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Archive: May, 2009

Owings will face seven lefties in a row

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:22 AM
Righties are hitting .233 with 16 homers off Micah Owings. Lefties are hitting .274 with 23 home runs. So maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that Charlie Manuel has stacked his lineup with southpaws today: - SS Jimmy Rollins (S) - 2B Chase Utley (L) - LF Raul Ibanez (L) -... Read more

Wednesday afternoon Trivia: Who is Vic Willis? Plus DH update

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 5:33 PM
Inquirer beat writer Andy Martino and I ate lunch together today. Being the fierce competitors that we are, I was a little nervous when the food arrived. I've heard he plays dirty. We re-enacted the scene from the Princess Bride where Vizzini and Westley engage in a battle of the wits. Finally, I had... Read more

On Carrasco, the DH, Rollins, Happ, Park and more

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 11:31 AM
Lots to get to today: 1) Paul Hagen checked in on Carlos Carrasco when he was up in Lehigh Valley on Monday. Carrasco is 0-5 with a 6.31 ERA, although those numbers are skewed by two horrendous starts. From people I've talked to, the ability to rebound from rough patches is one area of his development... Read more

Happ in rotation; Park to bullpen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 4:47 PM
As Tweeted moments ago from the Phillies' clubhouse, J.A. Happ has been inserted into the Phillies' starting rotation, replacing Chan Ho Park. Happ will start Saturday against the Yankees at the new Yankee Stadium. Happ is 2-0 with a 2.49 earned run average out of the bullpen. He had been scheduled... Read more

Explaining the Escalona move

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 11:46 AM
UPDATED - 3:41 p.m. Walker and Cervenak were not options for the Phillies as they are injured. I'm sure some of you are curious as to why the Phillies decided to call up lefthander Sergio Escalona today after optioning righthander Andrew Carpenter back to the minor leagues. The move leaves the club... Read more

Carpenter to start; Lidge says confidence and stuff are there

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 12:47 AM
Well, that was a wild one. Before we get into the details that I'm sure you are all dying to know, I'd like to point out one thing. Prior to the start of the 12th inning, officials at Nationals Park put a message on the scoreboard informing fans that the post-game fireworks display would be postponed... Read more

Rollins back batting leadoff

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 11:27 AM
Jimmy Rollins is back in his customary role as leadoff hitter for this afternoon's game against the Dodgers. I'll put the line-ups below. First, a few housekeeping items that I don't want to get lost in the shuffle. 1) Lefty J.A. Happ will start the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader against the... Read more

Line-ups and Pre-Game Notes: Rollins still hitting fifth

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 5:16 PM
Dodgers at Phillies - May 13, 2009 Phillies Line-up - Shane Victorino CF - Chase Utley 2B - Jayson Werth RF - Ryan Howard 1B - Jimmy Rollins SS - Raul Ibanez LF - Pedro Feliz 3B - Carlos Ruiz C - Jamie Moyer LHP Dodgers line-up - Juan Pierre... Read more

Separated at birth?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Rollins dropped from leadoff spot

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 3:37 PM
Paul Hagen reporting: Two days after expressing reluctance about dropping Jimmy Rollins from the top of the Phillies' lineup, manager Charlie Manuel has Rollins hitting fifth for tonight's game against the Dodgers. Shane Victorino will bat leadoff. Rollins pointed out that manager Charlie Manuel... Read more
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