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Archive: September, 2008

Moyer, Howard to the Rescue

Friday, September 12, 2008, 8:40 AM
The Phillies had 16 games to play last season when they opened a three-game series against the Mets at Shea Stadium. They swept the Mets to begin their historic comeback to win the National League East. Could the Brewers be this year's Mets? It's possible. The Phillies beat the Brewers last night... Read more

Myers Goes Sunday, Phils Win Coin Flips

Friday, September 12, 2008, 6:01 PM
Charlie Manuel said Brett Myers will pitch on short rest Sunday against the Brewers. But stay tuned. Tonight's game might be postponed. * The Phillies went 4 for 4 on coin flips yesterday. Should the Phillies finish in a first place tie with the Mets in the National League East, the Phillies and... Read more

Like Last Year, Not Like Last Year

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 8:46 AM
The Phillies are 3 1/2 games behind the New York Mets in the National League East and four games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card race with just 16 games to play. They've been in this spot before. I mean, they were 6 1/2 games behind the Mets with 16 to play last year and won, right? But... Read more

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 9:11 AM
Things suddenly look very unsettled in the Phillies rotation. The Phillies need a starter for tomorrow night's series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. They might need another starter Sunday, too. Kyle Kendrick got rocked last night in a 10-8 loss to the Florida Marlins. He allowed seven runs... Read more

Phillies Announce Postseason Ticket Plan

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 5:13 PM
From the Phillies: In preparation for potential postseason games at Citizens Bank Park, including the National League division series, National League championship series and World Series, registration is taking place online at Fans who register now through Sept. 17 at 12:00 p.m. will... Read more

Moyer Set for Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 3:29 PM
Charlie Manuel said Jamie Moyer will pitch on short rest tomorrow night to face the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. Moyer has made 17 career starts on short rest. The lefthander is 5-3 with a 4.12 ERA in 14 starts on three days' rest. He is 1-2 with a 4.41 ERA in three starts on two days'... Read more

Getting Closer

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 8:44 AM
We've been saying this since June, but if the Phillies offense can be a little more consistent they have an excellent shot to win the National League East. They hit last night in an 8-6 victory over the Marlins. Jimmy Rollins went 3 for 5. Ryan Howard had two hits. Jayson Werth hit a three-run home... Read more

Success? Not A Success?

Monday, September 8, 2008, 9:46 AM
The Phillies last night at Shea Stadium had an excellent opportunity to crawl inside the minds of the Mets and mess with them the rest of the season. But the Mets' mental health today is pretty good. The Mets won Game 2 of yesterday's doubleheader, 6-3, to avoid a sweep and take a two-game lead in... Read more

Todd's computer calls in sick

Sunday, September 7, 2008, 3:43 PM
Hey folks, Todd just emailed me with news that he won't be able to post any updates from this afternoon's Phillies-Mets doubleheader in Queens because of computer problems. But if it's any consolation, you can join me for a live chat during tonight's second game. Click here to join the party. We can... Read more

Schmidt, Myers, J-Roll and Hanna

Saturday, September 6, 2008, 11:47 AM
First things first: this afternoon's game between the Phillies and Mets has been postponed because of Tropical Storm Hanna. There will be a doubleheader tomorrow at Shea Stadium. Game 1 will be 2:15 p.m. Game 2 will be at 8:05 p.m. I have been told the Mets rotation will remain the same with Pedro Martinez... Read more
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