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Archive: June, 2009

Phillies chat transcript

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 11:14 PM
In case you don’t follow the beat tweets, Ruben Amaro said after the game that both Brad Lidge and the team were happy with Lidge’s outing for single-A Clearwater. Lidge pitched a scoreless inning and threw eight fastballs, four sliders. A decision will be made in the AM about whether Lidge... Read more

Howard in lineup, plus Ibanez update

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 5:39 PM
Ryan Howard is here and in the lineup at DH. He says he is on antibiotics and 75-80 percent better. Raul Ibanez took batting practice, which he did over the weekend, but he participated in running drills for the first time today. Said he felt better, but didn’t have a feel for his timeline... Read more

Howard has acute sinusitis

Monday, June 22, 2009, 12:15 PM
Here's a statement issued by Ruben Amaro on Ryan Howard, who has been in and out of the hospital with a hight fever all weekend: “Ryan Howard was seen by Dr. Marc Harwood today. After reviewing previous tests and evaluating him, Dr. Harwood has diagnosed him with acute sinusitis. His fever... Read more

Howard has a flu-type thing

Saturday, June 20, 2009, 5:16 PM
Frank Sinatra has a cold and Ryan Howard, it seems, has the flu. The Phillies lineup is unusual tonight, and my first thought was, “hmm, shaking it up, Charlie?” But he explained the changes this way: Howard had a fever of 104 last night and has “the flu or something.” He went... Read more

Ibanez on DL

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10:17 AM
The Phillies have placed Raul Ibanez on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain, and recalled OF John Mayberry Jr. from Triple-A. Read more

Sosa and Wall St.: Greedy, arrogant liars

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 2:29 PM
Just wanted to pass along this Howard Bryant column, in case you hadn’t seen it. It was one of the sharper takes on the steroid era I’ve read. He compares Sammy Sosa and other superstar users to Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and the fatcats who ruined Wall Street. What connects... Read more

A quick, crisp ballgame

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 1:22 AM
Here’s a game story with quotes. You might have noticed that this one went on a bit long, and the presses stopped running by the time I got down to the clubhouse. By Andy Martino INQUIRER STAFF WRITER The road has been good to the Phillies, and the Phillies have been good on... Read more

Kendrick sent down

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 5:38 PM
After losing last night's game, Kyle Kendrick was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley this morning, and lefty Sergio Escalona was recalled. Read more

Eyre on DL, Kendrick recalled UPDATED

Friday, June 12, 2009, 4:01 PM
The Phillies have placed Scott Eyre on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain, and recalled RHP Kyle Kendrick from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. UPDATE: A lot of you had the same reaction as me when you learned that the Phils were replacing a situational lefty with a righty starter: wha? According... Read more

Pablo Ozuna suspended for performance-enhancing drugs

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 5:24 PM
Triple-A Lehigh Valley infielder Pablo Ozuna, 34, has been suspended 50 games for taking performance-enhancing drugs, under the minor league drug program, a person with knowledge of the situation tells the Inquirer. This is Ozuna’s first season with the Phillies organization. In 309 games over... Read more
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