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Archive: May, 2008

Ask Dobbs

Monday, May 26, 2008, 11:10 PM
Got a question for Greg Dobbs? Sure you do. If you have a good one, send an e-mail to me HERE. Please include your first name, initial of your last name and city and state where you live. Dobbs has been an interesting story for the Phillies. Claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Jan.... Read more

Feliz Out, Myers Lost

Sunday, May 25, 2008, 10:59 AM
I send him. I send Pedro Feliz home on the fly ball that Shane Victorino hit to left field in last night's 4-3 loss to the Astros at Minute Maid Park. I send him because Darin Erstad would need to make an absolutely perfect throw to get Feliz at the plate. Of course, Erstad made an absolutely perfect... Read more

Eaton Pitches Well, Loses

Saturday, May 24, 2008, 3:16 PM
It's the $24.5 million mystery. For most of his Phillies career, Adam Eaton has been a major disappointment. He pitched so poorly last year that Charlie Manuel kept him from the postseason roster. In 40 starts with the Phillies since he signed a three-year contract Nov. 30, 2006, Eaton is 10-13 with... Read more

Burell, Howard Come Up Big

Friday, May 23, 2008, 11:48 AM
Pat Burrell has been in a slump. So has Ryan Howard. But both came up big in last night's 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Burrell had hit just .143 with a home run and two RBIs in his previous 15 games. He had started chasing breaking balls outside the strike zone again... Read more

Howard Goes Yard Twice

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 10:04 AM
It seems every time Ryan Howard hits a home run or has a couple hits in a game these days, everybody wonders if this is it? Is this the game that turns around his season? Howard went 3 for 5 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs in last night's 12-2 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park... Read more

Cycle Watch: Ryan Howard

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 9:40 PM
It's the top of the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park and Ryan Howard only needs a triple for the cycle. Yeah, only. Howard has just four triples in his career, so the odds are stacked against him. But he hit a leadoff single to right field in the second inning, doubled to left field to score a run... Read more

Benson Pitches

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:43 PM
Righthander Kris Benson pitched four innings today in an extended spring training game in St. Petersburg. He threw 58 pitches. His fastball topped out at 87 mph, although it hovered in the mid-80s. He is scheduled to throw another extended spring training game Tuesday. Read more

Burrell Gets a Rest

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 7:15 PM
Pat Burrell is hitting just .143 (7 for 49) with one homer and two RBIs since May 4, so Charlie Manuel didn’t have him in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Tonight's lineup: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS. 2. Shane Victorino, CF. 3. Chase Utley, 2B. 4. Ryan Howard, 1B. 5. Pedro Feliz... Read more

Where's the O?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 9:43 AM
The Phillies are fourth in the National League in scoring with 219 runs. Not bad. But these are the Phillies. They should be better than that. They led the league in scoring each of the previous two seasons. But they're 12th in the league in hitting (.256), eighth in the league in on-base percentage... Read more

Ask Lidge

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 5:27 PM
Got a question for Phillies closer Brad Lidge? Lidge has been money so far for the Phillies. He enters tonight's game against the Nationals at 1-0 with a 0.47 ERA and 10 saves in 10 opportunities. E-mail me at and I'll try to ask him the top 10 questions later this week.... Read more
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