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Archive: August, 2008

J-Roll to return to show to clarify comments

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 3:05 PM
Just got this e-mail from Best Damn Sports Show Period: LOS ANGELES -- After making comments yesterday on Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period about Philadelphia fans being frontrunners that left the phone lines buzzing and filled the blogs up with hundreds of comments, Philadelphia... Read more

Frontrunners? Who? You?

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 2:43 AM
Jimmy Rollins called Phillies fans frontrunners last night on Best Damn Sports Show Period. Yeah, Phillies fans kind of took offense to that. “They’re frontrunners,” Rollins said. “When you’re doing good, they’re on your side. When you’re doing bad, they’re... Read more

Hamels Remains Luckless, Winless

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 1:52 AM
Cole Hamels should stay away from AC and Vegas until further notice. His luck is terrible right now. He allowed five hits, two runs and two walks in last night's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. He left with a lead, but Chad Durbin allowed a run in the eighth to tie the game... Read more

Victorino Leaves with Bum Back

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 12:12 AM
Shane Victorino left tonight's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after his at-bat in the top of the seventh inning because of lower back stiffness. "I felt it in BP today," he said. Victorino said he doesn't think it's serious, and hopes it won't prevent him from playing in tomorrow... Read more

(Non) News Flash: Flash Finished For 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 8:20 PM
Tom Gordon's season is finished. Gordon visited orthopedist Lewis Yocum on Tuesday, and he agreed with team physician Michael Ciccotti's diagnosis. Gordon has an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament, an injury to the flexor pronator muscle on the inside of the elbow, irritation to his ulnar nerve... Read more

Lidge Is Aching, Should You Worry?

Monday, August 11, 2008, 2:52 PM
The Phillies beat the Pirates yesterday at Citizens Bank Park, 5-3. That's nice. But there was a much bigger issue yesterday than the Phillies taking 2 of 3 from a gutted Pirates team. That issue was Brad Lidge's stiff, sore and inflamed right shoulder, Jim Salisbury writes. Lidge has been unable... Read more

Manny Being Manny, Manny Beating Phillies

Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 2:09 AM
Kyle Kendrick wishes he had an explanation. He was 2-1 with a 1.45 ERA in his last three starts and 4-2 with a 3.28 ERA in his last eight starts before he got rocked last night in an 8-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed seven runs in just 3 1/3 innings, which makes this arguably the worst... Read more

Lidge: 'I'm Ready'

Monday, August 11, 2008, 10:24 PM
Brad Lidge said he is ready to pitch. “I’m going to be ready to throw,” he said before tonight's game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. “It’s up to them right now. If they don’t call down (to the bullpen), they don’t call down, but I’m ready.” Lidge... Read more

O, Where Art Thou?

Saturday, August 9, 2008, 9:10 AM
It's hard to explain. The Phillies have scored 563 runs (4.90 runs per game) this season, which are the second most in the National League. Only the Chicago Cubs have scored more (618). But people who see the Phillies every day often don't see that high-powered offense at the top of the stat sheet... Read more

In the Clear in August

Friday, August 8, 2008, 8:35 AM
The good news is that the Phillies don't have to play the Mets or Marlins again until the end of the month. That could mean smooth sailing for much of August. The Phillies just can't beat their National League East rivals. They are 4-9 against the Mets and 5-7 against the Marlins, including yesterday's... Read more
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