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Archive: July, 2010

The Morning After

Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:41 AM
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND WASHINGTON -- The Phillies trained down to meet their new ace late Thursday night. I'm doing the same right now, trying to catch my breath after a crazy week of rumors and roster moves. Needless to say, this is a dizzying time for these Phillies. Incredible what... Read more

Game 103 open thread: Introducing Roy (Again)

Friday, July 30, 2010, 6:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- When reporters were allowed in the clubhouse, we found Roy Oswalt seated in what usually is Jamie Moyer's locker at Nationals Park. He was chatting with old friend Brad Lidge. But most of Oswalt's new teammates have stayed away. It's an odd sort of circumstances. The pitcher is new to... Read more

Phillies land Oswalt; three prospects going to Houston

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 2:32 PM
The Phillies have completed a three-player trade with the Houston Astros for righthander Roy Oswalt. Lefthanded pitcher J.A. Happ, outfielder Anthony Gose and infielder Jonathan Villar are going to Houston. Villar, who has been removed from single-A Lakewood's lineup tonight, is hitting .272 with... Read more

Reports: Your move, Roy

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 9:41 AM
And now we wait. Apparently. Maybe. Possibly. Multiple outlets are reporting what KRIV-TV in Houston first reported early Thursday morning: The Phillies and Astros have agreed upon a package of players to be exchanged for righthander Roy Oswalt. The trade has been presented to Oswalt, who has a full... Read more

Brown called up as Victorino goes to DL

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:43 PM
Domonic Brown is here. The Phillies have called up their top prospect from triple-A Lehigh Valley when they placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain on his left side. After Tuesday's game, Victorino was optimistic the injury wouldn't require a trip... Read more

Game 101 open thread: Welcome to the Majors, Kid

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6:47 PM
Need we say any more? The Phillies go for seven in a row with this lineup: 1. Placido Polanco 2B 2. Greg Dobbs 3B 3. Raul Ibanez LF 4. Ryan Howard 1B 5. Jayson Werth CF 6. Domonic Brown RF 7. Carlos Ruiz C 8. Wilson Valdez SS 9. Roy Halladay P Talk about the game here. Follow me on Twitter (@magelb)... Read more

Domonic Brown, unplugged

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6:42 PM
He's here. He's wearing No. 9. And he's in the starting lineup, playing right field and batting sixth. So without further ado, here is Domonic Brown and his thoughts before his major-league debut: How nervous are you? I'm pretty nervous. But it's a good nervous. I'm excited to be here. Just trying... Read more

Game 100 open thread: Skeleton Lineup

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 6:30 PM
For just the second time this season, Charlie Manuel has filled out a lineup card that does not include Chase Utley nor Jimmy Rollins. The manager's entire middle infield is missing. To compensate, Manuel will start normal third baseman Placido Polanco at second base again, for the fourth straight... Read more

Rollins out of lineup

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 4:26 PM
UPDATE (6:01 p.m.): We spoke with Rollins and he said his bruised left foot is still in a considerable amount of pain, but it's feeling better than it did Monday night. At least, Rollins said, he could walk today. "That's progress," Rollins said. He had reserve infielder Cody Ransom wheel... Read more

Game 99 open thread: Blanton and Broomsticks

Monday, July 26, 2010, 12:38 PM
Get this: If the Phillies win today, they will have a five-game winning streak. The last time they had a five-game winning streak? The first week of the season when everything felt oh-so-cheery. Hard to believe, right? "No, not really," mused manager Charlie Manuel this morning. Consistency... Read more
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