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Archive: May, 2009

Bastardo to start Tuesday; Amaro still looking for a pitcher

Saturday, May 30, 2009, 11:49 PM
Today’s rotation update: Antonio Bastardo will get the spot start Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean a lot for the Phils long-term pitching situation. Though Bastardo could certainly pitch well and earn more appearances, the Phillies continue to explore their options for a starting pitcher... Read more

Myers confirms he will have surgery, WITH UPDATES

Friday, May 29, 2009, 5:48 PM
Brett Myers told the Inquirer that he will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and a return this season is a longshot. The operation will be performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly, who operated on Chase Utley last November, and will likely occur Thursday, though that date is not confirmed. "This... Read more

HOF'er Kalas now a WOF'er

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 2:34 PM
The Phillies have just announced that they will honor late broadcaster Harry Kalas by inducting him into their Wall of Fame before a game against Florida on Friday, August 7. Wall-of-famers Steve Carlton, Jim Bunning, Mike Schmidt, Dick Allen, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox, Tony Taylor, Dallas Green... Read more

Does injury explain Myers' issues?

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 11:27 AM
An interesting moment in Jim Salisbury’s game story last night came when Brett Myers conceded that the pain in his hip affected his location last night. “I think it did tonight,” he said. Myers has been something of a mystery all season—okay, he’s been something of a... Read more

Myers speaks about his injury

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 7:25 PM
According to Brett Myers, hip surgery is likely, and the question is when. “From what I gather from our team doctor and our head trainer, surgery will happen at some point whether it’s now or after the season,” he told the Inquirer this evening. Though the Phillies have not... Read more

Myers may need surgery

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 5:52 PM
As first reported by the Inquirer's Jim Salisbury, Brett Myers was told that he may need surgery. In addition, here's the official statement from the team: "After speaking with Phillies Team Physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti this afternoon, Brett Myershad an x-ray last night that revealed bone... Read more

Blanton, Manuel and Victorino on last night's game

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 3:45 PM
Here's the final version of last night's game story, with reaction from the players and manager. A technical issue caused only an earlier version to run, so.... Joe Blanton and Shane Victorino have explained their recent transgressions differently, in ways that reflected their personalities... Read more

Chat transcript

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:16 PM
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A good lookin' win (mostly)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 11:35 PM
If you like the Phillies, you had to like tonight’s win, because the team showed what they can be when the get a good effort from their starter and closer. The only blemish was a hairy ninth--which was on Chad Durbin, not Brad Lidge, and was made hairier by Ryan Howard’s throwing error... Read more

Live chat today at 11

Monday, May 25, 2009, 5:05 PM
Hope you’re out enjoying the holiday, and if you’re looking at this it’s a quick peek at the Blackberry during your barbeque. A special hello today to our veterans. I always admire athletes who understand their position in society and use their platform to give back, but that... Read more
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