The Phillies Zone Archive: August, 2008

A Must Win

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You will hear plenty about how every game is important the rest of season, and you will hear that because it is true. But if every game is... Read more

Four September Call Ups

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The Phillies can expand their rosters tomorrow, and so far they have called up four player from their farm system: Pitcher J.A. Happ. Outfielder... Read more

Benson Released

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The Phillies have released triple-A Lehigh Valley righthander Kris Benson. The Phillies signed Benson to a minor-league contract in Februrary... Read more

Phillies Lose, Stairs Arrives, Computer Woes

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OK, I'm late posting today because I had no power on the Dell. In fact, I had to run to Best Buy on Clark Street to find a new power supply... Read more

One Ugly Loss

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Last night's 6-4 loss to the Cubs might have been the worst loss of the season: 1. It was the first game of a four-game series against a team... Read more

Stairs to Phils

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Fox Sports reports that the Phillies have acquired Matt Stairs from the Toronto Blue Jays for a minor leaguer. The Phillies got the lefthanded... Read more

Castro Up, Carpenter Down

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The Phillies have recalled lefthander Fabio Castro from triple-A Lehigh Valley and have optioned righthander Drew Carpenter, who made his big-league... Read more

Thin Pen = Tough Loss

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Charlie Manuel is concerned about his bullpen. That's why J.C. Romero, Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson and Clay Condrey were unavailable to pitch... Read more

Is it 2007 Again?

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Wow. That felt familiar. Last night's 8-7 victory in 13 innings over the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park felt a lot like 2007. The Mets... Read more

Carpenter Up, Tracy Down

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The Phillies purchased the contract of righthander Drew Carpenter from double-A Reading and designated infielder Andy Tracy for assignment to... Read more