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Phils lineup today same as Game 2

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1:28 PM
Two-and-a-half hours before game time here in San Francisco, where a creepy fog has everything covered in a sort of hazy mist. Beyond the outfield wall, the bay is invisible behind the white. The sun is supposed to come out this afternoon, with highs forecast to be right around 70 degrees. This is... Read more

Rowand on Hamels

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 12:29 PM
Former Phillie Aaron Rowand is expected to make his first start of the NLCS today in centerfield in place of Andres Torres. Torres struck out four time in the Game 2 loss. The Giants were 14 games over .500 this season when Rowand started (45-31), although he was a virtual nonfactor during the stretch... Read more

Utley, Polanco flip spots in lineup

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 4:09 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will flip second baseman Chase Utley and third baseman Placido Polanco in the lineup for tonight's Game 2 of the NLCS. Utley will move up to second; Polanco will drop to third. The remainder of the lineup will remain the same. The move is designed to split up the lefthanded... Read more

Manuel facing line-up decision for Game 2

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2:06 PM
Charlie Manuel faced the same quandry last October prior to Game 3 of the World Series. The Phillies were going up against Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte, who was backed by bullpen that features lefty specialist Damaso Marte, who seemed born to beat the heart of the Phillies order. Manuel was asked several... Read more

Ross breaks up Halladay's hitless postseason as Phils lose Game 1

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9:30 PM
Well, this is something we aren't used to seeing. After a 4-3 loss to the Giants at Citizens Bank Park in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Phillies find themselves down 1-0 in a playoff series for the first time since 2007. On Sunday, they will start a game while trailing in a series for just the fourth time... Read more

Howard's reasons to watch the playoffs

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:08 PM
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard delivered the Top Ten list on the “Late Show” with David Letterman last night: "Reasons to Watch the Baseball Playoffs" 10. Fox's coverage now extends to the postgame shower. 9. What are you gonna do, watch hockey? 8. One lucky viewer will... Read more

Hot Button: Chat Phillies with Sam Donnellon

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 4:45 PM
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Manuel says rotation still TBA

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:20 PM
A picturesque day here at Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies are about to begin a seven-inning simulated game with Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton on the mound. The fact that Blanton is pitching the sim game, along with Charlie Manuel's comments earlier today, gives a pretty good indication that the... Read more

First Look: Giants-Phillies in the National League Championship Series

Monday, October 11, 2010, 10:35 PM
Here's an early look at a preview box that is running in the newspaper tomorrow. I've been saying for a month that the Giants are the only team to fear in the NL. Now, we'll see just how much they should be feared. 2010 National League Championship Series Phillies (97-65, 1st in NL East) vs. Giants... Read more

Game 3 Lineup: Same as Game 2 Lineup

Sunday, October 10, 2010, 5:23 PM
First pitch for Game 3 of the National League Division Series is still about two-and-a-half hours away, but here are the lineups. Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera was not on the originally posted lineup because of an oblique injury, but has been added. Phillies - Shane Victorino CF - Placido... Read more
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