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Archive: April, 2008

How will history judge Ed Wade?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 10:14 AM
Ed Wade is one of the more maligned figures in recent Phillies history. In his eight years as the club's general manager, the Phillies failed to make the playoffs eight times. But when Wade comes back to Philly today, he'll see a team that he played a big role in shaping. How many times was he presented... Read more

A foul loss

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 10:36 PM
Real quickly. . . 1) As I'm sure you've already heard/seen, the Phils fell today to 6-7 and still can't get on the positive side of .500 2) Replays showed that a sixth-inning home run awarded to Mark DeRosa was foul. The Cubs don't score there, the game doesn't go to extra innings, the Phillies win... Read more

Guess who's leading off. . .(you're probably wrong)

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 12:40 PM
I got to the home clubhouse at about 10:20 this morning, perfect time to watch players and media as they strolled through the door one by one. Posted to the left of the door is a dry erase board where the day's line-up is written. It was quite comical to watch the expressions on people's faces as... Read more

Myers bounces back

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 4:02 PM
Had the night off from the ballpark last night, but was impressed with what I saw out of Brett Myers and Brad Lidge on television. It's early, and this is a lot of ifs, but if Myers can pitch like that every night, and Adam Eaton continues to throw the way he's thrown, the Phis have three starters... Read more

Phils lose wild one

Friday, April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM
It was a great ending to a game the Phillies will look back on and wonder what if. Despite wasting scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity, not to mention another fine pitching performance by Adam Eaton, the Phils fell 4-3 on an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the bottom of the 12th. The Phillies... Read more

Phils sign lefty reliever Steve Kline

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:56 PM
Last week, the Phillies declared that they were not interested in reliever Steve Kline (at this time). Well, the time has come. The Phillies signed the veteran left-hander, who posted a 4.70 ERA in 68 games last year with the Giants but was released at the end of spring training, to a minor league... Read more

Rollins' X-Rays Negative

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 11:35 PM
Jimmy Rollins said before the game that the X-Rays he was getting were precautionary. Well, Philadelphia apparently can breathe a big sigh of relief. The short stop's x-rays were negative, meaning he's dealing with a simple sprained ankle. Not great for a player who relies so much on his mobility,... Read more

Update: Rollins scratched from line-up; could pinch-hit; will have X-Rays

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 3:28 PM
Jimmy Rollins addressed the media a few minutes ago and explained that he decided to make the safe choice and not play tonight against the Mets. He will, however, be in uniform and will be available to pinch-hit against a right-handed pitcher if necesary. "If it was game 155, I'd be medicated... Read more

New York, New York: Day Two

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 12:50 PM
Good morning/afternoon. Kyle Kendrick's on the hill tonight against Mike Pelfrey. The two youngsters squared off last year on July 1, a game that Kendrick and the Phillies won 5-3. What's that mean for tonight? Not really sure. A lot will depend on if Jimmy Rollins plays. The short stop was in... Read more

Developing: Jimmy Rollins leaves game with sprained left ankle

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 4:23 PM
Defending NL MVP Jimmy Rollins left the Phillies' game against the Mets today with a sprained left ankle. It's unclear what the prognosis is. We'll have plenty more after the game. . . Read more
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