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Archive: September, 2011

Records within reach

Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:21 PM
HOUSTON -- There's nothing left to do but count down the magic numbers and fallen records. Nineteen games remain in this charmed season. For the Phillies to set a franchise record in victories, they must go only 8-11 to end the season. Rk Year Tm G W ▾ L W-L% Finish Playoffs 1 1977 Philadelphia... Read more

Rollins back, Utley healthy, and Kendrick to start

Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:09 PM
HOUSTON -- Charlie Manuel spent a good 15 minutes chatting with Ed Wade early Monday afternoon as some Astros pitchers practiced bunting. Let the jokes flow. It's a reunion for more than a few people. Hunter Pence was bombarded by the local media and he answered a litany of questions about his return... Read more

Valdez not worried about hamstring injury

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 12:44 PM
MILWAUKEE — Wilson Valdez said he's never had hamstring problems before and that's why he attempted to stay in Saturday's game after injuring his left leg. "I was trying to," Valdez said. "But if I hit, I don't think I would have been able to run to first base. If I tried to run hard, I would... Read more

Video: Phillies fail to sweep Brewers

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 9:22 PM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes a look at the Phillies' 3-2 loss in the finale of their four-game set against the Brewers with Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more

Pete Orr's sausage encounter

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 6:10 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Howard provided the most important swing of Friday's 5-3 victory over the Brewers, but he was upset in the visitors clubhouse when he saw Pete Orr. "Who won the race?" Howard asked. Italian, he was told. "I had the Polish!" Howard said. "Thanks, Pete." Orr stirred the 43,283 fans... Read more

Utley's concussion is mild

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:26 PM
MILWAUKEE -- The news on Chase Utley's concussion was positive for the Phillies. Utley was examined by specialist Rob Franks, who administered an ImPACT test to determine the severity of the concussion. The results were close to Utley's baseline sample taken at the beginning of spring training. That... Read more

Meaningless games

Friday, September 9, 2011, 4:26 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Here is something that should be difficult for Phillies fans of a certain age to grasp: It's the second weekend of September and the Phillies could clinch a postseason berth. Their magic number to clinch is 4. Depending on what St. Louis and the Phillies do this weekend, the Phillies... Read more

Rollins activated; Utley seeing specialist

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 12:08 PM
MILWAUKEE -- The Phillies have activated shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the disabled list. Rollins had been sidelined since Aug. 22 with a strained right groin, an injury he sustained during a game against the Washington Nationals. It remains to be seen if Rollins will immediately move into the starting... Read more

Without stars, a makeshift lineup

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6:17 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Charlie Manuel will field a lineup missing Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins in the opener to an anticipated series with the Brewers. Utley, of course, remains in Philadelphia and is unlikely to play at all this weekend. He must wait two days before taking an IMPACT test that... Read more

Former first-rounder Collier suspended 50 games

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 4:34 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Zach Collier, the Phillies' first-round pick in 2008, was suspended 50 games Thursday by Major League Baseball for testing positive for amphetamine. The suspension is effective at the start of next season. Collier turned 21 on the day he received a dose of discouraging news. He was selected... Read more
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