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Archive: March, 2009

Today's lineup

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 9:29 AM
Here is the Phillies' lineup for today's 12:05 game against Team USA, another exhibition within the exhibition season--so the stats and results don't count. Lou Marson gets a chance to start, and Marcus Giles, trying to display versatility, can show how he handles third base. Giles 3B Bruntlett... Read more

3/5 Wrap

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 9:09 PM
Well, first of all, Rich Dubee was very annoyed with Kyle Kendrick today. Much more on this in tomorrow’s paper, but just to take you behind the scenes for a moment: Kendrick was terrific through his first two and 1/3 innings today, retiring Jimmy Rollins, Dustin Pedroia (who, by the way, makes... Read more

Phillies sign Rodrigo Lopez

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 3:32 PM
A late afternoon development: the Phillies have signed RHP Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract. Lopez is pitching for Team Mexico in the WBC, and will report to minor league camp after Team Mexico is elimated, or emerges triumphant from, the tournament. Lopez has pitched for the Orioles and Rockies... Read more

A smooth beginning for Hamels

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 1:29 PM
In his first outing of the spring, Cole Hamels allowed a leadoff walk to Team Canada’s Adam Stern, followed by a single to Corey Koskie, before getting Joey Votto to pop up and Justin Morneau to hit into a double play. In the second inning, Jason Bay flied to center, Matt Stairs grounded to... Read more

Werth getting closer

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 12:15 PM
Checked in with Jayson Werth about an hour ago, after he had finished taking swings in the batting cage. The right fielder, who suffered a mild strain in his right shoulder during BP on Friday, said has been taking "light and easy" swings in the cage for several days, and starting swinging... Read more

Today's lineup

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 9:43 AM
Good morning from Bright House Field, apparently named for the 9:30 A.M. sun pointed directly at my eyes in the press box. Here is the lineup for today's 1:05 game against Team Canada: CF Eric Bruntlett 2B Miguel Cairo LF Raul Ibanez 1B Ryan Howard RF Geoff Jenkins 3B Greg Dobbs DH John Mayberry SS... Read more

3/4 Wrap

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 8:29 PM
The major stories of the day have been blogged along the way, but to quickly revisit them: Cole Hamels’ 2009 debut went smoothly, as the ace threw 24 pitches in two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits to Team Canada and walked one. After the game, Rich Dubee said that Hamels will start five... Read more

Phillies talking to Ohman?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 3:16 PM
The Phillies continue to monitor the free-agent market for lefthanded relievers and have kept open lines of communication with Will Ohman, his agent Page Odle said Tuesday. Odle, reached by the Inquirer, said that the Phillies made an offer last week, though he would not characterize it. It’s... Read more

Rough day for Carrasco

Monday, March 2, 2009, 2:50 PM
After entering the game in Dunedin with a 1-2-3 fourth inning, fifth starter candidate Carlos Carrasco allowed five runs on two homers (Kevin Millar and the great Brad Emaus), a double, a walk. His inning was made no easier by Eric Bruntlett's three-base error (he dropped a fly ball) in center. As... Read more

Werth goes 0-2 in spring debut, Happ struggles in first

Monday, March 2, 2009, 2:03 PM
Word just came in from Clearwater, where the Phillies began a "B" game against the Blue Jays at noon (the exhibition in Dunedin against Toronto began at 1), that Jayson Werth went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in his first game action of the spring. Werth strained his right shoulder during... Read more
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