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Archive: September, 2011

Phillies to use second game to tune up bullpen

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 1:59 PM
The Phillies plan on having Joe Blanton, Kyle Kendrick and Vance Worley work out of the bullpen during the playoffs, and the second game of Saturday's day/night doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field could be used to prepare them for the transition. Blanton will get the start. The righthander... Read more

Zagurski traded to Arizona

Friday, September 23, 2011, 1:22 PM
The Phillies have traded Mike Zagurski to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Zagurski's agent, Marc Kligman. The lefthander Zagurski was designated for assignment by the Phillies last Saturday. He pitched in four major-league games this season... Read more

Key Start For Hamels

Friday, September 23, 2011, 8:55 PM
NEW YORK -- There is plenty of importance in the remaining six games for the Phillies beginning with Cole Hamels’ next start in Saturday’s 1 p.m. matchup at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Hamels is 14-9 with a 2.80 ERA. His 0.98 WHIP is better than both Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee... Read more

Bastardo Gets A Welcome Tip From Dubee

Friday, September 23, 2011, 8:27 PM
NEW YORK -- Pitching coach Rich Dubee and Antonio Bastardo both were confident that the recent pitching woes of the Phillies lefthander could be a thing of the past. Dubee said before Friday’s game at Citi Field was postponed and rescheduled as part of Saturday’s split doubleheader, that... Read more

Phillies-Mets postponed

Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:15 PM
NEW YORK -- The Phillies game tonight at Citi Field against the New York Mets has been postponed. There will be a split doubleheader on Saturday at 1:10 and 7:10. Sunday’s game, originally scheduled for 1:10, has been pushed back one hour to 2:10. Cole Hamels, who would have pitched on Friday... Read more

The 2011 Phillies Killers

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11:26 AM
As colleague Ray Parrillo mentioned in his story from Wednesday night's 7-5 Washington victory over the Phillies, Danny Espinosa can lay claim to the title "Phillies Killer of the Year." That's for sure. Espinosa has the third highest OPS against the Phillies in 2011 for anyone with 20 or more at-bats... Read more

Some numbers as the sky falls

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:06 AM
We get it. We've heard your emails, tweets, comments, calls... you're worried. The National League Championship Series from a season ago has spawned an inferiority complex among a fan base. At the very instant that a baseball juggernaut like the Phillies stumbles — believe it or not, that happens... Read more

Halladay and Lee probably lost CYA to Kershaw

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:48 AM
For only the third time this season, the Phillies are sitting on a four-game losing streak going into Wednesday night's game with the Washington Nationals. They have not lost five in a row the entire season. The Phillies also have lost eight of 12, which is by far their worst extended stretch of baseball... Read more

Pence expected to return this weekend

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 5:50 PM
Rightfielder Hunter Pence was diagnosed with a mild strain of the patella tendon in his left knee and is expected to return during the weekend series against the Mets at Citi Field. Pence had an MRI Wednesday. He has patella tendonitis and apparently aggravated the condition during Tuesday's first... Read more

Game 153: Grapefruit League in September

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 11:08 AM
It's raining in South Philadelphia and the tarp is on the field at Citizens Bank Park. Let's play two meaningless baseball games! And the lineup Charlie Manuel has drawn up for Game 1 is one that wouldn't even pass for a Grapefruit League road squad. Take a gander: 1. Shane Victorino 8 2. Wilson... Read more
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