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Archive: March, 2010

Happ's Off-Speed Stuff, plus Reunion Day

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 11:02 AM
In today's paper, we talked with lefthander J.A. Happ and pitching coach Rich Dubee about the young starter's off-speed stuff, which he continues to develop. Only seven NL starters threw their fastball more often than Happ did last season. Here is that list, ranked by percentage of pitches that were... Read more

On Urban Meyer

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 8:18 AM
If you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and check out the video of Urban Meyer scolding an Orlando Sentinel reporter after practice yesterday, then ask yourself: Why do so many NFL players seem to treat society as their own personal Wet-Nap? For a coach that is supposed to be such a great teacher... Read more

Live Chat - Bill Conlin on 2010 Phillies

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 3:25 PM
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Bullpen set -- kind of

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:28 AM
It is shaping up to be an anti-climactic week here in Clearwater. Throughout spring, the only two roster decisions hanging over the Phillies' lay in the front of the bullpen and the back of the rotation. And, over the past week, the club has answered most of the bullpen issue, optioning lefties Mike... Read more

Ruiz still sidelined; Victorino returns

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 9:00 AM
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is out of the lineup again today against Tampa Bay because of flu symptoms. Brian Schneider will start in his place. As we told you in today's Daily News, manager Charlie Manuel is concerned that Ruiz has not gotten enough at-bats this spring. His 17 at-bats are about... Read more

Moyer makes more sense. . .to start

Monday, March 22, 2010, 11:04 AM
Roy Halladay has been called an animal, a machine, a mercenary, and any of a number of other cliches that refer to a pitcher's ability to chew up hitters and spit them out with ridiculous consistency. But as consistently dominant and durable as he has been over the past decade, he has never started... Read more

Ruiz scratched with illness

Monday, March 22, 2010, 8:41 AM
Some notes from Clearwater ... Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was scratched from today's game against the Yankees because of an illnesss. Dane Sardhina will be catching today. Cole Hamels, Antonio Bastardo and David Herndon will be pitching in the A game. Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge will throw in... Read more

Escalona Optioned, Polanco nearing return

Friday, March 19, 2010, 3:28 PM
Shortly after the Phillies finished off a 6-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, a reporter asked manager Charlie Manuel thought of the scoreless inning that young lefthander Sergio Escalona threw. "What did I think?" Manuel said. "I think he walked a couple people." Reading... Read more

Second Acts: Why tonight is so big for Kyle Kendrick

Friday, March 19, 2010, 7:47 AM
According to the little counter on the front page of the Phillies web site, there are 17 days, six hours and 29 minutes to Opening Day. Which means there are roughly 129 days, six hours and 29 minutes until the 2010 trading deadline, and 194 days, six hours and 29 minutes until the end of the 2010... Read more

David Murphy chats 2010 Phillies

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 3:21 PM
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