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Archive: May, 2012

Phillies option Savery, need to find answer for leaky bullpen

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 11:12 PM
The tone in Manuel's voice relayed a sense of urgency he seldom projects this early in a season. Now, the urgency must spawn action. The optioning of Savery opens up a spot on the active roster, which a team spokesman said would be filled after Thursday's off day. The logical choice is Triple-A prospect... Read more

Phillies look to improve to 15-16 in first extended look at Batista since 2006

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4:52 PM
We are in the second week of May and the Phillies still have yet to win three straight games. Tonight, they'll look to put their first foot forward against 41-year-old Mets righty Miguel Batista, who has not started a game against the Phillies since July 25, 2006. He has faced them 12 times in relief... Read more

Charlie Manuel wishes Cole Hamels hadn't been so honest

Monday, May 7, 2012, 12:52 PM
I was as suprirsed as anybody when Cole Hamels came right out and admitted that he hit Nationals phenom Bryce Harper on purpose last night. Most times, a pitcher will deny intent, even if it is in winking manner. As you can read on the Inquirer's blog, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo labeled the... Read more

Cole Hamels says he's trying to bring old school baseball back with pitch that hit Harper

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 11:46 PM
Cole Hamels likely just cost himself some money in the way of a fine, but the new contract he continues to pitch his way into will more than cover the expense. After holding the Nationals to one run with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work on Sunday night, Hamels didn't beat around the bush when... Read more

Jayson Werth leaves game with injury to same wrist that nearly cost him his career

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 9:50 PM
It's one of those replays you don't want to watch, but that will be replayed over and over again. Jayson Werth charging a sinking line drive in the fifth inning, then grimacing in pain as he slides and rolls over his gloved left wrist. The injury was particularly stomach-churning for anybody who... Read more

Galvis out of lineup for fifth time in nine games

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 4:32 PM
We might be getting close to a point where the Phillies need to make a decision on rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis. Tonight, he is out of the lineup for the fifth time in the last nine games. As usual, Pete Orr is replacing him. The Phillies haven't seen anything out of Galvis that has surprised... Read more

Biddle earns first win of season

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3:57 PM
Jesse Biddle earned his first win of the season for Class A Clearwater Sunday after an 0-2 start with three no-decisions. Biddle allowed two earned runs in six innings as the Threshers went on to beat the visiting Charlotte Stone Crabs, 10-7. Three Clearwater relievers allowed five runs over three... Read more

Today's sports cover, plus two different approaches to the physics of baseball

Friday, May 4, 2012, 11:31 AM
Kyle Kendrick knows what you are thinking. "Battle of the aces," he said yesterday as he jogged past a few reporters on his way to the Phillies' pre-game stretch yesterday in Atlanta. Kendrick had his usual shrimp-eatin' grin plastered across his face. Hey, there's no use beating around the scouting... Read more

Cardio and interviews: that's what Joe Blanton does

Friday, May 4, 2012, 10:16 AM
Not pictured: Drew Rosenhaus standing next to Joe Blanton saying, "Next Question" Read more

Today's line-up, plus Jaromir Jagr rocking a Phillies hat

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 9:51 AM
Here's today's lineup against Braves rookie righty Randall Delgado: 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Juan Pierre LF 3. Shane Victorino CF 4. Hunter Pence RF 5. Ty Wigginton 3B 6. Laynce Nix 1B 7. Pete Orr 2B 8. Brian Schneider C 9. Joe Blanton RHP Rollins Pierre Victorino Pence Wigginton Nix Orr Schneider Blant... Read more
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