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Archive: June, 2010

Ruiz's injury and Rollins' return

Monday, June 21, 2010, 3:39 PM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb talks about Carlos Ruiz's injury, Jimmy Rollins' return and the state of the Phillies with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Read more

A game, a father and a son

Sunday, June 20, 2010, 9:10 AM
In the days following Roy Halladay's perfect game, I received countless e-mails from readers who wanted to write about their favorite moments, about how incredible the feat was, or simply about where they were when the final out was recorded. One, from Tom in Downingtown, stuck out: Thank you for... Read more

Mathieson designated. Why? It's complicated

Saturday, June 19, 2010, 3:27 PM
Ready for a lesson in the convoluted rules of baseball's roster system? The Phillies designated Scott Mathieson for assignment today to clear a spot for catcher Dane Sardinha. Sardinha is here because Carlos Ruiz is still a little woozy from getting his bell rung by a broken bat, but isn't hurt enough... Read more

Utley says he's not injured

Friday, June 18, 2010, 6:10 PM
Chase Utley is not injured. Those words came straight from the mouth of the Phillies' second baseman before Friday night's game against the Minnesota Twins. As Utley's batting average has continued on a downward spiral for the last month, speculation has grown that the four-time All-Star has been... Read more

Bastardo on the DL; Mathieson recalled from Lehigh Valley

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 2:53 PM
Reliever Antonio Bastardo was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with inflammation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow. The Phillies recalled righthander Scott Mathieson from triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace Bastardo in the bullpen. Bastardo, who has a 5.11 ERA and nine walks in 16 appearances... Read more

Ruiz out with sore left ankle

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 6:15 PM
NEW YORK -- Charlie Manuel pinch hit for catcher Carlos Ruiz in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game and that was the first sign. Ruiz is hurting. He's in an 0 for 22 slump and has a sore left ankle, injured in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to Boston. On Wednesday, Ruiz will sit as Brian Schneider... Read more

Utley, Howard split up; Moyer bumped to Wed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 6:20 PM
NEW YORK -- Charlie Manuel insisted the only reason he split Chase Utley and Ryan Howard up Tuesday was because of who they were facing, Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia. Manuel batted Utley second, the first time he hasn't hit third all season. Both of the lefthanded batters in the middle of the Phillies'... Read more

Could Yankee Stadium energize the Phillies?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 3:23 PM
NEW YORK -- The Phillies are taking some early batting practice at Yankee Stadium, the first time on this field since Shane Victorino grounded out to end Game 6 of the World Series. It harkens back to the glory days of the Phillies, when they competed for championships and ruled the National League... Read more

...or a third pitching scenario

Friday, June 11, 2010, 5:46 PM
BOSTON -- We detailed two possible moves the Phillies could make with their rotation in an earlier post. Well, pitching coach Rich Dubee has a third solution: Roy Halladay will indeed pitch Tuesday in New York against Yankees ace CC Sabathia. But the Phillies will not skip Kyle Kendrick. Instead,... Read more

Two pitching scenarios

Friday, June 11, 2010, 3:23 PM
BOSTON -- Welcome to Fenway Park, where the Phillies have elected for some early batting practice under the cloudy skies. As I type, Wilson Valdez, Juan Castro and Ross Gload are hitting in the cage while Charlie Manuel and Milt Thompson watch. The Phillies' hitting is the focus right now, for good... Read more
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