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Archive: October, 2011

Phillies' payroll no help in the postseason

Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:26 PM
So there he was, a year later, bat in hand, two outs in the ninth his team needing a run to keep its season alive. Fate is cruel, but watching Ryan Howard writhing in pain along the first base line as the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated this latest bitter end to a promising Phillies season was, in... Read more

Another blown lead for Phillies

Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 8:43 PM
ST. LOUIS – They scored two quick runs. Their lucky squirrel re-appeared. Fortune offered itself to the Phillies in Game 4 of the National League Division Series last night, chased them a bit, but like that crazy squirrel, they kept running from it. David Freese knocked in four of the Cardinals'... Read more

Phillies chat with Sam Donnellon

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 10:09 PM
Join Daily News columnist Sam Donnellon for a live chat ahead of Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Phillies and Cardinals, starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post comments. Read more

Hamels survives and opportunity knocks

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:25 PM
ST. LOUIS – Lurking below the praise of four Phillies starters capable on any given day of shutting down their opponent is that dark underbelly that has fed our anxiety all season long. No, not the bullpen. Nothing lurking about it. It’s this: On any given day, the opponent is capable... Read more

Not a night you'd expect from Cliff Lee

Monday, October 3, 2011, 12:06 AM
It was an offseason in which delighted Phillies fans salivated at the prospect of offering the opposition the double dose of aces that was the lot of the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend. The down side? Both Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee are signed to long-term deals, which makes the chance that the... Read more
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Donnellon's career began in Biddeford, Me., in 1981, and has included stops in Wilkes-Barre, Norfolk, and New York, where he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. He has received state and national awards at each stop and since joining the Daily News in 1992 has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania and the Keystone Awards. He and his wife of 26 years have raised three fine children, none of whom are even the least bit impressed with the above. E-mail Sam at
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