The Phillies Zone Archive: June, 2009

Lidge to DL

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The Phillies have placed Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee, retroactive to June 7, and recalled catcher Paul... Read more

How the Lidge decision went down, and what happens next

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We now have more information on the Lidge move. Here’s how it went down: Ruben Amaro Jr. , Charlie Manuel, Rich Dubee, trainer... Read more

What causes popups?

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Whether you're rooting for a team or playing for one, there might not be a more frustrating play in baseball than the popup. And, as you know... Read more

Rollins batting sixth

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Jimmy Rollins, 4 for 27 on the road trip, is batting sixth today. Just had a long conversation with Rollins about his swing mechanics and... Read more

Hamels dominates L.A.

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Here's a game story with quotes; the game ended too late to get this final version into the paper. By Robyn Norwood LOS ANGELES— Cole... Read more

The Braves are serious

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Hey, remember the ‘90s? When cardigan sweaters were cool for guys, Sean Combs called himself "Puff Daddy" and the Braves were... Read more

San Diego sweep

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A couple of things for your consideration after the Phils swept San Diego and won their sixth straight: --J.A. Happ was excellent, pitching... Read more

Escalona sent down

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A couple of quick hits about the game, which the Phils won 10-5. The only blemish was Chan Ho Park’s four-run seventh. For a full game... Read more

Phillies beat Padres 5-3; Mayberry sent down

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If my clock only says 11:00, why am I so tired? A little roster moveage from the Phils: John Mayberry Jr. was optioned back to Triple-A Lehigh... Read more

Phils send Kyle Drabek to Reading team

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This blog post has been updated. The Phillies' most exciting pitching prospect since Cole Hamels is on his way to eastern Pennsylvania. Kyle... Read more