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Archive: October, 2009

Notes from the workout

Friday, October 23, 2009, 1:09 PM
Good morning from the first post-clinch workout at Citizens Bank Park. Just a few newsy bullet points before I head down to the field. --Charlie Manuel said that he had not yet made any decisions about the World Series rotation, and would meet with his staff and Ruben Amaro tonight and tomorrow... Read more

Could Myers return for the World Series? Could Pedro return next year?

Friday, October 23, 2009, 6:17 PM
And now for a more fleshed out version of notes from workout day, with enough info to make Ray Liotta shriek in the shower. Prior to the team’s two-hour workout at Citizens Bank Park today, manager Charlie Manuel, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and other staff members sat for the first of many... Read more

CC and Lee texting about Bronx meeting

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 1:02 AM
When the fans made the transition in the late innings tonight form “Beat L.A.” to “Yankees Suck,” this clincher felt inevitable. Congratulations to the Phillies for achieving what the franchise had never before done by winning two straight National League pennants. Speaking... Read more

Perlozzo: Utley not hurt, throwing better

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 7:04 PM
Few Phillies regulars appeared for Tuesday’s optional workout, but Chase Utley was at Citizens Bank Park, working on turning double plays. Utley famously tossed two throws into the dugout in the first two games of the National League Championship Series, the second one a pivotal moment in the... Read more

Happ named Sporting News Rookie of the Year

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 2:55 PM
Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ today was named Sporting News Rookie of the Year. More to come. Read more

Happ named Sporting News N.L. Rookie of the Year, Pedro still in line for Game 6

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 3:04 PM
J.A. Happ not begin the season with the intention of collecting individual awards, but he was deeply honored by one announced today. “It feels really good to have guys that you play against vote for you,’” Happ said after winning the Sporting News National League Rookie of the... Read more

Durbin and pal in Cliff Lee tweetfest

Monday, October 19, 2009, 6:33 PM
Chad Durbin pitched a scoreless ninth inning last night to conclude Cliff Lee’s eight-inning masterpiece. He and a friend spent the next day lavishing tweeted praise on the Phils ace. The Twitter account shared by Durbin and his business partner Jake Chapman, @showcaseU, was abuzz with... Read more

Phillies NLCS rotation takes shape

Sunday, October 18, 2009, 5:01 PM
Hello from the postseason of weather extremes, where temps in the low-40s present quite a contrast to the 93-degree paradise at Game 2. A quick note on the Phillies’ rotation: Charlie Manuel just said that his Game 5 starter would almost certainly be Cole Hamels, the logical choice. A separate... Read more

Not the Phillies' day

Friday, October 16, 2009, 9:51 PM
It was obviously very odd to see Chase Utley chuck two balls into the dugout in the first two games of the series. No one had an explanation. Asked if he was in any way affected by the previous day’s error, Utley said: "Not whatsoever…Yesterday, I forced it. I didn’t really... Read more

Roster moves explained

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:34 PM
Here are some tidbits from LA LA Land, about 45 from a start that will go a long way toward defining Cole Hamels' season, one way or another: By adding Eric Bruntlett and Chan Ho Park to the NLCS roster and omitting Kyle Kendrick and Brett Myers, the Phils decided to use 11 pitchers for the... Read more
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