Sep 052011
Phillies Marlins protest game

The Phils lost to the Marlins under protest thanks to these idiot fans

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Phils play Marlins under protest after fan interference

September 5 CSN Philly

The Phillies are playing Sunday’s game against the Florida Marlins under protest.  The protest was filed in the sixth inning after Hunter Pence was ruled out on a fan-interference call. Pence hit a ball to the top of the right-field wall and a fan reached over and possibly prevented Bryan Petersen from catching the ball.  Umpires, led by crew chief Joe West, reviewed the play on instant replay. Replays are usually used for disputed home run calls or fair/foul calls. After seeing the replay, West called Pence out.

Phillies Protest Sun Life Finale

September 5 Courier-Post

The 16-inch Toshiba TV hanging from the cinderblock wall in the corner of Charlie Manuel’s office at Sun Life Stadium doesn’t work, so the Phillies manager spent the final nine innings of Sunday’s 5-4 loss sitting at a table in the clubhouse, where a few flat-screens still function properly.  It was a fitting finale in what should be the final game the Phillies ever play in this ballpark.  Of course, that’s not entirely etched in stone just yet.

Phils face interesting week vs. Braves, Brewers

September 5 CSN Philly

Little drama remains in the regular season for the Phillies as they roll toward their fifth straight National League East title.  But there are still some intriguing matters to keep an eye on. In fact, the Phils are in the midst of a very interesting week.  Here are some of the issues worth watching this week:  The Opponents:  The Phillies‘ next seven games are against two potential postseason opponents.

History Within Reach: Phillies March Toward 100 Wins

September 5 Courier-Post

The Phillies watched win No. 89 slip away amid a disastrous eighth inning last night.  After dodging the rain drops, Cole Hamels needed 42 pitches to get through the first two innings. So getting seven from him total — particularly given the fact that Rich Dubee was watching him closely — was a pleasant surprise.  But Charlie Manuel opted to use Antonio Bastardo for the third straight day, and he was wild, walking the first two batters he faced.

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