Aug 172011
Halladay, Phillies blow it in the 9th vs Dbacks

Halladay, Phillies blow it in the 9th vs Dbacks

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Halladay, Phils can’t close deal

August 17 Courier-Post 

When it was over, after Roy Halladay had coughed up a lead, and given away one of his best starts of the season with a disastrous ninth inning, Hunter Pence refused to offer even the most mild of critiques. If a loss can be explained by Halladay’s faults or the whims of the baseball gods, no doubt Pence will side with his teammate each time.  “He’s perfect,” Pence said. “He’s definitely perfect. We just didn’t get the job done.”

Lyle Overbay lifts Arizona Diamondbacks past Philadelphia Phillies

August 17 Arizona Republic 

Lyle Overbay was washing his car in the driveway of his suburban Seattle home Friday night when the call came telling him he had been rescued from baseball limbo.  Four days later, there he was rifling the go-ahead double off the best pitcher in baseball, who plays for the best team in baseball, helping his new club to its major-league-leading 35th come-from-behind victory.

Hamels to miss next start; Polanco goes on DL

August 17 CSN Philly 

Cole Hamels did indeed have a precautionary MRI on Monday for his shoulder, which showed some inflammation but no structural damage.  According to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., Hamels has some inflammation in posterior shoulder and his posterior rotator cuff and will miss his next start. The good news, however, is that the Phils’ lefty won’t be hitting the disabled list.  While Hamels will miss one start, Amaro was unsure if he’ll miss any more.

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