The Phillies Zone Archive: September, 2009

Two catchers named Paul, and an all-righty bullpen

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OK, that’s a doomsday scenario for the Phils, but one worth putting out there nonetheless. This was a bad night for the team despite... Read more

Pop goes the bullpen

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Sure, the Phillies were happy to have won a game, albeit one that came more as a result of Washington ineptitude than anything else. But the... Read more

Dobbs activated, Happ will start Friday

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Greg Dobbs (calf) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. “I made a lot of progress over the days I was down there,”... Read more

Happ upbeat after bullpen session

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J.A. Happ, attempting to return from a tricky oblique/intercostal/whatever, it's a muscle in his right side strain, threw 55 pitches in a bullpen... Read more

Lidge not the closer now, could win back job

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Charlie Manuel still views Brad Lidge as an excellent closer, possibly this season. And he plans on shifting the bullpen dynamic... Read more

Escalona and Tracy recalled, Lopez released

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With the season over in Lehigh Valley and winding down in Reading, the Phils have added two more reinforcements, summoning lefty reliever Sergio... Read more

Lidge's role in flux

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Regardless of what happens in tonight’s game—and Brad Lidge could be the closer if a need for one arises, but he also might not... Read more

Happ scratched with oblique injury

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The weekend of horrors for the Phillies continues. J.A. Happ suffred a mild strain of his oblique muscle on Saturday taking batting practice... Read more

Charlie is mad

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Here is some of what an agitated Charlie Manuel--more agitated than at any other point this season, in my view--said after the broom fell. On... Read more

Victorino switches agencies, wants to be a Phillie long-term

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Hello from Houston, where concerned parents this week thankfully brushed back an Orwellian brainwashing, and Roger Clemens saw his defamation... Read more