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Archive: July, 2011

Lidge continues rehab in Reading

Monday, July 11, 2011, 2:34 PM
Reliever Brad Lidge said he felt good after his fourth rehab appearance and his goal is to return to the Phillies by the homestand that begins July 22. In his fourth rehab appearance, Lidge pitched one inning, striking out the first two batters and then inducing a popout yesterday for Double A Reading... Read more

Halladay to start All-Star game

Monday, July 11, 2011, 12:38 PM
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will be the starting pitcher for the National League team in the All-Star Game Tuesday night. Halladay will throw at least two innings, a move that probably will not make Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee all that happy. "It's a tremendous honor for me," Halladay said... Read more

Contreras has setback

Sunday, July 10, 2011, 7:53 PM
While closer Ryan Madson is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday in Clearwater and could be activated when the season resumes on Friday in New York, the Phillies could be without RHP Jose Contreras for a significant amount of time after a setback in his recovery from an elbow strain... Read more

First Half Finale, Second Half Rotation, Etc.

Sunday, July 10, 2011, 11:55 AM
It's the final day of the unofficial first half of the season, when players will scatter to various parts of the country to kick back and relax for four days. First, though, we've got a game between the Phillies and Braves with the outcome of this three-game series hanging in its balance. Placido... Read more

Trying to pin down what it will take to sign Hamels

Friday, July 8, 2011, 3:47 PM
In today's paper, we took a look at what I consider to be the most pressing contract situation that the Phillies face between now and the start of next season. Yes, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Madson will be free agents. Yes, decisions will have to be made on whether to tender contracts to Kyle Kendrick... Read more

Victorino placed on disabled list

Friday, July 8, 2011, 12:28 PM
Despite his stated hope of playing this weekend and taking part in the All-Star Game, the Phillies have placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list with a Grade 1 sprain of his right thumb. The move is retroactive to last Monday. He suffered the injury after stumbling in the outfield... Read more

Victorino wins final All-Star vote

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 5:57 PM
Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino has won the National League Final Vote and is heading to next week’s All-Star Game in Phoenix. He led wire-to-wire and finished with 9.2 million votes. Despite a sprained thumb, Victorino has said he intends to play in the game and also wants to be in the... Read more

Wednesday's loss a personnel problem, not a Manuel problem

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 11:38 AM
The emails are coming fast and furious this morning, one after another after another pointing to last night's 7-6 loss to the Marlins as the perfect evidence of Charlie Manuel's bumbling, stumbling manner of calling a game. The focal point is his decision to pinch-hit for Kyle Kendrick with no out... Read more

Polanco sits again, to see doctor tomorrow

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 5:41 PM
Greetings from an overcast and drizzly Sun Life Stadium, where in an hour-and-a-half the Phillies will attempt to cap off a three-game sweep against Anibal Sanchez and the Marlins. The big news this afternoon is that Placido Polanco is once against out of the line-up, the second straight day he has... Read more

DL a possibility for Victorino

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 10:49 PM
Shane Victorino's visit to hand specialist Randall Culp resulted in the diagnosis of a Grade 1 sprain of his right thumb, leading to the possibility that that the center fielder will finish out the first half on the disabled list. Victorino will not play tomorrow in the Phillies' series-finale against... Read more
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