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Archive: September, 2008

Do or Die?

Friday, September 5, 2008, 8:27 AM
Is this it for the Phillies? Is this the weekend that makes or breaks their season? History says it is not. History says there are 19 games to play after their weekend series against the Mets at Shea Stadium. History says anything can happen in 19 games. Like the '64 Phillies collapse. Like the '07... Read more

Iguchi Is Back

Friday, September 5, 2008, 3:05 PM
Tadahito Iguchi is back. The Phillies are expected to announce today that Iguchi has come to a contract agreement with the Phillies, a baseball source told The Inquirer. The San Diego Padres recently released Iguchi on Monday. Iguchi is expected to join the Phillies before tomorrow's game against... Read more

Backed Into A Corner Again

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 9:23 AM
Last Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field looked and felt like the worst loss of the season. Last night's 9-7 loss to the Nationals might have topped it. The Nationals are a bad team. In fact, they entered last night's game at Nationals Park with the worst record in baseball. The... Read more

Chase's Collision, Cole's Decision

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 9:29 AM
Charlie Manuel loved it. The Nationals had no problem with it. Chase Utley saw an opportunity to steal home in the third inning last night in a 4-0 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park, so he made his best Usain Bolt impression and broke for home. But a second later he turned into Brian Dawkins... Read more

It's Cole To Go

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 5:15 PM
It's Cole Hamels after all. The Phillies announced this afternoon at Nationals Park that Hamels will start Sunday against the New York Mets (and Johan Santana) at Shea Stadium instead of Kyle Kendrick, who will be available out of the bullpen this weekend. "I understood the situation,"... Read more

Kendrick Struggles, Could Be Bumped

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 9:06 AM
Kyle Kendrick hasn't had a good look about him lately, and that could cost him a start Sunday night in New York. He struggled mightily yesterday in a 7-4 loss to the Nationals. Kendrick, who has a 9.14 ERA in his last five starts, is supposed to pitch Sunday night in a big game against the New York... Read more

Werth Hits Third, More on Hamels

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 5:53 PM
Charlie Manuel is praying for more offense, and he hopes Jayson Werth helps provide it. He's having Werth hit third tonight against Nationals lefthander John Lannan. Werth is hitting .313 with 15 homers and 33 RBIs in 128 at-bats this season against lefthanders. His 15 homers against lefthanders... Read more

Phillies Leave Chicago Feeling Good

Monday, September 1, 2008, 7:18 AM
So who feels better today: the Phillies or Cubs? The Phillies. The Cubs took the first two games of their four-game series against the Phillies at Wrigley Field, coming back in the eighth inning Thursday and the sixth inning Friday. But the Phillies played better baseball in victories Saturday and... Read more
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