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Archive: May, 2010

Rollins uncertain whether DL will be needed

Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:05 PM
It should have gone down as one of their most impressive victories of the season. Their young No. 2 starter shut down a Red Sox line-up that scored 22 runs against them in a three-game series last June. Their left/right combination in the middle of the order drove in four runs, Ryan Howard hitting... Read more

Happ will take progress to Clearwater

Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:13 PM
J.A. Happ took another small step forward today, throwing 30 fastballs in a bullpen session, his second action off of a mound this week. While Happ still has a considerable amount of work to do, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said yesterday that the team plans on sending the lefthander to Clearwater... Read more

Halladay logs 4th complete game - but is that a good thing?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 3:17 AM
Charlie Manuel is a pragmatic man in a pragmatic sport that became the national past time because of its appeal to a pragmatic population. You either hit balls, or you miss them. You either miss bats, or you hit them. And, when it all adds up, you either win, or you lose. Success is measured in 24-hour... Read more

Ben Francisco Lives. . .but Chase Utley sits

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 5:34 PM
Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, and that's also where Charlie Manuel had appeared to leave his Ben Francisco, because the reserve outfielder had talled just four plate appearances since starting against the Giants on April 26. But Francisco is in the line-up tonight, batting sixth against... Read more

What would a third Cliff Lee trade mean for the Phillies?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 2:52 AM
Right now, Phillies tickets would be easier to find if they were printed on gold paper and wrapped around chocolate bars and distributed throughout the city at random. But there is another option for passionate fans who are interested in supporting the cause: Pray for Chone Figgins. And, while you... Read more

Rollins to return, hit third

Monday, May 17, 2010, 3:50 PM
Jimmy Rollins is back, but not hitting in his conventional leadoff spot. Rollins will hit third tonight against Pittsburgh in his first appearance of the season at Citizens Bank Park. He strained his calf before the home opener April 12 and has not played since. Shane Victorino will remain in the... Read more

Rollins' return likely to come tomorrow

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 6:05 PM
Jimmy Rollins thinks he is ready to play, and it's safe to say that his opinion is the one that counts the most. The All-Star short stop, sidelined with a calf strain since April 12, was scheduled to fly back to Philadelphia today after making his first rehab appearance for Clearwater yesterday. The... Read more

Lidge's status remains day-to-day

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 4:38 PM
Phillies reliever Brad Lidge will remain day-to-day after an MRI examination found inflammation in the lining of his elbow joint, the team said. Lidge returned to Philadelphia and had his elbow examined by team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Lidge experienced... Read more

Good News For Ruiz

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 7:39 PM
The Phillies are confident enough in Carlos Ruiz's ability to rebound from a capsular strain in his knee that they do not have plans to fly another catcher out to meet the team in Milwaukee this weekend. Ruiz left the game in the fourth inning after laboring from first to third on a double by Wilson... Read more

Lidge returns to Philly; Phils accused of stealing signs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 12:53 PM
DENVER -- Three pieces of news here this morning, the first regarding Brad Lidge, the second regarding Jimmy Rollins, and the third involving allegations of sign-stealing. With regards to Lidge, the veteran closer has returned to Philadelphia to have his stiff right elbow examined by team doctor Michael... Read more
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