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Archive: May, 2008

Howard Won't Face Randy

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7:05 PM
Ryan Howard isn't in the starting lineup tonight against Diamondbacks lefthander Randy Johnson. Chase Utley will play first. Brad Harman will play second. "Ryan Howard has been staying on righthanders real good and he's starting to swing better," Charlie Manuel said. "He's never played... Read more

J-Roll Goes Yard

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 5:42 PM
Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 4 with a home run, two RBIs, two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base in an extended spring training game in Clearwater, Fla. He is scheduled to play tomorrow for single-A Clearwater. I'm still guessing Rollins will be back by Friday in San Francisco. Read more

Anyway They Can

Monday, May 5, 2008, 10:45 AM
The Phillies continue to roll without Jimmy Rollins in the lineup and with Ryan Howard still in a slump -- Howard looked better at the plate early last week, but that didn't translate into more production later in the week -- but it almost caught up to them this weekend. They averaged just six hits... Read more

May 5 - Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

Monday, May 5, 2008, 10:45 PM
The Phillies beat the Diamondbacks, 11-4. They got 16 hits. They didn't hit one home run, which is worth noting. Charlie Manuel lamented the fact before the game that this team hasn't been able to put together big innings without hitting home runs. Well, tonight they scored four runs in the third... Read more

Rollins Plays, Goes 4 for 4

Monday, May 5, 2008, 8:26 PM
Jimmy Rollins played in an extended spring training game today in Clearwater, Fla. He went 4 for 4. Rollins, who is on the DL with a sprained left ankle, is scheduled to play in another extended spring game tomorrow. Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he isn't sure if Rollins... Read more

Myers Finds Groove, Offense Does Not

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 10:20 AM
The fastball returned. Consider that a big step forward for Brett Myers. He needs his fastball to be the pitcher he is. Like he said earlier this week, he isn't Greg Maddux. He isn't a painter. He's aggressive, and it's tough to be as aggressive as he wants to be with a fastball that couldn't crack... Read more

It's May: Howard Heating Up?

Friday, May 2, 2008, 11:32 AM
Let's take a look at Ryan Howard's career splits, which include last night's double and home run in a 3-2 victory over the Padres: - March and April: .230 with 13 homers and 37 RBIs. - May: .264 with 21 homers and 55 RBIs. - June: .280 with 19 homers and 48 RBIs. - July: .294... Read more

The Phillies' First Month

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 10:53 AM
So let's take a quick look back at April. The Phillies finished 15-13 and sit just a half-game behind the Florida Marlins for first place in the National League East. How'd they do it? The Phillies rank fifth in the league in runs (133), seventh in hitting (.258), seventh in on-base percentage (... Read more

May 1 - Padres vs. Phillies

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 8:34 PM
Adam Eaton allowed a two-run homer, but stayed out of trouble the rest of the way. In six innings, he allowed five hits and two runs. He walked two and struck out two. It's 2-2 entering the seventh with Ryan Madson on the mound. The Padres pinch-hit for Randy Wolf in the seventh. In six innings, he... Read more
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