Jun 062011

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Halladay and a bunch of singles beat Pirates

June 6 CSN Philly:

The Phillies finished a nine-game road trip Sunday that had a couple of bright spots at the ends and a whole bunch of ugliness in the middle.  They wrapped it all up with a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, saving themselves the indignity of being swept and running their losing streak to a season-high five games.

Draft time; Rollins still limping

June 6 CSN Philly:

The Phillies hold the 39th overall pick in baseball’s first-year player draft, which begins Monday night. The first 60 picks will be made Monday night. The event will be televised on MLB Network.  The Phils’ second pick, 66th overall, will be made Tuesday. The event runs through Wednesday.  Marti Wolever, the Phils’ scouting director, and his staff typically go for the best available player with their first pick.

Phils learn practice ends losing streaks

June 6 Camden Courier-Post:

Two hours before Sunday’s game, the first players trickled out of the locker room and onto the field. Within minutes, the majority of the Phillies roster was dispersed along the right-field line, stretching and tossing baseballs.  A few hundred yards away, a Pittsburgh grounds crew worker offered a prescient message over his two-way radio.  “I think they’re going to hit,” he said.

Dykstra slapped with dozens of felony charges in alleged car scam: DA

June 6 New York Post:

Los Angeles prosecutors hit former Mets hero Lenny Dykstra with a more than a dozen felony charges today, accusing him of drug possession and faking financial records to score luxury cars.  Dykstra, 48, faces five counts of attempted grand theft auto, eight counts of filing false financial statements, four counts of identity theft, and three counts of grand theft auto.

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