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Archive: August, 2009

Q&A: Playoff rotation, Hamels and more

Monday, August 31, 2009, 4:31 PM
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Myers starts at 6:30, could throw 50 pitches

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 2:42 PM
A news flash for all of you out there interested in seeing big league talent at Double-A ticket prices: Brett Myers will start game one of a doubleheader in Reading tonight at 6:30. He could throw as many as 50 pitches, a key test of his durability as the Phils decide when to bring him back. It... Read more

Myers allows two hits, one inside-the-parker

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 8:27 PM
The following courtesy of Jim Salisbury, beating the bushes out in Reading: Brett Myers got out of his most recent rehab outing healthy and dry, but he was not particularly sharp while pitching two innings for the Reading Phillies against the Bowie Baysox tonight. Myers, recovering from June 4 hip... Read more

Rollins talks PEDs and privacy; Myers, Pedro and the waiver wire

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 6:13 PM
A federal appeals court in California yesterday reached a decision about baseball that had implications regarding the privacy rights of every American—another example of sports and society intertwining. Phillies union rep Jimmy Rollins weighed in on the situation today. The case demonstrated... Read more

Amaro on Lidge's role: "Those are mainly decisions for Charlie to make."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 5:36 PM
We all know that Charlie Manuel has been publicly supportive of Brad Lidge. But what does Ruben Amaro Jr. think, on a day when all of Philly seems to be buzzing with Lidge-related anxiety? After all, he’s the general manager, "the decider," to quote a former president. Reached by... Read more

Phillies, you have a problem

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 11:38 PM
“Angry,” Brad Lidge said when asked to describe his reaction last night. “It makes you angry.” That’s probably how many of you feel after the closer blew his ninth save. Charlie Manuel is remaining supportive. “He’s our closer,” Manuel said tonight... Read more

Big day for injury news

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 12:48 PM
Some fairly meaningful rehab news just came in regarding three pitchers who have progressed far more slowly than originally anticipated. Clay Condrey (oblique), who the Phils were afraid at one point could be lost for the season, will throw a bullpen session tomorrow, as will J.C. Romero (left forearm... Read more

Myers makes rehab debut

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 6:11 PM
Well, Brett Myers made it to the ballpark today without running into any doors, and made his first rehab appearance since June 5 hip surgery. Myers pitched one inning, allowed two singles and struck out the side for Class-A Clearwater. Assistant GM Scott Proefrock told me last week, before the swollen... Read more

Phils confirm Brody Colvin signing

Monday, August 17, 2009, 6:13 PM
Hours before the 11:59pm signing deadline for this year's draft picks, a report from Louisiana's 2theadvocate.com, among other reports from Lousiana, says that the Phillies have agreed to a deal with highly-regarded righthanded pitcher Brody Colvin. Colvin slipped to the seventh round because of a... Read more

Myers denies altercation rumors, witnesses agree

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 4:14 PM
ATLANTA-- Brett Myers says that he was not involved in an altercation that occurred while he was at a Jacksonville, Fla. bar early Saturday morning, and multiple eyewitnesses confirmed his account. Witnesses who were in Shannon’s Irish Pub, 111 Bartram Oaks Walk in Jacksonville at the time of... Read more
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