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Archive: October, 2009

Late start times in Denver

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 10:47 PM
Major League Baseball announced the starting times for the remaining games of the Phillies-Rockies series. The Phillies already know that first pitch tomorrow will be 9:37 p.m. EDT. Sunday’s Game 4 will be even later: 10:07 p.m. If Game 5 is necessary back at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday,... Read more

Manuel: Blanton or Martinez could start Game 3

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 6:52 PM
After the Phillies' 5-4 loss in Game 2 of the NLDS to the Rockies today, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked primarily about his pitching strategy, which included using two starting pitchers in relief roles. Joe Blanton and J.A. Happ pitched in relief after 2008 hero Cole Hamels was removed... Read more

Labor Day at Citizens Bank Park

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 5:21 PM
Well, Game 2 of the National League Division Series has officially devolved into a circus. Three-fifths of the Phillies starting rotation has appeared in the first seven innings of a game they enter the bottom of the seventh trailing 5-3. The first to appear, Cole Hamels, allowed three runs in five... Read more

Pre-game notes: Game 2 line-ups, Game 3 starter, more

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:44 AM
We'll have a meatier blog post up here in a little while, but I wanted to pass on a few quick items. First, we still do not know the identity of the starter for Game 3 on Saturday in Colorado. J.A. Happ and Joe Blanton will both be available to pitch out of the bullpen again today. Righthander Pedro... Read more

NLDS Game 2 Pregame Live Chat

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:03 AM
Join Daily News writer Marcus Hayes for a live chat at 1:30 p.m. as the Phillies prepare to face the Rockies in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Read more

Lee sharp in complete-game victory over Rockies

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 6:03 PM
Here is what Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee had to say after his complete-game, 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of the NLDS today at Citizens Bank Park: “I knew it would be more adrenaline," he said. "But it’s still 60-feet, 6-inches to home plate and it’s... Read more

Cole Hamels feels your pain, rips the day start

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 11:35 AM
A lot has been made over the past few days about the defending World Champions getting saddled with a couple of day starts. I was at the Pour House in East Falls last night where owner and all-around good guy George Flacco estimated the day starts would cost him several thousand dollars in business... Read more

Phillies set postseason roster; Moyer surgery, Romero Surgery, more

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 3:58 PM
Busy news day here. . . We'll run things down in order of importance: 1) The Phillies have not announced their postseason roster yet, but they have informed a trio of players that they are not on the roster: Righthanders Tyler Walker and Clay Condrey, both of whom were question marks, are not on... Read more

Phillies set postseason roster

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 12:42 PM
UPDATED: The Phillies announced their roster for the National League Division Series. Catchers (2): Paul Bako and Carlos Ruiz Infielders (6): Miguel Cairo, Greg Dobbs, Pedro Feliz, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley Outfielders (5): Ben Francisco, Raul Ibanez, Matt Stairs, Shane Victorino... Read more

Roster FAQs: The rotation, the bullpen and Cairo

Monday, October 5, 2009, 10:41 AM
We have plenty to evaluate over the next 48 hours. The Phillies are likely huddling right now, hashing out some of the remaining questions regarding the composition of their 25-man roster. Rosters are not due until Wednesday morning, but we should have a pretty good idea by the time they take the field... Read more
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