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Archive: August, 2008

Loving J-Roll and Myers

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 8:36 AM
Phillies fans cheered Jimmy Rollins enthusiastically last night in a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. What a bunch of front-runners, huh? Relax, folks. It's just a joke. They finally had reason to cheer. Rollins, who was hitting .087 in his previous 11 games, went 3 for 3 with a double... Read more

Happy Feliz

Monday, August 25, 2008, 8:21 AM
The Phillies activated Pedro Feliz from the 15-day disabled list week, and asked what that meant to the team Charlie Manuel said a few things: 1) It provided the Phillies stronger defense at third base. 2) It strengthened the bench. 3) It boosted the lineup because Feliz seems to come up with clutch... Read more

Showing Some Power

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 12:19 PM
It's a start. The Phillies scored eight runs and got 10 hits last night in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. That's the first time the Phillies have had at least 10 hits in a game since Aug. 11, when they got 10 against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. It's just the... Read more

Jenkins on the DL

Saturday, August 23, 2008, 3:47 PM
The Phillies placed rightfielder Geoff Jenkins on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hip flexor. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the Phillies purchased the contract of infielder Andy Tracy from triple-A Lehigh Valley. Jenkins was hitting .246 with nine homers and 29 RBIs in 284... Read more

Looking for the Big Four

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 11:28 PM
The Phillies offense is Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell. That's not to disparage other players in the lineup like Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth and Chris Coste. It's just that those four are the MVPs, the all-stars, the big money men. They're the reason the Phillies have led... Read more

They Could Use CC, But ...

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 9:18 AM
The Phillies tried to land CC Sabathia before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but came up empty. They probably could have squeezed him into their rotation somewhere. Sabathia ia 7-0 with a 1.40 ERA in seven starts since the all-star break. He is making a case for National League MVP and Cy... Read more

Ross Clears, Phillies Make Contact

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 1:45 PM
Catcher David Ross cleared release waivers at 1 p.m. today and the Phillies have contacted his agent. Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said they are hopeful they can work out an agreement with Ross, who the Cincinnati Reds released Monday. Ross hit .231 with three home runs and... Read more

Booing Jimmy, Cheering Jayson

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 9:16 AM
They came, some booed, they cheered when Jayson Werth homered. That's pretty much the story from last night's 5-4 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Jimmy Rollins heard a mix of boos and cheers before each of his four at-bats. He heard only boos after he made outs in those at-bats... Read more

J-Roll's Tough Times

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 9:03 AM
Should be an interesting night tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Jimmy Rollins meets Phillies fans for the first time since his comments last week on Best Damn Sports Show Period. Will they boo? Will they cheer? Ooooooooh, the suspense is just killing me. Believe it or not, what's more important than... Read more

Boo! Yah! Boo? Yay?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 7:58 PM
I know you're all dying to know, but Jimmy Rollins received a mix of boos and cheers before his first at-bat tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Everybody in the press box definitely agreed it was about 50-50. Of course, when Rollins lined out to right field the boos were louder, but that's only because... Read more
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