Placido Polanco

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A Well Deserved Day Off

I don’t like it when people think you are homer just because there are no negative things to say. Objectively, the accolades cannot stop pouring in for this Phillies team after they completed a franchise-best 9-1 road trip.


Placido Polanco (Third Baseman)

Polanco Has Sports Hernia, May Need Surgery

Phillies all-star third baseman Placido Polanco underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed a sports hernia. Polanco will receive a shot on Tuesday and will be reevaluated on Friday.


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Polanco To Undergo MRI On Left Hip

The Phillies will be without Placido Polanco when they open a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday. The All-Star third baseman is back in Philadelphia where he will undergo an MRI on his sore left hip.


(Roy Halladay beat the heat -- and San Diego -- on Sunday.  Photo credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Tom McCarthy Recaps The Phillies

Phillies’ broadcaster Tom McCarthy was on KYW Newsradio this morning to talk about the current status of the Phillies and where they’re headed.


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Phillies Put 3B Polanco On DL, Add Madson, Worley

The Philadelphia Phillies have put All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list and added right-handed pitchers Vance Worley and Ryan Madson.


Home Run Derby 2011

All Star Snooze Fest

As I write this, it is Monday night, and the Home Run Derby is on. That’s a switch for me, as for most of the last decade, I was there. I covered the Derby from 2001-2009, and now I find myself constantly searching for the remote as the “drama” simply isn’t there.


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Mayor Nutter Urges Stuffing The Ballot Box — For Shane Victorino

On the last day of All-Star voting, Mayor Michael Nutter continued his push to get Phillies’ centerfielder Shane Victorino into the All-Star Game.


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4 Phillies Named To NL All-Star Team; Victorino Vying To Become 5th

At least four Phillies will help make up the National League roster at the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix on July 12. Shane Victorino is bidding for the fifth spot.


Howard’s 2-Run Single Lifts Phillies By Blue Jays

Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 Friday.


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Halladay, Rollins Lead Phillies Over Athletics

Roy Halladay pitched his NL-leading fifth complete game and Jimmy Rollins went 4 for 4, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.


Halladay, Polanco Lead Phillies Over Cubs 5-7

Roy Halladay tossed seven masterful innings to become the first nine-game winner in the majors, Placido Polanco hit a grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Friday night.


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Phillies: Charlie Manuel Brings His Radio Show Back to Ponzio’s Diner

Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel loves to talk hitting. On his lunchtime show today on Sportsradio 610 WIP, he talked at length about the value of recognizing a pitch by the spin of the ball.


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Phillies Top Pirates, Snap 4-Game Skid

Roy Halladay pitched seven effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-high four-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.


Phillies Break Out Vs. Reds As Utley Returns

Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco and Raul Ibanez homered to back Cole Hamels, and the Philadelphia Phillies handed the Cincinnati Reds their sixth straight loss, 10-3 on Monday night.


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Long Ball Plagues Phillies In Loss To Braves

Freddie Freeman, Alex Gonzalez and Eric Hinske each homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday night.