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Archive: September, 2008

The task at hand

Monday, September 8, 2008, 10:26 AM
Anything short of a sweep of the Mets this past weekend was going to put the Phillies in an unenviable position for the final three weeks of the season. Disaster did not strike, and they managed to slip out of Shea having gained a game in the standings. But the facts are the facts: with 19 games to... Read more

Deficit down to one

Sunday, September 7, 2008, 2:19 PM
Jamie Moyer pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits, and Greg Dobbs hit a three-run home run as the Phillies won their second straight over the Mets, 6-2 this afternoon at Shea Stadium. They have now won their first series of the season over the Mets, and have guaranteed that they will... Read more

Phils or Eagles: What will you watch tomorrow?

Saturday, September 6, 2008, 11:44 AM
So. . . All week, Sunday looked like it was going to be 12 hours of Philadelphia sporting excellence. You were going to go to church in the morning, get home, throw some sausages on the grill, crack open a few root beers, plop down on the couch, and watch the Eagles take on the Rams. After watching... Read more

Game postponed: Doubleheader Sunday

Saturday, September 6, 2008, 11:21 AM
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Jinx! Plus, Shmidtty's Email

Friday, September 5, 2008, 7:53 PM
UPDATED - 8:47 p.m. We will get to the High Cheese jinx in a minute. First, I wanted to pass along a story that just came across the wire. Apparently Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt sent an email to the Phillies clubhouse today that was sort of a cyber-pep talk, one that informs the Phillies... Read more

Brett Myers: MVP?

Friday, September 5, 2008, 9:45 AM
Every night, after I have completed whatever drivel it is I have written for the next day's paper, I sit down to compose a short box previewing the next night's game. You may have seen it in the Daily News. The bulk of it is a breakdown of the two starting pitchers: their recent successes and failures... Read more

Interest in Iguchi?

Friday, September 5, 2008, 5:15 AM
The Phillies have shown interest in bringing back second baseman Tadahito Iguchi, his agent, Rocky Hall, told the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers also have shown interest. The 33-year-old Iguchi, who signed a 1-year, $3.85 million deal with San Diego as a free agent in the offseason, was released this... Read more

Hamels to start vs. Mets

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 4:37 PM
Just in from the ballpark: Cole Hamels will start Sunday night for the Phillies against the Mets. The Phillies are off tomorrow and open a three-game series at Shea Stadium against the Mets on Friday night. With the off day, Hamels will be able to stay on his regular rest. Kyle Kendrick, whose turn... Read more

How early is too early for Lidge?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 11:18 AM
1) In their last five losses, the Phillies have surrendered eighth inning leads three times, allowing a combined 11 runs in those instances. In none of those situations was Brad Lidge in the ball game. But that could change shortly here down the stretch. Manager Charlie Manuel said earlier this season... Read more

Werth third; Happ a possibility for Mets?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 5:50 PM
Batting practice has begun here at Nationals Park. Nothing earth-shattering to come out of pre-game. The Phillies haven't made a decision on who will pitch against the Mets on Sunday. Cole Hamels is a very real possibility, but a lot depends on how he feels in the days leading up to the game. Even... Read more
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