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Archive: May, 2011

Halladay in Toronto on Canada Day, Worley's vegetables, Kendrick in Pittsburgh, and what it all means for JMJ

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 12:31 PM
This was originally supposed to be a series of blog posts designed to last throughout a humdrum week of games against the Nationals and Pirates. But, alas, my blog posts are the west Asian land wars of cyberspace, destined to become interminable quagmires regardless of intention. It started with a... Read more

Phillies recall Zagurski

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 12:28 PM
The Phillies have recalled lefthander Mike Zagurski from Triple A Lehigh Valley to take the roster spot of Vance Worley, who was sent down yesterday. Zagurski was 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA, 9 saves and 23 strikeouts in 14.1 innings. He pitched in two games with the Phillies in April. Worley turned in... Read more

Memorial Day Line-up: Utley back in three hole

Monday, May 30, 2011, 10:48 AM
Just arrived in Washington, where it figures to be a hot one today. Not a cloud in the sky. Game time is set for 1:05 p.m. Saw lots of Phillies fans on Amtrak heading down this way. Not a bad way to spend your Memorial Day. Charlie Manuel made a minor change to his line-up, although it is a familiar... Read more

Jimmy Rollins swears he did not set Brandon Phillips up

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 5:22 PM
What was Brandon Phillips doing when J.C. Romero picked him off of second base last night? Talking to Jimmy Rollins. About base-stealing. That's what the Phillies shortstop said today after he got a well-deserved day off in the Phillies' 10-4 win over the Reds. There was one out in the 11th inning... Read more

Evaluating the base coaches

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 12:53 PM
Over the last four seasons, three different third base coaches have paced foul territory for the Phillies. Steve Smith was in the box during the Phillies' World Series run in 2008, then was fired the following offseason. He then went on to a prolific career as a reality television star. Sam Perlozzo... Read more

210 000 000 100 000 000 1 - W: Valdez (1-0)

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 2:10 AM
You can watch a lot of baseball and not see a series of events like those that occurred in the early morning hours of May 26. By the time it was over - 19 innings covering 6 hours and 11 minutes - a back-up infielder who had never thrown a major league pitch had one more win than 2010 NL Cy Young... Read more

Utley back and batting second

Monday, May 23, 2011, 3:24 PM
Chase Utley is back in the line-up, although he is hitting second instead of his usual spot at third. Charlie Manuel is going for balance. The Reds have tough lefty Bill Bray in the bullpen. Hard-throwing Cuban Aroldis Chapman is on the disabled list. He has been replaced by Matt Maloney, who was dealt... Read more

Phils shut out by Rangers

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 5:18 PM
With Chase Utley looming, the Phillies lost to the Texas Rangers, 2-0, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Utley, the injured second baseman who hasn’t played a game this season because of a knee injury, will be activated off the disabled list on Monday and could play against the Reds. The Rangers’... Read more

Utley to be activated; Blanton to DL

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 4:21 PM
Chase Utley will be activated from the 15-day disabled on Monday before the Phillies' game against the Cincinnati Reds, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Sunday. In anticipation of Utley’s return, the Phillies have optioned infielder Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies also... Read more

Phillies sign Podsednik to minor league deal

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 4:18 PM
The Phillies have signed former stolen base champ Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal, according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal. Podsednik had a solid season last year for the Royals and Dodgers, hitting .297/.342/.382 with 35 steals in 595 plate appearances. He was much better in Kansas City than... Read more
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