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Archive: April, 2009

What would you do?

Monday, April 6, 2009, 11:19 AM
It's a question that Charlie Manuel asked to a reporter last night who questioned whether the manager should re-visit his line-up given the Phillies' poor offensive showing against the Braves last night. So, what would you do? Obviously, a lot of attention is being paid to the lefty-lefty-lefty middle-of-the-order... Read more

Fraction of the day: 1/162nd

Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:36 AM
Esteemed philosopher Ice Cube once said, "Life ain't a track meet/it's a marathon." He said some other stuff after that, but I'm not allowed to quote it on a family blog. Fact of the matter is, a baseball season ain't a track meet either. But, for now, one game is all we have to go on... Read more

Breaking down the Opening Night line-up

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 7:20 PM
Charlie Manuel shed some light on his decision-making process for today's line-up, as well as some of the things he will be monitoring as we move forward. As most of you probably know already, Manuel has Jayson Werth hitting second tonight and Shane Victorino hitting sixth. That leaves the Phillies... Read more

Today's line-up: Werth batting second

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 4:42 PM
Here is the line up the Phillies will use tonight against Derek Lowe: 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Jayson Werth RF 3. Chase Utley 2B 4. Ryan Howard 1B 5. Raul Ibanez LF 6. Shane Victorino CF 7. Pedro Feliz 3B 8. Carlos Ruiz C 9. Brett Myers P Read more

Phillies set rotation

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 3:28 PM
The Phillies have set their starting rotation for the first week of the season. After Brett Myers opposes Atlanta's Derek Lowe in tonight's season opener, the Phillies will send Jamie Moyer out to the mound on Tuesday night. He will face Jair Jurrjens. Joe Blanton pitches for the Phillies on Wednesday... Read more

Cairo it is: Phillies finalize roster

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 4:22 PM
When Miguel Cairo signed a minor league contract with the Phillies early in spring training, I labelled him a "long shot" to make the Opening Day roster. But as spring progressed, it became apparent that the 13-year veteran was playing his way into the conversation. One of the first things... Read more

Happ, Taschner make roster

Friday, April 3, 2009, 4:45 PM
The Phillies have just announced that lefthanders J.A. Happ and Jack Taschner will start the season in the bullpen, meaning righthander Gary Majewski will begin the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The announcement hardly comes as a surprise, although don't be surprised if you see Majewski competing... Read more

Phillies still in running for Sheffield

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:47 PM
The Phillies continue to play a game of wait-and-see with recently-released slugger Gary Sheffield. Sheffield's agent, Rufus Williams, said a few minutes ago that they have received some fresh inquiries from teams today and are still in the process of evaluating each prospective situation. They have... Read more

Hamels on Cover of SI for Kids

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 2:20 PM
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Today's line-up, plus your daily Sheff. . .

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 10:39 AM
Although the Phillies are in somewhat of a holding pattern right now with regards to Gary Sheffield, Dusty Baker told reporters in Cincinnati this morning that Sheffield's chief concern is playing time, according to the Enquirer, which would seem to indicate that the Phillies are indeed a long-shot... Read more
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