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Archive: August, 2008

A Must Win

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 12:02 PM
You will hear plenty about how every game is important the rest of season, and you will hear that because it is true. But if every game is important, yesterday's 5-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field was really, really, really important. Because had the Phillies lost yesterday, they would have... Read more

Four September Call Ups

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 6:23 PM
The Phillies can expand their rosters tomorrow, and so far they have called up four player from their farm system: Pitcher J.A. Happ. Outfielder Greg Golson. Catcher Lou Marson. Pitcher Adam Eaton. The Phillies have placed Tom Gordon and Francisco Rosario on the 60-day disabled list to make room... Read more

Benson Released

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 4:43 PM
The Phillies have released triple-A Lehigh Valley righthander Kris Benson. The Phillies signed Benson to a minor-league contract in Februrary with the idea that he could plug into the rotation sometime before June 1. But because of injuries, Benson progressed much more slowly than they had hoped.... Read more

Phillies Lose, Stairs Arrives, Computer Woes

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 3:54 PM
OK, I'm late posting today because I had no power on the Dell. In fact, I had to run to Best Buy on Clark Street to find a new power supply. Cost? A bargain at $115. But it's either fork over the cash or just sit in Chicago for the next couple days and not work ... * Matt Stairs arrived today... Read more

One Ugly Loss

Friday, August 29, 2008, 11:29 AM
Last night's 6-4 loss to the Cubs might have been the worst loss of the season: 1. It was the first game of a four-game series against a team that is terribly difficult to beat at home. The Cubs are 50-19 at Wrigley Field this season, the best home record in baseball. Getting a split at Wrigley would... Read more

Stairs to Phils

Friday, August 29, 2008, 11:17 AM
Fox Sports reports that the Phillies have acquired Matt Stairs from the Toronto Blue Jays for a minor leaguer. The Phillies got the lefthanded bat they needed after they couldn't land Mark Kotsay from the Braves and Geoff Jenkins went on the DL. Stairs was hitting .250 with 11 homers and 44 RBIs before... Read more

Castro Up, Carpenter Down

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 12:27 PM
The Phillies have recalled lefthander Fabio Castro from triple-A Lehigh Valley and have optioned righthander Drew Carpenter, who made his big-league debut last night against the Mets, to double-A Reading. Castro is 0-1 with a 3.30 ERA in 30 appearances with the Phillies and Rangers. He was 8-2 with... Read more

Thin Pen = Tough Loss

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 7:25 AM
Charlie Manuel is concerned about his bullpen. That's why J.C. Romero, Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson and Clay Condrey were unavailable to pitch last night in a 6-3 loss to the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, which returned the Phillies to second place in the NL East. Romero had thrown 20 or more pitches in... Read more

Is it 2007 Again?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 9:13 AM
Wow. That felt familiar. Last night's 8-7 victory in 13 innings over the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park felt a lot like 2007. The Mets took a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning, but the Phillies chipped away at it before a few dramatic moments in the ninth and 13th innings won it and moved the Phillies... Read more

Carpenter Up, Tracy Down

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 6:31 PM
The Phillies purchased the contract of righthander Drew Carpenter from double-A Reading and designated infielder Andy Tracy for assignment to make room for Carpenter on the 25-man roster. They also placed lefthander Mike Zagurski on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Carpenter on the 40-man roster... Read more
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