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Archive: July, 2008

Utley has hip injury

Sunday, July 27, 2008, 9:11 PM
From Paul Hagen at the ballpark today: There has been some thought recently as second baseman Chase Utley’s slump has deepened that the All-Star second baseman must be hurt. Pat Gillick confirmed the speculation Sunday. “Chase has been bothered by a little bit of an injury that he’s... Read more

Phillies 12, Braves 10

Sunday, July 27, 2008, 7:32 PM
Had the weekend off from the ballpark, so I can't bring much in the way of insight (not that I ever can), but feel free to drop your observations here. Brad Lidge is now 24-for-24 in save opportunities. Jayson Werth, who hit is 14th today, is two shy of his career high for home runs. After getting... Read more

Feliz sidelined

Sunday, July 27, 2008, 4:52 PM
Phillies third baseman Pedro Feliz is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game with stiffness in his lower back. He's apparently available to pinch-hit and probably could have played today but they figured, with the off day tomorrow, to play it on the safe side. He's expected to start... Read more

Manuel calls team meeting

Friday, July 25, 2008, 8:01 PM
With Dave having the night off, Paul Hagen reports from the ballpark that Phillies manager Charlie Manuel called a team meeting before tonight's game against the Atlanta Braves. By all accounts, Manuel didn’t rip into an underachieving group that had gone 13-20 since June 13, although his voice... Read more

Rollins, late for the game, disagrees with decision to bench him

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 3:28 PM
Jimmy Rollins has never been known as an early-arriver, but yesterday he arrived at Shea Stadium a little too late for Charlie Manuel's liking. After the MVP short stop arrived at the park about an hour before yesterday's game, Manuel met with him in his office and informed him that he would not be... Read more

Down go the Phillies

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 2:31 PM
It lasted just two hours, 18 minutes, but it was long enough to knock the Phillies out of first place for the first time since May 31. J.C. Romero allowed a two-run, two-out double to Carlos Delgado in the eighth inning and Billy Wagner recorded his second straight save to give the Mets a 3-1 lead... Read more

Manuel reacts to Reyes

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 12:09 PM
Jose Reyes may have laid the next subplot in the every-growing rivalry between the Phillies and the Mets last night when he circled the bases with his index finger raised after a sixth-inning home run last night at Shea. Some Phillies took notice, and Charlie Manuel said yesterday that Reyes has some... Read more

Rollins scratched from lineup

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 12:02 PM
A late-breaking pre-game note: Jimmy Rollins has been scratched from the line-up. He'll be replaced by Eric Bruntlett at short stop. No news as to why he might be out of the lineup. He was in the clubhouse prior to the game. Read more

The good, the bad and the Myers

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 10:23 AM
So. . . . What'd you think? Brett Myers returned last night, but the command on his fastball didn't. Twenty of his first 28 pitches went for balls. He walked four straight batters at one point, forcing a run home. That was the bad. The good? He didn't give up a home run. He kept a lot of balls... Read more

Blanton, Coste, Comebacks and more

Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 12:15 PM
Last night was one of those nights where you had your game story written by the end of the sixth inning, then spent the entire ninth inning hitting the delete key. A few points to ponder: 1) So Taguchi came up huge, as any one watching the game is well aware of. What's interesting is that Taguchi... Read more
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