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Archive: May, 2010

Lidge discouraged by elbow stiffness

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 8:19 PM
DENVER — Brad Lidge has always been an optimist when it comes to any injury. He’s pitched (sometimes unsuccessfully) through his share of ailments. And rarely does he admit anything is wrong. Lidge was not available to close Monday night after he began feeling some stiffness in his arm... Read more

Roberts' granddaughter called Werth's shot

Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:53 AM
A lot to be read and remembered on this Friday following the death of Phillies great Robin Roberts and a 7-2 Phillies victory. But let's begin here: Bob Brookover penned a moving obituary of Roberts, in which we learn of an incredible moment: Phillies rightfielder Jayson Werth had the most interesting... Read more

Manuel will not manage Saturday

Friday, May 7, 2010, 6:05 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will not manage Saturday's game against Atlanta to attend to a personal matter, the club said Friday. It will be just the second time Manuel, who is in his sixth season as manager, will miss a Phillies game. Bench coach Pete Mackanin will manage the team in Manuel's... Read more

Players reflect on Roberts' death

Thursday, May 6, 2010, 1:15 PM
This spring, when Robin Roberts came to visit the Phillies at Clearwater, Fla., as he does every spring, he came into the clubhouse during a game. Ryan Howard had already come out of the game and was sitting at his locker relaxing when he saw Roberts come into the room. Immediately, Howard called... Read more

Chan Ho Park and Kyle Kendrick

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 1:08 PM
Tonight, Kyle Kendrick makes his sixth start of the season. The first five, with the exception of one very good outing in Atlanta, have been disasters. So why are the Phillies sticking with him? Well, for one, pitching coach Rich Dubee believes he solved one important thing in the past week -- Kendrick... Read more

Madson out at least two months

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 6:21 PM
The best-case scenario for Phillies reliever Ryan Madson's return from toe surgery is eight weeks, according to trainer Scott Sheridan. "He had pins placed in his (big right) toe and everything went well, according to the surgeons," Sheridan said Tuesday afternoon. ""The way we... Read more

Madson to have surgery on broken toe

Monday, May 3, 2010, 5:34 PM
When Ryan Madson broke his right big toe kicking a chair in the visitors clubhouse in San Francisco, the Phillies knew the injury could be serious. A CT scan Monday revealed those fears. Madson has a complex fracture of the toe and doctors decided it was best for Madson to have pins and plates surgically... Read more

Rollins still struggling with calf injury

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 7:28 PM
Three weeks have passed since shortstop Jimmy Rollins was scratched from the Phillies’ home opener. Instead of leading off against the Washington Nationals that afternoon, Rollins landed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. The Phillies estimated at the time that he’d be out... Read more

Happ progressing slowly

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1:19 PM
When J.A. Happ landed on the disabled list because of a forearm injury nine days ago in Atlanta, the Phillies' hope was the lefthander would make a relatively quick return. "I would say it would be closer to weeks than months," general manager Ruben Amaro said at the time. Now, it seems... Read more
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