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Archive: July, 2009

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. . .

Saturday, August 1, 2009, 1:52 AM
. . .not that it matters for Cliff Lee. The Phillies clubhouse was buzzing after Cliff Lee's complete game Phillies debut, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished allowing one run on four hits. Lee also singled and doubled, despite entering the game with two career hits. He scored... Read more

Projected playoff rotations: Whose is the scariest?

Friday, July 31, 2009, 6:53 PM
Well, the trade deadline has passed. And as usual, the moves you heard least about were the ones that ended up going down. Cliff Lee makes his Phillies debut tonight. I thought I'd look into the crystal ball a little bit and take a look at how the Phillies' new-look rotation stacks up against the teams... Read more

Donald: Deal was 'a shock'

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:08 PM
Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Carlos Carrasco did not have to go far to join their new team. The trio moved from the home clubhouse to the visitors clubhouse at CocaCola Park in Allentown tonight when they were traded from the Phillies to the Indians yesterday in the Cliff Lee deal. The Clippers are... Read more

Cliff Lee to make Phillies debut tomorrow; Who goes?

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 6:33 PM
Cliff Lee will make his Phillies debut tomorrow against the Giants. More from the newly-acquired lefty shortly. ^ The first two roster moves to come as a result of the Cliff Lee/Ben Francisco trade are not a surprise. Steven Register, who allowed one run on three hits in two innings of his only... Read more

Cliff Lee: 'I'm excited'

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 7:24 PM
Cliff Lee is ready to come to the National League and glad it is as a part of the defending champions. "I'm going to the defending World Champions, that's a good thing," Lee told Daily News contributor Steve Lowery after Cleveland faced the Angels this afternoon in Anaheim. Lee and outfielder... Read more

Breaking down the Lee deal

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 5:35 PM
I've had a chance to sit down and make some sense of the pending deal that will bring lefty Cliff Lee and right-handed bat Ben Francisco to the Phillies for prospects Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Jason Knapp. Here is how I see it: I. The Rotation 1) Right now, here is how the Phillies... Read more

One final hurdle for Lee deal

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 2:28 PM
According to several baseball sources, the only hurdle standing in the way of a blockbuster trade that will bring reigning American League Cy Young winner Cliff Lee to Philadelphia is a thorough review of medical records. The trade will bring Lee, 7-9 with a 3.14 ERA, and right-handed hitter Ben Francisco... Read more

Carrasco scratched from Triple A start

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 11:37 AM
Some potentially interesting developments as the trade deadline approaches at Triple A Lehigh Valley this morning. Pitcher Carlos Carrasco was scratched from his scheduled start this morning against Columbus. There is no indication that Carrasco is hurt. Shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson... Read more

Martinez hopeful that Friday rehab start will be last

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 7:47 PM
“I’m aware of them trying to get Halladay,” Martinez said. “I’m glad they’re trying to do that. That shows me they’re trying to win, for sure. A guy like Halladay will probably reassure that we have a very good chance to win.” Pedro Martinez yesterday... Read more

Donald in line-up tonight at Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 6:12 PM
A couple quick notes before I had down to the clubhouse: 1) Jason Donald makes his first start for Lehigh Valley tonight since early June after spending the last week rehabbing with the Gulf Coast League Phillies. Donald was hitting just .230 before his knee injury. The Blue Jays are expected to have... Read more
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