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Archive: August, 2010

The plan for Brown

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 11:09 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Before Domonic Brown was promoted to the majors, Ruben Amaro Jr. said he would only bring his top prospect up if he could play every day. Now that Brown has spent a week in the majors, Charlie Manuel sees it a bit differently. He has repeatedly said he wants to ease Brown into... Read more

Sweeney: 'It's a dream come true'

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 7:20 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- This is the face of someone who has spent 16 seasons in the majors without ever experiencing a pennant race: Mike Sweeney, racing around the visitors' clubhouse at Sun Life Stadium to hug his new teammates. They joked during pregame stretches. The 37-year-old first baseman,... Read more

Phillies shut down top pitching prospect

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 1:27 PM
Jarred Cosart, the Phillies' top pitching prospect, will not pitch for the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury he suffered in June. Phillies assistant general manager Chuck LaMar said he's hopeful Cosart will be ready to pitch when the fall instructional league begins Sept. 20. The Phillies... Read more

Manuel: Sweeney will start at first

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 5:46 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Phillies acquired Mike Sweeney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. But that wasn't the biggest news. Minutes after Ruben Amaro Jr. announced the trade, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Sweeney will become the regular first... Read more

Howard becomes 15th Phillie on DL

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 5:57 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. --At first, there was optimism. On Sunday, Ryan Howard left Nationals Park on crutches with a sprained left ankle but both Howard and Charlie Manuel said going on the disabled list was unlikely. One night took care of that. Howard woke up Monday morning in Florida to a great deal... Read more

Howard leaves game with left ankle sprain

Sunday, August 1, 2010, 1:52 PM
UPDATE (3:13 p.m.): Howard had X-rays on his left ankle and right elbow. Both were negative. They checked out the right elbow after he was hit by a pitch. So that's good news for now. WASHINGTON -- What next? Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has left Sunday's game in the first inning with a left... Read more

Game 105 open thread: Who's Your Closer?

Sunday, August 1, 2010, 1:34 PM
WASHINGTON -- There are so many concerning stats about Brad Lidge's season. Take his 10.6 percent swinging strikes, the lowest of his career by far. His fastball is averaging 92.5 m.p.h., continuing a precipitous drop in velocity. Factor that in with a slider that has basically maintained the same... Read more

Ibanez scratched

Sunday, August 1, 2010, 12:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- Charlie Manuel's original lineup for Sunday's series finale here against the Nationals had Raul Ibanez batting second and playing leftfield. But once Ibanez arrived at Nationals Park this morning, he told the manager he couldn't go. Ibanez has a sore left wrist after making a failed... Read more
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