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Archive: July, 2008

Silent Bats Are Deafening

Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 9:00 AM
"We have an excellent offensive team." - Pat Burrell How to look at the Phillies' offense? It's second in the National League in scoring? Or it has been shutout six times? It's an offense with a tremendous track record and should turn around? Or it has been in a slump for a month and it's... Read more

Limping Toward the Break

Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 10:53 AM
It's been a month of mostly poor baseball for the Phillies. They lost to the New York Mets last night at Citizens Bank Park, 10-9. The Phillies are 9-16 (.360) since they swept the Braves on June 6-8. They left Atlanta that afternoon with the second-best record in the National League and the fourth-best... Read more

Harden Falls

Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 7:21 PM
The Chicago Cubs just landed Rich Harden in a trade with the Oakland A's. So in the last two days, the Brewers have announced CC Sabathia and the Cubs have announced Harden. That leaves the Phillies with one fewer pitcher to acquire. Erik Bedard anybody? A.J. Burnett? Read more

A Looooooooooong Day Lost

Monday, July 7, 2008, 10:48 AM
The Phillies spent 7 1/2 hours at the ballpark yesterday only to lose in 12 innings to the Mets, 4-2. Yeah, that pretty much sucks. "It was a long day and it didn't end well," manager Charlie Manuel said. "It was kind of like a day-night doubleheader," Jayson Werth said. "It... Read more

Lidge Signs Three-Year Extension

Sunday, July 6, 2008, 12:33 PM
Guess that Brad Lidge trade worked out pretty well. The Phillies announced this morning they have signed Lidge to a three-year, $37.5 million contract extension that keeps him in red pinstripes through 2011. It also includes a signing bonus, awards package, escalators and a club option and buyout... Read more

Utley, Lidge Make All-Star Team, Burrell Makes Final Ballot

Sunday, July 6, 2008, 3:25 PM
Chase Utley and Brad Lidge made the National League all-star team. No surprise there. Cole Hamels and Pat Burrell did not, although Burrell still can make the team if he wins an online vote at mlb.com. Phillies fans might recall that's how Bobby Abreu made his first all-star team in 2004. So if you're... Read more

Taking Care of Johan and the Mets

Saturday, July 5, 2008, 1:01 PM
The Phillies got contributions everywhere last night at Citizens Bank Park: - J.A. Happ kept the Phillies in the game in just the second start of his career. - Chad Durbin struck out six of the seven batters he faced. - Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge threw the ball well. ... Read more

King Cole

Friday, July 4, 2008, 5:42 AM
It looks like the Braves are this year's Mets. Of course, the Phillies hope the Mets can be this year's Mets, too. The Phillies beat the Braves last night at Turner Field, 4-1. The victory completed a series sweep, which is the first series the Phillies have won since they swept the Braves at Turner... Read more

Burrell Has Stars In His Eyes

Thursday, July 3, 2008, 9:08 AM
Pat Burrell said in spring training that he would love to make his first All-Star Game this year. He just might. He entered last night's 7-4 victory over the Braves at Turner Field ranked first amongst National League outfielders in home runs (20), on-base-plus-slugging percentage (.998) and slugging... Read more

Happ Happ Happy

Thursday, July 3, 2008, 4:47 PM
The Phillies have a starter for tomorrow night's series opener against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Lefthander J.A. Happ. Happ is 5-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 17 starts for triple-A Lehigh Valley. In 101 2/3 innings, he has allowed 91 hits and 38 walks. He has struck out 104, which leads the... Read more
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