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Archive: August, 2011

Phillies sign a top draft pick

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 2:49 PM
The Phillies announced Tuesday they've signed shortstop Roman Quinn, their second-round selection in the June draft - No. 66 overall. The Phillies had until midnight Monday to sign their draft picks. Earlier, they announced the signing of outfielder Larry Greene, who was the No. 39 pick overall. Quinn... Read more

Video: Should Phillies consider six-man rotation?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 2:48 PM
Video: Matt Gelb of the Inquirer talks about the possibility of the Phillies switching to a six-man pitching rotation down the stretch and what to look for in this week's series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app... Read more

Replenishing the farm with money

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:02 PM
This won't happen overnight because you do not replace Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, Lou Marson, Jason Knapp, Michael Taylor, Travis d'Arnaud, Kyle Drabek, Anthony Gose, Jonathan Villar, J.A. Happ, Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart, Domingo Santana and Josh Zeid that soon. That's 14 players, almost... Read more

Polanco headed for DL; Hamels to be skipped

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:58 PM
The injury news is both good and bad for the Phillies. An MRI on Cole Hamels' left shoulder revealed minor inflammation and no structural damage. But he will be skipped at least once through the rotation. Placido Polanco is feeling stronger, but he is likely headed for the disabled list with a sports... Read more

Astros get Domingo Santana to complete Pence deal

Monday, August 15, 2011, 1:33 PM
The Phillies lost another of their top prospects Monday when the team announced that minor-league outfielder Domingo Santana has been assigned to the Houston Astros to complete the July 29 Hunter Pence trade. That means the Astros acquired pitcher Jared Cosart, first baseman Jonathan Singleton, pitcher... Read more

Sunday's game postponed

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 11:09 AM
It's raining and there's no baseball Sunday in South Philadelphia. The Phillies-Nationals series finale was postponed early Sunday morning. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader Sept. 20. All tickets for the Aug.14 game will be honored for entry into the first Sept. 20 game, beginning... Read more

Phillies' Howard stays hot at the plate

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 11:00 PM
With a towel wrapped around his waist, another covering both sides of his head and sandals sloshing against the carpet, Ryan Howard seemed comfortable as he entered the Phillies clubhouse after Saturday’s 11-3 rout of Washington. The same can be said for the way Howard felt at the plate as he... Read more

Game 119 : Oswalt looks to improve

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 6:01 PM
In his second start since returning from the disabled list, Roy Oswalt will look to improve from his last outing when he takes the mound tonight against Washington. The righty went six innings on Sunday in San Francisco and yielded a career-high 12 hits and allowed three runs as the Phillies suffered... Read more

Full National League postseason schedule

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 3:15 PM
Major League Baseball released the postseason schedule Wednesday, and it is as compact as ever. That could work to the Phillies' advantage. Fewer off days means it will be more difficult for teams to rely on only three starters throughout the postseason. And the Phillies rotation is as deep as they... Read more

Game 117: In-N-Out, Vanimal Style

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 2:08 PM
LOS ANGELES — The Phillies turn to Vance Worley in search of their best 10-game road trip in franchise history. Never before have they gone 9-1 in a 10-game trip. Worley rebounded from his shakiest start since his recall with seven dominant innings against San Francisco last time out. He's never... Read more
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