Pence: ‘I’m Letting It Eat’

Hunter Pence had a MRI exam this morning on his left shoulder.

He got good news. He has a bruised rotator cuff. There is no structural damage.

Pence, who is in the lineup for tonight’s game, said he woke up this morning feeling much better. He took the MRI and later arrived at Chase Field, where he told the Phillies he thought he could play. He took some swings in the cage with hitting coach Greg Gross and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan watching. They determined he could play.

“When I started swinging, I’m letting it eat,” Pence said. “I’m ready to go.”

“That’s good,” Charlie Manuel said. “Then I hope it eats a lot then.”

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Cliff Lee played catch for the second consecutive day. He is on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. “Yeah, it’s getting better,” Lee said. … Mike Stutes is battling a right shoulder issue, which he suffered in Spring Training. Manuel sounded like Stutes would be unavailable to pitch.

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The Nationals had a truck parked in front of Citizens Bank Park yesterday (per Crossing Broad). Washington’s mascot Swoop booted Phillies fans out of the back of the truck. I checked it out, and it is part of a bit for one of their in-game videos at Nationals Park. I guess we’ll be seeing that during that May 4-6 series in Washington.

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Jim Salisbury and I co-authored the book The Rotation, which is now available. Check it out here! Here are our upcoming book signings:

  • April 26: Barnes & Noble in Marlton, NJ, 7 p.m.
  • April 29: Citizens Bank Park, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • May 10: Tredyfrrin Public Library in Stafford, PA, 7:30 p.m.
  • June 2: Citizens Bank Park, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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1 Comment

The Natinals are pathetic. I lived most of my life in the DC suburbs and the only way they ever get a “fan base” is when there’s playoffs involved a la Washington Capitals. Those fans rocking the red wouldn’t know an Al Iafrate from a Don Beaupre.

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