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Archive: September, 2008

Happ-y Days

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 8:58 AM
The Phillies had a couple options last night against the Braves at Turner Field: start lefthander J.A. Happ or righthander Kyle Kendrick. They chose Happ and it paid off. He threw six shutout innings in a 6-1 victory to keep the Phillies in first place in the National League East with just 10 games... Read more

U.S.S. Howard

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 8:50 AM
Charlie Manuel called Ryan Howard a "carrier" last night at Turner Field. Yeah, that sounds about right. "He's a carrier," Manuel said. "When I was in Cleveland, we had more than one carrier. He is our carrier. He's the guy that puts up the big numbers. He's the guy that... Read more

Phillies Unveil 2009 schedule

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 3:38 PM
The Phillies unveiled their 2009 schedule today. Here are some highlights: - Open the season at home against Atlanta on April 6-9. - Close the season at home against Houston on Florida on Sept. 28 - Oct. 4. - Visit Citi Field for the first time May 6-7. - Visit Yankee Stadium for the first time May... Read more

Salvaging the Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 6:49 AM
The Eagles lost. I know, it sucks. But maybe, just maybe, the Phillies can help you forget about your post-Monday Night Football depression with a strong week this week in Atlanta and Florida. I figure the Phillies are competing with three other teams for a postseason berth: the Mets in the NL East... Read more

Happ to start tomorrow

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 4:38 PM
Phillies lefthander J.A. Happ will start tomorrow night against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Happ hasn't started since Aug. 26 with triple-A Lehigh Valley and hasn't pitched in a game since Sept. 9, but the Phillies considered him a better option than righthander Kyle Kendrick. It sounds like... Read more

Deja Vu All Over Again

Monday, September 15, 2008, 8:38 AM
'08 Brewers, meet the '07 Mets. '08 Phillies ... meet the '07 Phillies? That remains to be seen. The Phillies have 12 games to play after yesterday's doubleheader sweep against the freefalling Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. But after a huge weekend, the Phillies honestly can say they control their... Read more

Another Doubleheader? Awesome!

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 11:28 AM
I hear a lot of people wax poetic about doubleheaders they attended years ago. I really loved those doubleheaders. All day at the ballpark! Yeah! Too bad they don't schedule them anymore. Well, in my opinion, that is just plain crazy. Just. Plain. Crazy. Let's play two? Forget that. There's a reason... Read more

Playoff Fever?

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 8:55 PM
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One Down, One to Go

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 7:39 PM
Kind of feels like last year around here. The Phillies beat the Brewers in Game 1 of a doubleheader today, 7-3. If they beat those choking Brewers in Game 2, they will be in a first-place tie with the Brewers in the NL wild-card race and one game behind the Mets in the NL East with just 13 games to... Read more

Playing One Today, Two Sunday

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:43 AM
The Phillies postponed last night's game against the Brewers a little after 6:30 p.m. Then the debate started. Play Monday? Play a day-night doubleheader Sunday? Jim Salisbury takes a look behind the scenes at how the decision was made to play twice Sunday, the second Sunday in a row the Phillies... Read more
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