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Archive: July, 2009

Martinez to throw for Phillies, others tomorrow

Monday, July 6, 2009, 6:17 PM
Pedro Martinez is scheduled to throw for scouts, including a member of the Phillies front office, tomorrow in the Dominican Republic, club sources said yesterday. Martinez, the 37-year-old righthander, threw for scouts two weeks ago in the Dominican Republic to mixed reviews. The Phillies were not... Read more

Rotation remains key; Martinez an option?

Monday, July 6, 2009, 10:03 AM
Whatever happens over the next week, the Phillies have already won three times as many games on this homestand as they did on their previous one. But with very winnable series against the Reds and the Pirates standing in between now and the All-Star Break, they won't be satisfied with a mediocre homestand... Read more

The continuing maturation of J.A. Happ

Friday, July 3, 2009, 8:15 AM
You can read plenty of doom and gloom in the paper today, so we'll start this morning with one of the few positive aspects that has emerged over the past three weeks, when the Phillies have lost 14 of 18 games to fall into a tie with the Marlins for first place in the National League East. His name... Read more

Amaro on free agent possibilities

Thursday, July 2, 2009, 6:01 PM
Right now, the Phillies' top two options for bettering themselves are through the trade market, and through internal improvement. But with a number of veteran free agents still unsigned, there is an outside chance the team could go that route in order to fill its needs in the rotation, in the bullpen... Read more

Morning run down: Blue laws and Hamels

Thursday, July 2, 2009, 10:33 AM
One of the more educational aspects of following the Local 9 around the country is exposure to the variety of alcohol laws that have been adopted by each state. The rigidity of such laws tends to coincide with the rigidity of religion in the geographic area, even though Jesus chose to turn water into... Read more

Ibanez's return delayed

Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 4:11 PM
Outfielder Raul Ibanez was on the field at FirstEnergy Park in Reading loosening up, but is not the in the lineup for tonight's Eastern League game. Ibanez said that he has not had a setback with his injured groin. He did not say when he would begin his rehab assignment. He is eligible to come off... Read more

Rodrigo Lopez listed as starter Friday

Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 3:41 PM
The Phillies' pre-game notes have Rodrigo Lopez listed as the starter for Friday night against the Mets. I don't have much to add at this point in time that wasn't already covered in the blog post immediately preceeding this one, or in the paper today. I'll fill you guys in once I get back from the... Read more

On Lopez, Ibanez, Toronto, Atlanta and Truth University

Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 12:11 PM
I can't remember the last time I had a chance to sit in my hotel room and put my feet up and put together an expansive, all-encompassing, and -- I'm sure to most -- mind-numbing blog entry for folks back in Philadelphia to digest during their lunch breaks (And by digest, I mean scour for grammatical... Read more
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