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Archive: May, 2010

Schneider activated; Hoover DFA'ed

Monday, May 24, 2010, 12:02 PM
As expected, backup catcher Brian Schneider (strained left Achilles) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday and will join the Phillies on their trip to New York beginning Tuesday. To make room for Schneider, catcher Paul Hoover was designated for assignment. The Phillies' 40-man roster... Read more

The education of Cole Hamels

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 12:07 PM
After Friday's 5-1 victory over Boston, a reporter asked Cole Hamels to explain what has changed. The talented but troubled lefthander has pitched well ever since April 23, a start in Arizona that left Hamels sullen. "You mean home run derby?" Hamels said, smiling. Yes, home run derby.... Read more

Rollins heads back to disabled list

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4:15 PM
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Happ, Lidge throw but work remains

Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:09 PM
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Interleague play: The great inequity

Friday, May 21, 2010, 3:27 PM
It's everyone's favorite time of baseball season. Interleague play is upon us. Over the last few days and coming weeks, you'll read plenty about the merits of Interleague play. So we'll keep our take brief: It is simply not fair. With Interleague play, the schedule is unbalanced. At least in 1997... Read more

Day off for Werth, Ruiz

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 10:20 AM
It's a day game after a night game and that gives Charlie Manuel a chance to put two more of his bench players in the starting lineup. Ross Gload gets the start in right for Jayson Werth. Paul Hoover will catch to give Carlos Ruiz a breather. The lineup: 1. Shane Victorino CF 2. Placido Polanco 3B 3... Read more

Live Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 4:25 AM
Get ready for this afternoon's Phillies-Cubs game by joining The Inquirer's Matt Gelb for a live chat at noon. Read more

On Halladay's usage

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 6:30 AM
Full disclaimer: We like high pitch counts here at Phillies Zone. We think there are spots when they are warranted and situations where they are not. We think there are some pitchers who can handle it and some who cannot. We don't think 100 should be the magic number. In every instance, caution should... Read more

Halladay's pitch count will be monitored Sunday

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 6:24 PM
Charlie Manuel let Roy Halladay throw 132 pitches Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies’ manager defended that decision Wednesday, but said that’s not likely to happen again when Halladay faces the Boston Red Sox Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. "I think he’s... Read more

Utley still sick; Rollins bats third; Francisco lives

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 5:23 PM
The tarp is off the field and the groundscrew is drying the grass behind the infield with leaf blowers. Sweet. It looks like they will play eventually. A light drizzle is falling, the wind is blowing in and Roy Halladay is facing the anemic Pirates. Hmm... Second baseman Chase Utley remains out of... Read more
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