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Archive: March, 2008

The Countdown Continues: Left Field

Monday, March 24, 2008, 8:20 AM
The Inquirer's countdown to Opening Day continues. It's down to 7. Seven as in ... seven days before the season opener. Seven as in ... left field. It's hard to believe, but Pat Burrell has been in red pinstripes longer than any other current Phillies player. That run is expected to end after this... Read more

Lidge on the DL

Monday, March 24, 2008, 3:43 PM
The Phillies placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. That means Lidge will open the season on DL. He could be activated as early as April 5 in Cincinnati. Lidge, who is scheduled to throw tomorrow in a minor-league game, had been hopeful he would be ready to... Read more

The Countdown Continues: Center Field

Sunday, March 23, 2008, 9:12 AM
The Inquirer's countdown to Opening Day continues. It's down to 8. Eight as in ... eight days before the season opener. Eight as in ... center field. Shane Victorino loved right field. Loved it. He loved knowing he could use his arm to cut down base runners. But once Aaron Rowand signed a five-year... Read more

The Countdown Continues: Right Field

Saturday, March 22, 2008, 9:13 AM
The Inquirer's countdown to Opening Day continues. It's down to 9. Nine as in ... nine days before the season opener. Nine as in ... right field. We take a look at Geoff Jenkins and Jayson Werth today. Jenkins and Werth are expected to platoon in right field, although nobody knows exactly how... Read more

Three Pitchers Land on DL

Saturday, March 22, 2008, 4:30 PM
The Phillies today placed righthanders Francisco Rosario and Scott Mathieson and lefthander Mike Zagurski on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. Rosario has a strained right shoulder. He was 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA in four appearances this spring. His trip to the DL leaves Clay Condrey... Read more

Looking at Manuel

Friday, March 21, 2008, 10:57 AM
We feature Phillies manager Charlie Manuel today in our 10-Day Countdown to Opening Day. Here's a photo gallery from Inquirer photographer David M Warren. Read more

The Countdown Begins: 10 Days to Go

Friday, March 21, 2008, 10:51 AM
The Inquirer kicks off its 10-Day Countdown to opening day by featuring the man who fills out the lineup card and makes the call to the bullpen: Charlie Manuel. Manuel has earned the reputation as a player's manager, which isn't a bad thing. But being a player's manager doesn't mean he's a pushover... Read more

Eaton Earns A Job?

Friday, March 21, 2008, 4:28 PM
It might take an injury or something drastic for Adam Eaton not to be in the Phillies' rotation come Opening Day. He allowed four hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings in a 3-2 victory today over the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers. Eaton has allowed one run in 8 1/3 innings in his last two Grapefruit League... Read more

Lidge Sees Game Action

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 1:41 PM
Phillies closer Brad Lidge threw 19 pitches in an intrasquad game at the Carpenter Complex. He faced five batters. He struck out three. He walked one. "There's nothing better than facing hitters, and that was a lot of fun," said Lidge, who hasn't faced hitters in a game situation since... Read more

Condrey Can Relate to Coste

Thursday, March 20, 2008, 10:24 AM
Clay Condrey can relate to Chris Coste's story better than almost anybody. Consider his 2007 season: - Made the opening day roster. - Designated for assingment April 14 to make room on the 40-man roster for J.D. Durbin, and outrighted to triple-A Ottawa on April 18. -... Read more
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