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Soon after graduating from suburban Philadelphia's Malvern Prep, Phil Gosselin found himself getting used to life at the University of Virginia and keeping up to date with his beloved Phillies, who were closing in on what would be the first of five consecutive National League East titles.
But this is what you had to expect after the team failed to build on the momentum it carried into the All-Star break and ended July in the familiar position of needing an August miracle to thrust itself into contention.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Leon Pierce of Los Angeles will honored as the Veteran of the Game today as the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves entered September last season with a 15-game lead en route to the National League East championship, but as the Braves prepare to host the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, they face a far different landscape.
The Dodgers and Nationals, a pair of National League division leaders, will open September on Monday with the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.
Due to a grade-three hamstring injury, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has now missed more than 30 games.
"Chip on the shoulder, obviously," Cosart said, according to the Sun-Sentinel, a Florida newspaper.
Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, overcoming a pair of home runs by Bryce Harper to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.
SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Nationals 3, Mariners 1 Nationals 3, Mariners 1: Stephen Strasburg struck out eight in 7 2/3 innings and Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer as visiting Washington defeated Seattle for the second straight night.
After taking Friday's opener, 5-2, the Braves were blanked by a 4-0 score Saturday night.
Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.
If Saturday night was a final audition for contenders looking to trade for pitching, Bartolo Colon seems even more likely to remain a Met the rest of this season.
The spring training challenge by general manager Sandy Alderson, which he said was to change the mind-set in Flushing, is now just a symbol of yet another lost season.
Right-hander Jerome Williams continued his renaissance with Philadelphia by carrying a one-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday night and the Phillies busted out for five runs in the sixth inning of a 7-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The Washington Nationals continue to win and remain atop the NL East. Much of that success is due to great hitting from a select few players in the Nats' lineup.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 01:25 am
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