produced impressive offensive numbers in 2006. It's not Alfonso Soriano, though he remains high on the team's wish list. Wes Helms is the newest Phillie. The 30-year-old infielder has reached agreement on a two-year contract worth about $6 million, sources said last night. Earlier in the day, general manager Pat Gillick said the Phillies were "absolutely" the front-runner to sign Helms. An official announcement could come before Phillies officials leave the general managers' meetings tonight.
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May 16, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IF THERE IS a front-office season in Philadelphia, this is it. We've had an appropriate number of games to gauge the baseball team's offseason maneuvers, we've just given birth to another football draft (because that's what it feels like by the time it occurs). The Flyers have finished off another near-miss (get ready for the "We lost in seven games to a team that went to the finals" rationale from the chairman this summer, should the Rangers win another round), and have again shuffled their homegrown hierarchy without managing to fire anybody.
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August 21, 2011
First base The Houston Astros chose outfielder Domingo Santana over three other Phillies minor-leaguers to complete the Hunter Pence trade. The other three names on their list: outfielders Jiwan James and Leandro Castro and pitcher Juan Sosa . All three are playing at single-A Clearwater. James, 22, went into Saturday hitting .269 with 24 doubles, six triples, four home runs, and 31 RBIs. Castro, also 22, has been on the disabled list since the middle of June.
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September 15, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - After Cole Hamels threw a career-high 127 pitches, someone told the Phillies lefthander he would pitch next in five days to begin a critical series against Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park. "Is it five days?" Hamels asked. No, a reporter said, it's actually six. "Yeah," Hamels said, "I was like, 'Wait. I need an extra day off.' " Luckily for the Phillies and their lefthander, he will have one after beating the Florida Marlins, 2-1, Tuesday night at Sun Life Stadium.
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September 14, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - After Cole Hamels threw a career-high 127 pitches, someone told the Phillies lefthander he would pitch next in five days to begin a critical series against Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park. "Is it five days?" Hamels asked. No, a reporter said, it's actually six. "Yeah," Hamels said, "I was like, 'Wait. I need an extra day off.' " Luckily for the Phillies and their lefthander, he will have one after beating the Florida Marlins, 2-1, Tuesday night at Sun Life Stadium.
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August 9, 2010 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Truth really is stranger than fiction We offer the following item without comment. Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan will undergo surgery to his left knee on Wednesday and may miss the rest of the season after being hurt during a victory celebration. The 2009 NL rookie of the year hurt himself on July 25 delivering a celebratory pie to the face of teammate Wes Helms after a walkoff win over Atlanta.   Stand by your men Brewers' manager Ken Macha said career saves leader Trevor Hoffman and rookie John Axford would share the closer's role the rest of the season.
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June 9, 2010 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
IT HAD been a long night for Ben Francisco. He had grounded into two doubleplays, one of them coming with runners on the corners and one out in the sixth inning. He had crashed into the wall in rightfield while attempting to catch Jorge Cantu's game-tying double in the seventh, and he had belly-flopped onto the warning track an inning later while making a futile diving attempt at Wes Helms' go-ahead triple. But then came the eighth inning, and a two-out at-bat with a one-run deficit on the scoreboard.
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September 22, 2009 | by David Murphy
4:10 p.m. (doubleheader) Land Shark Stadium, Miami. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Game 1: Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (10-7, 3.07) vs. Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (15-4, 3.01) Game 2: Phillies LHP Jamie Moyer (12-9, 5.05) vs. Marlins RHP Anibel Sanchez (2-7, 4.50) Phillies update: Blanton has pitched well against the Marlins this season, allowing three runs on 13 hits in 13 2/3 innings of two starts. One of his best games of the season came against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on May 26, when he allowed five hits and struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings of a 5-3 Phillies win ... Blanton has struggled with his control in his last two outings, walking four in each.
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August 10, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shane Victorino looked as if he'd just exploded out of the starting blocks at the Penn Relays. A seething Victorino raced in from center field and made a beeline toward home plate umpire Ed Rapuano. He shoved catcher Paul Bako out of the way but was quickly restrained by both Bako and Ryan Howard. When they say there's a chance you'll see something you've never seen before at a baseball game, this was the kind of scene they're talking about - a player getting ejected while he's in center field.
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May 29, 2009 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
ONE OF THE KEY aspects of the Phillies' title run last season was their impeccable health. If they are to make a title defense, however, they will have at least one hurdle to clear. Barring an unexpected prognosis from hip specialist Bryan Kelly, Phillies righthander Brett Myers is headed toward hip surgery and a 3-to-4 month recovery. Should Myers undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum, he is optimistic that he could return to the field in time to participate in the playoffs, should the Phillies advance that far. Myers' injury is similar to the one that second baseman Chase Utley experienced, according to Myers' agent, Craig Landis.
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March 26, 2009 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
  JUPITER, Fla. - No big-league team has a can't-tell-the-players-without-a-scorecard history quite like the Florida Marlins. They've built world championship clubs, then torn them apart. Twice. Plenty of big-name stars have worn the teal-and-black. Most have just been passing through town. The Fish are on an upswing again, surprising most observers by staying in contention much of last season and ending up with 84 wins, just 7 1/2 games behind the eventual world champion Phillies.
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