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Archive: August, 2009

Phillies and Nomar, again?

Monday, August 31, 2009, 3:27 PM
The Phillies had a scout in Anaheim this weekend to take a look at Oakland's Nomar Garciappara, according to report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The team had discussions with Garciaparra in the offseason. Garciappara, who did not play in the weekend series against the Angels, has cleared waivers... Read more

Phillies shut down Drabek

Sunday, August 30, 2009, 6:21 PM
Double-A Reading righthander Kyle Drabek, generally regarded as the Phillies' best pitching prospect, will not be called up after roster limits are expanded Tuesday. In fact, the team announced Sunday that he has been shut down for the remainder of the season. The announcement stressed that Drabek... Read more

Dobbs, Condrey, Taylor updates

Sunday, August 30, 2009, 8:12 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Righthander Clay Condrey could make a rehab start as early as Sunday and Greg Dobbs is looking to resume baseball activities as soon as this week. Condrey (strained oblique muscle) threw long toss Saturday morning in preparation for a rehab appearence. "I'm possibly pitching... Read more

Myers: I'm not coming back to take anybody's job

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 7:29 PM
Our Paul Hagen is covering Brett Myers today in Reading. Here is a transcript of Myers' session with the media: Myers: “I’m not coming back to take anybody’s job. I’m just coming back to help. Whatever the situation is. If somebody needs a day off or whatever. Just make it... Read more

Brad Lidge, Braden Looper, Cherries, and a look back at history

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 10:46 AM
Let me start by saying that I like cherries. I value them. They are one of my favorite fruit. But while an ice cream sundae may not taste its best without one, it is still an ice cream sundae. I say all this because I am about to talk about closers, which to me are baseball's equivalent of a cherry... Read more

Myers, Utley, Michael Taylor and more

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 5:42 PM
A beautiful day here in Pittsburgh. Cloudless sky, low humidity, low 80's. Several Phillies fans on my flight this morning to Pittsburgh, which could be why a fellow beat writer was unable to find a direct flight. The only thing more depressing than going to Pittsburgh is having to connect through... Read more

Myers' velocity up in scoreless inning

Monday, August 24, 2009, 11:12 PM
Brett Myers faced four batters, striking out one and walking one, in his one inning rehab start for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws on Monday night. Myers' first pitch of the night was 93 mph, a dramatic improvement from the 88-90 that he threw when was with the Phillies before the surgery. "[The... Read more

Romero hopes to return before end of season; Werth honored

Monday, August 24, 2009, 3:30 PM
Relievers J.C. Romero and Clay Condrey both threw successful 35-pitch bullpen sessions at the Phillies’ Brighthouse Networks Field on Monday morning. Romero, sidelined with a strained left forearm, said he is looking to rejoin the Phillies before the end of the season. Of his session, Romero... Read more

On Lee, Hamels, the Wild Card race and more

Monday, August 24, 2009, 9:31 AM
Good morning. I ducked out of New York City a day early. Marcus Hayes will be filling in on the beat today as I prepare to fly to Pittsburgh. Here's what's percolating this morning: 1) While yesterday's game-ending triple play was really just a confluence of bizarre circumstances that happened to... Read more

Myers' rehab start washed out

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 10:47 AM
UPDATED: Brett Myers' rehab start at Lakewood was rained out today. Myers is now scheduled to pitch the first game of a doubleheader Monday against Kane County (5:05 p.m. start). He remains expected to throw one inning. He declined to talk to reporters today. ** Third baseman Greg Dobbs has been... Read more
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