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Archive: June, 2008

The AL Nightmare Is Over

Monday, June 30, 2008, 6:06 AM
The pounding has stopped. The Phillies finished interleague play yesterday with a 5-1 loss to the Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. The Phillies went 4-11 against the American League: 1-2 against the Blue Jays, 1-2 against the Red Sox, 0-3 against the Angels, 1-2 against the Athletics and 1-2 against the... Read more

Lidge Has That Winning Feeling

Sunday, June 29, 2008, 11:44 AM
Brad Lidge has a funny feeling the Phillies are about to start playing much, much better than they have played the past couple weeks. I'm sure Phillies fans hope he's right. The Phillies beat the Rangers last night at Rangers Ballpark, 8-6. Here's why Lidge is optimistic: the offense. The Phillies... Read more

What to Do about Brett?

Saturday, June 28, 2008, 3:04 PM
Sometimes when you say nothing you say everything. Brett Myers left Rangers Ballpark quickly and without a word to reporters after last night's 8-7 loss to the Rangers. He had thrown just two-plus innings and allowed five hits, five runs and four walks. It was the shortest start of his career, and... Read more

The Offense Stalls ... Again

Friday, June 27, 2008, 8:03 AM
Back to Ground Zero. The Phillies have been shutout five times this season, including yesterday's 5-0 loss to the A's at McAfee Coliseum. They were shutout just three times last season, and just three times in 2006. Obviously, that's not good. The Phillies have lost seven of their last eight games... Read more

Looking for Two in a Row

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 1:42 PM
Charlie Manuel wasn't happy that his team scored just four runs last night in a 4-0 victory over the A's, so he continues to tinker with the Phillies lineup. Check out today's lineup against A's righthander Rich Harden: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Chase Utley, 2B 3. Pat Burrell, LF 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5... Read more

3, 4, 5, 6 In A Row

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 1:14 PM
Don't pin this one on Jamie Moyer. He did his job. He pitched beautifully through six innings last night in a 5-2 loss to the A's at McAfee Coliseum. He just got no run support, which has been a trend in the Phillies' six-game losing streak. The Phillies have the worst record in baseball since they... Read more

Ask Condrey

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 11:35 PM
Got a question for Phillies relief pitcher Clay Condrey? E-mail me here and I'll ask him. Please include your first name, initial of your last name and city and state where you live. Condrey is an interesting guy. Born and raised in Texas -- the guy absolutely loves his home state -- he made his... Read more

Now That's a Lineup

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 7:53 PM
Charlie Manuel is shaking things up for tonight's game against the A's: 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Chase Utley, 2B 3. Jimmy Rollins, SS 4. Pat Burrell, LF 5. Ryan Howard, DH 6. Pedro Feliz, 3B 7. Shane Victorino, CF 8. Chris Coste, C 9. Eric Bruntlett, 1B Talk amongst yourselves. Read more

Can the Phillies Make that Big Trade?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 10:43 AM
So you want C.C. Sabathia. Who doesn't? But do the Phillies have enough talent to trade for him -- or somebody like him? Would you trade Shane Victorino and Carlos Carrasco for Sabathia, knowing Sabathia probably won't be back next season and Carrasco is very close to contributing at the big-league... Read more

We're Back, Phillies Fall Back

Monday, June 23, 2008, 12:37 PM
Like The Onion's Jim Anchower would say, "Hola, amigos. It's been a while since I rapped at ya," but I left the country this weekend for a wedding. But I'm back in the States and packing for a three-city, nine-game, 10-day road trip through Oakland, Texas and Atlanta. What did I miss while... Read more
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