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Archive: April, 2011

Romero's new (old) weapon

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 9:16 AM
The story in today's Inquirer of the Phillies' 10-7 win over the Mets last night focuses on the work of the two lefthanders, Antonio Bastardo and J.C. Romero. They combined for eight outs in the middle of the game, where the Phillies had few options, and held a New York offense that had gained all... Read more

Game 5: A Canadian at second and more boos

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5:35 PM
The lineup on the day after the first Phillies loss of the season looks a bit different. But it was by design a few days ago, Charlie Manuel said. So Pete Orr slides in at second base for his first start and will bat second. Backup catcher Brian Schneider -- the last player on the roster to see the... Read more

Game 4: Utley and the Mets

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 5:35 PM
It's chilly but the tarp is off the field for the Phillies' series opener against the Mets. Cole Hamels makes his debut in Game 4 against Chris Young, the lanky flyball pitcher who has given the Phillies fits before. But this isn't exactly the greatest ballpark for his Mets debut. News is slow. General... Read more

Report: Kyle Kendrick's World Series ring stolen

Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:35 PM
Burglars broke into Kyle Kendrick's Washington home last week and stole the Phillies pitcher's 2008 World Series ring, according to a report in The Seattle Times. Kendrick was in Florida for spring training when his Mount Vernon, Wash., home was burglarized. The Times report says the thieves broke... Read more

Game 3: Batting practice show

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 11:53 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb checks in from Citizens Bank Park with a pregame look as Roy Oswalt and the Phillies go for the sweep of the Houston Astros. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus... Read more

Game 2: Batting Practice Show

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 5:11 PM
Video: Matt Gelb checks in from Citizens Bank Park with updates on tonight's lineup and more. Editor's note: Of course, J.A. Happ was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start minutes after this video was filmed because of an oblique injury. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download... Read more

Opening day lineups

Friday, April 1, 2011, 9:43 AM
Welcome to Citizens Bank Park, where the good news is it has stopped snowing. Yes, snowing. The tarp is on the field as of 9:30 a.m. but the expectation is this game will be played without a hitch. OK, it may not exactly be baseball weather. As expected, Charlie Manuel will field the same starting... Read more
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