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Archive: August, 2011

Sunday's game moved to Saturday

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 2:22 PM
In anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, the Phillies have moved their game scheduled for Sunday to Saturday afternoon. The Phillies and Marlins will play a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Game 1 is at 1:05 p.m. and Roy Halladay will start that. Game 2 is 7:05 p.m., which will be started... Read more

Hamels placed on DL, but he's pitching Monday

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 1:29 PM
The Phillies placed Cole Hamels on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, but it's not a huge deal. The team says he will start Monday in Cincinnati. The move is retroactive to Aug. 13, so Hamels is eligible to return Sunday from minor shoulder inflammation. He will do just that, apparently. For now,... Read more

Ibanez, Howard both sidelined

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 5:13 PM
The injury list grows by the day and the only comfort in that is the calendar. Better now than October, right? Ryan Howard is the latest regular missing from Charlie Manuel's lineup. He has inflammation (bursitis) in his left ankle and heel area, Ruben Amaro Jr. said. It's the same ankle he sprained... Read more

Contreras needs season-ending surgery

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 4:48 PM
Jose Contreras will require "exploratory" elbow surgery that will end his season. The Phillies are optimistic the righthander will be ready for spring training in 2012. Contreras, 39, has experienced elbow problems since late April. After his most recent setback, team physician Michael Ciccotti recommended... Read more

Rollins tweets, heads for DL; Polanco activated

Monday, August 22, 2011, 2:06 PM
Jimmy Rollins' strained right groin suffered Sunday is apparently severe enough that it will require a trip to the disabled list for the Phillies shortstop. That's straight from the man himself, who took to Twitter on Monday to announce the news. "Soooooo this is what we got...mild grade 2 strain... Read more

What does Weaver deal do for Hamels?

Monday, August 22, 2011, 10:17 AM
A great deal of space has been exhausted here about the impending contractual negotiations of Cole Hamels for a few reasons: 1. He's the only "ace" under 30 on the team. 2. The last one-and-a-half season's worth of data tell us he has emerged as one of the best lefthanders in the game. 3. The Phillies... Read more

Rollins says see you in September

Monday, August 22, 2011, 6:44 PM
Here in the 21st century, the players tweet first and talk later. And, so, after announcing via Twitter that he was headed for the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 groin strain, Phillies shortstop offered more than 140 characters about his injury before the Phillies opened a three-game series against... Read more

Rollins needs MRI; Polanco to be activated

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Jimmy Rollins left Sunday's game against the Nationals in the third inning due to a right groin strain, according to the team. Rollins had left the ballpark by the time game ended and was not available for comment. But Charlie Manuel said Rollins is scheduled for an MRI Monday... Read more

Buried in defeat, Kyle Kendrick was impressive

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, when Kyle Kendrick finished a bullpen session in San Francisco, Mick Billmeyer stopped the pitcher he had just caught. The bullpen coach had something to say. "Some guys are just late bloomers," Billmeyer told Kendrick. Kendrick wants to start. He's 26 and has 95... Read more

Manuel should monitor Madson's appearances

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 3:36 PM
Think we can all agree that was not Ryan Madson's finest moment early Saturday morning down at Nationals Park. He threw 14 more pitches and allowed twice as many runs in two-thirds of an inning than he had in any other appearance this season. The six runs allowed matched a career high for a Madson... Read more
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