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Archive: May, 2009

Manny juices, too; Citi Field, Chan Ho and Johan

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 12:01 PM
Post-steroid era, huh? Manny Ramirez has failed a drug test. *** Yeah, I have to join the chorus of writers and players (who don’t say it with words, but with shrugs) that Citi Field is a dud. Unlike Citizens Bank or Busch Stadium, which are open and boast good lookin’ views beyond the... Read more

What to do about Happ?

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 11:40 PM
This is what Charlie Manuel said about the possibility of finding a start for J.A. Happ: “We’ll consider doing anything we have to do…I don’t mean we’re going to put Happ in the rotation just yet.” Given the rotation’s atrocious numbers and Happ’s... Read more

Lidge on Manny

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6:08 PM
In case you didn't see this on our main page, Brad Lidge continues to speak out against performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. Here's the lineup: Rollins SS Utley 2B Howard 1B Werth RF Ibanez LF Feliz 3b Ruiz C Moyer, pitching for career win number 250 Read more

Glanville on A-Rod; Myers

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:42 AM
Sitting in an airport waiting for my delayed flight to New York, I came across former Phillie Doug Glanville’s New York Times op-ed about A-Rod and pitch tipping. A nuanced piece, with interesting insights about the game and Rodriguez as a person. I’ve received a bunch of emails this... Read more

Utley out, Hamels in

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 6:44 PM
Here’s the Phils lineup against Adam Wainwright. Notice that Chase Utley is not in it; Charlie Manuel said he was still smarting from that pitch that plunked his right foot Friday night. Utley might play tomorrow night, but the Phils will evaluate that once they arrive in New York. It is not... Read more

Chat transcript

Monday, May 4, 2009, 12:18 PM
For the chat transcript, click here. Read more

Hamels OK after workout

Monday, May 4, 2009, 8:26 PM
Just a quick update on Colbert, he jogged and participated in the scheduled workout with trainer Scott Sheridan this afternoon. Hamels said that he felt no soreness in his sprained left ankle and was on track to start Friday. Read more

Live Chat Monday at 11

Sunday, May 3, 2009, 10:26 AM
I'm leaving on a jet plane to St. Louis, so this is the last you'll hear from me today, barring any huge news. Just wanted to remind y'all of my live chat tomorrow at 11, which you can access by clicking on the link below, or just visiting our website. Read more

Hamels questionable for next start, lineups

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 3:32 PM
First, a few newsy items: Cole Hamels threw in the bullpen earlier this afternoon. According to Ruben Amaro, the team was generally encouraged, but “He felt some soreness a couple of pitches when he dragged his foot….it’s very possible that he would not make his next start.” ... Read more
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