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Archive: September, 2009

Happ could miss a third start; Game likely to be played

Friday, September 11, 2009, 4:32 PM
Just a few quick notes before I run across the street to do Daily News Live: 1) Charlie Manuel said he has been told that the steady rain that has been falling all day on South Philadelphia is expected to diminish around 6:30, leaving an opening that the Phillies believe will be big enough to play... Read more

Manuel calls on Madson, who records second straight save

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 10:04 PM
The call came just before 10 o'clock tonight. Bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer answered. Brad Lidge was already beginning to get loose, still wearing his warm up jacket but stretching his legs for what until now had been the inevitable notification that the save situation was his. But this time, Billmeyer... Read more

Manuel channels Herm Edwards

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 5:42 PM
Charlie Manuel addressed the media an hour ago. As expected, the topic of conversation centered around Brad Lidge, whom Manuel removed from the game with the bases loaded and the ninth inning last night. Is Lidge still the Phillies' closer? "I'm going to sit down somewhere along the way and... Read more

Phillies make roster moves

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 10:51 AM
The Phillies made a pair of roster moves this morning, recalling lefthander Sergio Escalona from Double A Reading and selecting the contract of first baseman Andy Tracy from Triple A Lehigh Valley. To make room on the 40-man roster for Tracy, righthander Rodrigo Lopez was released. Escalona is being... Read more

Happ will miss next start; Eyre has elbow soreness

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 6:21 PM
Assistant GM Scott Proefrock just briefed the media on injuries: 1) J.A. Happ will definitely miss a second start thanks to a mild muscle strain in his rib cage. Jamie Moyer will presumably take his place, while Kyle Kendrick could be called on to start in Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets. 2)... Read more

Manuel vents; Lidge has blister

Monday, September 7, 2009, 7:14 PM
HOUSTON – Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was clearly upset after the Phillies were swept in a four-game series against the Astros, especially by the lack of production by the offense. Here’s a partial transcript of his almost stream-of-consciousness remarks: “They swept us. Four... Read more

Happ scratched; Moyer to start

Monday, September 7, 2009, 11:37 AM
Rookie of the Year candidate J.A. Happ has been scratched from his scheduled start because of a mild oblique strain. The lefthander said he was injured during batting practice Saturday night. “It was a freak thing,” he said. “I don’t know. I have no idea. I do a lot of stuff... Read more

Why Charlie Manuel shouldn't pull the plug on Brad Lidge

Sunday, September 6, 2009, 6:32 PM
HOUSTON – The Phillies have another month to figure out whether they can count on Brad Lidge to be their closer in the postseason. The kneejerk reaction after he blew his 10th save opportunity of the season Saturday night – that manager Charlie Manuel must immediately pull the plug –... Read more

Utley out with bruised foot

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8:36 PM
Chase Utley is out of lineup tonight after fouling ball off his foot last night. Manager Charlie Manuel said it is "pretty swollen" but that x-rays were negative. There is no guarantee he will be able to return to action tomorrow. Read more

Phillies make moves, Condrey update

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 12:11 PM
Lefthander Antonio Bastardo, 23, was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Double A Reading. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Phillies designated righthander Steven Register for assignment. Register is 1-3 with seven saves and a 3.20 ERA in 33 games for Lehigh Valley and appeared... Read more
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