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Archive: April, 2012

With Herndon on the DL, is it time for Diekman?

Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:06 PM
As you may have read on this site, the Phillies have placed righthander David Herndon on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI in the near future. In the meantime, the Phillies have several options down on the farm, and the 40-man roster flexibility to... Read more

Howard 'on grind again'; tonight's lineup

Monday, April 30, 2012, 2:51 PM
Ryan Howard sounded pleased after getting in a workout at the Phillies complex in Clearwater today. “Day one rehab back in Clearwater,” he said on Twitter. “Feels good to be on the grind again. Beast of a workout today.” General Manager Ruben Amaro said Saturday that Howard... Read more

Pierre batting second for first time since 2009, Wigginton at clean-up

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt that the Jimmy Rollins as No. 3 hitter experiement is over, it was probably eliminated this morning when Charlie Manuel posted his lineup card. With Juan Pierre starting in left field, Manuel still chose to hit Rollins in the leadoff spot, leaving Pierre to bat second for the... Read more

The week ahead: Kendrick/Strasburg highlights pitching match-ups

Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:15 PM
Here's how the next week-plus looks for the Phillies: THE WEEK AHEAD... Saturday, April 28 vs. Cubs, 7:05 RHP Joe Blanton vs. RHP Randy Wells BREAKING IT DOWN: The Phillies have faced Wells twice, scoring three runs in 2 1/3 innings of a 4-3 loss in June of last year, and scoring no runs in seven... Read more

Live from Reading, it's Trevor May

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 12:15 PM
All you need to know about Reading can be learned from a quick examination of the names the local minor league baseball club has used over the last century: Coal Heavers, Pretzels, Coal Barons, Mariners, Aces, Keystones, Sox, Brooks, Chicks, Indians, Red Sox, and Phillies. OK, maybe not everything... Read more

Pitching dominance goes a long way, but Beachy/Hanson/Delgado loom

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:23 PM
While the Phillies finished their 10-game west coast trip with a much-needed dose of offense, their pitching staff is still the reason they will head back to Citizens Bank Park within one game of .500. Heading into Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks, Phillies starters had pitched at least... Read more

Vance Worley will take it -- the Phillies line-up won't

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 8:01 AM
Two notes this morning: 1) Vance Worley struck out six batters last night, all of them on called third strikes. In spring training, we wrote about Worley's ridiculous ratio of called strikes last season. Well, his ratio is even more ridiculous this season. After last night's performance -- his third... Read more

Missing with RISP

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 8:50 AM
As ugly as the last two losses have been -- and we're talking morning-after-St.-Patrick's-Day ugly -- the Phillies are really just three timely hits away from being a .500 ballclub. They have played four games that have been decided by one run. They have lost three of those games. In those three losses... Read more

This week's pitching match-ups. . .

Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:20 AM
The third full week of the season brings with it a bit of a reprieve from the top-shelf starting pitching the Phillies faced over the first couple of weeks. The Diamondbacks and Cubs enter today ranked 13th and 15th in the National League in ERA and 13th and 14th in starter ERA. And it looks the Phillies... Read more

Phillies Q&A with Marcus Hayes

Monday, April 23, 2012, 4:54 AM
Marcus Hayes of the Daily News stopped by for a live chat about all things Phillies on Monday. Here's a transcript of the chat. If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the question and answer session. Read more
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