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Archive: August, 2011

Phillies announce deal for Bowker

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 10:27 AM
The Phillies formally announced the acquisiton of outfielder John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bowker will be selected to the major league roster and is expected to be in uniform for tonight’s game in Cincinnati against... Read more

Blanton could face hitters soon - plus other notes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 5:55 PM
Talking to Joe Blanton throughout the season, it has been clear how bad he wants to get back onto the field and at least try to contribute something to this year's team. For a long time, that seemed like a long shot. But after a bullpen session today, the veteran righthander sounded like a return is... Read more

All eyes on Hamels

Monday, August 29, 2011, 2:52 PM
We've reached a point where the search for potential meaning requires a considerable amount of effort. With 33 games remaining, their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is just 16. That means they lock up the postseason by going 16-17 the rest of the way. With each loss by the folks in Wild Card... Read more

As expected, Phillies activate Hamels

Monday, August 29, 2011, 12:05 PM
As expected, lefthander Cole Hamels was activated from the disabled list today and will start tonight in Cincinnati. Infielder/outfielder Pete Orr was optioned to Triple A Lehigh Valley on Saturday, since the Phillies were not planning to play yesterday because of the weather. Hamels, 27, was originally... Read more

Hamels "fabulous," rotation altered

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 5:52 PM
You can bet Rich Dubee is glad that today's Earthquake did not alter his plans for the Phillies rotation. The pitching coach had already written down a slew of different combinations as he attempted to piece things back together after a bizarre week that included a rainout, an offday and three rain... Read more

Hamels to DL; scheduled to start Monday

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 1:33 PM
Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 13, with left shoulder inflammation. Hamels is eligible to come off the DL on Sunday and is scheduled to start the Phillies' series opener in Cincinnati on Monday. He had been scheduled to start Friday... Read more

The Thome Pipe Dream

Monday, August 22, 2011, 7:05 PM
The first thing you need to understand is that the Major League Baseball commissioner's office wields a significant amount of behind-the-scenes power when it comes to the machinations of its 30 member clubs. Some clubs heed the office's wishes more than others, but there are plenty of ways in which... Read more

Rollins placed on disabled list

Monday, August 22, 2011, 3:31 PM
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain suffered yesterday against Washington. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the club activated third baseman Placido Polanco from the disabled list. Rollins, 32, is hitting .268 this season with 22 doubles... Read more

Rollins leaves with groin strain

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 2:37 PM
Word from the Phillies' dugout is that Jimmy Rollins has left today's game with a right groin strain that he apparently suffered while fielding a groundball up the middle at the start of the second inning. The official prognosis is day-to-day. Wilson Valdez is taking his place. Rollins batted in... Read more

Madson/Lidge in 2008 vs. Bastardo/Madson in 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011, 7:09 PM
Of all the positives signs the Phillies have shown over the last month, from the continued excellence of their starting rotation to the resurgence of their offense, the most promising might be the performance of Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Madson at the back end of tight games. Take Thursday's 4-1 victory... Read more
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