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Archive: October, 2010

Game 2 lineups: Polanco, Utley flip

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3:57 PM
UPDATE (6:32 p.m.): A break for the Phillies. San Francisco just scratched shortstop Juan Uribe, who injured his wrist sliding into second during Game 1. In his place, Edgar Renteria will start. No surprise here: Charlie Manuel made just one change to his lineup from Game 1 of the National League... Read more

Lineups for Game 1

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 4:10 PM
Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Giants 1. Andres Torres CF 2. Freddy Sanchez 2B 3. Aubrey Huff 1B 4. Buster Posey C 5. Pat Burrell LF 6. Juan Uribe SS 7. Mike Fontenot 3B 8. Cody Ross RF 9. Tim Lincecum P Phillies 1. Shane Victorino CF 2. Placido Polanco... Read more

Brown, Kendrick on; Dobbs off

Friday, October 15, 2010, 4:08 PM
As expected, the Phillies added an 11th pitcher to their NLCS roster -- Kyle Kendrick. To make space for Kendrick, they took Greg Dobbs off the roster and kept rookie Domonic Brown. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the decision was all Charlie Manuel's. "We just felt like we'd be a better... Read more

NLCS rotation is set

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 1:30 PM
No surprises here. Charlie Manuel said Roy Halladay will start Game 1 and he will be followed by Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton. "We wanted to set it up the way we had it," Manuel said. "The first three guys, if it goes seven games, can pitch two games. We figure on the fourth... Read more

Matt Gelb's NLCS prediction: Phillies win in six games

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:37 PM
VIDEO: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb and CineSport's Noah Coslov talk about the Phillies' and Giants' offenses in a series dominated by pitching. Matt also provides his prediction for the NLCS. Read more

The season series

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 3:12 PM
The Phillies and Giants split the season series at three games apiece. Most of the games were lopsided. But the series finale in San Francisco was a memorable one. April 26: Giants 5, Phillies 1 Hours before the game, Ryan Howard officially signed a five-year, $125 million extension, one of the largest... Read more

Schedule announced for NLCS

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:16 PM
Here is the full schedule for the National League Championship Series between the Phillies and Giants: Game 1: Oct. 16 at Citizens Bank Park, 7:57 p.m. Game 2: Oct. 17 at Citizens Bank Park, 8:19 p.m. Game 3: Oct. 19 at AT&T Park, 4:19 p.m. Game 4: Oct. 20 at AT&T Park, 7:57 p.m. Game... Read more

Victorino leads off, Polanco returns

Friday, October 8, 2010, 1:56 PM
The lineups are in and there are changes for both teams for Game 2 of the National League division series. For the Phillies, third baseman Placido Polanco returns to the lineup after missing Game 1 with back spasms. Polanco's addition means Jimmy Rollins is slotted down in the order, batting sixth... Read more

Polanco out with back injury

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 1:26 PM
In a shocking development, the Phillies will be without their starting third baseman in Game 1. Placido Polanco is out of the starting lineup with what is being described as a back injury -- not an injury to his left arm/elbow, which has bothered him all season and will require off-season surgery. In... Read more

The Disposable Duo

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 12:44 PM
In case you had not heard, the Phillies have three really good pitchers at the top of their starting rotation this season and it has made them a favorite to return to the World Series for the third straight year. If you haven't heard about this, you can pick up the Inquirer today and read the 10,423... Read more
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