Rain, All-Star and Draft Updates

Last night’s game against the Marlins was postponed due to rain. The rescheduled date has not been announced, but it may take place in September when the Fish return to Philly. So the Roy HalladayJosh Johnson rematch will take place tonight instead; game time is 7:05pm.

 

All-Star Update

 

Likely due to the recent offensive slump, many Phillies are falling out of the All-Star race.  Chase Utley and Placido Polanco are still in first place at their positions, but others will need some extra help. 

 

MLB is trying something new this year where you can “campaign” for your favorite players.  I made a campaign for each of the Phillies on the ballot.  You supposedly earn “points” every time someone votes for your player through a special link.  Then you move up through the ranks from a volunteer to a coordinator to a manager, etc… 

 

They are not giving prizes or anything other than the satisfaction of knowing you helped out.  So, let’s think of this as an interesting experiment…click on one of the links and cast your votes.  I will give periodic updates as to how many “points” we are accruing and see if it really makes a difference.  Remember you can vote up to 25 times a day, per email address.  Have fun!

 

Chase Utley    Ryan Howard    Raul Ibanez    Placido Polanco

 

Carlos Ruiz    Jayson Werth    Shane Victorino    Jimmy Rollins

 

Draft Update

 

The Phillies have reportedly agreed to terms with Philly-local and first round draft pick, left-handed pitcher Jesse Biddle.  The specific terms have not been announced, but it is safe to say he will be in Phils farm system instead of going off to college.

 

Here are the rest of the draft results:

 

2nd round – RHP Perci Garner, Ball State

3rd round – Catcher Cameron Rupp, University of Texas

4th round – LHP Tennessee Volunteer Bryan Morgado

5th round – RHP Scott Frazier, Upland High School

 

 

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4 Comments

haha Jen. I want to see Dodger Blue in the Angel outfield! And that would be Andre Ethier! I saw that All-Star campaign for your favorite player last night.
Hey I am volunteering for the fan-fest.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/
http://DodgersBlueBlog.com/

Perci Garner I think signed yesterday, he’s impressive for his age and if you hear the story of how he got into baseball instead of football, it’s also pretty amazing he was in the draft, I hope he’s going to be one of those under-rated kids that’s going to blow you away when he gets comfortable with his surroundings. Also glad to see you spelled his first name right, seems MLB have to have a ‘y’ on the end of his name…LOL

tonight I hope we carry some momentum and hit some behind Halladay…

-peter
Phillies Outside

I’ve been very tardy in my All Star voting this year, so thanks for the reminder!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Thanks for the prompt. I did my thing and voted.

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