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Archive: August, 2008

Phillies find their lefty: Eyre

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 3:35 PM
The Phillies have been searching for another left-handed reliever since spring training. It took them four months, but it appears they have finally found one. Scott Eyre, designated for assignment by the Cubs earlier this week, is the man. The Phillies will need to make a roster move once he arrives... Read more

Hamels out after 6 1/3

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 3:05 PM
Cole Hamels appears to have rebounded from the worst back-to-back stretch of his young career, but the Phillies can't seem to get any offense off of the Marlins. Hamels just left the game with one out in the seventh inning. The bases are loaded, but that's not entirely his fault. first baseman Ryan... Read more

Gordon has another set-back

Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8:09 PM
Just received word here in the press box that veteran reliever Tom Gordon left his rehab appearance tonight in Florida with discomfort in his right elbow. It is apparently serious enough that the righthander will fly back to Philadelphia and see team doctor Micahel Ciccotti tomorrow. Gordon had been... Read more

Could Freddy Garcia end up back in Philly?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 7:40 PM
Short answer: probably not. Long answer: the Phillies had a scout at Freddy Garcia's workout at the University of Miami today. And, certainly, if he somehow blew them away they wouldn't be opposed to bringing him back. Assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Amaro said Garcia’s agent, Ed Greenburg... Read more

Injuries. . .plus schedules for Eaton and Benson

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 11:24 AM
If the Phillies are suddenly struck by a rash of injuries in the next week, you can all thank Paul Hagen, because in today's Daily News he examines the Phillies' relatively healthy season thus far and how it has contributed to their 2.5 game lead in the National League East. The biggest key has been... Read more

How the Manny deal went down

Monday, August 4, 2008, 3:13 PM
Throughout the days leading up to the trade deadline, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman was reporting that the Phillies and Marlins were the most likely destinations for Manny Ramirez. Here, he gives an "inside look" at how the deal went down. I'm still skeptical as to how serious of a play... Read more

Has Myers' trip to the minors worked?

Monday, August 4, 2008, 9:07 AM
I think it's stating the obvious that we've seen the value of good pitching over the past couple of days. Even though the Phils eventually scored five runs on eight hits last night, you could argue that they were in a position to do so only because Brett Myers limited their deficit through the first... Read more

Carrasco looks good in Triple A debut

Sunday, August 3, 2008, 7:52 PM
Highly regarded Phillies pitching prospect Carlos Carrasco allowed two unearned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday night in his Triple A debut for Lehigh Valley. Carrasco struck out four, walked two and allowed six hits as he got a no-decision in the IronPigs' 5-3 win over Rochester. He was lifted after... Read more

Blanton responds; Carrasco promoted

Sunday, August 3, 2008, 7:57 AM
Charlie Manuel had shrugged off the notion that new acquisition Joe Blanton was pitching to keep his spot in the rotation when he took the mound on Saturday night in St. Louis. But with the mystery surrounding J.A. Happ's role, Manuel's assertion that he believed Happ was a starter and the potential... Read more

Trade Deadline Report Card

Friday, August 1, 2008, 3:12 PM
The Phillies are in St. Louis right now. I'm sitting on a black recliner watching MSNBC. Paul Hagen is covering the Cardinals series, and the various subplots that are hovering around the Phillies. Number one thing I'm interested in? What will become of J.A. Happ, and how will he affect the Phillies... Read more
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