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Archive: June, 2011

X-rays negative on Hamels' bruised hand

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 2:25 PM
Phillies lefthanded starter Cole Hamels left today's game with a right hand contusion, which required X-rays. The X-rays were negative and is is expected to make his next start Tuesday in Florida. With one out in the fourth inning Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez hit a line drive up the middle and... Read more

Somewhere under the radar: Chapter I

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 3:39 PM
Over the next week or two or three we're going to try to preview the trade market as best we can. The original idea was to cover everything in one big long blog post, but I maxed out the character limit on our blogging software, so I figured I'd better break it up. Don't waste your time looking for... Read more

Video: Lee shines in shutout

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 2:10 AM
David Murphy of the Daily News and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe break down Cliff Lee's stellar performance in the Phillies' 5-0 shutout win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive... Read more

Phillies place Madson on disabled list

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:20 PM
Phillies right-hander Ryan Madson was placed on the 15-day disabled list today with a right hand contusion, retroactive to June 19, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-hander Andrew Carpenter had his contract selected from... Read more

Reevaluating the Oswalt trade

Monday, June 27, 2011, 9:33 AM
In a best-case scenario, Roy Oswalt will be back at full strength by late August, his troublesome back successfully treated by a series of injections over a three-to-five week period followed by a throwing program that gets his arm ready to pitch in the stretch run and beyond. In a worst-case scenario... Read more

Hamels vs. Sox Thursday; Madson update

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 8:23 PM
Kyle Kendrick said that he will start Friday in Toronto. That means Cole Hamels gets the start against Jon Lester on Thursday afternoon in the finale of the Phillies-Red Sox World Series preview. The decision wasn’t hard to make, since, with an off day today, Hamels will be pitching on normal... Read more

Presenting the four-and-a-half man rotation

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 11:12 AM
The Phillies have a decision to make. With righthander Roy Oswalt sidelined for at least the rest of the first half of the season, they can play out the final 14 games before the All-Star Break while using a fifth starter once. But that would require them pitching Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay on normal... Read more

Oswalt to DL; Kendrick back in rotation

Friday, June 24, 2011, 4:36 PM
The Phillies have placed righthander Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation. Kyle Kendrick will take his place in the rotation. The Phils also brought up righthander Scott Mathieson from Triple A Lehigh Valley. Catcher Brian Schneider was also activated from the disabled... Read more

Oswalt: "I didn't want to be labeled as a quitter"

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 11:58 PM
Still have a story to write, but here is a quick transcription of Roy Oswalt's comments to the media tonight. He said an MRI a year or two ago revealed two degenerative discs. He doesn't think it has gotten to the point where they are bulging. He doubts he will make his next start. He has an MRI scheduled... Read more

Preliminary prognosis for Contreras: 4-6 weeks

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6:40 PM
Jose Contreras has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his flexor tendon, sidelining him for at least 4-to-6 weeks. Contreras saw team doctor Michael Ciccotti today in Philadelphia, where the diagnosis was handed down. The injury is in the same area as the flexor pronator strain he suffered in... Read more
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