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Archive: June, 2011

Hamels leaves game with hand contusion

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 2:24 PM
The Phillies said that lefthander Cole Hamels is expected to make his next start after X-rays were negative on a right hand contusion. Hamels left today's game with the visiting Boston Red Sox after the fourth inning with the injury. He suffered the injury after being hit with a line drive off the... Read more

Amaro exercising caution in talking about Hamels’ status

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7:46 PM
The Phillies announced that Cole Hamels is expected to make his next start after suffering a right hand contusion in Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the visiting Boston Red Sox. And while the organization expects him to take the ball, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is exhibiting caution. After the... Read more

Game 81: Fight night

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 2:57 PM
About a month ago, Charlie Manuel randomly started talking about how much he loves Bernard Hopkins. The Phillies manager watched a TV interview of the Philly native and boxing star and came away so impressed with his desire to win. "I know he wants to be a champion," Manuel said then. "I know he wants... Read more

Video: Another stellar Phillies performance

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 1:49 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb and the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham break down the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive... Read more

Four score

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 10:12 AM
When the Phillies score four or more runs, they win. And the general response to that will be, "Duh." But the Phillies don't just win when they score four or more runs. They win almost every single time it happens. And right now they are on a historic pace. No team since 1943 has compiled as high... Read more

Lidge could pitch in minors next week

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 5:43 PM
He remains the defining image of a championship, yet is beyond forgotten in a season of success. But shortly after 3 p.m., Brad Lidge started agility drills in right field at Citizens Bank Park and then walked to the bullpen where he threw in front of Rich Dubee. "Honestly," Lidge said, "my shoulder... Read more

Game 80: The pagentry of an Interleague game in June

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 2:45 PM
Have you heard? There's a baseball game tonight. A few matchups to watch: Marco Scutaro is 8 for 25 (.320) lifetime against Cliff Lee. Adrian Gonzalez is 7 for 10 (.700) with four extra-base hits. Jimmy Rollins is 12 for 47 (.255) with seven extra-base hits off Josh Beckett. Chase Utley is 8 for... Read more

Madson placed on DL

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:17 PM
The Phillies bullpen just got even thinner. Ryan Madson, who has served as closer for much of the season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right hand. The move is retroactive to June 19, which means Madson could return July 4. Madson last pitched June 18. He has a 2.03 ERA with... Read more

Trends of World Series matchups

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 11:10 AM
So y'all want to make this a World Series preview? Wait, you don't? No, neither do I. For the Boston series preview story in Tuesday's Inquirer, I wanted to focus on the two opposing characteristics that define these two teams. When I realized the Red Sox were scoring, on average, 1.26 runs per... Read more

Video: Both sides of Phillies v. Sox

Monday, June 27, 2011, 6:43 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb and Pete Abraham from The Boston Globe preview the Phillies/Red Sox series Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. Read more
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