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Archive: April, 2008

Astros 2, Phillies 1

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Rollins Has MRI, Looks OK

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:51 PM
Jimmy Rollins had a MRI earlier today for his sprained left ankle. "The MRI results basically confirmed exactly what we were treating him for," assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's got a sprained ankle and he's healing and he's doing quite well. We have no plans to... Read more

Running Stop Signs, Winning Games

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 9:20 AM
Jose Valverde's first pitch last night landed in the right-field stands at Citizens Bank Park. His second pitch hit Chase Utley. I had a feeling then that something crazy could happen last night in that ninth inning. Sure enough, two batters later Pat Burrell hit a two-run opposite field home run... Read more

Ask Arbuckle

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 3:17 PM
Got a question for Phillies assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle? E-mail questions to me here. I'll try to pick 10 of the best and ask him later this week. Actually, later this week is late Thursday night, so hurry up and get your questions in. Arbuckle has been in charge of scouting and player... Read more

Let's Look At The Video ... Or Not

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 11:20 AM
Should baseball have instant replay? That discussion built a little steam (at least locally) after Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs in 10 innings. Third base umpire Adrian Johnson clearly botched Mark DeRosa's home run call, which should have been a foul ball. If there had been instant replay, it seems... Read more

April 15 - Astros vs. Phillies

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 8:44 PM
Just another ho-hum comeback for the Phillies. Chris Snelling takes the first pitch from Jose Valverde and hits a solo homer to right field in the ninth to make it, 3-1. Valverde hits Chase Utley with the next pitch and two batters later Pat Burrell hits a game-trying home run to right field. Geoff... Read more

J Roll Still Out

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 6:11 PM
Jimmy Rollins isn't in tonight's lineup against the Houston Astros. He's still not comfortable with his sprained left ankle. Here's tonight's lineup: 1) Jayson Werth 2) Carlos Ruiz 3) Chase Utley 4) Ryan Howard 5) Pat Burrell 6) Geoff Jenkins 7) Pedro Feliz 8) Eric Bruntlett 9) Adam Eaton. Read more

Close Call, Blown Opportunities

Monday, April 14, 2008, 11:19 AM
Charlie Manuel earned an ejection from third base umpire Adrian Johnson yesterday for his choice words in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs. (Nobody ejected Johnson for his clearly blown home run call.) But Manuel could have been plenty steamed about other things: - His team blew a 5-4 lead in the eighth... Read more

Phillies 7, Cubs 1

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 1:26 PM
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Victorino on the DL

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 11:27 PM
Now who's going to hit leadoff? The Phillies placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf after tonight's 7-1 victory over the Cubs. Victorino injured the calf scoring from third on a wild pitch. The Phillies have purchased the contract of outfielder... Read more
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