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Archive: May, 2009

Comment of the week!

Friday, May 22, 2009, 12:15 PM
I was in a patriotic mood last Sunday, blogging from the press box at Nationals Park with the capitol dome in the distance, and asked you readers to come up with a comparison between a U.S. president and baseball figure. There were some smart ones in there, such as Willie Randolph and James Buchanan... Read more

Dobbs and Stairs in the lineup

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:04 AM
Here’s the lineup. It’s a 12.35 start today. Phils Rollins SS Utley 2b Ibanez LF Howard 1B Stairs RF Victorino CF Dobbs 3b Ruiz C Blanton RHP Reds Taveras CF Rosales 3b Bruce RF Phillips 2b Nix LF Hernandez 1b Hanigan C Janish SS Owings RHP Read more

No DH callup for Friday

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 5:04 PM
According to Charlie Manuel, the Phillies keep 13 pitchers on the roster tomorrow against righty A.J. Burnett at Yankee Stadium. If they call up a minor leaguer to DH against lefties Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia Saturday and Sunday—and I would not at all be surprised if they do—they would... Read more

Phils claim pitcher Register, lineups

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 3:09 PM
And the lineups... Phils Rollins SS Utley 2b Ibanez LF Howard 1b Werth RF Victorino CF Feliz eb Coste C Moyer LHP Reds Tavares CF Hairston Jr. 3b Phillips 2b Bruce RF Hernandez C Gonzalez SS McDonald LF Hanigan C Harang RHP It will be interesting to see how Moyer does, trying... Read more

More on Park and Happ

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 11:24 PM
Here are two differing views of whether Chan Ho Park is best suited to the bullpen. Charlie Manuel: "I look at Chan Ho Park, where he is in his career…I think his stuff can play up better for two or three innings than it can over the course of six or seven. I think he can do an excellent... Read more

Park sent to bullpen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 4:52 PM
The Phillies have announced that Chan Ho Park is now in the bullpen. JA Happ will start Saturday's game and is in the rotation. More details to come... Read more

Ibanez bats third again

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 3:28 PM
Here's the Phillies lineup against the Reds and pitcher Johnny Cueto, 4-1 with 1.93 earned run average. Rollins, SS Utley, 2B Ibanez LF Howard, 1B Werth, RF Victorino, CF Feliz, 3B Ruiz, C Hamels, LHP The Reds have yet to post their lineup. Read more

Phils sign catcher Bako

Monday, May 18, 2009, 4:55 PM
This press release came my way just as I was boarding an airplane to Cincy. Not a move likely to impact the major league team, but this is why they call me the media (or medium, I guess): Catcher Paul Bako agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies, Assistant General Manager Scott Proefrock... Read more

Weekend wrap: A sweep in the District

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 7:34 PM
The weekend was certainly interesting. It began on a muggy afternoon at Barack’s house, included four games, a rain delay, ugly pitching from both sides, progress from Brad Lidge, and wins for Sergio Escalona and Andrew Carpenter. In the end, the Phillies accomplished their first four game sweep... Read more

Game 1 lineups

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 12:14 PM
Here are the lineups for Part I of Epic Baseball Day in Washington: Phils: Rollins SS Victorino CF Ibanez LF Howard 1b Werth RF Feliz 3b Coste C Bruntlett 2b Myers RHP Gnats: Guzman SS Johnson 1b I don't believe in Zimmerman 3b Dunn RF Willingham LF Bard C Harris CF Hernandez... Read more
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