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Phillies' Alfonseca suspended 4 games for throwing at Helton: Philadelphia pitcher Antonio Alfonseca was suspended for four games Friday, a day after he was ejected for hitting Colorado's ...
NL NOTES: Phils' Alfonseca suspended: Philadelphia PhilliesRHP Antonio Alfonseca was suspended for four games Friday, a day after he was ejected for hitting Colorado's Todd Helton with a pitch. Alfonseca appealed the suspension and was available for the opener of Philadelphia's crucial weekend series against the NL East-leading Mets but did not pitch.
Phillies Notes | Alfonseca draws fine and suspension: Phillies Notes NEW YORK - Baseball suspended Antonio Alfonseca four games and fined him an undisclosed amount of money yesterday for"intentionally throwing a pitch" at Colorado first baseman Todd Helton on Thursday.
Alfonseca's tight pitch vs. Rockies to cost him 4 games: NEW YORK - The price of protection: four games.That's the suspension Phillies reliever Antonio Alfonseca earned for throwing high and tight at Rockies star Todd Helton in the seventh inning Thursday. Alfonseca denied that he intentionally threw at Helton, who was hit on the finger. He is appealing the suspension, and that won't be heard until the Phillies visit the Nationals on Thursday.
Alfonseca suspended 4 games for throwing at Helton: Phillies reliever Antonio Alfonseca was suspended for four games Friday, a day after he was ejected for hitting Colorado's Todd Helton with a pitch.
MLB suspends Phillies' Alfonseca four games: Philadelphia pitcher Antonio Alfonseca was suspended for four games Friday, a day after he was ejected for hitting Colorado's Todd Helton with a pitch.
Sam Donnellon | Phillies' bullpen: Pick your poison: EIGHTEEN GAMES left. Eighteen games left to a playoff chase as improbable and unappealing as the following options:Jose Mesa or Antonio Alfonseca?
Phillies Notes | Davis gets a promotion: Before the Phillies suffered their worst loss of the season, manager Charlie Manuel unofficially pushed Kane Davis ahead of Antonio Alfonseca and Jose Mesa in the Phillies bullpen.
Disabled list claims two more Phils: Think about what has happened to the Phillies this season and try to figure out what these 10 players have in common: Antonio Alfonseca, Pat Burrell, Greg Dobbs, Cole Hamels, Wes Helms, Jamie Moyer, Abraham Nunez, Jimmy Rollins, Aaron Rowand and Carlos Ruiz.
Phils' bullpen coming up big: It is an unlikely and interesting mix that lately has worked.There is Brett Myers, the opening-day starter who has been converted into a closer. There is Tom Gordon, who is trying to find himself while pitching with torn cartilage in his shoulder. There is Antonio Alfonseca, whom no one other than the Florida Marlins really wanted before the season started, and Jose Mesa and J.C. Romero, a pair of castoffs the Phillies claimed off the scrap heap in recent months.
Howard powers Phillies' victory: Antonio Alfonseca pumped his fist and kicked his leg in a moment of unbridled celebration last night at Citizens Bank Park.
Phils have made the most of their spare-parts bullpen: To paraphrase the English metaphysical poet and clergyman George Herbert, sometimes pitching well is the best revenge.Antonio Alfonseca was released by the Texas Rangers in June 2006. Despite the number of teams looking for pitching, his next job was with Azucareros in the Dominican Winter League. The Phillies signed him for a modest $700,000, with barely half guaranteed until he was formally added to the roster.
Hamels pitches streaking Phils past Cubs (AP):
Philadelphia Phillies players, Ryan Howard, left, Tadahito Iguchi, second left, Antonio Alfonseca, second right, and J.C. Romero, right, check on teammate Michael Bourn (9) who was injured while chasing after a fly ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, July 30, 2007, in Chicago. Bourn stayed in the game, but was taken out in the seventh inning with a left ankle sprain. He will undergo an X-ray on Tuesday. The Phillies won 4-1. " align="left" border="0">
The Philadelphia Phillies made a deal, got another win and were left wondering why they can't seem to stay healthy. Cole Hamels pitched eight impressive innings, Tadahito Iguchi hit his first homer with Philadelphia and the Phillies beat Ted Lilly and the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Monday night for their fourth straight win.
Alfonseca a gem at back end of 'pen: Antonio Alfonseca wasn't even a lock to make the team out of Spring Training, but injuries to Brett Myers and Tom Gordon have thrust the veteran into the Phils' closer role. Alfonseca is thriving thus far, converting five saves and earning three wins in relief.
Rollins' homer rallies Phillies by Mets (AP):
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Alfonseca, center, celebrates with teammates Chase Utley, right, and Aaron Rowand, left, after the ninth inning of baseball action against the New York Mets Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Shea Stadium in New York. The Phillies won the game 4-2. " align="left" border="0">
This time, Jimmy Rollins let his bat do the talking. Rollins hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Aaron Heilman in the seventh inning, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies and Mets nemesis Adam Eaton to a 4-2 victory over New York on Wednesday night. It was the 10th homer of the season for Rollins, who finished 3-for-4 with two stolen bases.
Moyer flirts with no-no, settles for win: After Jamie Moyer, who allowed his first hit with two outs in the seventh, surrendered his second hit and a walk in the eighth, Brett Myers and Antonio Alfonseca finished off the 6-1 win over the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, giving the Phillies momentum after a 5-2 homestand.
Trio competing to set up Gordon: With no clear-cut setup man, three Phillies relievers are competing this spring for the role to set up Tom Gordon. Among them is newcomer Antonio Alfonseca, dubbed Dragon Slayer during his Marlins tenure, who's ready to pitch whenever he's called upon.
Alfonseca a small risk with big past: In almost every way, Antonio Alfonseca is the wild card of the Phillies' bullpen. He is a cheap risk that could pay off big. Or not.
Phils add righty and former closer Alfonseca to bullpen: Right-hander Antonio Alfonseca agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Alfonseca agrees to 1-year deal with Phillies: Right-hander Antonio Alfonseca agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Alfonseca agreed to the major league minimum of $380,000, and if he appears on the regular-season roster, his base salary will be increased to $700,000.Once a dominant closer with Florida, Alfonseca has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.
Phillies sign Alfonseca to one-year deal: The Phillies made official their signing of Antonio Alfonseca on Tuesday, after the veteran reliever passed a physical.
Alfonseca Agrees to Deal With Phillies: PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Right-hander Antonio Alfonseca agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday....
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