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Archive: May, 2012

Like many folks, Dubee had his suspicions

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6:06 PM
The two scouts who Ken Rosenthal quoted in his spring training story about Roy Halladay's decreased velocity are not the only people who had some suspicions about the veteran righthander's physical well-being. "I've thought since spring training that there was an issue," pitching coach Rich Dubee... Read more

Worley could be ready to fill Halladay's spot in the rotation

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:36 PM
You can read all about the big news of the day elsewhere on this site. For now, let's focus on the issue of who will replace Roy Halladay in the rotation. For the time being, the Phillies have called up catching Erik Kratz to take Halladay's spot on the roster, but at some point they are going to need... Read more

Offense or Oswalt?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 9:46 AM
The question is hypothetical, because we do not yet have an indication that the Phillies are serious players for Roy Oswalt, who is still back home in Mississippi gearing up to play some ball. But we know that the team has seen the veteran righthander pitch, and we know that Roy Halladay is headed... Read more

Phillies suddenly feeling good

Friday, May 25, 2012, 9:17 AM
Shane Victorino is all heart, so you tend to know exactly how he is feeling, regardless of the actual words that are coming out of his mouth. When he is speaking in run-on sentences and barely pausing for a breath and taking multiple detours in a single answer, he is usually feeling really good, and... Read more

The ugly, and not so ugly, numbers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 10:22 AM
Just some random numbers while perusing my stats this morning. . . 1) The Phillies are just 5-for-38 with runners in scoring position in their current four-game losing streak. 2) Josh Beckett, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann have held the Phillies to two runs on 24 baserunners with 16 and seven... Read more

Roy Halladay offers an eloquent and resonant take on the state of the Phillies

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 11:34 PM
A professional athlete's psychological exterior can sometimes appear impenetrable, particularly when that professional athlete is Harry Leroy Halladay. But every so often a crack appears, and you are reminded that even a once-in-a-generation player is not immune to the psychological stresses that afflict... Read more

Jimmy Rollins paternity leave expected to run through tomorrow

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 4:59 PM
The Phillies are without Jimmy Rollins tonight and Charlie Manuel expects to be without his starting short stop on Wednesday too as he spends time with his wife, Johari, and newborn daughter. Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement allows a player to take 72 hours paternity leave... Read more

No Tommy John surgery necessary for Phillies' Vance Worley

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 3:51 PM
A visit to renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews confirmed the Phillies' diagnosis of a bone chip and inflammation in Vance Worley's right elbow. The good news is that Andrews immediately ruled out any serious problem with Worley's ulnar collateral ligament. "Immediately after he grabbed my arm... Read more

Phillies lineup: Rollins still out, Luna starts at first

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 3:14 PM
The Phillies placed Jimmy Rollins on the paternity leave list today and called up Erik Kratz to take his place. In other news, Hector Luna will get the start at first base tonight against the Nationals. The lineup: 1. Juan Pierre LF 2. Placido Polanco 3B 3. Shane Victorino CF 4. Hunter Pence... Read more

Phillies flunking Public Relations 101

Monday, May 21, 2012, 12:27 PM
Usually, I take the comments that run underneath my stories as seriously as I take another driver honking his horn at me and calling me an a--hole. Don't get me wrong, there are some thoughtful regulars, many of whom have different viewpoints than myself. But often times anonymous comments are the... Read more
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