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Archive: June, 2009

Radio Hall induction for Harry

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 11:32 AM
Legendary Phillies announcer Harry Kalas has been selected as one of three posthumous inductees into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Kalas was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick award winner in 2002. Joining Kalas are Jose Miguel Agrelot, known as “The Puerto Rican... Read more

Lidge throws off mound; rehab possible by this weekend

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 11:40 PM
The baseball season is a beast that pauses for no one or no thing. Witness Brad Lidge -- it seems like just yesterday the Phillies placed him on the disabled list. Yet he has just five days remaining before he is eligible to be activated. Lidge almost surely won't be returning at the end of those... Read more

Utley takes over overall NL All-Star lead

Monday, June 15, 2009, 12:53 PM
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has stormed past Albert Pujols to take the overall lead regardless of position in voting for the National League All-Star team, according to results announced today. Utley now has 2,273,355 votes to Pujols' 2,158,036. Utley is pulling away from the Dogers' Orlando... Read more

Why Ibanez was out of the lineup

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 6:59 PM
Leftfielder Raul Ibanez, who started play Sunday leading the league in RBI runs scored and tied for the top spot in home runs, didn’t play even though the Phillies were facing a tough righthanded pitcher in Boston’s Josh Beckett. It turns out that Ibanez recently changed shoes and that... Read more

Phillies shuffle arms again

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 11:09 AM
The Phillies continued to shuffle arms in their injury depleted bullpen, optioning lefthander Sergio Escalona back to Triple A Lehigh Valley and selecting the contract of righthander Tyler Walker from the IronPigs. Walker is 2-1 with a 1.40 earned run average in 15 relief appearances in Triple A.... Read more

Eyre hurt?

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 11:43 PM
The Phillies can't afford to lose a piece from their bullpen, much less a valuable piece like lefthander Scott Eyre, who recorded two big outs the last two nights and was credited with the victory Thursday suffered an apparent calf injury during the game. This, according to Charlie Manuel. Manuel said... Read more

On Raul Ibanez, and media accountability

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 3:46 PM
I have a little brother. At this point in time in our lives, he isn't much littler than me. He did two tours of duty in Iraq. I did a tours of duty in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Hernando County, Fla. He carried a gun. The closest I have come to risking my life is driving up Roosevelt Boulevard. So the... Read more

Amaro on Lidge, in a nutshell

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 5:43 PM
Phils GM Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke with reporters for about 15 minutes a couple hours ago. We'll have much more on the Lidge move in the paper tomorrow. For now, though, this quote from the GM should suffice. In a nut shell: The Phillies felt like Lidge's stuff was not his stuff as old. For a short time... Read more

Brad Lidge placed on DL; Dissecting the move

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 2:01 PM
Righthander Brad Lidge was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee, retroactive to June 7, the Phillies announced today. To take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Phillies selected the contract of catcher Paul Bako from double-A Reading. The Phillies clubhouse does not open... Read more

Ibanez, Rollins take top spots in NL All-Star voting

Monday, June 8, 2009, 1:17 PM
Raul Ibanez continues his surge in National League All-Star balloting. Ibanez has moved from sixth to second and now to the top spot among NL outfielders in voting released today. Ibanez now has 1,415,493 votes to move ahead of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (1,269,033). The Mets' Carlos Beltran (1,092,516)... Read more
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