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Archive: April, 2010

Figueroa starts Saturday, then what?

Friday, April 23, 2010, 10:35 PM
PHOENIX -- Nelson Figueroa will make his first start for the Phillies since Aug. 31, 2001 on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks. Will it be his final appearance as a member of the team? Righthander Andrew Carpenter started Friday night for triple-A Lehigh Valley and pitched only two innings... Read more

Happ to DL, Romero activated

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:23 PM
Lefthander J.A. Happ didn't try to hide his emotions after being placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday afternoon with a strained left forearm. "It's frustrating," Happ said. "I'm a miserable person when I'm on the DL. I'm going to try to be a little bit better about that, but... Read more

Madson still Manuel's closer

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 6:52 PM
If the Phillies have a one-run lead and are in need of ninth-inning relief for starter Roy Halladay tonight, look for manager Charlie Manuel to once again summon Ryan Madson from the left-field bullpen. "Ryan Madson, he's our closer," Manuel said the day after Madson couldn't protect a three-run... Read more

Happ had same injury in 2007

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6:05 PM
ATLANTA --Charlie Manuel is optimistic about the tightness in J.A. Happ's forearm that forced the Phillies to push back the lefthander's scheduled start Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. "As I understand it, he had like a charley horse," Manuel said. "If I hit you (with some force)... Read more

Lidge at Lehigh Valley Thursday

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 3:32 PM
If you want to see Brad Lidge's first area performance of the season circle Thursday on your Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs pocket schedule. The Phillies' closer will pitch for the team's triple-A affiliate that day against Boston's triple-A Pawtucket squad at Coca Cola Park. It will be the first time Lidge... Read more

The morning after: Cole and his pitch selection

Monday, April 19, 2010, 10:02 AM
It all starts with the fastball, Cole Hamels said, and he had it working Sunday against the Marlins. In the later innings, Hamels effectively reduced his repertoire to just his trusty combo of fastball-changeup. He threw just two secondary pitches from the sixth inning on. "You really have to... Read more

Phillies will skip ailing Happ in rotation

Monday, April 19, 2010, 3:07 PM
J.A. Happ will not make his next start as scheduled after an MRI revealed a mild flexor pronator muscle strain in his left arm, the Phillies announced Monday. But he has not been placed on the disabled list as of yet. The following is a statement from general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.: “J.A.... Read more

Dubee: Happ could miss next start with forearm soreness

Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:50 PM
Lefthander J.A. Happ could miss his next start with left forearm soreness, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said Sunday morning. Happ lightly tossed for about 10 minutes in short right field before Sunday's game with Dubee intently watching. Happ stopped throwing and chatted with Dubee for about... Read more

The morning after: Trouble holding runners on?

Friday, April 16, 2010, 9:59 AM
The Nationals stole four bases Thursday against the Phillies -- and a total of seven over the three-game series. Washington was caught once, in the third inning of Thursday's game, but Ryan Howard made a poor throw to second base, allowing Nyjer Morgan to take the bag. This season, 11 of 13 would-be... Read more

Updates on Lidge and Romero

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 1:00 PM
It's Ring Day at Citizens Bank Park, which means Phillies' rehabbing relievers Brad Lidge and J.C. Romero are in town to collect their bling. It's also a chance for the two to catch up with team doctor Michael Ciccotti and the rest of the Phillies brass. And both are considerably optimistic about... Read more
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