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Archive: April, 2008

Man or Machine?

Friday, April 25, 2008, 12:58 PM
Just flew from Milwaukee to Philly to Pittsburgh, so this is my first chance to post today ... Pat Burrell remains one of the hottest hitters in baseball, so I decided to have a few Phillies teammates answer the question on the t-shirts they received in spring training: Is Pat Burrell man or machine? "He's... Read more

April 25 - Phillies vs. Pirates

Friday, April 25, 2008, 5:24 PM
Wha-wha-wha-what? Adam Eaton had allowed one hit through three innings, but got yanked with two outs in the fourth after he allowed four extra-base hits in the fourth to cut the Phillies lead to 6-3. Charlie Manuel wasn't happy with Eaton. Eaton got to 3-0 on Brian Bixler and Manuel already headed... Read more

Bat's King of Steaks

Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:14 PM
Thanks to Joe D. from West Deptford for putting this together. Read more

Howard Out of Lineup

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 10:50 AM
Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup for this afternoon's series finale against the Brewers at Miller Park. I thought that might happen after Howard went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts last night in a 5-4 loss to the Brewers. Howard, who is hitting .181, whipped his bat to the dugout after both... Read more

The Hamels Decision

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 10:25 AM
Charlie Manuel said he absolutely wanted Cole Hamels to start the eighth inning last night at Miller Park. No matter that he had thrown 110 pitches. Hamels is his ace. Aces are supposed to pitch in big spots like that. Aces are supposed to get the job done. Obviously, the move didn't work out. Hamels... Read more

The Hot Dog Wins

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 3:01 PM
I picked the Polish Sausage (2) after its strong showing Tuesday night at Miller Park, but the Hot Dog (4) won the famous Sausage Race today -- beating the Italian Sausage by a casing. Freakin' Hot Dog. Also pictured are the Bratwurst (1), Chorizo (5) and Italian (3). * Jayson Werth hit a solo... Read more

Who's Hot: Chase and Pat

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 11:38 AM
How long can they keep this up? Pat Burrell and Chase Utley are the two hottest hitters in baseball. That's right, the two hottest. Burrell doubled with the bases loaded in the ninth inning in last night's dramatic 8-6 comeback victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. He is hitting .357 with... Read more

April 23 - Phillies vs. Brewers

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 4:44 PM
Cole Hamels served up a two-run homer to Prince Fielder in the eighth to give the Brewers a 5-4 lead. Hamels started the inning with 110 pitches, but was absolutely cruising to that point. Hindsight is always perfect, but with Brad Lidge most likely unavailable because he had pitched four of the previous... Read more

Utley Stays Hot

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 11:42 AM
I had written a lengthy post today, but wouldn't you know it ... the software froze on me and erased everything just before I was about to post it. So consider this an abbreviated version. Chase Utley stays hot in last night's 9-5 victory over the Rockies. Utley thinks the Phillies can overcome... Read more

April 22 - Phillies vs. Rockies

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 9:33 PM
Yawn. Just another big hit for Pat Burrell, who's hitting .563 (9 for 16) with two homers and 14 RBIs with runners in scoring position. He crushed a double to left-center field with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning to clear the bases in an 8-6 victory over the Rockies. The Rockies... Read more
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