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Archive: May, 2011

Gelb: Halladay vs. Johnson

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 10:08 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb previews Tuesday night's premier pitching matchup between Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive... Read more

Why Worley pitched the eighth

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 8:15 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In the eighth inning of a three-run game, Charlie Manuel sent his relief pitcher, Vance Worley, to the plate with a runner on third and two outs. It called for a raised eyebrow and probably what most of you are discussing from Monday's 6-4 Phillies' win because, really, what... Read more

Game 34: All aboard to Clearwater

Monday, May 9, 2011, 6:10 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- If you're in the greater Clearwater area on Thursday, it might be worth a trip to Bright House Field for some Florida State League action. Roy Oswalt will pitch a minor-league rehab game Thursday, destination to be announced by the Phillies, but almost certainly Clearwater.... Read more

Phils take a hit by not scoring runs

Monday, May 9, 2011, 12:59 AM
The Phillies won two of three in their first series against the Braves in Atlanta. The Braves returned the favor taking two of three in Philadelphia following Sunday’s 5-2 win at Citizens Bank Park. So what have we learned? Not much really other than the Phillies look like they continue to... Read more

Ruiz headed to the DL; Blanton activated

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 5:45 PM
Carlos Ruiz says he expects to return to action on Friday when he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list. On Sunday Ruiz was placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 28 due to lower back inflammation. Speaking before Sunday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park against... Read more

Game 32: A bullpen game (plus some Utley homers)

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 5:09 PM
On the visiting side, a 20-year-old ballyhooed prospect makes his major-league debut. The home team is simply looking for five innings from its starter. Julio Teheran, all of 20 years and 100 days old, will start for the Braves. By doing so, he becomes the youngest Braves pitcher to make his debut... Read more

The Lowe-down on Phillies Loss to Braves

Friday, May 6, 2011, 11:58 PM
The injuries are starting to mount for the Phillies who had another busy day in medical land. After Friday’s 5-0 loss to the visiting Atlanta Braves, righthander Roy Oswalt was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 27. Righthander Scott Mathieson was recalled from Lehigh Valley... Read more

Oswalt to miss Saturday's start

Friday, May 6, 2011, 4:45 PM
Phillies righthander Roy Oswalt will miss his start on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves and it’s possible that he could go on the disabled list with back soreness. Kyle Kendrick will get the start against the Braves. If Oswalt is put on the disabled list by Saturday, it would be backdated... Read more

Phillies hit the challenging portion of the schedule

Friday, May 6, 2011, 1:36 AM
The Phillies did what they had to against the less challenging part of their schedule. At 21-9 after Thursday’s 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals, the Phillies now face one of their more difficult stretches of the season. Of the first 30 games, only five were against teams that currently... Read more

To keep Worley or not

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 7:50 AM
Later today, the Phillies expect to receive encouraging news on two-fifths of their starting rotation. Roy Oswalt is expected to rejoin the team after spending a week with his family in tornado-ravaged Mississippi. He will throw a bullpen and is slotted as the starter for Saturday's game against Atlanta... Read more
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