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Enough Said?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 11:34 PM
Charlie Manuel isn't the most expressive guy in the world, but there are rare times when he can't suppress a grin, and in that moment it is pretty easy to tell what he is thinking. Wednesday night, he had one such moment, as he broke down lefthander J.A. Happ's complete game masterpiece against the... Read more

Happ/Martinez/Moyer through the prism of October

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 12:57 PM
I mentioned this in my game story, and thought I'd start by elaborating. It is an interesting time to evaluate this Phillies team. It seems like regardless of how bad they play -- and in losing five of the last six, they are playing poorly right now -- the rest of the division seems content to let... Read more

Brett Myers to throw sim. game Thursday

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 7:33 PM
Brett Myers has taken some big strides toward his goal of returning to the active roster by September. The righthander threw a bullpen session Sunday, started running today, and is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Thursday. While his return is by no means imminent, the Phillies are optimistic... Read more

Phillies sign North Dakota star

Monday, August 3, 2009, 12:28 PM
The Phillies have signed North Dakota high school star Ryan Bollinger, their 47th round draft pick in June. Bollinger will report to the Phillies' Gulf Coast League affiliate in Clearwater this week. "It was a tough decision to choose between that and school, but it is my chance to do what I... Read more

Pedro wants to pitch for Phillies now

Sunday, August 2, 2009, 10:14 PM
Despite the weather, Pedro Martinez traveled to Lakewood, N.J. on Sunday for a bullpen session, working primarily from the stretch. Martinez threw 35 of his 53 pitches from the stretch. He was coming off a rehab start for Triple A Lehigh Valley on Friday night when he struggled locating his pitches... Read more
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