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Archive: April, 2008

The line-up juggling continues: Utley at first, Coste batting fifth

Friday, April 25, 2008, 5:37 PM
Lots of stuff to get to. . . First, you'll see a familiar face on first base today, but it won't be Ryan Howard. Chase Utley will make the 23rd start of his career at the position as Charlie Manuel juggles the infield to get rookie Brad Harman his first major league start. Against left hander Zach... Read more

On to Pittsburgh!

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:06 AM
Greetings from Chicago. Actually, greetings from Rosemont, or somewhere near there, where Chicago's O'Hare International is located. Maybe you are wondering why I'm writing from Chicago. Or, more likely, maybe you're wondering why I don't just get to the baseball stuff. Either way, hear me out: when... Read more

Manuel hopes two days off cures Howard's "over-trying"

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 1:21 PM
Ask Ryan Howard's mom. Seriously. Ask her. "She'll tell you that I've never hit good in April," Howard said. "She'll take it all the way back to high school, I'm sure." Last night after Howard went 0-for-4 and struck out in his last two at-bats against the Brewers, manager... Read more

Rollins taking batting practice in Clearwater

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 12:19 PM
Jimmy Rollins, continuing to recover from his sprained left ankle, is scheduled to take batting practice today in Florida. Still no word on when he might make his first rehab assignment. Read more

Howard Sitting

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 12:16 PM
In the wake of the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Brewers last night, the door to Charlie Manuel's office swung open and Ryan Howard lumbered out. The struggling first baseman had just been informed that he would not start in either today's game against Milwaukee or tomorrow's contest against Pittsburgh... Read more

Livin' by the long ball

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 7:33 AM
The Phillies entered last night having scored half of their 94 runs by way of home run. That's 50 percent, the second-highest ratio in the National League. Jayson Werth went yard again last night. Chase Utley didn't, snapping a streak of five straight games. Pat Burrell's three RBI leave him one... Read more

Burrell shines (again), Phils climb from behind (Again)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 12:54 AM
It’s official. Do not walk a batter – Ryan Howard or otherwise – to get to Pat Burrell. Not this April, and – if he continues to swing the way he has these first three weeks of the year – not this season. After the Rockies intentionally walked Howard to load the bases... Read more

Billy Wagner takes Phillies fans to task

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 1:26 PM
This is a day old, but I just ran across it for the first time in the New York Post. . . Billy Wagner was very critical of Philadelphia sports fans after an incident on Friday night in which Phillies fans appeared to cheer when infielder Jose Reyes was hurt sliding head first into second base for... Read more

The Play

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 1:53 AM
Phils 9, Rockies 5. . . Good evening from Denver. . . Another wild one here. Seems like I end up typing that after every game. For what it's worth, the Phillies are 2-0 since they announced Jimmy Rollins was headed to the disabled list. You saw the biggest reason tonight - the play of Chase Utley... Read more

No speed, but plenty of power

Monday, April 21, 2008, 10:59 PM
The Phillies have scored all four of their runs on home runs thus far tonight, including an inside-the-park job by Jayson Werth, the Phillies first such home run since April of last season. Pat Burrell hit a two-run shot, and Chase Utley hit a home run for the fifth straight game, tying a Phillies... Read more
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