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Archive: July, 2011

Lincecum scratched, Zito to start

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 5:27 PM
Forget all of the hubbub about a matchup against Tim Lincecum: The Giants ace has been scratched from tonight's start with flu-like symptoms, Bruce Bochy just announced. That means Barry Zito is starting a day early for San Francisco. Lincecum apparently came to the ballpark with the illness and... Read more

Game 102: The rematch

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 3:41 PM
Yesterday, the Giants were in Washington to celebrate their World Series victory on the White House lawn. Today, they return to Philadelphia for the first time since dog piling on the mound at Citizens Bank Park. It's a barometer of sorts -- as much of a barometer a series in late July can be. Both... Read more

Oswalt and Polanco could be huge deadline additions

Monday, July 25, 2011, 12:52 PM
The Phillies believe they are going to add a quality arm and a terrific right-handed bat to their roster in the near future regardless of what general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. does before Sunday's trade deadline. And those two additions could be far more important to the team's long-term success this... Read more

Game 101: More of the same

Monday, July 25, 2011, 10:42 AM
We noted a few remarkable statistics through the 100-game point in Monday's game story -- namely that the Phillies have the second-most wins in franchise history at this point in any season. We also noted the Phillies have allowed fewer runs than any other Phillies team after 100 games since the Dead... Read more

Game 100: Injury updates on three

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 1:35 PM
Roy Oswalt's return to the majors is drawing closer. The righthander threw another bullpen session before Sunday's game and is scheduled for his first rehab outing Wednesday at triple-A Lehigh Valley. "It felt good," Oswalt said. Oswalt will throw about 60 pitches in that first rehab outing, and... Read more

Ludwick a deadline piece again

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 9:53 AM
San Diego was in need of a hired hand. The Padres had a young, talented pitching staff in 2010, but needed an offense to match — well, an offense outside of the one-man show himself, Adrian Gonzalez. As a small market team, the Padres couldn’t throw money at their problems. But, instead... Read more

Game 99: Howard sits

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 1:00 PM
What do Michael Morse, Todd Helton, Freddie Freeman, Gaby Sanchez, Daniel Murphy and Carlos Pena have in common? Well, they all have higher OPSes than Ryan Howard. And Howard finally finds himself out of Charlie Manuel's lineup Saturday against San Diego. It's just the second time this season Howard... Read more

Madson sharp in return to closer's role

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 5:27 PM
It was just like old times on Friday night. Ryan Madson took the ball from Cole Hamels in the ninth: grounder to second base, grounder to second base, and a flyout. One-two-three. Eight pitches. Easy as that and a 3-1 lead over the Padres was safe and sound. And Madson picked up his 16th save of the... Read more

Mayberry gets the start at first

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 3:11 PM
Taking grounders during batting practice on Saturday was a taller, slimmer, younger Ryan Howard. Well, that’s not exactly fair. One’s a 31-year old slugger whose 74 RBIs led the National League entering Saturday. The other is a 27-year old, 6-foot-6 outfielder bursting with potential... Read more

Padres' Adams just "wants to get outs."

Friday, July 22, 2011, 9:49 PM
Mike Adams has been more effective this season, he’s just not sure why, exactly. The 6-foot-5, right-handed set-up man has a 1.20 ERA on the season, with 45 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched. He already has 21 holds on the season, and if his friend, teammate and current San Diego Padres closer... Read more
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