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Archive: April, 2010

Lidge rocked in rehab debut

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:08 PM
HOUSTON -- Some not-so-good news as the Phillies mount another big inning against the Astros... Closer Brad Lidge (elbow, knee) pitched in his first rehab game for single-A Clearwater tonight and couldn’t finish an inning. He allowed four earned runs on three hits and a walk in two-thirds of... Read more

Pregame notes from Houston

Friday, April 9, 2010, 7:03 PM
HOUSTON -- Welcome to Minute Maid Park, where it is a splendid night for baseball. The roof is open here, which is a rare occasion for the Phillies. They come here once a season and normally it is in the dead of summer when, well, it's freaking hot in Texas. Manager Charlie Manuel said he remembers... Read more

The morning after: Madson's four outs

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ryan Madson had a devious smirk on his face in the Phillies clubhouse following the team's 8-4 victory over the Nationals on Wednesday night. Madson was happy to have earned the four-out save in his first chance of the season. But he loved the fact that he dropped a curveball on Ryan... Read more

Phillies claim Figueroa off waivers

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 2:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Phillies have claimed righthanded pitcher Nelson Figueroa off waivers from the Mets, a team official confirmed. Figueroa, 35, was one of four players the Phillies received from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Curt Schilling trade on July 26, 2000. (Trivia question without looking... Read more

Hamels gets W despite control issues

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 11:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- If you wanted to give Cole Hamels a letter grade for his seasonal debut Wednesday night against the Washington Nationals, you'd need three letters. The first two: O and K. The last one: W. "He had trouble with his command," manager Charlie Manuel said after Hamels allowed... Read more

Romero in rehab game; Lidge in bullpen

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Meanwhile, in Clearwater, Fla., things are progressing in the rehabs of two crucial Phillies' relievers: J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge. Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said before Wednesday's game vs. the Nationals that Romero will pitch in his first rehab game with Clearwater... Read more

Blanton throws; optimistic about quick return

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 6:55 PM
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The morning after: Rollins is on base

Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- And now we rest. It's April, so that means off days in baseball to account for possible bad weather. Monday's first-pitch temperature was 78. Today it is supposed to reach the high 80s here in D.C. So much for that. So the Phillies rest today, knowing Monday was just about as perfect... Read more

Obama delivers high and wide

Monday, April 5, 2010, 1:44 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama toed the rubber wearing a red Nationals jacket. Then, he whipped out a black Chicago White Sox hat from his pocket. The crowd booed. In a herky-jerky motion, Obama delivered the ceremonial first pitch. It sailed high and wide, above the lefthanded batter’s... Read more

Some pregame notes

Monday, April 5, 2010, 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON -- Jimmy Rollins strolled into the clubhouse at Nationals Park with a Barack Obama poster tucked under his left arm. He's looking for an autograph when the president visits the clubhouses prior to throwing out the first pitch of today's game. When Rollins sat down, he looked up at the TV... Read more
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