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Archive: April, 2008

Myers Shows Up

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 10:22 AM
Pat Burrell certainly will make the highlight reels on ESPN today, but the biggest thing to come from last night's 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park is the fact that Brett Myers finally pitched like everybody expected him to pitch. He just needs that success to continue. He allowed... Read more

Cold Bats, Cool Start

Friday, April 11, 2008, 9:38 AM
Chris Coste is absolutely certain he tagged out Jose Reyes before he touched home plate last night at Shea Stadium. But while Coste, Charlie Manuel and others were upset at home umpire Ted Barrett's call in the 12th inning in a 4-3 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium, Manuel also couldn't help but think... Read more

Rollins Still Out

Friday, April 11, 2008, 4:30 PM
Jimmy Rollins will not start for the third-straight game because of a sprained left ankle. Rollins said the ankle feels about the same. Shane Victorino will hit first tonight against the Cubs. Greg Dobbs will hit second. Read more

Missing Jimmy

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 10:57 AM
It's unlikely Jimmy Rollins could have saved the Phillies from a brutal 8-2 loss last night to the Mets, but you have to wonder anyway. Eric Bruntlett committed two errors in the Mets' six-run third inning. Rollins definitely could have made a difference there. But he certainly couldn't have helped... Read more

April 10 - Phillies vs. Mets

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 7:37 PM
Mets win in 12 innings, 4-3, when Jose Reyes scores from second on a single to center from Angel Pagan. Close play at the plate. The Phillies swear Reyes was out. Doesn't matter. The Phillies had their chances. They were 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position. * We're in extra innings (aka bonus... Read more

Phillies Sign Kline, Rollins Out

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:46 PM
The Phillies signed lefthander Steve Kline to a minor-league contract. He will join triple-A Lehigh Valley next week after pitching this week in Clearwater, Fla. The San Francisco Giants released Kline on April 4 after they designated him for assignment March 30. He went 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in 68... Read more

Mets Fans Get Rick Rolled

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 1:13 PM
I wanted to work this into my game story, but I just couldn't find a way. But after the Mets blew their 2-0 lead in yesterday's 5-2 loss to the Phillies at Shea Stadium, Mets fans got Rick Rolled. It's tough to hear, but that's because Mets fans try to boo over the song. How dare they? Read more

Wagner: 'Phillies Aren't In Our Heads'

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 8:54 AM
Gotta love Billy Wagner. He pretty much says anything at any time, regardless of the consequences. I remember at Shea Stadium alone, he criticized the Phillies' training staff, umpire Dana DeMuth and the heart of his teammates. He got in trouble each time after he said those things as a member of... Read more

Ask the Flyin' Hawaiian

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 7:25 PM
Got a question for Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino? If you do, e-mail me here. Include your first name, initial of your last name and city and state where you're from. Get 'em in soon because I'd like ask Victorino tomorrow. If you've read previous Q&A's with Chase Utley, Mike Schmidt... Read more

Rollins Scratched From Lineup

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 5:43 PM
Jimmy Rollins is out. He has been scratched from tonight's lineup against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium because of a sprained left ankle. Rollins, who had been penciled into the lineup earlier this afternoon, injured the ankle in yesterday's 5-2 victory over the Mets on a pickoff attempt at second... Read more
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