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Archive: July, 2011

Bell a possible trade target

Monday, July 11, 2011, 3:25 PM
PHOENIX -- Heath Bell was a popular man during the All-Star Game media festivities. He figures to be traded by the last-place Padres before the July 31 deadline and the Phillies are a logical destination. Bell acknowledged as much Monday. "I'm going to work my butt off and give everything I have... Read more

With no restrictions, Halladay named starter

Monday, July 11, 2011, 3:21 PM
PHOENIX -- His Phillies teammates did not know until they noticed no seat for Roy Halladay in a ballroom. Halladay didn't know he was starting the All-Star Game until he arrived at his Arizona hotel room around 1 a.m. Eastern time Monday. There was a message waiting for him from the National League... Read more

Two Phillies prospects in Baseball America Top 50

Friday, July 8, 2011, 7:33 PM
Baseball America released its midseason rankings of the league’s top 50 prospects earlier this afternoon and the lone two Phillies to be named came from single-A. Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton snuck into the tail end of the list as Cosart moved up 27 slots from his preseason ranking to... Read more

Kendrick angry after 5-inning start

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 7:35 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In the end, Charlie Manuel played a hunch and it did not work right. The Phillies manager follows his gut when making in-game decisions and on this night, it told him Kyle Kendrick was done after five innings. It's hard to jump on that decision -- only when permitted the advantage... Read more

Hamels is just fine; waiting on Victorino

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 10:59 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A 14-2 drubbing will make what the winning team's starter does quite irrelevant, thus there was not much attention devoted to Cole Hamels on Tuesday. That's just what the Phillies wanted. Hamels, who deals in self-depricating humor, was funny afterward. The 27-year-old lefty... Read more

Game 88: Polanco sits again

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 5:35 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Until he hears otherwise, Placido Polanco is under the assumption his bad back is something he must deal with for the remainder of the season. He can play right now, this much he told Charlie Manuel, but for the second straight day he is out of the lineup. And the pain has worsened... Read more

Victorino heads home; Mayberry is back

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 11:58 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The swollen right thumb that kept Shane Victorino out of Monday's game could prove to be a larger problem than the Phillies and their centerfielder originally expected. Victorino left the team Tuesday to fly to Philadelphia for an appointment with hand specialist Randall Culp... Read more

Why Worley is an IronPig

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 8:20 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The fireworks finale was coming and Vance Worley stood in a tunnel outside the visitors clubhouse at Sun Life Stadium answering questions about his latest gem, a 1-0 Phillies win. The Phillies had already planned to start Cole Hamels on the final day of the first half, which... Read more

Game 87: The injured

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 5:12 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The list grows by the day. With five games remaining until the All-Star Break, the Phillies will gladly take a few days off. There is no news on Shane Victorino. He flew back to Philadelphia and was scheduled to see hand specialist Randall Culp at about 5 p.m. The team probably... Read more

Game 86: Madson out until after All-Star break

Monday, July 4, 2011, 4:57 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- With six games and seven days until the All-Star break, time was already short for Ryan Madson to return to the Phillies. And given the fact he has yet to throw off a mound since June 18, the team has ruled out anything happening soon. "I don't know when he'll be on the mound... Read more
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