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Archive: October, 2009

Scutaro, DeRosa would fit Phils needs

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:14 PM
Update: In thinking about Charlie Manuel's comments, detailed below about the need for a strong utiltity infielder, two names occured to me: Mark DeRosa and Marco Scutaro. Both are free agents, and both are the type of veteran that Manuel would be likely to trust. DeRosa could also spell Raul Ibanez... Read more

Blanton, Pedro, Happ in mix for Game 3 start

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:01 PM
J.A. Happ walked into his manager’s office after today's game and insisted he could pitch Saturday, despite the line drive that bruised his leg in the seventh inning. “I’m OK,” he told Charlie Manuel. “We’ll talk about it (Friday),” Manuel said... Read more

Heidi Hamels in labor

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 5:09 PM
Cole Hamels did not enjoy a strong postseason start this afternoon, allowing four runs in five innings, but that was hardly the most important event in his life today. Hamels’ wife, Heidi, went into labor during the game. The Inquirer reported in June that Hamels and his wife were expecting... Read more

Pregame tidbits, Game 1 edition

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 11:38 AM
Good morning from the Windy City. A few interesting bits from this morning’s episode of “Quality time with Charlie and Colbert:” --Manuel said it was a tough decision to leave Eric Bruntlett off the roster in favor of Miguel Cairo, but it came down to which of the two was more game... Read more

A Risky Call with Lee

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 12:37 PM
UPDATE: Here is the official NLDS roster Catchers (2): Paul Bako and Carlos Ruiz Infielders (6): Miguel Cairo, Greg Dobbs, Pedro Feliz, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley Outfielders (5): Ben Francisco, Raul Ibanez, Matt Stairs, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth Pitchers (12): left-handers... Read more

On the playoff roster and rotation

Monday, October 5, 2009, 10:25 AM
You feelin’ it yet? That playoff buzz? How do I know if it’s working? There are so many reasons why this is a fun time of year, especially if you follow a championship-caliber team. All the questions surrounding the Phillies since spring training have involved their chances of repeating... Read more

Tracy: Ubaldo likely Game 1 starter vs. Phils

Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3:02 PM
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said minutes ago there was a "good chance" that Ubaldo Jimenez will be their Game 1 starter against the Phillies in the NLDS, our Jim Salisbury reports from Los Angeles. Jimenez is 15-12 with a 3.47 earned run average, and has not faced the Phillies this... Read more
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