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Archive: May, 2009

Carpenter optioned, Escalona recalled

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 11:33 PM
Just a quickie after rain helped the Phils sweep tonight’s doubleheader. Andrew Carpenter was optioned back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and the team recalled LHP Sergio Escalona from Double-A Reading. In 17.1 innings this year, the 24-year-old Escalona has allowed 15 hits, and four runs. He... Read more

Lidge earns a save, Utley back in the lineup, UPDATED RE: CAIRO

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 5:16 PM
Wow, whole lotta lefties on the dance floor for game two. Phils Rollins SS Utley 2b Ibanez LF Howard 1B Stairs RF Victorino CF Dobbs 3b Ruiz C Carpenter RHP Gnashionals Guzman SS Johnson 1b I don’t believe in Zimmerman 3b Dunn RF Willingham LF Harris CF Belliard 2b Nieves... Read more

Obama praises Phils' social engagement

Friday, May 15, 2009, 4:06 PM
There will be a full story about the Phillies White House visit up on soon, but I thought you might be hungry for a blog post on an interesting day. The team toured the building, and then players and staff met the President in the Oval Office before joining the Obama on the South Lawn for... Read more

Happ will start Saturday

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 11:28 PM
Just a bit of news first: Charlie Manuel announced after the game that J.A. Happ will start one of the two games Saturday. Before the game, Ruben Amaro Jr. told me that the decision might not come for several days, but when Happ pitched just 2/3 inning tonight rather than hang around for mopup, the... Read more

Same funky lineup

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 6:08 PM
Same lineup as last night, against another lefty starter, former Phillie Randy Wolf. Phils Victorino CF Utley 2b Werth Rf Howard 1b Rollins SS Ibanez LF Feliz 3b Ruiz C Moyer LHP Dodgers: Pierre LF Furcal SS Hudson 2b Ethier Rf Martin C Loney 1b Kemp Cf Wolf LHP Read more

I wasn't supposed to be rooting for Werth to score, but I kinda couldn't help it

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 11:33 PM
You don’t have to be a Phillies fan. You can be a reporter who roots for no team but appreciates baseball, and think while watching Jayson Werth dashing home after noticing Russell Martin’s negligence, that’s the coolest thing I’ve seen this year. First time I ever saw anyone... Read more

Rollins batting fifth

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 3:35 PM
Here' s the interesting lineup: Victorino CF Utley 2B Werth RF Howard 1B Rollins SS Ibanez LF Feliz 3b Ruiz C Park RHP Read more

Dobbs in lineup, Lidge says he's ok

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 2:37 PM
Good afternoon from Citizens Bank. Ah, the 3:40 start. Day games allow me to go out to dinner; night games give me time to sleep in. Fox games eat up the entire day. Thanks, Rupe. But it’s a nice day for a ballgame. Spoke with Brad Lidge a little while ago, and he said that he’s healthy... Read more

Pitchers seeking answers

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 8:45 PM
There will be more on this in the paper, which you could kindly purchase in the morning , but here’s a bit more from Lidge this afternoon: “I haven’t been throwing the ball well, and it’s embarrassing, to be honest with you, giving up so many home runs,” he said. “But... Read more

Obamarama redux

Friday, May 8, 2009, 6:55 PM
The liberal elite media is reporting that the Phillies have rescheduled their White House visit for next Friday, May 15, from 11am to 1pm, when we will sip lattes and plot the destruction of capitalism. Read more
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