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Archive: July, 2011

Q and A with Padres closer Heath Bell

Friday, July 22, 2011, 9:42 PM
Padres closer Heath Bell may be the hottest name on the trade market right now: he’s a proven commodity at closer who sports a 2.45 ERA and 28 saves on the season entering Friday night’s game against the Phillies. With the trade deadline about a week away, Bell didn’t shy away from... Read more

Phillies activate Lidge

Friday, July 22, 2011, 9:37 PM
Right-hander Brad Lidge was activated from the disabled list Friday. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, right-hander Danys Baez was designated for assignment. Lidge, 34, has missed the entire season due to a right posterior rotator cuff strain suffered in spring training. He was originally... Read more

Phillies sign Heilman

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 5:59 PM
The Phillies have acquired a former Met, but it's not Carlos Beltran. Righthander Aaron Heilman signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies and will report in the coming days to triple-A Lehigh Valley. Heilman was recently released by the Arizona Diamondbacks after posting a 6.88 ERA in 32 games... Read more

Game 97: Don't evaporate, Vance

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 12:08 PM
CHICAGO -- So it's hot. Really hot. On my walk to the L, a bank sign read 95 degrees. And it was 10:24 a.m. The heat index is supposed to feel somewhere around 115 degrees during the height of the afternoon, and it just so happens Vance Worley will be on the mound then. Worley deals in self-deprecating... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 7:36 PM
Join The Inquirer's Matt Gelb for a live chat about all the latest Phillies news at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and send in questions. Read more

A day later, Halladay is fine

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 7:26 PM
CHICAGO -- Somewhere in the bowels of Wrigley Field, Roy Halladay's wife Brandy stood with the couple's two sons, waiting to hear something long after the Phillies lost, 6-1, to the Cubs. "I was in the training room until well after the game," Halladay said Tuesday, "so they were upset I didn’t... Read more

Oswalt encouraged by bullpen session

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 7:00 PM
CHICAGO -- There is a fourth ace and he has remained dormant until Tuesday when some four hours before the Phillies played the Cubs, Roy Oswalt picked up a baseball and stepped on a mound for the first time in 26 days. Trade deadline? Forget about that. The most important player the Phillies could... Read more

One man's theory on Halladay's dehydration

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 6:45 AM
CHICAGO -- Charlie Manuel spoke in hyperbole at first, saying he had seen baseball played in 125- or 130-degree weather. Then he noted a game earlier this season. "We played in Washington earlier this year, and he pitched, and it was maybe hotter there," Manuel said. "The humidity might have been... Read more

Halladay exits in fifth inning

Monday, July 18, 2011, 9:32 PM
CHICAGO -- Surely, it is a sight that until Monday was contained solely in the nightmares of Phillies fans: Roy Halladay being escorted off the mound with a team trainer. With a 1-1 count to Aramis Ramirez in the fifth inning, Halladay stepped off and Carlos Ruiz sensed something was wrong. So, too... Read more

Game 95: Victorino returns Tuesday

Monday, July 18, 2011, 6:47 PM
CHICAGO -- It's a Halladay Day and the Phillies have won the last 10 times their ace has taken the mound. That bodes well against a hapless Cubs team. Another positive sign for the Phillies: Shane Victorino has rejoined the club. Victorino will be activated Tuesday from the disabled list and the... Read more
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