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Archive: May, 2008

Wash out

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 10:45 PM
Set aside the obvious mother nature angle for a second. Yeah, the big guy upstairs didn't do the Phillies any favors today. A two hour rain delay limited Kyle Kendrick to just one inning and sapped away some momentum from a bottom of the first in which Ryan Howard hit a two-run home run. And a 39-minute... Read more

Torment, thy name is Rod Barajas

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 10:34 AM
Rod Barajas wasn't exactly a fan favorite in Philadelphia before he returned with the Blue Jays. Last night didn't help his Q rating I'm sure. The Phils are trying to salavage a series win today, and their hopes ride on the right arm of Kyle Kendrick. The Phillies are 6-2 when Kendrick pitches,... Read more

Werth going for four home runs

Friday, May 16, 2008, 8:43 PM
Hey, you. . .turn off TGIF and turn on the Phillies game. Jayson Werth has hit three home runs in his first three at-bats and has tied a team record with 8 RBI. He has at least one at-bat left, and perhaps even 2. He hit a three-run home run in the second, a grand slam in the fourth, and has just... Read more

Game should be played tonight

Friday, May 16, 2008, 4:49 PM
The Phils are one of nine non-dome teams not to have a rain-out this season (these are the types of things I waste my time looking up when I get a free minute in the press box), and they'll likely remain in that exclusive club tonight. Just got a press release from the PR department saying that the... Read more

Hamels pitches a complete game shut out

Friday, May 16, 2008, 12:01 AM
I usually try to watch as little of the Best Damn Sports Show as possible. But they've got a great special on right now, the Top 50 Blow-Ups of all-time. Mostly, it's athletes going after various media members, usually TV goobs, after games. But Allen Iverson's famed "Practice?" monologue... Read more

Scoreboard watching, broken bats and other fun Thursday morning activities

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:19 AM
The Marlins looked like they were going to steal a game last night when they rallied for six in the top of the ninth, but the Reds rebounded in the 10th. . .The Mets, on the other hand, allowed a four-run rally in the seventh and fell to the Nationals. The Braves, Marlins, Mets and Phillies are all... Read more

Half full or half empty?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 11:14 PM
Thoughts from tonight's 8-5 loss to the Braves. Half-empty: 1) Brett Myers guaranteed tonight that his struggles won't continue for the rest of the season. Why won't that happen? "Because I'm not going to let it happen," he said. That said, the Phillies have some cause for concern until... Read more

Thoughts, musings, and other stuff from my mental junkyard

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 11:11 PM
Random thoughts from tonight's 5-4 win: Every time Kyle Kendrick pitches, I swear I feel like he got hit hard. Yet the Phillies are 6-2 when he pitches this season. Last week, he gave up 10 hits and the Phils won. This week, he allowed three runs on three hits in the first inning, yet picked up his... Read more

Good morning: Chipper Jones is putting up high school softball numbers

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 10:24 AM
Hope everyone had a good off day. I generally like to start off my blog posts by pretending some of you actually give a crap about my life on the road, so here's our Tuesday Morning anecdote: A couple other beat writers and I took the red eye back from San Francisco after Sunday's game. We got into... Read more

Who's got next?

Monday, May 12, 2008, 4:12 PM
I asked Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. yesterday whether the organization was still confident that Kris Benson would be able to help the team this season. Here is what he had to say: "We're hopeful. Things have been very slow with him. Obviously, he's had a couple of setbacks, which... Read more
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