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Archive: October, 2009

Time to change the line-up? And other questions

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 2:03 PM
The weather in Southern California is very, well, un-Southern California. Overcast, drizzle -- almost feels like we're back in Philadelphia. But have no fear -- the weather gurus are predicting temperatures in the 80's and sunny skies for both tomorrow and Friday. In the paper today, we took a look... Read more

Kuroda likely to rejoin Dodgers for LCS

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 5:22 PM
It appears as if righthander Hideki Koruda will be added to the Dodgers' roster for the National League Championship Series. Koruda was left off the Division Series roster after a small herniation of the cervical spine was found in his neck. Kurada had been struggling with neck pain at the end of... Read more

On a Cliff: Game 4 notes

Monday, October 12, 2009, 5:49 PM
Wanted to run some bullet points down before the start of a potential NLDS-clinching Game 4: 1) Scott Eyre ran under the supervision of head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan and looked to the untrained eye as if he were doing much better than last night, when he sprained his ankle in the seventh inning... Read more

Giving Manuel his due

Monday, October 12, 2009, 2:19 PM
After Troy Tulowitzki's lazy fly ball lofted off the bat and hovered in the airspace above left field before landing safely in the waiting glove of Ben Francisco for the final out of last night's -- or, more accurately, this morning's -- I stared out at the field for a moment to process what had just... Read more

Redemptive Phillies spark 6-5 victory in Game 3

Monday, October 12, 2009, 3:56 AM
By DAVID MURPHY DENVER, Col. - Their eyes were drooping and half-glazed over, their bodies slouched, their words delivered in a tired monotone. As Charlie Manuel and Brad Lidge sat inside an interview tent just outside Coors Field and tried to make some sense out of the previous... Read more

Line-ups and weather

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 8:23 PM
Greetings from Coors Field, where an hour before first pitch the temperature is a balmy 35.1 degrees, according to's tracking station at the stadium. Provided a heat wave does not wrap its arms around the Denver area in the next 60 minutes, Game 3 of the NLDS will likely go down as the... Read more

Game times set for rest of series

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 12:29 PM
UPDATED: After the Angels' come-from-behind win today, Major League Baseball announced games times for the remainder of the Phillies-Rockies series. Thanks to the Yankees' 4-1 victory over Minnesota that clinched their series sweep, Game 4 of Phillies-Rockies will be at 6:07 p.m. Eastern on Monday... Read more

Game 3 Preview

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Manuel: Lee will start Game Four

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 4:14 PM
UPDATED: 5:01 p.m. Charlie Manuel confirmed that lefthander Cliff Lee will start Game 4 on Monday, most likely against Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Manuel said he told J.A. Happ yesterday that he planned on starting him Sunday. Both Happ and Manuel labelled his bruised left leg - suffered in... Read more

Happ to start Game 3

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 12:09 PM
UPDATED 2: Lefthander J.A. Happ will start a rescheduled Game 3 on Sunday night, the Phillies announced. Happ and manager Charlie Manuel will be available to the media later this afternoon. Happ was hit below the left knee by a line drive from the bat of the only hitter he faced in a relief appearance... Read more
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