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Archive: June, 2011

Romero, Contreras aren't providing Manuel much relief

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 12:38 AM
Charlie Manuel had a little fun with the media, although one could see how annoyed the Phillies manager was at his bullpen, or at least the part that almost gave back Friday’s 7-5 win to the Chicago Cubs. Manuel took Roy Halladay out with a 7-0 lead after seven innings and saw Jose Contreras... Read more

Eleven innings of weird

Friday, June 10, 2011, 1:13 AM
Begin with this: Kyle Kendrick said he could have kept pitching after the 1 hour, 17 minute rain delay. Now that's not to say the Phillies win the game they lost 4-3 to Chicago in 11 innings, but it certainly would have helped matters. If Kendrick pitches more than three innings, chances are Charlie... Read more

Draft reading

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 10:41 AM
After you've done your reading from The Inquirer's coverage of the three-day baseball draft, here is a catch-all for local stories on as many Phillies draft picks I could find. The 50 picks the Phillies made are mostly just names to us, but many of these newspapers have been following the players... Read more

Manuel wanted Martinez to run

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:10 AM
It will go down as an inconsquential play because the Phillies won 2-0 and Cole Hamels did not allow any sort of adversity affect him Wednesday. But at the time, it felt like Michael Martinez's inability to score on a wild pitch in the fifth inning could be crucial. It was a scoreless tie at that... Read more

Blanton to see doctor

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:23 PM
An hour before batting practice, an unfamiliar face emerged and began running up and down the empty stands of Citizens Bank Park. After spending the last two weeks in Clearwater, Fla., Joe Blanton was back to see team physician Michael Ciccotti for an examination of his right elbow. Blanton was scheduled... Read more

Game 62: No Rollins or Utley

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 2:59 PM
As if the offense needed any less firepower, Charlie Manuel has drawn up a lineup card that does not include Jimmy Rollins nor Chase Utley for the finale against the Dodgers. That leaves the manager with a double-play tandem of Michael Martinez and Wilson Valdez. Rollins pinch-hit in the ninth inning... Read more

Runners catch up to Oswalt

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 7:35 AM
Roy Oswalt buried Juan Uribe in an 0-2 hole and threw a change-up when searching for a strikeout to begin the sixth inning Tuesday. Uribe had fanned in 25 percent of his 145 at-bats and Oswalt had recorded 7.4 strikeouts for every nine innings pitched in his 11 seasons. But Oswalt's pitches have not... Read more

Phils take HS shortstop with second pick; Miami third baseman with third pick

Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 12:28 PM
This much we know about the Phillies' draft procedure: they do not rely on Baseball America for their picks. With their first pick Monday night, they took outfielder Larry Greene 39th overall. He was the 75th ranked player by Baseball America. With their second pick Tuesday, the 66th overall, the... Read more

Amaro: Rollins remains candidate for DL

Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 4:56 PM
An MRI on Jimmy Rollins' right knee revealed a deep bone bruise and Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies will decide in the next 24 to 48 hours whether their shortstop needs to go on the disabled list. Rollins scoffed at the idea. "If I go on the DL, it's purely because they made a bad decision," Rollins... Read more

Game 61: Utley plays for fifth straight day

Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 3:12 PM
Without Jimmy Rollins in the lineup, Charlie Manuel has coincidentally decided it's time for Chase Utley to play five straight days for the first time this season. What, you mean you weren't looking forward to a possible Wilson Valdez-Michael Martinez middle infield? Utley played had played no more... Read more
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