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Archive: June, 2008

Two outta three ain't bad/Lohse vs. Eaton

Sunday, June 15, 2008, 11:42 AM
. . .Is it? That's what the Phillies are going for today in St. Louis. It's actually a pretty nice morning right now. Took a quick glance at the weather forecast and I don't think the temperature is going to be too insufferable today. Brett Myers is pitching against Mitchell Boggs this afternoon. Boggs... Read more

Crikey!

Saturday, June 14, 2008, 12:24 AM
My game story has been written for about two hours now, so as the abomination at Busch Stadium winds down, I figure i'll get something up on the blog. There has to be a better verb than beat, but since I'm tying fast, I'll use it. The Phillies beat the Cardinals tonight 20-2. In the process: 1)... Read more

Paul Hagen names names

Friday, June 13, 2008, 7:52 AM
I urge you all to check out Paul Hagen's piece today on his recommendations for some pitchers the Phillies could/should target as the trade deadline approaches. He leads off with C.C. Sabathia, but acknowledges that is probably a long shot. He thinks it is because the Phillies don't have enough prospects... Read more

Phillies release Kline

Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 8:29 PM
The Phillies have released Steve Kline, who went 0-2 with a 5.16 ERA in 22 2/3 inning with Triple A Lehigh Valley. Kline, signed two months ago after his release by the Giants, never proved himself to be the reliable lefty the Phillies have been looking for to complement J.C. Romero in the bullpen... Read more

Montgomery: "You can't stand still"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 11:13 AM
For the first time in a long time, the Phillies' standing in the hierarchy of the National League is obvious. They are a front-runner, and right now look probably to remain that way as July and the trade deadline approaches. Rich Hofmann's point of view is this: the further the Phillies cement themselves... Read more

We're going to ride this comparison wave as far as it takes us

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 10:26 AM
A few of the beat writer types got together for dinner last night, and one topic of conversation centered around the Phillies prospects for the rest of the month. We all seemed to agree that the World will have a pretty good idea of what type of summer it is going to be by the end of June. Over the... Read more

Is this Phillies offense the Greatest Of All Time?

Monday, June 9, 2008, 7:19 AM
I love the smell of historic parallels in the morning. . . Last night we broached the subject of how this Phillies team compares to the one that ran all the way to the World Series 15 years ago. It was a very preliminary comparison - the Phils are now on pace to finish the season with 97 wins... Read more

1993 versus 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008, 7:33 PM
The Phillies are now on pace to win 97 games, which would be their highest win total since, you guessed it, 1993. The Phils won 97 that year. They are 13 games over .500 through 65 games for the first time since 1995, when they were also 39-26. Shane Victorino came through big again today, going... Read more

Phillies catch a break - er, tear

Sunday, June 8, 2008, 1:10 PM
Chipper Jones was 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in the first two games of this series, but the major league's top hitter will miss today's game with a small tear in his hamstring. Jones, whose two-run home run last night were the Braves' only runs, is hitting .420, the highest batting average... Read more

Werth is back

Saturday, June 7, 2008, 4:32 PM
The Phillies wanted Jayson Werth back in time to face Jo Jo Reyes, and that's exactly what has happened. The outfielder was activated from the DL today, and could be in the line-up tonight against Reyes, against whom he went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI a couple of weeks ago. The Phillies outrighted Chris Snelling... Read more
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