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Archive: September, 2011

What Tony La Russa is thinking, and why he is wrong

Friday, September 30, 2011, 2:01 PM
I am sure Tony La Russa knows more than me about many subjects -- life, baseball, cats -- so I'm not going to tell him how to run his baseball team while sitting here atop my Ivory Row House (PSA - it's actually made out of brick. Save the Elephants). The most important attribute when it comes to managing... Read more

Phillies NLDS game times: 5 p.m. Sat., 8 p.m. Sunday

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 2:36 PM
Major League Baseball has unveiled game times for the first two NLDS games between the Phillies and the cardinals. Saturday's game will be at 5:07 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. Sunday's game will be at 8:07 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. The Cardinals have yet to announce a Game 1 starter. Download... Read more

Start times for weekend announced

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 2:18 PM
Game 1 of the Phillies-Cardinals series will begin at 5:07 on Saturday. Game 2 will be at 8:07 on Sunday. Times were not released for the other three games. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here... Read more

In Cardinals, Phillies face toughest [NLDS] test yet

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 8:50 AM
Please don't mis-interpret or mis-remember what you are about to read. The Phillies are a better baseball team than the Cardinals. They should win this series, just like they've won their previous three National League Division Series. When they do advance to their fourth straight National League Championship... Read more

Approximating game times for Phillies NLD series

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 4:45 PM
Now that the Phillies have made it safely to the final day of the regular season, the hand-wringing over Antonio Bastardo and Chase Utley and an eight-game losing streak has been replaced by hand-wringing over the time of this weekend's games. Already today I have fielded inquiries from people facing... Read more

Big night for Bastardo, Savery

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 11:51 PM
Two lefties had impressive showings in Tuesday night's victory over the Braves, which helped plunge the playoff picture into further turmoil. One of those lefties is expected to be an integral part of the postseason roster. The other is headed to Clearwater to continue his transformation from washed-up... Read more

Postseason Preview: Updated look at Phillies' likely roster for Division Series

Monday, September 26, 2011, 6:10 PM
A number of things have come into clearer focus since we took our first whack at projecting the Phillies' roster for this year's National League Division Series. First and foremost, the team is now likely to keep 11 pitchers. Secondly, they have eliminated several players from contention. You can read... Read more

Postseason preview: Make your head hurt a little less with these handy potential Phillies match-ups

Monday, September 26, 2011, 1:45 PM
Although the absence of mediocre Phillies game stories and notebooks in the Daily News probably gave it away, I have been off the beat for the last week. Given the opportunity to watch meaningless baseball games or work on a story for the debut edition of SportsWeek, I chose the latter. Anyway, I... Read more

Manuel shuffles lineup for Sunday

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 12:24 PM
Charlie Manuel unveiled a shuffled lineup for today's game against the Mets that he said could well be the same one he uses in the postseason against righthanded starters. The new look: Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Hunter Pence, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Raul Ibanez, PLacido Polanco and Carlos... Read more

Phils: Bastardo tipping his pitches

Friday, September 23, 2011, 6:07 PM
NEW YORK -- Lefthander Antonio Bastardo was dominant for much of the season but has struggled in his last several outings. At first, it was thought that he was just tired. Even after being given plenty of rest, though, he still had trouble getting hitters out. After last Wednesday night’s outing... Read more
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