In this spring training season there has been plenty of injuries, Philadelphia Phillies baseman Chase Utley is one of the many players who is suffering with injury.
There wasn’t a need for Game 163 for the first time in three years to reveal the completed MLB playoff picture. Instead it game down to the final game of the season to crown the final two playoff teams in the National League.
The crucial final weekend of the MLB season began on Friday as there were four series with playoff possibilities.
This is the way it should be for Atlanta Manager Bobby Cox. A homestand against the dreaded rivals of the Braves, the division winning Philadelphia Phillies, that really means something.
The Philadelphia Phillies became the first National League team to clinch their division, the NL East, as they defeated the Washington Nationals 8-0.
Roy Halladay is a pitcher’s pitcher. Blessed with a live arm, there was never any question whether Halladay would make the Major Leagues. The only question was whether he could develop into the complete pitcher that he has become.
The Texas Rangers have not been playing well as of late but were still coming closer to clinching the American League West title.
The Philadelphia Phillies continue to remain the hottest team in MLB, as they won their 11th game in a row on Friday night by defeating the visiting NY Mets 3-2.
The Philadelphia Phillies decreased their magic number to win the National League East to four games as they swept the visiting Atlanta Braves.
Ryan James Howard was born November 19, 1979 to Cheryl and Ron Howard in St. Louis Missouri. As hard as it is to miss the bruising 6’4”, 255 pound lefthander, collegiate and professional scouts overlooked the power hitting first baseman for several years.
The Oakland Athletics (76-75) and playing like their lives are on the line. And, in the American League West, that is exactly where they stand.