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Archive: June, 2008

Reason to be Concerned?

Thursday, June 19, 2008, 9:37 AM
The Phillies entered a killer stretch in their schedule June 6, when they began a 24-game run in which they played 18 games on the road. That stretch included games against first-place teams like the Red Sox and Angels, and second-place teams like the Marlins and Cardinals. It is a good test for a... Read more

Taking a Pounding

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 2:41 PM
Kyle Kendrick is gone. J.D. Drew is a triple away from the cycle. And it's only the bottom of the fourth inning. The Red Sox hold a 7-1 lead over the Phillies in the series finale this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. If the Phillies lose, they will have lost six of their last nine games. This is... Read more

The Big Man Heats Up

Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 8:23 AM
Forget about the average. Don't worry so much about the strikeouts. Ryan Howard went 3 for 5 with a triple, two home runs and four RBIs in last night's 8-2 victory over the Red Sox. He was hitting a season-low .163 on May 7, but has hit a respectable .276 (40 for 145) with nine doubles, two triples... Read more

Ask Jamie Moyer

Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 6:51 PM
If you've got a question for Phillies lefthander Jamie Moyer, send me an e-mail at tzolecki@phillynews.com, and I'll try to ask him for The Inquirer's weekly Q&A. Get your questions in now. Read more

From Promise to Disappointment

Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:06 AM
It should have been better. The Phillies opened their three-city, nine-game, 10-day road trip through Atlanta, Florida and St. Louis two weekends ago by sweeping the Braves at Turner Field. But then they lost two of three last week to the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium and two of three this weekend to... Read more

Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 15, 2008, 12:38 PM
It's Father's Day, so we're going to be quick ... Kyle Lohse allowed just two runs in eight innings yesterday is a 3-2 victory over the Phillies. You have to think management kept its fingers crossed that the Phillies would light up Lohse like a Christmas tree, so they wouldn't have to answer questions... Read more

Phils Crush Cards

Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10:22 AM
So, yeah, the Phillies still can hit. They struggled this week in Florida to put runs on the board, but had no such problems last night in a 20-2 victory over the Cardinals. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, just the seventh time in Phillies history that... Read more

Moyer Does It

Friday, June 13, 2008, 6:53 AM
If the Phillies ever need to stop a losing streak, there’s nobody they would rather have on the mound than Cole Hamels. Unless they’re playing the Marlins. Then they want Jamie Moyer. He pitched superbly last night in a 3-0 victory over the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium, which allowed the... Read more

Everybody Loves Larry

Friday, June 13, 2008, 4:30 PM
David Brown at Yahoo's Big League Stew just did a great Q&A with former Phillies shortstop and manager Larry Bowa. Here's a sample: Q: Who was the better "Bull" — Greg Luzinski or Leon Durham? LB: Wow! And the only reason I'm saying Luzinski is because I played with him a lot... Read more

Gone in a Flash

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 8:34 AM
Before the Phillies rolled into Dolphin Stadium on Tuesday, fans had anticipated the possibility of a Phillies sweep. They could get one. It's just not the one they wanted. Tom Gordon served up a Dan Uggla walkoff grand slam last night in a 6-2 loss to the Marlins. So instead of the Phillies sweeping... Read more
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