The Phillies Zone Archive: August, 2010

The game story that wasn't, yet still relevant

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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... Read more

Howard swings, takes grounders

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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... Read more

Brown stays, but likely not for long

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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... Read more

Off-season surgery for Polanco likely

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Third baseman Placido Polanco was back in the lineup Wednesday night after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers when he aggravated... Read more

Utley cleared to swing bat; timetable remains same

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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... Read more

Bastardo makes 13 (pitchers)

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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... Read more

Injury updates on Howard, Victorino

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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... Read more

Halladay is football Giants' motivator?

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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'... Read more

Ransom designated for assignment

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Infielder Cody Ransom was designated for assignment to clear space for the addition of first baseman Mike Sweeney to... Read more

Oswalt going through 'dead arm' period

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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... Read more