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Archive: June, 2008

Long Ball Hurts Myers

Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 8:17 AM
It had looked like Brett Myers had moved past his early season struggles. In his previous two starts, he had a 2.35 ERA (four earned runs in 15 1/3 innings). He had allowed seven hits, nine walks and struck out 19. Opponents had hit just .135 against him. And in his previous four starts, he had a... Read more

Utley Maintains All-Star Lead

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 1:45 PM
Chase Utley remains the leader in votes for NL players in the All-Star Game. Utley has 1,284,961 votes to put him in a commanding lead over Cubs second baseman Mark DeRosa, who is second with 589,637 votes. But Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is close behind Utley for top vote getter with... Read more

New Blood Has Paid Off

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 8:35 AM
Sometimes the moves work. Sometimes they don't. The Phillies have seven newcomers on their 2008 roster, and so far they have done their jobs fairly well: Brad Lidge, Chad Durbin, Rudy Seanez, Geoff Jenkins, Pedro Feliz, Eric Bruntlett and So Taguchi. Nobody has been better than Lidge, who has solidified... Read more

Phillies Haven't Been Better Since ...

Monday, June 9, 2008, 7:49 AM
The Phillies haven't been better than this since 1993. They are 39-26 after yesterday's 6-3 victory over the Phillies against the Braves at Turner Field, which ties the mark they had in 1995. But the Phillies haven't had a better record at this point in the season since '93, when they were 45-20.... Read more

Victorino Delivers, Big Brown Does Not

Sunday, June 8, 2008, 10:47 AM
Big Brown faded down the stretch. Got to be honest, I was rooting against him. I like the underdog. So I thought it was amusing that Charlie Manuel brought up Big Brown after last night's 6-2 victory over the Braves at Turner Field. He brought up the horse when asked about the speed Shane Victorino... Read more

The Force and the Phillies

Saturday, June 7, 2008, 10:49 AM
It appears Brad Lidge is a Star Wars fan. That's the only way he could explain last night's improbable 4-3 victory over the Braves at Turner Field. "If you want things in the season to go good, you need to have some of those 'Force be With You' moments," Lidge said. "The Force was... Read more

Werth Up, Snelling Out

Saturday, June 7, 2008, 3:36 PM
The Phillies have activated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. They have outrighted outfielder Chris Snelling to triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Werth on the 25-man roster. Snelling, who is out of options, has three days to accept or reject... Read more

Bench or Not to Bench?

Friday, June 6, 2008, 12:09 PM
I read through the e-mails, surfed the Internets, listened to the radio on my way home from the ballpark last night and this morning on my way to the airport to fly to Atlanta. Most people seem to favor Charlie Manuel benching Jimmy Rollins for not hustling yesterday in a 5-0 victory over the Reds... Read more

Rollins Benched

Thursday, June 5, 2008, 2:18 PM
What happened to Jimmy Rollins today? He got benched. He hit a pop fly into shallow left field with two outs and a runner on second in the third inning this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Reds shortstop Paul Janish dropped the ball to allow Carlos Ruiz to score from second. Rollins only got to... Read more

The Silver Lining in Myers

Thursday, June 5, 2008, 10:09 AM
The bad news for Phillies fans: the Phillies lost last night to the Reds, 2-0. The good news for Phillies fans: Brett Myers pitched well for the second start in a row. Myers was 2-6 with a 5.79 ERA after his first 11 starts this season, but is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in his last two. In his last 15 1/3... Read more
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