Several sources are reporting that the San Diego Padres have rescinded a contract offer to Trevor Hoffman, a free agent, who has piled up all but two of his 554 saves with the Padres since 1993.
The Padres say they’re slashing expenditures, most notably by trying to trade ace Jake Peavy, probably to the Braves or Cubs, and further by pushing away Hoffman, the indisputable face of the franchise.
And, listen to this: The Padres informed Hoffman not in person with a one-on-one conversation, or a hand-written note, or even with a phone call. Instead, they sent his reps a fax.
Talk about some pieces of sh*t. Excuse my french, but is this anyway to run a business. Especially the man who has a pretty significant hand in getting your franchise to wear it is today. Those motherf*ckers.
Chipper Jones hit his second career pinch-homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Phils 10-4 Wednesday night in the 215.
Then the Cubbies beat the New York Mets 9-6 in 10 innings, reducing the Phillies’ magic number for clinching their second straight division title to three. Three friggin’ wins, come on fellas.
The Phillies remain 1½ games ahead of the Mets. They will finish the regular season with a three-game series against the last-place Washington Nationals, starting Friday and look to capitalize.
The NL-East leading Phillies missed a chance to reduce their magic number for clinching their second straight division title against the New York Mets, who beat the Cubs 6-2 last night. Philadelphia leads New York by 1 1/2 games in the NL East. The magic number for clinching the division remains at four.
Casey Kotchman homered, Mike Hampton won for the first time in a month and the Atlanta Braves halted the streaking Phil’s playoff push with a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night.
Determined to stay on top, the Phils are playing their best baseball at the right time.
Pat Burrell hit a three-run homer in the eighth and the NL East-leading Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night for their 10th win in 11 games.
The Phillies reduced their magic number for clinching their second straight division title to four after the New York Mets lost 9-5 to the Cubs to fall 2½ games back. Philadelphia’s magic number for clinching a playoff berth is three.
Brew Crew Lost. Mets lost to the Nats. Another thriller for the Phils over the Braves. VICTORY and First Place. Ahh so sweet. Take a look for yourself.
This team continues to give the Philadelphia fans every penny worth of action. So Friday we lose the series opener against the Braves in an ugly 8-2 game. This set the stage for two of the better comebacks in recent memory. Saturday, Phillies ace Cole Hamels took the mound and had an early 3-0 lead and looked to be in the drivers seat. Cole then let up a 9 run, 5th inning to give the Braves what seemed to be an insurmountable 9-3 lead.
Well the Phillies obviously don’t know the meaning of the word quit, because that, they did not. They stormed back, torching the Braves for 7 runs in the next inning to take back the lead and cruise home to victory.
Brian McCann got 'Jacked Up'
So Sunday, the Phils could not get their bats going early and found themselves down 5-0 after the top half of the 4th. Only to come out guns ablazin’ in the bottom half of the inning to rally and tie the game at 5. The Phils would score again in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to take another come from behind victory from the Braves and 2 out of 3 for the series.