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Archive: August, 2012

Phillies' Freddy Galvis back doing baseball activities

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 4:50 PM
Mike Stutes jogged along the warning track in right field. David Herndon was hanging out at Citizens Bank Park, too. More than a few familiar faces were back in South Philly Thursday afternoon. It was team photo day. It was also the day Freddy Galvis talked to reporters for the first tie since suffering... Read more

Struggling Rollins out of the lineup for Thursday's game vs. Reds

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:57 PM
Jimmy Rollins enters tonight with a .694 OPS, which is notable because that was his final OPS in his miserable 2010 season, when he played in just 88 games and hit .243 with a .320 on base percentage and .374 slugging percentage. The shortstop's season has been typical of this year's team. He got off... Read more

Wednesday vs. Reds: Polanco back at third base, Schneider catching Worley

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:04 PM
Kevin Frandsen went 3-for-4 with a key triple and a clutch defensive play, but he'll be on the bench for tonight's game against the Reds as Placido Polanco returns to the starting lineup. Perhaps the Phillies are still hoping to deal away Polanco, who has an option on his contract for next season that... Read more

Howard quietly stirring to life

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 5:19 PM
Roy Halladay was in the middle of talking about the balanced, one-through-nine offensive attack from the Phillies last night, a performance he called the best of the season, when he decided to single one player out. "Howie - I feel like he's really been swinging the bat better in the last few days... Read more

Phillies make things interesting by calling up relief prospect Phillippe Aumont

Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:54 PM
The Phillies' bullpen auditions just got a lot more interesting. The team announced after tonight's win over the Reds that it had recalled right-hander Phillippe Aumont to replace lefty Jeremy Horst, who was placed on the three-day paternity leave list. Aumont, you probably remember, was the centerpiece... Read more

Who's on third? Polanco for now

Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:56 PM
Who's on third? That's the question Charlie Manuel had to answer before the Phillies begin a 10-game homestand against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night. About four hours before game time, he came up with that answer: Placido Polanco. Polanco, an All-Star and Gold Glove winner... Read more

Cy Hamels?

Sunday, August 19, 2012, 11:48 AM
Assuming the Phillies keep their rotation in order the rest of the way, Cole Hamels should have eight starts to further his case for the 2012 National League Cy Young Award. Right now, those eight starts project as follows: 1. Aug. 23 vs. Reds 2. Aug. 29 vs. Mets 3. Sept. 3 at Reds 4. Sept. 9... Read more

Melky Cabrera PED suspension could impact Phillies offseason

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 2:50 PM
While Major League Baseball's announcement that it had suspended Melky Cabrera for 50 games for elevated levels of testosterone has more immediate impact on the Giants, who entered the day tied with the Dodgers atop the National League, the move could also have an effect on the Phillies' offseason... Read more

The path to the postseason: Don't let the 2011 Cardinals fool you

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 12:06 PM
Many moons ago, when it was still possible to suspend disbelief about the Phillies' turning things around and reaching the postseason, we identified 88 wins as the threshold they would need to reaching in order to have a realistic shot at making the playoffs. As of Wednesday, that number is still pertinent... Read more

Charlie Manuel discusses the Phillies' situation at leadoff moving forward

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:53 PM
For the last decade, Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies' leadoff hitter have been one in the same. But an honest evaluation of the roster moving forward will require the front office to grade those two aspects separately. Rollins the short stop is still a solid major league hitter. His .715 OPS ranks 11th... Read more
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