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Archive: March, 2009

Utley in the lineup for today's game

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 9:11 AM
Some surprising news out of the clubhouse morning. Chase Utley, who yesterday went 2-for-4 with a double in a minor league game, will make his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game today. The second baseman, whose receovery from hip surgery was initially predicted to be between four and six... Read more

Three things to watch today

Friday, March 13, 2009, 12:47 PM
The Pirates are in town, and we've got a few things we are keeping our eye on today: First and foremost, third baseman Pedro Feliz is in the line-up this afternoon, which will mark his first Grapefruit League action of the spring. Feliz went 1-for-2 and played five innings in the field in a simulated... Read more

Werth scratched with tweaked groin, plus Mayberry, Donald and Bono

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 10:25 AM
Chase Utley: 26 Ryan Howard: 26 Pedro Feliz: 29 Jimmy Rollins: 22 Shane Victorino: 25 Jayson Werth: 26 Carlos Ruiz: 28 Raul Ibanez: 29 What do all these numbers mean? They mean that you shouldn't go down to Vegas and bet your homestead exemption on Jason Donald or John Mayberry Jr. making the... Read more

Manuel: Utley unlikely this week; Likely next week

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 6:43 PM
If you are a fan of hits and runs, today's Grapefruit League tilt was one for you. If you are interested in watching the regulars and then getting out to the Tiki Bar as quickly as possible, perhaps it wasn't. Either way, we got a little better idea of when Chase Utley might make his return while talking... Read more

Kendrick out after three-plus innings

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 2:13 PM
Kyle Kendrick struggled today in his start against the Atlanta Braves, allowing six runs on 10 hits in three-plus innings against the Braves. He was lifted from the game after allowing four hits without recording an out in the fourth. One of those hits was a single by Braves pitcher Jo Jo Reyes, who... Read more

On Tap For Today: Kendrick, Feliz, Lidge and more

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 10:51 AM
It'll be a busy day here. A number of key Phillies are making their spring debuts in a simulated game across the street at Joe DiMaggio Field. Third baseman Pedro Feliz is in the line-up. Feliz hasn't played since undergoing back surgery in late November. Brad Lidge and Chad Durbin are also scheduled... Read more

Are you Gary Ma-joo-skee? Yes I am

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:25 AM
For the record, it is muh-JESS-skee. Like shuh-SHEF-skee. And you might want to learn how to pronounce it, because Gary Majewski is one of those non-roster invitees who has a chance to stick. In three spring training appearances, he has pitched six scoreless innings, and has struck out six while allowing... Read more

One final dispatch: Olbermann, Donald, Feliz, etc

Monday, March 9, 2009, 4:49 PM
Busy day here at Bright House Field. I caught up with Pedro Feliz an hour ago and the third baseman said he did participate in some sliding drills today and that he felt fine afterward. Feliz is scheduled to appear in a simulated game Wednesday, although Charlie Manuel said in his post-game press conference... Read more

Hamels, Majewski, plus Chris Coste ahead of schedule

Monday, March 9, 2009, 3:07 PM
Lefthander Cole Hamels declared himself on schedule yesterday after allowing two runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings of his second spring training appearance. Hamels’ main goals now are to build his arm strength and work on locating both his fastball and change-up. He will mix his curve ball into... Read more

Feliz, Utley nearing return

Monday, March 9, 2009, 12:58 PM
The news continues to be positive on all fronts as far as Phillies injuries go. In fact, third baseman Pedro Feliz is expected to play in an intrasquad game on Wednesday, along with pitchers Chad Durbin and Brad Lidge. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Feliz will practice sliding today, the last... Read more
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