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Archive: August, 2011

Does Bowker replace Gload?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 10:56 AM
CINCINNATI — John Bowker is not automatically on the Phillies' postseason roster. Just because he was acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the day postseason eligibility is determined, does not mean he immediately becomes a key cog off the bench. He will have a chance in September... Read more

Game 132: The pitchers hit, too

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 3:18 PM
CINCINNATI — Cliff Lee may meet his offensive match at Great American Ballpark. Lee has homered twice in 2011 and is very prideful about his hitting. In 59 at-bats, he's batting .220 with four extra-base hits. He's also stolen a base. But Dontrelle Willis is the among the best active hitting... Read more

Schwimer optioned for roster intrigue

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 11:42 PM
UPDATE (12:30 a.m.): Well, it was someone not currently on the 40-man roster and a position player, but not the one we thought. The Phillies have acquired outfielder/first baseman John Bowker from Pittsburgh, according to More in the morning. EARLIER: CINCINNATI — Following Tuesday's... Read more

Victorino as MVP?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 9:30 AM
CINCINNATI — No one will say Shane Victorino is the National League MVP, because he isn't. But the fact that we're even having this discussion says enough. Victorino is unquestionably the Phillies' best hitter through 130 games in 2011. In the National League, he ranks eighth in batting average... Read more

Gillies headlines AFL contingent

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 5:59 PM
CINCINNATI — Just like in the past, the Phillies will use this year's Arizona Fall League play to make decisions on a few fringe minor-leaguers. The most notable name is Tyson Gillies, one of the three prospects acquired in the second Cliff Lee trade. Gillies is one of seven Phillies farmhands... Read more

Brewers keep closing ground on Phillies

Monday, August 29, 2011, 2:56 PM
Earthquakes, and hurricanes, and the Milwaukee Brewers, oh my. Two of those three things have come and gone and now the Brew Crew is closing in on Philadelphia, too. Milwaukee did not seem like much of a threat to the Phillies' bid to finish with the best record in the National League 2 1/2 weeks... Read more

More on Vanimal

Monday, August 29, 2011, 7:40 AM
Had a lot of fun writing the story of Vance Worley and his dual existence (at least the way I see it). The more and more feedback I heard from fans in the last month triggered a big feature. The common refrain was: Who is this guy? Where did he come from? And why the hell does he act the way he does? Sunday's... Read more

Phillies ticket info for rescheduled games

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 11:54 AM
Tickets for the Phillies-Marlins game originally scheduled for Saturday night will be good for the second game of the Sept. 15 split doubleheader, which begins at 7:35 p.m. Tickets for Sunday's postponed game will be good for the 2:35 p.m. game to be played on Sept. 15. The 2:35 start was deemed necessary... Read more

Phillies-Marlins Saturday game postponed

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 1:28 PM
The Phillies-Marlins game, scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, was postponed due to Hurricane Irene. The Phillies had hoped to start the game on time and get through it, but the tarp never came off the field as the storm grew worse in the early afternoon. The two teams will play... Read more

Game 129: Before the storm

Friday, August 26, 2011, 3:41 PM
They will play baseball Friday night in South Philadelphia, but anything beyond that is quite unknown. Already, Sunday's game was moved to Saturday afternoon, but even that game is in question with Hurricane Irene bearing down. Saturday's originally scheduled game at 7:05 p.m. has been postponed to... Read more
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