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Archive: July, 2008

Blanton set to debut. . .but what about Cole?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 2:42 PM
Good afternoon from Shea Stadium. The skies are blue and the sun is shining and the temperature is in the 80's, which is a far cry from the setting when we last visited here in early April. One thing that isn't different is the fact that Cole Hamels won't be on the mound. A lot of readers have emailed... Read more

Sunday morning odds and ends

Sunday, July 20, 2008, 1:23 PM
Good morning/afternoon from Florida. A few things to get to. 1) Brett Myers will indeed pitch Wednesday, manager Charlie Manuel confirmed today. That's not exactly a shocker, but its the first time anyone with the Phillies has definitively said that Myers will return to the rotation against the Mets... Read more

It's official - Eaton moves to the bullpen

Friday, July 18, 2008, 7:14 PM
It's official. Adam Eaton is no longer a member of the Phillies starting rotation. Pitching coach Rich Dubee and manager Charlie Manuel informed him of the decision when the Phillies arrived at Dolphins Stadium for their game against the Marlins. Joe Blanton will likely start Tuesday night against... Read more

Phillies acquire Blanton

Thursday, July 17, 2008, 7:12 PM
The Phillies got help for their starting rotation, acquiring righthander Joe Blanton from Oakland for three minor leaguers -- infielder Adrian Cardenas, lefthander Josh Outman and outfielder Matt Spencer. Cardenas was the No. 2 prospect in the Phillies' system, according to Baseball America, and Outman... Read more

Cubs, Brewers favored to win NL Title

Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 7:55 PM
For what it's worth, here are some odds that were passed on to me by BoDog Sports (BoDog.com), an internet gambling web site. Updated World Series Odds Odds to win the 2008 World Series Boston Red Sox 3/1 Chicago Cubs 7/2 Tampa Bay Rays ... Read more

Myers to pitch Friday in Triple A

Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 3:37 PM
Brett Myers is scheduled to make his fourth minor league start Friday for Triple A Lehigh Valley against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, an IronPigs spokesman said. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Coca Cola Park. Myers could then rejoin the Phillies to pitch next Wednesday against the New York Mets. He struck... Read more

Ron Burgundy, meet Chase Utley

Monday, July 14, 2008, 11:12 PM
Look at it this way: Chase Utley probably isn't the first person to tell New York sports fans to [bleep] off. Although such comments generally play well in a city that has never hid its displeasure for its neighbor to the North, Utley apologized last night for a remark that was caught by a live ESPN... Read more

All Star Fan Fest gets Punk'd by fake Phillie

Monday, July 14, 2008, 4:39 PM
So, there was this thing in New York today called the All Star Fan Fest. And fans were delighted that a guy in a Phillies uniform was signing autographs. Except it wasn't a real Phillie. It was a guy named C. Yeager. And he spent a good 30 minutes signing autographs before anyone stopped him. Read more

Looks like it will be Moyer, Kendrick, Hamels

Sunday, July 13, 2008, 2:52 PM
Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said today that Jamie Moyer will make the first start after the All Star break against Florida in Miami. Kyle Kendrick will follow him Saturday. Cole Hamels will then likely start Sunday, though that isn't yet set and stone. Dubee was noncomittal on the final two... Read more

Swindle sent down, Bisenius called up

Sunday, July 13, 2008, 11:22 AM
This morning in the clubhouse R.J. Swindle was packing his bags and heading back to Lehigh Valley, while Joe Bisenius was getting settled in for what is likely a one-game stint in the bigs. Swindle threw 40 pitches yesterday, allowing two runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings, so he wouldn't have been... Read more
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