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Archive: August, 2010

The game story that wasn't, yet still relevant

Friday, August 13, 2010, 2:26 PM
Writer's note: Time for a Behind the Music-esque retrospective. Us writer folk have fun with this kind of stuff: The stories that hit the cutting-room floor thanks to a crazy ending, much like Thursday's 10-9 come-from-behind Phillies' victory. Think about how many game stories were written and ready... Read more

Howard swings, takes grounders

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 6:00 PM
Under dark skies, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley took the field at Citizens Bank Park. OK, so it was hours before Thursday's game against the Dodgers, but it's a step in the right direction for the Phillies. Howard took grounders at first base for the first time since spraining his left ankle Aug. 1... Read more

Brown stays, but likely not for long

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 5:49 PM
Shane Victorino was activated from the disabled list a day earlier than expected and rookie Domonic Brown wasn't the player to be bumped off the roster, raising a few eyebrows. Don't read too much into it. Brown is still likely ticketed for the minors within the next few days. "We look at Domonic... Read more

Off-season surgery for Polanco likely

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:45 PM
Third baseman Placido Polanco was back in the lineup Wednesday night after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers when he aggravated the elbow injury that has bothered him since being hit by a pitch against Atlanta in late April. “I have to deal with it for a while,” he said... Read more

Utley cleared to swing bat; timetable remains same

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 5:39 PM
As expected, Chase Utley was given clearance Wednesday to begin swinging a bat for the first time since having surgery on his right thumb July 1. Utley met with hand specialist Andrew Weiland in New York. Weiland was the doctor who performed the surgery on Utley. - Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 "From... Read more

Bastardo makes 13 (pitchers)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 6:03 PM
Antonio Bastardo is back with the Phillies and the way Charlie Manuel made it sound, the lefthander could be here for longer than just the three-game set against the Dodgers that begins Tuesday. "We thought we needed a lefty," Manuel said, "not only for the Dodgers but for everybody... Read more

Injury updates on Howard, Victorino

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 1:28 PM
The injury news is good for Shane Victorino and not as rosy for Ryan Howard. Victorino (left abdominal strain) said he will begin a rehab assignment for triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. He will play five innings Tuesday, seven innings Wednesday and nine innings Thursday. If all goes well, the plan... Read more

Halladay is football Giants' motivator?

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 11:37 AM
What do Tom Coughlin and Roy Halladay have in common? On the surface, very little. But the New York Giants coach reportedly used the Phillies' ace pitcher as a motivational example for his football team as it begins training camp. Newsday's Bob Glauber wrote about Coughlin's tactics in Friday's... Read more

Ransom designated for assignment

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 2:43 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Infielder Cody Ransom was designated for assignment to clear space for the addition of first baseman Mike Sweeney to the 25-man roster Thursday. Ransom hit .190 with two home runs and five RBIs. He had one of the season's most memorable hits, a pinch-hit, two-run home run to... Read more

Oswalt going through 'dead arm' period

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 11:55 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- When Roy Oswalt was taken out of the game in the seventh inning by Charlie Manuel, he took his seat in the dugout and slammed his hat on the wooden bench. He wasn't happy. But he understood the situation. "I battled through some innings early," Oswalt said. "I... Read more
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