30 Seconds to Know: The Home Plate Collision Rule

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Watch this man speak for exactly 30 seconds with no teleprompter and no timer. I’d like to tell you that I got this on the first take. Not saying I did. Just saying that I’d like to tell you that.

Phillies place Jay Bruce on the IL, recall Nick Williams

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The Phillies have placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. He sustained the injury during a plate appearance in the third inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers. The team expects Bruce to miss at least three weeks.

With Bruce gone so too goes his power — he has 24 homers on the year — and they will try to replace some of it with Nick Williams. Williams has struggled at the big league level but is hitting .345/.403/.628 with six home runs in 28 games at Triple-A this year.