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Archive: April, 2009

Last night's MVPNNCU (Most Valuable Player Not Named Chase Utley)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 1:20 PM
As has been the case in the majority of the Phillies 19 games this season, there was an obvious story line that commanded the majority of the game story that ran in today's Daily News. That story line was Cole Hamels. Therefore, I will not spend too much time in this post rehashing what by now is old... Read more

Hamels laughs off sprained ankle, is optimistic about prognosis

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 8:21 PM
The look on Cole Hamels face as he disgustedly flipped the ball to nobody in particular while walking off the mound said it all. Five days after a line drive off the bat of Prince Fielder knocked him out of his last start in the fourth, the ace lefthander appeared to roll his ankle while fielding... Read more

Lidge has knee discomfort

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:44 PM
Brad Lidge was unavailable to close out tonight's 13-11 Phillies victory over the Nationals because he was suffering from discomfort in his knee, according to a team source. As a result, Scott Eyre pitched the eighth inning and Ryan Madson got the save in the ninth. About a week ago, Lidge underwent... Read more

Ruiz scratched from rehab start; UPDATE: Mild Discomfort

Monday, April 27, 2009, 7:33 PM
Just got word that Carlos Ruiz has been scratched from the line-up at Triple A Lehigh Valley, where he was supposed to DH tonight. Ruiz took batting practice and appeared to be fine when the IronPigs returned to the clubhouse prior to the start of the game, but the Phillies have just announced that... Read more

Lawyer: Romero "duped" by supplement company

Monday, April 27, 2009, 2:06 PM
Contacted by the Daily News, the lead attorney representing J.C. Romero in his lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributors of 6-OXO Extreme said the Phillies lefthander felt he had been "duped" by the various parties. “He was led to believe the supplement he was taking was not... Read more

Phils record at end of April?

Monday, April 27, 2009, 5:07 AM
So, this is what a winning record looks like. . . As we leave Fort Lauderdale, the Phillies currently sit at 9-8. It hasn't been your most orthodox 9-8. But their heads are above water. Here's the game story, which focuses on the Phils' first wire-to-wire victory of the season. And here is the notebook... Read more

Phillies expect Hamels to make next start

Friday, April 24, 2009, 5:27 PM
One day after Cole Hamels was struck in his pitching arm by a line drive off the bat of Prince Fielder, the reports from the Phillies were entirely positive. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said through a team spokesman that Hamels was examined by head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan and showed no... Read more

Live from Terminal C

Friday, April 24, 2009, 7:13 AM
We're back at the Philadelphia Airport, getting ready to hop on Flight 1029 to South Florida, where later tonight the Phils will start a big series against the National League East-leading Marlins. The big news, of course, is Cole Hamels, who left yesterday after being hit by a Prince Fielder line... Read more

Hamels lifted from game in fourth after being struck by line drive

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 1:58 PM
Cole Hamels looked sharp for three innings, but gave up a two-run home run to Ryan Braun then was hit on the left side of his body by a line drive off the bat of Prince Fielder, forcing him to exit the game in favor of J.A. Happ. Hamels was hit on the left shoulder. He was later declared to have a... Read more

Drabek's prospects, plus Ruiz's rehab assignment

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:59 AM
1:25 p.m.: An update, courtesy of the Phillies media relations staff. Catcher Carlos Ruiz will begin his rehab assisgnment Saturday in Lehigh Valley. Manager Charlie Manuel said Wednesday he expected the assignment to last four days, which means Ruiz could be back with the Phillies by next Wednesday... Read more
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