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Every time Alex Gordon steps to the plate at Kauffman Stadium these days, fans chant, "M-V-P, M-V-P," which is fascinating on so many levels.
When Derek Jeter retires at the end of this season, he will leave the major leagues as one of 37 players to appear in 2,000 or more games in a career spent entirely with one team, and the third player to join that club in as many years, following Chipper Jones and Todd Helton, with Jimmy Rollins still rolling along with the Phillies.
The feeling that all was not perfect with Ryne Sandberg and some Phillies players began to take hold as early as March, as scouts traveling around Florida left Clearwater with gossip about impending drama between the new manager and shortstop Jimmy Rollins .
Jun 25, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus walks of the field after making a pitching change during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Homers power Phillies to unlikely sweep Jimmy Rollins, Grady Sizemore and Marlon Byrd all connected for Phils Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1pjJGZD All but mathematically eliminated from the postseason, the Philadelphia Phillies have found a spark lately against playoff contenders at Citizens Bank Park.
Cole Hamels became the latest player to express his frustrations about Sandberg, when he pulled Hamels from Tuesday's game in the eighth inning.
The Phillies won their second challenge of Tuesday's night's 4-3 victory over the Nationals in the eighth inning, which led to the go-ahead run scoring.
Phillies win third straight, top Nats 4-3 Phillies win third straight, top Nats 4-3 Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1pf9rKD Grady Sizemore slides safely into third base after hitting a triple during the fifth inning of Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has had his share of closed-door meetings and issues with players this season, but Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday he likes the way Sandberg has handled his first full season on the job, although he acknowledged a learning curve.
The red hot Nats are making their run, but now face their biggest challenge yet: Not losing any key players to injuries caused by fits of laughter while playing the Phillies.
Jimmy Rollins homered and Williams tossed eight strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win in eight starts since the All-Star break and Todd Frazier homered as the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 01:20 am
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