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Archive: April, 2008

April 4 - Phillies vs. Reds

Friday, April 4, 2008, 9:41 PM
Ryan Madson pitched two scoreless innings, Rudy Seanez pitched one and J.C. Romero pitched a scoreless ninth -- Tom Gordon and Chad Durbin weren't available -- as the bullplen pitched well in the 8-4 victory. * Kyle Kendrick allowed eight hits, four runs and one walk in five-plus innings. He struck... Read more

Rain Delay! Sweet!

Friday, April 4, 2008, 7:20 PM
There's nothing a baseball writer enjoys more than a lengthy rain delay. It looks like that's what we've got here in Cincinnati. But we've got an update: First pitch is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. But in other news ... Brad Lidge is here and will be activated before tomorrow's game against the Reds... Read more

April 3 - Nationals vs. Phillies

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 1:27 PM
Jimmy Rollins' hustle to third base on a Shane Victorino sacrifice bunt led to the game-winning run in the 10th. Phils win, 8-7. * Tom Gordon survived the ninth and the game is in extra innings. * The Nationals made it 7-7 in the eighth when Cristian Guzman hit a ball through the hole into shallow... Read more

Phillies 8, Nationals 7

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 9:17 PM
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Such a Terrible Thing to Waste

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 8:16 AM
Such a waste. That's the thing that irritated the Phillies the most last night. They wasted Cole Hamels' night. He pitched like the Cy Young winner he wants to be, but took the L in a 1-0 loss to the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. On a team that figures to scratch and claw for quality starts this... Read more

Nationals 1, Phillies 0

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 12:01 AM
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Uh, Oh. Martinez Feels A Pop

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 8:26 AM
Sitting in his office late this spring in Clearwater, Pat Gillick tried to compare the Phillies to the rest of the National League East. He said he couldn't, but said he considered the East to be a three-horse race, and the winner could be the team that stayed the healthiest. "Health is a big... Read more

April 2 - Nationals vs. Phillies

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 7:53 PM
The Phillies had one last chance in the bottom of the ninth: Jimmy Rollins grounded out to first, Shane Victorino flied out to left and Chase Utley grounded out to short. Phillies lose, 1-0, and fall to 0-2. * Cole Hamels' night is finished: eight innings, five hits, one run, two walks and six... Read more

The Lineup

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 6:27 PM
Here's tonight's lineup: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Shane Victorino, CF 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Pat Burrell, LF 6. Geoff Jenkins, RF 7. Pedro Feliz, 3B 8. Carlos Ruiz, C 9. Cole Hamels, P Read more

Seanez Here, Helms Gone

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 3:33 PM
The Phillies today announced they had signed righthander Rudy Seanez to a one-year contract, and designated infielder Wes Helms for assignment. The move is hardly a surprise. Helms found himself in a numbers crunch when the Phillies signed third baseman Pedro Feliz in January. He knew he had to go... Read more
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