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Archive: March, 2010

Game 8: Lineup vs. DET

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 12:27 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's an overcast, sticky day here, where they will try to play some baseball in about an hour. The forecast is calling for some severe storms later, so we'll see how many innings the Phillies and Tigers can get in today. Jimmy Rollins will have the day off, meaning Shane Victorino... Read more

A new approach for Blanton

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 6:32 PM
Last February and March, Joe Blanton struck manager Charlie Manuel as the Phillies' sharpest pitcher during spring training. Then Blanton posted a 8.41 earned run average in April, and did not win a game until his fifth start, on May 4. The righthander excelled throughout the summer, but regretted... Read more

Lidge feels fine, will throw in a game on Monday

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:55 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jamie Moyer is on the mound right now in a B game and he has allowed two baserunners (a single and HBP) in three innings. It's game two of this three-city, three-game stretch in less than 24 hours. Next up is a Grapefruit League game at Dunedin against Toronto at 1 p.m. But the... Read more

Halladay the hitter

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7:30 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Before Roy Halladay could reach his seat, he saw Charlie Manuel on the dugout steps. The career .079 hitter had a question for the manager. "Are you going to want me to take early on in a situation like that?" Halladay asked. "I didn't even have a chance... Read more

Dubee: You can't ignore Moyer's track record

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:40 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Greetings from the land of Mickey and Goofy where the Phillies will play a rare road night game in spring training. The opponent is the Atlanta Braves, who train here in the shadow of Disney World. Roy Halladay will make his second start of the spring tonight and he will... Read more

Victorino weighs pros and cons of the seven-hole

Monday, March 8, 2010, 2:49 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla.--Now that his sore right shoulder is well enough (though still a bit stiff), Shane Victorino begins his 2010 season tomorrow night against the Atlanta Braves. He will bat second, a rare treat for Victorino after the Phillies signed third baseman Placido Polanco, who will usually hit... Read more

Game 6: Lineup vs. NYY

Monday, March 8, 2010, 9:14 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's a quiet morning before the Phillies make the short trip across the bay to take on the Yankees in Tampa. There is some news: Shane Victorino will make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday night against Atlanta in Orlando. Victorino, who hasn't played in an exhibition game... Read more

Game 5: Lineup vs. TB

Sunday, March 7, 2010, 9:29 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Domonic Brown is getting a serious look here early in spring. He'll make his third consecutive start in right field as the Phillies take on Tampa Bay in a Sunday matinee at Bright House Field. It's the only home game over a five-game stretch that began Friday. Brown is 4-for-8... Read more

Game 4: Lineup vs. PIT

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 9:19 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Good morning from Florida, where it is finally starting to warm up. We might actually crack 70 degrees on Sunday, so that is something to celebrate. The Phillies are about to board a bus for a 50-mile trip south to Bradenton for a game against the Pirates. Joe Blanton will make... Read more

Moyer throws three scoreless innings

Friday, March 5, 2010, 10:48 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jamie Moyer pitched three scoreless innings in his first outing of the spring, a B game against the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. Moyer threw 31 pitches and 23 were for strikes. He allowed three singles and struck out three batters while walking none. For Moyer, who underwent... Read more
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