Archive for March 5th, 2011

Countdown to Opening Day: 26 Days

March 5th, 2011 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Countdown to Opening Day: 26 Days | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

The Phillies lost more than their spring training game against the Pirates yesterday. Prized prospect broke the hook of his hamate bone on his right hand. You can read more about that here. On the bright side, another day goes by with another projected starter shining. Roy Halladay went 3 innings allowing one hit and two walks, but managed to strikeout four. J.C. Ramirez came back to the pack after a very successful initial outing. He also went 3 innings, but gave up 4 earned runs, two of which came via the long ball. Today, we’ll look at another of the Phillies walking wounded: Chase Utley. (more…)

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Over and out***UPDATE

March 5th, 2011 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Over and out***UPDATE | Filed in General

I guess Domonic Brown is learning to take the good with the bad. In today’s game, Brown FINALLY got his first hit of the spring. Normally, that would be great news because we all know hits come in bunches. However, Brown also managed to break the hamate bone in his hand, all but assuring Ben Francisco the starting job in right field and Brown starting the season playing for Ryne Sandberg. More as it develops.

***UPDATE***

Domonic Brown broke the hook of the hamate bone in his right hand. Surgery is likely and his current time frame puts him on the DL for roughly 3-6 weeks. The hamate bone consists of two parts; a hook and the body. It’s located under the gap between the knuckles for your ring finger and your pinky finger. The diagram to the right gives a better idea. Brown will be flying back to Philadelphia to see hand specialist Randall Culp. If it is in fact broken, Brown will require surgery and be out until the beginning of April at the earliest.

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Countdown to Opening Day: 27 Days

March 5th, 2011 by Mike H. | 5 Comments | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

Phillies win again yesterday and Joe Blanton looked better than his line states. Blanton went 3.2 innings, allowing one runner to score early in the game and had a man at first with two outs for Danys Baez. The baserunner stole second and scored on a single to account for Joe Blanton’s 2 ER run of the game and the spring. Its good to see Blanton off to such a good start. (more…)

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