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Victorino lands on DL

Posted on: July 8, 2011 12:31 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 3:20 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Shane VictorinoShane Victorino may have won MLB's "Final Vote" for the All-Star Game, but the Phillies center fielder won't be playing in Phoenix next week. The Phillies placed him on the 15-day disabled list Friday and called up infielder Pete Orr from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Victorino sprained a ligament in his right thumb and hasn't played since Sunday, so the move is retroactive to July 4.

Although Victorino won the fan's final vote, manager Bruce Bochy had the autonomy to replace Victorino. He selected the Dodgers' Andre Ethier, snubbing the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen for a second (or third) time. Ethier is hitting .313/.382/.451 with seven home runs and no stolen bases, while McCutchen is hitting .291/.389/.491 with 12 home runs and 15 RBI.

Victorino is hitting .303/.376/.524 with nine home runs this season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:57 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:23 am

Victorino lands on DL

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Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Victorino lands on DL

It's easy for the media to overlook Pirates players.  They've had their troubles for quite a few years now.  But following the off-season hypes for every team. I am not surprised too much by their success so far this year.  About 2 yrs ago, they stopped trading their promising AA and AAA guys to other teams for band-aids and rentals.  I think we're seeing the harvest of that strategic decision this year.  I don't like running down any ONE player, in favor of another.  Dodgers fans have had a ton of things to worry about with their franchise.  Andre Ethier is pretty good player.  I glad that things worked out so that both guys, Andrew McCuthen and Ethier got the nod. 

Shane Victorino is a key player for the Phillies.  Stolen bases, extra-base hits, timely RBIs and more than ever before this year - HRs, are what he's good for.  PHL needs this guy back in the lineup.  Philly has been so strong up the middle.  Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and now Victorino have all had significant time on the DL the past 3.  Are these guys gettin' old?    

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:28 pm

Victorino lands on DL

Way to make McCutchen look bad, Rosencrans.  He has 49 RBI, not 15, you dope.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:25 am

Victorino lands on DL

victorino is an all star???? hahahahahhahaha....what a joke! you people in philly are off your rockers!

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:58 am

Victorino lands on DL

I am a Phillies fan and Victorino had the Stats this year to deserve the final spot.  But I'm quite sure that they knew he would not be able to play in it, so why let him get voted in?  I also think that Victorino knew he wouldn't be playing and should have kept the honor of the game intact and withdrew himself from the balloting.  I know not everyone will agree with me on this, but it's just my feeling on it.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:34 am

Victorino lands on DL

I am a Dodger fan and I can tell you that 99.5 times out of 100 Andrew McCutchen deserved Victorino's spot over Ethier. Hell he deserved Carlos Beltran or Hunter Pence's spots too. Shame on you Bochy. You not only disappointed knowledgeable baseball fans but you REALLY pissed off your own teams fans by choosing someone from your teams most hated rivals. You are that much of a dumb big headed hick.. aren't ya Boch??

Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:06 pm

Victorino lands on DL

"How McCutchen isn't on this team is a mystery to me." Remember that he got benched eariler this year for not running one out. Even if the Pirates win the World Series behind McCuthchen making play after hit after play, etc, he won't get MVP. The system hates on rebels for a long time. PS the system is broke

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:28 pm

Victorino lands on DL

Victorino was voted on to the All Star Game? This has to be a joke, right?
CBS published your post?  This has to be a joke, right?

Out of the guys on the final ballot, Victorino was the best.  Looking at the stats back that up.  Now if McCutchen was on that ballot it would've been a different story.  How McCutchen isn't on this team is a mystery to me.  I guess Bochy doesn't really know anything about good offensive players.

Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:41 pm

Victorino lands on DL

Victorino was voted on to the All Star Game? This has to be a joke, right?

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