May 152011

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Blunders, no punch lead to ugly loss for Phillies

May 15 Wilmington News Journal:

“Charlie Manuel shook his head, reaching one arm out to his left, the other to his right, haphazardly estimating the expansive distance by which he believed Jimmy Rollins’ throw to second base had beaten the runner.  “He was out. Totally out. Not even close,” Manuel said.

Sore hamstring shelves Phillies’ Victorino

May 15

“Before Saturday’s game, Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino felt some soreness in his back and hip but thought nothing of it. Then, when he tried to beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of a 5-3 loss to the Braves, he felt pain in his right hamstring.  “I’m assuming they’re all related,” Victorino said.

After six weeks, Phillies are still class of NL East

May 15

“By the end of the weekend, the Phillies will have played at least two series against each of their National League East rivals and three series against the Atlanta Braves, the team considered the biggest threat to deny them a fifth straight division title.

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