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Archive: March, 2010

More on Moyer

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 9:39 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- On Thursday, Rich Dubee said he wasn't looking at numbers. Whoever wins the fifth starter's job doesn't have to be the person with the lowest spring ERA. And one or two Grapefruit League starts won't make or break it. Of course not. But after watching what Jamie Moyer did to the Yankees... Read more

Manuel: 'I knew I was heavy, but I didn't know how heavy I was.'

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 10:27 AM
Inquirer columnist Michael Klein penned two interesting stories on health and nutrition related to the Phillies in today's paper. The first, about manager Charlie Manuel, who has lost about 50 pounds while on a Nutrisystem diet, begins like this: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel remembers the night... Read more

Happy Brett Myers Day

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 10:03 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. strolled through the clubhouse this morning and stopped to look at the lineup card posted on a bulletin board. He saw Shane Victorino leading off. "Victorino's getting hit," Amaro joked. It's Brett Myers Day here. The often controversial... Read more

Ruiz back in lineup, plus some Grapefruit numbers

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 10:38 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Welcome to Disney World, where the fog has cleared and it's looking like a picturesque day. The Phillies are making their second and final trip here to face the Braves at 1 p.m. (ESPN). Catcher Carlos Ruiz is back in the lineup after missing two games with the flu. J.A. Happ... Read more

Manuel misses Myers

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:30 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- On Thursday in Clearwater, Brett Myers will pitch against the Phillies for the first time in his life when the Astros visit for a Grapefruit League game. It's making Charlie Manuel sentimental. "I miss Myers," Manuel said. "I miss getting on him. I miss his... Read more

Worry about the fifth starter? Why?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:08 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's the only position battle left in camp, so Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick will be the focus for the final 10 days here in Florida. And rightfully so. But there is a lesson to take out of the competition for the fifth starter's job: It doesn't really matter that much. The guys... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 4:51 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your questions about the Phillies in a live chat at noon Tuesday. Read more

Lidge working on two-seam fastball

Monday, March 22, 2010, 2:25 PM
Brad Lidge resumed what is essentially a spring-training rehab assignment today by throwing one inning in a minor-league game at the Carpenter Complex. Lidge allowed one run on two hits, walked one and struck out one against a collection of double-A players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. With his velocity... Read more

Pitching probables for final full week

Monday, March 22, 2010, 9:47 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Hard to believe, but only 11 days remain in spring training here in Florida. The Phillies will play their final game on April 1 before flying back to Philadelphia for a two-game exhibition series vs. Pittsburgh at Citizens Bank Park on April 2-3. Not much is left to be decided... Read more

Wassermann and Tracy reassigned; so who's left?

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 12:38 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's March 20, so that means the Phillies' spring training roster is dwindling. This morning claimed two more victims, reliever Ehren Wassermann and infielder Andy Tracy. Both were non-roster players, so they were reassigned to minor-league camp. Wassermann's demotion is somewhat... Read more
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