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Archive: September, 2011

Pence injures knee; out for Game 2

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:13 PM
UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: So Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for Game 2, as Charlie Manuel said he would earlier. Apparently the vague "knee soreness" was enough to bench Pence in a meaningless game. The full lineup: 1. Jimmy Rollins 6 2. Placido Polanco 5 3. Shane Victorino 8 4. Chase Utley 4 5. John... Read more

Phillies make plans for Brown

Monday, September 19, 2011, 5:17 PM
The Phillies intend to send Domonic Brown to instructional league upon the conclusion of the regular season, a team source said Monday. Brown was recalled Friday from triple-A Lehigh Valley, and could still qualify for the Phillies' postseason roster. But the team is more concerned with Brown learning... Read more

Game 152: For the best record

Monday, September 19, 2011, 3:39 PM
There is little meaningful baseball left until Oct. 1, and Monday could be one of those final moments. The Phillies can clinch the best record in the National League with a victory or a Milwaukee defeat. The magic number is one. To do so, Charlie Manuel will field his (almost) regular lineup again... Read more

Howard to get cortisone shot Monday

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 9:52 PM
Ryan Howard will get a cortisone injection shot in his ailing left foot/ankle Monday, which will probably keep the Phillies top run producer out of the lineup until at least Thursday. “That’s the plan,” Howard said. “I think I’ll probably be back by Thursday. That’s... Read more

Cortisone injection could be remedy for Howard's bursitis

Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:36 PM
Ryan Howard was not in the lineup for the fourth time in 10 games Friday night because of bursitis in his left heel and ankle. He calls it a "hankle" injury. "It's sore," Howard said before the Phillies took on the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. "There are days when it is looser than others... Read more

Tonight's line-up

Friday, September 16, 2011, 3:36 PM
Here's the Phillies lineup for Friday's opener to a weekend series against St. Louis: 1. Jimmy Rollins 2. Shane Victorino 3. Chase Utley 4. Hunter Pence 5. Placido Polanco 6. John Mayberry Jr. 7 Ben Francisco 8. Brian Schneider 9. Vance Worley Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's... Read more

Utley expected to return in Game 2 against Marlins

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 1:42 PM
Those holding tickets to Game 2 of the Phillies' makeup doubleheader with the Florida Marlins Thursday appear to have the better end of the deal. The Game 1 fans at Citizens Bank Park will get to see Kyle Kendrick make his first start and appearance since an Aug. 24 outing against the New York Mets... Read more

Predicting the postseason roster

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 10:38 AM
Sixteen games remain in this season and besides breaking just about every team record for excellence in the Live Ball Era, little drama lingers for these Phillies. That includes the composition of the postseason roster, which should be devoid of any surprises. Yes, it's that time of the year again... Read more

Some highlights of the 2012 schedule

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 11:22 AM
HOUSTON -- The world will end in 2012, so you might as well savor the final baseball season. Or maybe the Mayan calendar will prevail. You just never know with these things. In the meantime, here are 10 facts about the newly released 2012 Phillies schedule: 1. The Phillies will play a majority of... Read more

Game 145: Hello, Happ

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 4:44 PM
HOUSTON -- J.A. Happ has endured a miserable season. He's fallen a long way since 2009, when he burst onto the scene as a rookie in the Phillies' rotation. (Sound familiar?) We wrote briefly about Happ for Tuesday's Inquirer. He wants to forget about this season, and he sees Wednesday as an opportunity... Read more
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