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Archive: May, 2010

Manuel shuffles line-up; Figueroa DFA'ed

Monday, May 31, 2010, 11:45 AM
The line-up Charlie Manuel posted spoke for itself: - Ross Gload RF - Greg Dobbs 3B - Chase Utley 2B - Ryan Howard 1B - Shane Victorino CF - Raul Ibanez LF - Carlos Ruiz C - Wilson Valdez SS - Joe Blanton RHP Slumping Jayson Werth has another day off... Read more

What's colder than cold? Not the Braves. . .

Monday, May 31, 2010, 9:06 AM
It has been five years since the Braves were in first place in the National League East this late into the season. That was the year they won their 14th and final consecutive division title, the end of an era of phenomenal pitching talent (Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine) and home-grown position... Read more

Lidge to be activated shortly

Sunday, May 30, 2010, 5:33 PM
In the Dept. of Team Health, it has already been a long season, so long in fact that today I received an email from Phillies PR man Kevin Gregg detailing updates for the litany of injuries the club is currently battling. I'll cut-and-paste the email in its entirety, but the biggest news is probably... Read more

Halladay is Perfect

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:03 PM
Roy Halladay had to be perfect. And he was. The Phillies traded for the ace righthander in part because he had the ability to carry a team when it faltered in all other avenues toward victory, and on Saturday night against the Marlins he did just that, pitching the 20th perfect game in Major League... Read more

Looking for some small ball?

Friday, May 28, 2010, 5:38 PM
Don't be surprised tonight if you see Shane Victorino bunt for a base hit tonight and swipe second, or play some hit and run with Wilson Valdez. It's all lefties on deck today as they attempt to shake out of their epic slump. Greg Dobbs will start at third base for Placido Polanco, while Ross Gload... Read more

Ugly baseball, but Phillies see no need to panic

Friday, May 28, 2010, 1:17 AM
Since 4:00 p.m. Sunday evening. . . The Flyers have clinched their first Stanley Cup berth since 1997. The television series "Lost" has said goodbye after six seasons. More than 60,000 barrels of oil have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, according to new estimates released today. But... Read more

Paul Hagen Chats Phillies

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 7:40 AM
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Another injury concern: Ruiz' shoulder

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 5:19 PM
NEW YORK - The latest addition to what already is a lengthy Phillies injury report came today, when Carlos Ruiz was replaced by Brian Schneider in the starting lineup after soreness in his shoulder affected his throwing ability in an 8-0 loss to the Mets Tuesday night. Ruiz said earlier this afternoon... Read more

Lidge could return in time for Atlanta

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 5:36 PM
Brad Lidge hasn't pitched in a game since May 9, when he picked up his first save of the season. But that could change by the end of this road trip, assuming the veteran closer continues his forward progress. After throwing 25 fastballs in a bullpen session yesterday, his first since a cortisone injection... Read more

Utley leads all players in All-Star voting

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:17 PM
Phillies four-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley is baseball's top votegetter in the first N.L. balloting figures, released today. The game is July 13 in Anaheim. Utley has received 687,724 votes, well ahead of Rickie Weeks (169,941), of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies have five players... Read more
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