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Archive: April, 2008

The Human Magnet

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 3:19 PM
Bugs and Cranks posts this Chase Utley highlight reel from yesterday. Read more

April 8 - Phillies vs. Mets

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 1:09 PM
Phillies win. Mets lose. What else is new, huh? * Jimmy Rollins' single to right scored Carlos Ruiz from second to make it 4-2 in the eighth. He later scored, but is no longer in the game. No word yet on what happened. But he appeared to make an awkward turn when he tried to get back to second on... Read more

Rollins Is Day to Day with Ankle Injury

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 6:54 PM
Jimmy Rollins said he is day to day. We'll see. He sprained his left ankle trying to get back to second base on a pickoff attempt in the eighth inning of today's 5-2 victory over the Mets at Shea Stadium. Rollins isn't certain if will be able to play tomorrow night in Game 2 of the three-game series... Read more

Welcome to New York, Jimmy

Monday, April 7, 2008, 10:34 PM
New York, Jimmy Rollins. Jimmy Rollins, New York. Oh, you've met? That's right. Forgot about that whole "team to beat" thing last year. The Phillies open a three-game series tomorrow afternoon against the Mets at Shea Stadium, and it should be fun. And when I say fun, I mean lots of over-the-top... Read more

Looking for a Split

Monday, April 7, 2008, 9:40 AM
The Good News: Cole Hamels loves pitching at Great American Ball Park. He made his big-league debut here in 2006, when he threw a one-hitter in five innings. He struck out 15 in a memorable complete game in 2007, which turned around the team's 4-11 start on its way to the National League East title... Read more

April 6 - Phillies vs. Reds

Sunday, April 6, 2008, 2:16 PM
Phillies lose, 8-2. * Brad Lidge made his Phillies debut in the eighth inning and retired the side in order. He hit 94 mph on the radar gun with his fastball. He got Ken Griffey Jr. to strike out swinging at an 84 mph breaking ball. * The Phillies imploded in the sixth inning as the Reds scored... Read more

There Are No Moral Victories, But ...

Sunday, April 6, 2008, 1:27 PM
It's one start, so nobody should jump to conclusions. But Adam Eaton did pitch well yesterday in a 4-3 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. He allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings. That effort is notable for a couple reasons: - He hadn't had a quality start since July 3 in Houston. ... Read more

You Asked, Howard Answered

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 10:25 AM
Ryan Howard answered some of your questions in today's Inquirer. I'd like to have a Q&A with a player, coach, manager or front office official in every Saturday Inquirer this year. That might not always be possible, but I'll try. So keep checking The Phillies Zone every week for that week's participant... Read more

Helms Traded to the Marlins

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 10:13 PM
The Phillies found somebody to take infielder Wes Helms off their hands. They traded Helms to the Florida Marlins tonight for cash or a player to be named later. It's unclear how much cash would be involved, but the Phillies certainly wanted somebody to pay at least some portion of his $2.9 million... Read more

J-Roll Rolls

Friday, April 4, 2008, 10:58 AM
Everybody has seen the highlight of Jimmy Rollins running from first to third on a bunt in the 10th inning in yesterday's 8-7 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Few players in baseball make that play. Rollins had to have the speed. He had to have the smarts. He had to have the guts... Read more
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