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Archive: September, 2009

Scenes from the clincher

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 11:38 PM
Well, I can’t leave the press box before giving you a little color and some information on a bog night for the Phillies, though I won’t be long. The 24-ounce beer shower I just endured courtesy of a Mr. Jayson Werth has my teeth chattering; after spending 10 soaked, frigid minutes on the... Read more

Myers available to pitch tonight

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 4:16 PM
There is a playoff feel at the Bank tonight, with crisp weather, a thick crowd of reporters and rolled-up plastic lining the walls in the Phillies clubhouse. A Phils win or Braves loss would clinch the NL East tonight, of course, and the team trying to sew it up got a piece of good news: Brett Myers... Read more

Anatomy of Madson's save

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 7:03 PM
“I don’t have a good change-up today,” Ryan Madson told his catcher, Paul Bako, when he entered the game with one on and two out in the eighth inning today, and the Phillies leading Milwaukee 6-5. "All right,” said Bako. “Let’s go.” It was... Read more

Is Happ to pen a good idea?

Friday, September 25, 2009, 4:30 PM
Charlie Manuel did not raise the possibility of re-assigning J.A. Happ to the bullpen. To be fair, the manager was asked. But after offering high praise for Happ after the rookie returned from injury with another strong outing, Manuel did not deny that Happ could improve the greatest threat... Read more

Manuel says Happ could go to bullpen

Friday, September 25, 2009, 12:20 AM
The most interesting event tonight came in Charlie Manuel's office after the game, when he went further than ever about the idea of shifting J.A. Happ to a key bullpen role. “I like Happ as a starter, always have,” Manuel said. “But at the same time, also seeing the way out pitching... Read more

Bullpen changes coming?

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:00 PM
Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson and injuries have turned late-inning relief into the Phillies primary concern. Before tonight's game, manager Charlie Manuel offered cryptic answers when asked how he would handle potential save situations. He began by repeating the message delivered after Lidge suffered his... Read more

Myers headed to Miami; Phils adjust rotation UPDATED

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 5:08 PM
UPDATED 8:20PM: Brett Myers boarded an airplane to South Florida last night, ready to re-join the Phillies today and hoping to pitch by early next week. But a timetable set by the team was more conservative. An MRI in Philadelphia today showed that Myers suffered a grade one strain of his right... Read more

Achy Pedro: "Not too good"

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 1:50 PM
Pedro Martinez rode a stationary bicycle for about 40 minutes this morning, walked to his locker and rubbed his neck. “Not too good.,’ he said. “I feel it in the back (of the neck), it shoots to the right side." Martinez injured his neck swinging and missing... Read more

Brett Myers has possible shoulder strain

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 7:08 PM
Wondering why Brett Myers had not pitched since Sept. 12? He has a possible shoulder strain. Here’s Ruben Amaro Jr.: a few minutes ago: “He’s got some soreness in the back of his shoulder. We’ve been kind of protecting him. I guess he sustained it about eight or 10 days ago…... Read more

Eyre, Romero, Happ, Ruiz updates

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 6:22 PM
Lotsa news today on those aching lefties, and the catcher you like to call Chooch. J.C Romero threw a bullpen session, and afterward was told to report to Clearwater, Fla. tomorrow, to face batters in the instructional league. “I liked what I saw from him (yesterday),” said pitching... Read more
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