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Archive: May, 2011

Brown back in the big leagues

Friday, May 20, 2011, 3:22 PM
Late Thursday night when Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that Shane Victorino was headed to the disabled list with a strained hamstring, the general manager pretty much rejected the idea that top prospect Domonic Brown would be called up to replace him. Friday afternoon, when the news of Victorino's trip... Read more

Injuries more frequent than runs for slumping Phillies

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 11:36 PM
The injuries are becoming more frequent than the hits and runs for the Phillies. After a rain-soaked 7-1 loss to a revived Jason Giambi and the Colorado Rockies Thursday night, GM Ruben Amaro was charged with running down the latest list of injuries. Center fielder Shane Victorino, who had not started... Read more

Game 42: Mayberry earns fourth straight start

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 3:29 PM
There is a lefty on the mound for Colorado and Ben Francisco is not starting. It's just another sign that Charlie Manuel has soured on Francisco, who is 4 for his last 42 (.095) with zero extra-base hits. Repeat, zero. (The last extra-base hit for Francisco was exactly three weeks ago, a double on... Read more

Stutes injures back

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 12:02 AM
ST. LOUIS -- The last casualty on a road trip that could not end soon enough was rookie righthander Michael Stutes. He was the first reliever used Tuesday night and lasted three pitches before needing to leave the game. Stutes said he felt burning in his lower back after throwing his second pitch... Read more

Four is a magic number

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 10:55 AM
ST. LOUIS -- In more than half of the Phillies' first 40 games, they have scored three or fewer runs. They still have the best record in the National League at 25-15. The dead ball era is alive and well in Philadelphia, eh? A quick cursory look around the NL shows only two other teams have scored... Read more

Game 41: Another, uh, makeshift lineup

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:29 PM
ST. LOUIS -- The task is no easier Tuesday. Jaime Garcia, the talented 24-year-old lefthander, faces the feeble Phillies offense. Garcia has the third-best ERA in the National League at 1.89. The Phillies have 12 hits in their last three games. And with Shane Victorino still out because of a sore... Read more

Complete-game loss

Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:31 AM
ATLANTA -- Roy Halladay has thrown two complete games in a row only to lose both. In the last five years, that has happened to three pitchers. Two of them, of course, are currently Phillies. Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG IP H ER BB SO ERA Tm 1 Roy Halladay 2008-04-17 2008-04-29 3 0 3 3 3 25... Read more

Amaro: Utley still needs at-bats

Monday, May 16, 2011, 5:56 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Chase Utley will play again Monday night for single-A Clearwater, going on back-to-back days for the second time in official rehab games. He has 28 at-bats in his rehab (including extended spring training games). But Ruben Amaro Jr. dispelled any notions that Utley could be back with... Read more

Oswalt: 'It should be interesting'

Monday, May 16, 2011, 5:46 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Roy Oswalt is wondering how this will go, just as you are. "It should be interesting," he said. Well then. Oswalt will be making his first start in exactly three weeks Tuesday against the Cardinals. He was activated from the disabled list Monday as righthander Vance Worley was optioned... Read more

The walking wounded

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 12:07 PM
ATLANTA -- The Phillies have the best record in the majors, so naturally, Ruben Amaro Jr. spent about 20 minutes talking about injuries this morning. So it goes. -- Shane Victorino (hamstring) is still sore, but Amaro does not believe he is a candidate for the disabled list. That could change in... Read more
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