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Archive: August, 2011

Cliff Lee homers, acquires currency

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 2:29 AM
LOS ANGELES — As the ball sailed deep into a California night, the first thing that entered Cliff Lee's mind was Kyle Kendrick. That is, Kendrick's money, now owed to Lee as a part of their wager for bashing another home run. "Pretty much instantly," Lee said. "Right when I saw it go in the... Read more

What is Charlie Manuel's surprise of the season?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 6:27 PM
LOS ANGELES — There is much for Charlie Manuel and the Phillies to be thankful for after 115 games. Seventy-five wins will do that. Just about everything has gone according to plan. Injuries have been limited. The pitchers have been fantastic. The defense has been above average. But one thing... Read more

Chasing the All-Time Mark

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 3:58 PM
CineSport's Noah Coslov checks in with The Inquirer's Matt Gelb to see how the team may handle a stretch run with the wins record in its sights, but also the biggest concern for the group. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos... Read more

The virtues of an indestructible bullpen

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 2:42 AM
LOS ANGELES — Roy Halladay was an interested observer when Antonio Bastardo jogged from right field to the mound at Dodger Stadium in the seventh inning. Two of his runners were standing on bases in a three-run game with the Dodgers' No. 3 hitter, Andre Ethier, stepping to the plate. Bastardo... Read more

Polanco has sports hernia

Monday, August 8, 2011, 10:04 PM
LOS ANGELES — The 35-year-old body of Placido Polanco has progressively failed him, beginning with the bone spurs in his right elbow that required surgery last winter, to the bulging disk in his back that sent him to the disabled list earlier this season, and the news now is no better. Polanco... Read more

Victorino suspended 3 games

Monday, August 8, 2011, 6:07 PM
LOS ANGELES — Shane Victorino was suspended three games and fined by Major League Baseball for his actions in Friday's benches-clearing brawl at San Francisco. And he is the only player from either team to receive a suspension. No Giants were reprimanded games for their actions... Read more

What did we learn?

Monday, August 8, 2011, 3:09 PM
LOS ANGELES — The standings will show the Phillies won three of four games in San Francisco to take the season series from the Giants for the first time in five years. In Monday's San Francisco Chronicle, a headline blared, "Phils make statement in series win over Giants." The first two games... Read more

Do you remember Sept. 5, 1993?

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 1:42 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's Aug. 7 and that's why the players and coaches in the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park will pay little attention to a 9.5-game lead in the National League East because of the phrase "7 with 17 to play." But that number is mind-blowing, considering the other five division leads... Read more

Victorino expects suspension

Saturday, August 6, 2011, 5:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The repercussions from Friday's fight night may not come until Monday from the comissioner's office, but Shane Victorino is expecting a suspension for his actions. A day after the scrum with the Giants, the Phillies were still laughing and talking about it in the clubhouse. Victorino... Read more

Madson is back; Mathieson moved

Saturday, August 6, 2011, 3:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than an hour before Saturday's game against the Giants, Ryan Madson was activated from the paternity leave list. The Phillies closer made it here just in time and is available to pitch. Not surprisingly, Scott Mathieson was the player moved to clear space for Madson. But the... Read more
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