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Archive: August, 2010

Offense still struggling

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 1:24 AM
A quick note before we pack it up here at Dodgers Stadium, where the Phillies managed one hit in a 3-0 loss to Hiroki Kuroda and the Dodgers (they are three games behind the Braves in the NL East, but still lead the Giants by 1.5 games in the Wild Card). The Phillies have been shut-out 11 times this... Read more

The Slide

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 3:08 AM
By DAVID MURPHY dmurphy@phillynews.com SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jimmy Rollins wasn’t just dead. He was Fredo Corleone dead. He was William Wallace dead. He was 12-point-buck-on-Roy-Oswalt’s-ranch dead. “There’s a lot that goes through your mind when you know you are out,”... Read more

Baez to DL gives Phils flexibility

Friday, August 27, 2010, 6:22 PM
Now might not seem like an appropriate time to talk about the postseason roster, given that the Phillies have lost six of their last eight games, including a four-game sweep at the hands of the Astros at Citizens Bank Park. But the decision to send Danys Baez to the disabled list today with back spasms... Read more

Howard looking to break slump

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 11:47 PM
It was a frustrating 3-2 loss for the Phillies, who once again failed to trim their 2.5-game deficit behind the Braves in the NL East. And it has been a frustrating 48 hours for Ryan Howard, who was ejected in the 14th inning Tuesday night, setting off his epic explosion at third base umpire Scott... Read more

A peak inside Roy Oswalt's daydreams

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6:19 PM
Roy Oswalt wasn't worried about spraining an ankle, or straining a rotator cuff, or looking foolish while fielding a fly ball when he trotted out to left field in the 15th inning Tuesday night. Nope. Roy Oswalt wanted to nail a sucker at home. "That's what I've been wanting to do forever is... Read more

Umpires must show restraint

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6:00 PM
Did Ryan Howard deserve to be ejected or should the umpire have shown more restraint that late in the game? In this video, Dave Murphy of the Daily News shares his thoughts on last night's game. Read more

Phillies show restraint in wake of marathon lost

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 2:09 AM
If you are curious about the lack of fire and brimstone emenating from the Phillies clubhouse in the wake of their 16-inning, 5-hour-and-20-minute fiasco of a loss to the Astros last night, know this: Baseball is a game of controlled aggression, not only on its playing surface, but in the interpersonal... Read more

Rule 7.08

Monday, August 23, 2010, 11:39 PM
"7.08 -Any runner is out when -- (a) (1) He runs more than three feet away from his baseline to avoid being tagged unless his action is to avoid interference with a fielder fielding a batted ball. A runner’s baseline is established when the tag attempt occurs and is a straight line from... Read more

Polanco out of lineup tonight

Monday, August 23, 2010, 1:02 PM
Third baseman Placido Polanco is not in the lineup tonight for the Phillies against Brett Myers and the Houston Astros. Manager Charlie Manuel told reporters that the night off is because of some soreness in Polanco's elbow, but said it was not a big deal. Polanco took batting practice with the rest... Read more

Utley gets the day off

Sunday, August 22, 2010, 11:18 AM
Chase Utley will get his first day off since returning from a seven-week layoff due to thumb surgery. I wouldn't read anything into it at this point, although if I hear otherwise before the start of the game I will be sure to update. It just seems like a logical spot to get Utley a day off: Although... Read more
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