Sep 192010
 
Phillies Notes: Rule 5 pick Herndon beat the odds, stayed on the roster

September 19 Philadelphia Inquirer: “For the first few months of the season, David Herndon plotted every potential roster move. He understood his spot was tenuous, the territory that comes with being a Rule 5 selection. When one of the many injured Phillies relievers was nearing a return from the disabled list, uneasiness set in. “Early [More…]

Sep 192010
 
Inside the Phillies: One advantage this elite team lacks

September 19 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The Phillies are all grown up at last. Long an awkward and indecisive baseball juvenile, the franchise’s notoriously pimply complexion has cleared up and, thanks to consistent on-field success, it’s playing with the big boys. After the expensive late-July deal that landed Roy Oswalt, Sports Illustrated noted that the Phillies had [More…]

Brown Takes Backseat in Pennant Race

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Sep 192010
 
Brown Takes Backseat in Pennant Race

September 19 Camden Courier-Post: “It has been 13 days since Domonic Brown last played in a game, and that might not change any time soon, manager Charlie Manuel said. It’s not that Manuel has written off any plans to use Brown in the season’s final weeks, but the odds of the rookie outfielder seeing any [More…]

Phillies win sixth in a row

 Posted by at 2:37 pm
Sep 192010
 
Phillies win sixth in a row

September 19 Philadelphia Inquirer: After he threw his sixth pitch, a sinker that didn’t sink and hit Ryan Zimmerman on the hand, Kyle Kendrick turned to see Rich Dubee jogging from the dugout. Already, a run had scored. Two Nationals were on base, and if nothing changed, Kendrick was headed for a short night Saturday [More…]

Delaware Downs Duquesne 30-6

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Sep 192010
 
Delaware Downs Duquesne 30-6

September 19 bluehens.com: NEWARK, Del. — Freshman running back Andrew Pierce continued his dominant running, setting a University of Delaware rookie record with 200 yards and two touchdowns, Trevor Sasek was solid in his first collegiate start at quarterback, and Tyrone Grant set the tone by returning an interception for a touchdown two minutes into [More…]

Villanova routs Towson

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Sep 192010
 
Villanova routs Towson

September 19 Philadelphia Inquirer: A ceremony before Saturday’s Villanova football game against visiting Towson State honoring the Wildcats’ 2009 national championship team was bound to invite comparisons between that squad and this season’s edition. It may be weeks before any conclusions can be reached, but since narrowly losing the season opener against undefeated Temple, the [More…]

An encouraging win for Penn State

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Sep 192010
 
An encouraging win for Penn State

September 19 Philadelphia Inquirer: In the end, the 22d-ranked Lions posted a 24-0 shutout of the Golden Flashes in front of a crowd of a little more than 100,000, taking small steps forward in some areas and holding on to lingering concern in their running game. “I think we made some” progress, Paterno said after [More…]

Sep 192010
 
Temple's late surge beats UConn, 30-16

September 19 Philadelphia Inquirer: The Owls capped a 30-16 win over the Huskies with two more scores in the final five minutes, 54 seconds to raise their record to 3-0. Connecticut, of the Big East Conference, fell to 1-2. Next week, Temple, the favorite for the Mid-American Conference championship, plays 2-1 Penn State at State [More…]