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Archive: July, 2010

Game 98 open thread: The Return of J.A. Happ

Sunday, July 25, 2010, 1:04 PM
The Phillies would love to acquire another starting pitcher before Saturday's trading deadline. Today, they will welcome back a pitcher who hasn't started since April 15 and could play a role in the deadline moves. J.A. Happ makes his return to the Phillies against Colorado as the Phillies look to... Read more

Manuel: Hardest decision I ever had to make

Friday, July 23, 2010, 6:27 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said the decision to replace hitting instructor Milt Thompson late Thursday night was his decision. "I got to the point where I look at our hitting and I felt something had to be done," Manuel said. "The only thing I could possibly think of was a change... Read more

Game 95 open thread: The Must-Watch Trainwreck Edition

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:51 PM
We're going to try something new here at The Phillies Zone as the 2010 Phillies reach a crossroads in their season. Before every game we will post a discussion thread. It can be a place to mingle, vent and cheer. So leave your comments below and see what other fans are saying. ST. LOUIS -- The rotation... Read more

Video: Should the Phillies make a deal?

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:12 PM
Should Ruben Amaro Jr. pull the trigger on a major deal before the July 31 trade deadline? Matt Gelb offers his take in his weekly video report. Read more

Thompson fired

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 10:54 PM
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Moyer's career could be in jeopardy

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 6:42 PM
ST. LOUIS -- For 25 years, Jamie Moyer has defied all odds. He's soft-tossed his way into record books, pitching well beyond any expectations ever set. At age 47, his incredible major-league career could be in serious jeopardy. Moyer will go to the disabled list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament... Read more

Game 94 discussion thread: The Vance Worley Era Begins

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 8:27 PM
We're going to try something new here at The Phillies Zone as the 2010 Phillies reach a crossroads in their season. Before every game we will post a discussion thread. It can be a place to mingle, vent and cheer. So leave your comments below and see what other fans are saying. ST. LOUIS -- Joe... Read more

Worley called up

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 3:42 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Needing another extra arm for a fluid pitching staff, the Phillies selected the contract of righthander Vance Worley from double-A Reading on Wednesday. Righthander Andrew Carpenter, who pitched three innings in Tuesday's blowout loss, was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley. Worley... Read more

Kendrick optioned to triple-A

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 1:16 PM
ST. LOUIS -- It begins. Eleven days before the trading deadline, the Phillies have made their first roster move. Righthander Kyle Kendrick was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley after allowing seven runs in five innings in Monday's loss to the Cardinals. Replacing Kendrick on the roster is righthander... Read more

Trade deadline '10: Choose your own adventure

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 12:59 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Jimmy Rollins paused when asked the question. Then he smiled. Do the Phillies need anything in a trade before the deadline expires in 11 days? "We have enough," Rollins finally answered. "If you win, you always have enough. If you're not winning, it doesn't necessarily... Read more
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