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Archive: August, 2011
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A lefty is pitching and Mayberry is starting
Sat, Aug 20, 2011, 3:32 PM
WASHINGTON — No, it's not a platoon, says Charlie Manuel. But evidence suggests otherwise. Yet again, John Mayberry Jr. starts with...
Game 123: Howard, Ruiz return to lineup
Fri, Aug 19, 2011, 3:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Both Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz are back in Charlie Manuel's lineup after each missed a brief time with minor injuries...
Fri, Aug 19, 2011, 12:38 AM
Among the bags waiting to be loaded on the train carrying the Phillies to Washington early Friday morning was David Herndon's guitar. "Gotta...
Solving the lefty bench bat riddle
Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 11:13 AM
As far as problems go, this should be considered a victory in that a lefthanded bench bat is the last missing piece for these Phillies. They...
Pence's bacon and sliding
Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 6:25 AM
In the span of 12 hours Wednesday, Hunter Pence tweeted about bacon and unnecessarily slid into third base only to score on the same play. It's...
Victorino begins 2-game suspension tonight
Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 6:18 PM
Shane Victorino's appeal was heard by Major League Baseball and his suspension was reduced from three games to two. That hiatus will begin...
Schwimer called up
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 2:49 PM
The Phillies placed Joe Blanton on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for righthander Michael Schwimer, who takes Placido...
Howard's hand injury not serious
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 10:54 PM
A minor hullabaloo stirred during Wednesday's game when TV cameras showed Ryan Howard shaking his right hand and grimacing in pain following...
A rare feat
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 10:14 AM
For the first time in his career, Roy Halladay lost a complete game in which he carried a lead into the ninth at home. He finished the 65th...
Ruiz out of lineup
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 5:55 PM
Charlie Manuel's lineup was not posted on the clubhouse board until about an hour before game time. That's because the Phillies manager was...