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Archive: August, 2010

Hoover will be first call-up

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 6:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Not that this will cure all that ails the Phillies' offense, but Paul Hoover will join the team Wednesday when rosters expand. Hoover will become the team's third catcher during the pennant race. In six games with the Phillies earlier this season, Hoover hit .278/.381/.389 with two... Read more

Win covers up blunder of yanking Oswalt

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 2:54 AM
SAN DIEGO — As Roy Oswalt walked off the field having retired 13 Padres in a row, Carlos Ruiz made a prediction. “You’re going to finish this game,” his catcher said. But as soon as Oswalt entered the dugout, Charlie Manuel told the righthander he was done. Oswalt was due... Read more

Baez placed on DL

Friday, August 27, 2010, 1:46 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Add another to the list of disabled players for the 2010 Phillies. Righthander Danys Baez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms Friday. Lefthander Antonio Bastardo was recalled from triple-A Lehigh Valley and will join the team here. Baez is the 17th different Phillies... Read more

Halladay honors Chooch

Thursday, August 26, 2010, 1:39 PM
The Phillies honored Roy Halladay for his May 29 perfect game against the Florida Marlins before Thursday's game at Citizens Bank Park. Among the gifts presented to Halladay were the No. 34 jersey he wore that night at Sun Life Stadium, the lineup card manager Charlie Manuel filled out and a portrait... Read more

Happ sticks it to Phillies

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 10:35 PM
Earlier in the week, Rich Dubee had nothing ill to say. "I think the world of J.A. Happ," the Phillies pitching coach said. It was hard not to forget the last time Happ was on this field before he returned with Houston this week. The lefthander was running sprints on the warning track in... Read more

Howard not in lineup

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 3:27 PM
A day after going ballistic and being ejected in the 14th inning of the Phillies' 4-2 loss, Ryan Howard is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game. Howard, as of yet, has not been suspended by Major League Baseball for his actions Tuesday. For now, it appears this is a day off for the first baseman... Read more

The Moyers are busy

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 11:59 AM
Would be remiss if I didn't pass this along... The Moyer Foundation -- founded by Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen -- is well into its seventh annual Catch a Cure for Cancer national campaign. Karen is hosting a 12-hour radiothon sponsored in Washington this Thursday from 7 a.m. –... Read more

A perfect gift

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 7:00 PM
One by one, the Phillies players walked up to Roy Halladay and shook his hand. Halladay’s smile was the widest it has been since he joined the team. The righthander purchased around 60 Baume & Mercier watches to commemorate his perfect game May 29. He gave out the watches as gifts to everyone... Read more

The abstract art of baselines

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 12:44 AM
Before we begin the debate of Rule 7.08, let's acknowledge this: Ryan Howard tagged Michael Bourn. Howard was adamant after the game that he had "nicked" Bourn. After watching the replays, it's clear Howard got a piece of Bourn -- around his left buttocks. If you watch the replay and focus... Read more

Surprise! Howard activated from DL

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 2:52 PM
Well that was unexpected. The Phillies have activated Ryan Howard from the 15-day disabled list Saturday -- only out of necessity as Ross Gload was placed on the DL with a right groin strain. Howard was scheduled to play a second rehab game Saturday night, this time at triple-A Lehigh Valley, where... Read more
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