Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Archive: April, 2009

Fun with April numbers

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 1:07 PM
Here are some April numbers I compiled while I made like Arlen Specter and enjoyed a morning waffle. Look for a more complete list in tomorrow's Inquirer. · 9: come-from-behind victories. · .270: the team batting average, up from .255 in 2008. · .241: leadoff... Read more

Medical Report, lineups

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 6:07 PM
A few injury updates: Brad Lidge plans to throw a bullpen session during the day Friday, at which point he will determine if he can pitch in that night’s game. If not, he may have to go to the DL, though it would be retroactive to his last appearance April 25. Cole Hamels was nowhere to... Read more

The Colbert Report, volume infinity

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 11:15 PM
Well, the Phillies projected optimism after the game, despite Hamels’ injury. Charlie Manuel said that while the dugout was quiet and teammates were concerned immediately after their ace sprained his ankle, x-rays were negative and revealed a “mild sprain” and that Hamels would make... Read more

Hamels sprained his left ankle

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 8:36 PM
That's all we know right now. Don't shoot the messenger. If you're not watching the game, he rolled his ankle while attemping to field a bunt in the fifth inning. He had been pitching a shutout. Read more

Lidge and Ruiz, lineup

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:07 PM
Here is the first new news of the day of Brad Lidge and Carlos Ruiz: General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that Lidge is not headed to the disabled list, at least not yet. “We’re not thinking DL yet,” Amaro said of his closer. “There may be a time when we’ll have to... Read more

From Sunday

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:58 AM
I'll be back on the beat tomorrow, but in the meantime here is Craig Barnes' game story and notebook, the latter a report on his conversation with Jimmy Rollins yesterday. Saw a recent David Letterman line that made me laugh: "This just in: George Steinbrenner has ordered the Yankees back on... Read more

Romero files suit

Monday, April 27, 2009, 3:16 PM
So J.C. Romero has sued Ergopharm, the company that made his androstenedione-containing supplement, 6-OXO Extreme. He also sued the Vitamin Shoppe and GNC, where he bought the stuff. As most of you know, Romero was suspended 50 games after testing positive (the test occurred on August 26, 2008),... Read more

Friday night lineups

Friday, April 24, 2009, 5:37 PM
Here are the lineups for tonight’s 7:05 game against the Marlins and their hotshot starter, Josh Johnson. Phils: Rollins SS Victorino CF Utley 2B Howard 1B Werth RF Ibanez LF Feliz 3B Marson C Myers RHP Marlins: Bonifacio 2B Baker C Ramirez SS Gload 1B Uggla 2B Hermida... Read more

bski by a nose

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 5:34 PM
I am in the aiport en route to Miami, so I have no news for you regarding Cole Hamels or the Phils weak effort today. Jim Salisbury does, however, and he's already posted some of it on our website. But I can tell you that this week's competition for Wise Comment of the Week was tight. The discussion... Read more

More on Charlie

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 12:24 PM
Here’s the full story, in case you haven’t seen it yet. The sample I posted last night obviously sparked discussion, and I’m sure that’s what Manuel intended. He does this sort of thing occasionally—cites a vague problem without naming names or even the specific issue... Read more
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter