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Archive: April, 2008

Flash ... aaaaahhhhhh!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 10:23 AM
Tom Gordon had said that his Opening Day appearance against the Nationals haunted him for a while. He allowed five runs in 1/3 inning in an 11-6 loss to the Nationals on March 31. It gave him a 135.00 ERA. It gave him an earful from Phillies fans. But it seems he has exorcised the demons. Since that... Read more

Ask Werth

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:08 PM
Got a question for Jayson Werth? If so, e-mail me here. Include your first name, initial of your last name and city and state where you live. Werth entered last night hitting .289 with five home runs and 13 RBIs, and has played well defensively in center field with Shane Victorino was on the DL... Read more

Phillies Claim Robles

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 2:57 PM
The Phillies are desperate for infield help, so today they claimed Oscar Robles off waivers from the San Diego Padres. He is headed to triple-A Lehigh Valley. Robles has hit .260 with five homers and 36 RBIs in parts of three seasons with the Dodgers and Padres. He hit .216 with one homer and 10... Read more

Why Are The Phillies Winning?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 10:37 AM
Fact: April typically is a bad month for the Phillies. Fact: Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino have been on the DL for some time. Fact: Ryan Howard has been in a terrible slump since the season started. Fact: Pedro Feliz, Carlos Ruiz and Geoff Jenkins haven't hit much better. Fact: The Phillies... Read more

Where'd Myers' Fastball Go?

Monday, April 28, 2008, 9:55 AM
Brett Myers is lost. He can't seem to break 89 mph with his fastball, which is a shock for somebody who always has been able to throw much harder. So he has abandoned his fastball early in games and has tried to fool hitters with his cutter and other offspeed pitches. It hasn't worked. He is 2-2 with... Read more

Lieberthal to Retire a Phillie

Monday, April 28, 2008, 7:40 PM
Mike Lieberthal spent 13 of his 14 seasons in the major leagues with the Phillies. He announced his retirement after the 2007 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he officially will retire as a member of the Phillies on June 1, meaning he will sign a one-day contract with the team. Doug Glanville... Read more

A Good April? The Phillies? Really?

Sunday, April 27, 2008, 10:47 AM
You might have heard that the Phillies are slow starters. Here's their record after the last five Aprils: 2007: 11-14. 2006: 10-14. 2005: 10-14. 2004: 10-11. 2003: 16-12. Yep, they haven't had a winning record entering May since 2003. But the Phillies, who are 14-11, at least have guaranteed they... Read more

Charlie's Hunches Work

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:45 AM
Charlie Manuel had a few hunches yesterday at PNC Park. He had a hunch Chris Coste would do the job in the five hole. He had a hunch that it would a good time to give Brad Harman his first big-league start. So what happened? Coste went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs, and Harman went 1 for 3... Read more

Howard Goes Yard

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 7:16 PM
Ryan Howard hit a two-run home run to center field in the top of the first inning tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. It's the first homer of his career against the Pirates, the only team he had played against but hadn't homered against. Charlie Manuel had benched Howard the last two... Read more

Benson Derailed Again

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 6:38 PM
Righthander Kris Benson had to cut his start in extended spring training short today in Clearwater, Fla., after he apparently strained his right groin. More information will be available tomorrow. Read more
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