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Archive: September, 2011

Roster officially set; Gload update

Friday, September 30, 2011, 4:00 PM
The Phillies will carry 11 pitchers on their division series roster and chose Joe Blanton over David Herndon for the final spot. Blanton pitched seven innings in September after being sidelined since May with an elbow injury. He allowed two runs, struck out 11 and walked none. Herndon appeared in... Read more

NLDS schedule announced

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 2:06 PM
The schedule for the beginning of the Phillies-Cardinals National League division series was announced by Major League Baseball: Game 1 is Saturday at 5:07 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. Roy Halladay will face a Cardinals starter to be determined. Game 2 is Sunday at 8:07 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park... Read more

Two injured Cards could change things

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 8:55 AM
ATLANTA — The Cardinals played and won Game 162 without two starting position players: Matt Holliday and Rafael Furcal. Their status for the National League division series appears to be rather undecided. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported both players would likely land on the disabled list... Read more

Some astounding stats from 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 12:27 AM
ATLANTA -- The regular season is over, and now we can officially say it: These Phillies had better pitching than any other Phillies team in the Live Ball Era. The Phillies allowed 3.27 runs per game in 2011, the franchise's lowest figure since 1917. They led the National League in ERA for the first... Read more

It's the Cardinals

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 11:41 PM
ATLANTA — After a long night of dramatic baseball, the Phillies know their first postseason opponent. And it's the team that gave them the most trouble during the regular season. The St. Louis Cardinals will head to Citizens Bank Park to face the Phillies in the division series that begins Saturday... Read more

Game 162: The end

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 3:47 PM
ATLANTA — The Phillies may not know who they play until late tomorrow night. There is so much to be decided tonight and it will make for a glorious night of baseball. Two teams have suffered epic tank jobs. Atlanta still has a chance at salvaging it, but they will have to do it against a lineup... Read more

Savery looks toward 2012

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 6:25 AM
ATLANTA — Joe Savery will not pitch in the postseason for the Phillies, at least barring an injury. Ruben Amaro Jr. met with the lefthander before Monday's game and told Savery his next stop is Clearwater, Fla., to stay fresh at Instructional League just in case of an October emergency. So Savery... Read more

Phillies prep for playoffs

Monday, September 26, 2011, 5:25 PM
CineSport's Noah Coslov asks Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer what's on the mind of the Phillies as they close out the regular season in Atlanta. Read more

Phillies should be hoping for Cardinals

Monday, September 26, 2011, 3:42 PM
One of three teams is going to show up at Citizens Bank Park for Game 1 of the National League division series Saturday against the Phillies. The team the Phillies should want to see the most is the only one of the three that had a winning record against them this season and is currently the hottest... Read more

Blanton makes case for a playoff roster spot

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 12:59 PM
Apparently, the Phillies have not ruled out placing Joe Blanton on the 25-man postseason roster. It seems to be the only reason they started the righthander Saturday night in the second game of a day/night doubleheader against the Mets. Blanton said he has no idea if he’ll be on the postseason... Read more
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