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Archive: April, 2008

Postcard from the Road: Cincinnati Trip

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7:33 AM
It was a fairly-well laid plan. Hop a flight out of a Dayton at 7:11 a.m., land at LaGuardia at 9 a.m., catch a cab to Shea, and arrive 2.5 hours before game time. Alas, we just heard an announcement here at Dayton International that said, "Attention passengers of flight XXXX, we have just received... Read more

New York, New York

Monday, April 7, 2008, 6:41 PM
It seems Jimmy Rollins isn't the only Phillie who likes zinging the Mets. We were talking to Charlie Manuel post-game when he addressed the back-and-forth between the two teams the past year or so. Now, keep in mind, Manuel's a little under the weather (he's been sick for the past few days) and thus... Read more

Benson to throw off mound today

Monday, April 7, 2008, 8:48 AM
It's easy to forget that Kris Benson is still down in Clearwater working his way back from shoulder surgery. The veteran right-hander had been sidelined for a couple of weeks with biceps tendinitis, but he'll throw a bullpen session today and then another one in the middle of the week as he takes another... Read more

Well, tomorrow's a big one. . .

Sunday, April 6, 2008, 7:07 PM
How big is tomorrow? The Phils are riding a two-game losing streak with their ace lefty on the mound and a three-game series at Shea Stadium on deck. “We definitely want to get a split, get that win tomorrow and take a good feeling into New York,” right fielder Geoff Jenkins said. Shane... Read more

Helms traded to Marlins for cash considerations

Sunday, April 6, 2008, 8:39 AM
The Phillies didn't get any baseball players for Wes Helms, but by the end of his tenure here in Philly, that was the least of the team's concerns. More importantly, they wanted to find someone who would take on a portion of the $2.9 million still owed to him over the next two years. The Marlins apparently... Read more

Phils lose, but Eaton gives Phillies a reason to believe

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 5:33 PM
Adam Eaton has made it perfectly clear over the course of the past year that he has never lost confidence in himself, so his performance today against the Reds might not have been important from a personal standpoint. But for his teammates and his manager, it was huge, and they said as much after the... Read more

Truth in advertising, the Cincinnati way

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 2:33 PM
Major props to the homeless gentleman who was standing outside the Great American Ballpark prior to the game today. We've all seen folks carrying signs that say, "Need money for bus fare" or "Please help I'm hungry." But this particular man cut right to the chase. His sign, written... Read more

Utley hits home runs Nos. 99 and 100 as Phils beat Reds

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 12:31 AM
Chase Utley says its just another hit to him, but its worth noting that his third-inning home run off of Josh Fogg was the 99th of his young career. Two inning later, he clubbed his 100th. Utley's two home runs and Pat Burrell's monster shot into the second deck at the Great American Ball Park lifted... Read more

Rain Delay Over: Phils to face Reds at 8:45 p.m.

Friday, April 4, 2008, 8:16 PM
The tarp is off the field. It's 8:15 p.m. here at the Great American Ballpark. Word in the press box is that the game is scheduled to begin at 8:45 p.m. Read more

Lidge may pitch vs. Reds tomorrow night

Friday, April 4, 2008, 5:42 PM
Closer Brad Lidge is in the house here in Cincinnati. He hopped a flight this morning after pitching in a minor league game in Clearwater last night. Lidge allowed a home run and a double, but he says he thinks his arm is where it needs to be. If the Phillies are in a save situation tomorrow night... Read more
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