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Archive: May, 2011

The Gload conundrum

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 11:07 PM
WASHINGTON -- This much we know: Ross Gload does not think a stint on the disabled list will help his fraying hip. It's either season-ending surgery or play through the muscle tear. This could prove to be a difficult decision for the Phillies to make because by the day, it's clearer Gload is limited... Read more

Kendrick to start Saturday

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- A few hours before Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Charlie Manuel said he had not decided upon a starting pitcher for Saturday's game in Pittsburgh. "It's not like we're trying to hide, sneak or fool somebody," Manuel said. About 15 minutes later, Rich Dubee revealed those state... Read more

Polanco leads third basemen in voting

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 3:07 PM
WASHINGTON -- The first of many balloting updates for the All-Star Game fan vote are out and Placido Polanco has a sizeable lead at third base. Polanco has 724,724 votes. Second place is Chipper Jones, who has 540,168 votes. The Phillies third baseman has been an All-Star just once in his career,... Read more

Memorial Day ball

Monday, May 30, 2011, 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Hoping all of those Phillies fans on my Amtrak train down to D.C. will stay hydrated today, and not just with a foamy liquid. It's hot here, with an expected high of 94 degrees, but it feels plenty warmer than that. Still, not a cloud in the sky and it's an absolute beautiful day for... Read more

Worley optioned

Monday, May 30, 2011, 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON -- The message to Vance Worley delivered by Charlie Manuel and Rich Dubee was clear. "We'll see you shortly," Worley recalled them saying. "You're a part of this team. You'll be back." But for now, Worley is headed back to triple-A Lehigh Valley as he was optioned to the minors after Monday's... Read more

Video: Worley roughed up in series finale

Sunday, May 29, 2011, 7:13 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Ray Parrillo takes a look at the Phillies' 9-5 loss to the Mets in the finale of their weekend series with Dan Martin of the New York Post and CineSport's Noah Coslov. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all... Read more

Game 52: Hamels and the Big Apple

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 2:50 PM
NEW YORK -- This place is a veritable house of horrors for Cole Hamels. Twice in 2010, the Phillies lefthander started here and lost. In both of those starts, the Phillies failed to score a single run for Hamels. The first start, he allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. In the second start he... Read more

Gload is hurting, but it's the best option

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 7:02 PM
NEW YORK — The options presented to Ross Gload were bleak: Either play through the sometimes searing pain of a muscle tear in his right hip or undergo season-ending surgery. Gload, 35, said he's too old to even contemplate a four-month rehab from surgery. So that left one choice. "I just have... Read more

Game 51: Brown sits again, but Manuel endorses him

Friday, May 27, 2011, 6:38 PM
NEW YORK -- A week from today, the Phillies will have an interesting roster move to make. If all goes well in Shane Victorino's rehab from a strained right hamstring, he will be activated June 3. The question is, who goes? At first glance, Michael Martinez makes sense. The Rule 5 pick has stuck around... Read more

Willie The Arm worked inside on Votto

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00 PM
The news of the morning was that reliever Jose Contreras had been activated from the disabled list and David Herndon had been optioned to triple A Lehigh Valley. The conversation, of course, was about the game between the Phillies and Cincinnati Reds that went on and on and on and on. While you were... Read more
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