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Archive: July, 2009

Martinez to throw sim. game tomorrow, maybe start Sunday

Monday, July 20, 2009, 3:57 PM
Pedro Martinez is scheduled to throw a simulated game against Phillies minor leaguers in Clearwater, Fla. tomorrow. Martinez said that from that point on, he will assume his normal pitching routine, throwing in a game every five days until he is ready to join the active roster. If Martinez sticks... Read more

Who is better for the Phillies: Halladay, Haren or Lee?

Sunday, July 19, 2009, 10:59 AM
Good morning from Dolphins, err Pro Player, err Land Shark Stadium. Yesterday was Saturday, which is the one day a week in which the Daily News completely shuts down. We don't publish a paper on Sundays, because there are very few people in the streets on the Sabbath, and most of our circulation comes... Read more

The answers to all your questions. . .or at least one of them

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 1:04 AM
A quick note before I pack up for the night. . . I'm sure you are wondering why Raul Ibanez wasn't in the game after the rain delay. After all, he was 2-for-3 with a run scored, one night after hitting two home runs against the Marlins. Well, manager Charlie Manuel said before the game that he would... Read more

Amaro on Taylor; Plus Martinez, Lopez and Condrey updates

Thursday, July 16, 2009, 4:11 PM
The Phillies' rationale for promotion Michael Taylor to Triple-A today was simple. "He was ready," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said today. One look at the numbers Taylor posted at Double-A Reading supports that observation. In 86 games, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound outfielder hit .333 with... Read more

Knapp placed on seven-day DL

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 3:09 PM
What's this? A piece of news not relating to Pedro Martinez? Phillies prospect Jason Knapp, a second round pick last season who is one of the hottest prospects in the Phillies system, was placed on the seven-day disabled list with shoulder fatigue. The righty, who turns 19 later next month, is 2-7... Read more

Key points from Martinez press conference

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 2:16 PM
A quick run-down of some key points from the Pedro Martinez press conference that wrapped up about an hour ago. 1) General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. estimated that Martinez will be ready to join the rotation in two-to-three weeks. Best case scenario, he is ready by the time he is eligible to be activated... Read more

Signed and sealed, Martinez placed on DL; When might he face Mets?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 9:45 AM
I know what you are thinking - that didn't take long. But the Phillies' decision to place Pedro Martinez on the disabled list this morning was an expected one, seeing as though he will need at least two minor league starts before he is ready to join the team's rotation. Martinez's starts - which,... Read more

A superstar in the streets

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:57 PM
He has won Cy Youngs and a World Series. He has played in the country's largest city, and in one of its most fervent baseball markets. He is a hero in his homeland, both for his athletic exploits and his charity work. He once declared that if he ever came face-to-face with Babe Ruth, well, he'd probably... Read more

Martinez arrives for physical

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:08 AM
Joined by Phillies front office man Mike Ondo, Pedro Martinez arrived for his physical at 10:50 this morning. Also in Martinez's entourage was ace Phillies PR man Craig Hughner. The veteran righthander landed in town at 11:30 last night. It isn't clear what his next move is, but indications are that... Read more

What if Martinez is Chan Ho Park II?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 9:51 AM
Ah, the year 2000. Y2K panic had subsided, Sony had launced the Playstation 2, and Pedro Martinez and Chan Ho Park were among the most productive pitchers in their respective leagues. Martinez was 28 years old and in the middle of one of the most dominant stretches of pitching in the [Juiced Ball,... Read more
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