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Archive: August, 2011

Victorino suspension reduced to 2 games

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 4:43 PM
Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino has been suspended for two games for his role in a benches clearing brawl against San Francisco on Aug. 5. The centerfielder was the only player suspended on either team, although Giants catcher Eli Whiteside and pitcher Ramon Ramirez were fined, as was the Phillies'... Read more

Polanco heading to disabled list

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 6:29 PM
Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is heading to the disabled list but is not going to have surgery to repair a sports hernia. “They made the decision that I’m going on the DL. Not me. I don’t make decisions here," he said. "Combined we decided that I can benefit from that. We’d... Read more

Hamels to miss a start

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:57 PM
An MRI exam done on Monday on Cole Hamels' left shoulder showed inflammation behind the rotator cuff, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Hamels will not go on the disabled list but will miss at least one start. Hamels was scheduled to pitch Friday against Washington if the Phillies remained... Read more

Polanco not in line-up for tonight's game vs. D-Backs

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 3:29 PM
Placido Polanco said on Friday that if he was unable to play by today, he would likely opt for surgery on his sports hernia. All we know at the moment is that Polanco is not in the line-up. Instead, Michael Martinez is starting at third base. The Phillies clubhouse opens in 10 minutes, so we will... Read more

Phillies sign top pick; Bush deal official

Monday, August 15, 2011, 11:34 AM
The Phillies signed their first pick in the June draft, outfielder Larry Greene, before today's midnight deadline. Greene, from Berrian County High in Georgia, was selected with the 39th overall pick, which the Phillies received as compensation for losing Jayson Werth to Washington. A solid 6-2... Read more

Phillies agree to minor league deal with Dave Bush

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 4:14 PM
The Phillies have added a local product to the organization, sources have confirmed. Righthander Dave Bush, a graduate of Conestoga High School and a native of Berwyn, Pa., has agreed to terms on a minor league contract. If he passes the physical that was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, he’ll... Read more

Kalas statue unveiling now Tuesday

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 11:40 AM
The Phillies scheduled game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park was postponed before the gates opened. The ceremony to dedicate the Harry Kalas statue behind Section 141 will now be held before Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. The game will be made up as part of a day-night... Read more

Jimmy Rollins and J-Roll: An appreciation

Friday, August 12, 2011, 9:46 AM
One of the great aspects of working in this industry is the opportunity I get to interact with the people who consume our product. Greater still is the passion those people possess for the material we cover. As a result, I get asked lots of questions. Who do you think the Phillies will trade for? How... Read more

Being Cliff Lee

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 3:44 AM
The mindset of the professional athlete is different from the mindset of the average human being. To a certain degree, we can relate to their physical ability, to the adrenaline that courses through their veins on the field of play, to the strength and agility they display on a regular basis. We watch... Read more

Tonight's line-up vs. Ted Lilly

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 6:48 PM
Big John Mayberry Jr. gets the start in left field against Cubs southpaw Ted Lilly. Raul Ibanez is 3-for-14 with a home run and five strkeouts in his career against Lilly. - Jimmy Rollins SS - Shane Victorino CF - Chase Utley 2B - Ryan Howard 1B - Hunter Pence RF - John... Read more
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