The Phillies Zone Archive: October, 2009

Phils flu bug subsiding; Lidge was among the afflicted

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The flu-like illness that afflicted several Phillies over the past few days appears to be subsiding, and the team was fortunate that Friday... Read more

They shared a house, now they share a World Series

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Sitting in rocking chairs on the back porch, sipping beers, the three friends would talk about it: What if we could all play in the World Series... Read more

Blanton will start Game 4

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Hello from another workout day, where Charlie Manuel announced minutes ago that Joe Blanton will start Game 4 for the Phils. He said that... Read more

Dobbs sent home, undergoing tests

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Greg Dobbs might have earned a starting assignment as the designated hitter in Game 2 of the World Series, but an illness prevented him from... Read more

Francisco's big moment, Phillies hand cramps

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Good evening from Game 1, staged in an overpriced, taxpayer-thieving, Bronx parkland-destroying, Disney-fied facsimile of the real Yankee Stadium... Read more

The rich get richer, the poor get...Carlos Carrasco?

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Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia will make for a nice subplot when they face one another on Wednesday night to open the World Series at Yankee Stadium... Read more

For Myers, it was all about the heel

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Brett Myers moved his left heel a few inches, and ended up on the World Series roster. The veteran righthander, who pitched one ineffective... Read more

What the Yankees are saying about the Phillies

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UPDATE: Brett Myers in on the World Series roster, replacing Miguel Cairo. The team's rationale was that Myers looked much improved throwing... Read more

Phils pumped to face Yankees; rotation and roster notes

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As promised, here are more detailed notes. Charlie Manuel is still ducking a lot of concrete questions about the roster and rotation. That’s... Read more

Early notes from workout day

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Couple of quick notes before I head down to the field for the workout. More detailed stuff to come. --Very little hard news this morning... Read more