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  • Predix for Opening Day lineup and 25-man roster

     
    With the Phillies final game in Clearwater slated for 1:05 this afternoon against the Astros, here are my thoughts on the 25-man roster and Opening Day lineup. 25-MAN ROSTER -Ryan Howard -Jimmy Rollins -Placido Polanco -Carlos Ruiz -Ben Francisco -Shane.....
  • Surprise, surprise ... Phillies finalize 25-man roster

     
    The Phillies finalized their Opening Day roster, Charlie Manuel announced today. The big announcement is that infielder Pete Orr made the team and had his contract purchased. Also, earlier in the day Manuel said Rule 5 draftee Michael Martinez had......
  • Phillies whip Astros, 7-3, to complete three-game, season-opening sweep

     
    So far. so good. Make that so far, so very good, for the 2011 Phillies. They completed a three-game sweep of the Astros on Sunday, getting a three-run home run from Ryan Howard in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in a 7-3 win over...
  • Updated with pic; Opening Day starting lineup and some quick hitters

     
    Some quick tidbits before today's opener at Citizens Bank Park.... --Jimmy Rollins was sporting a terry cloth white Phillies robe with red pinstripes in the clubhouse this morning. It had a red Phillies "P" on the upper left side in......
  • Baseball: Camarillo clinches Pacific View League title

     
    Michael Martinez delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Camarillo a 3-2 victory over Oxnard, clinching the Pacific View League championship for the Scorpions (19-4-1, 11-0). Hunter Virant, a junior who's committed to...
  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN UTLEY RETURNS?...

     
    With Chase Utley's return to the Phillies apparently imminent -- he began a rehab assignment with Clearwater Tuesday -- the question becomes how that return might affect the IronPigs. Utley figures to replace one of two players on the active roster --...
  • Valdez provided some entertainment for Howard

     
    PHILADELPHIA— As he stood at first base, Ryan Howard covered his face with his glove in an attempt to hide his chuckles. While trying to become the hero, Wilson Valdez provided some entertainment as stood on the mound in the......
  • VICTORINO PLACED ON DISABLED LIST

     
    The Phillies today placed All-Star centerfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 4, with a ligament sprain in his right thumb, the team announced. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the Phillies recalled infielder........
  • You make the call --- a reliever or a bat.

     
    The word is the Phillies are seeking a reliever. Really? I don't get understand why. This team was ousted from the postseason last year because their offensive numbers in the postseason (and for much of the regular season) were not......
  • WITH PENCE ON THE WAY, WHAT'S NEXT?

     
    Everytime we think we've seen the last of Domonic Brown in an IronPigs uniform, something brings him back. This time iit's the acquistion of Hunter Pence that will probably force the talented outfielder back to Coca-Cola Park. Brown's return to the minors...
  • WELCOME TO THE PENNANT RACE, TRIPLE-A STYLE .. .

     
    I've been reading and hearing a lot of grumbling about the moves the Phillies made Tuesday to promote Freddy Galvis and Carlos Rivero to the IronPigs for the last month of the season while they're fighting for a playoff berth. You can bet those two, along...
  • Phillies, Polanco holding their breath

     
    Instead of Placido Polanco having his MRI today in L.A., the team decided to fly him home Sunday so he could have it in Philly today. The last thing the Phillies want is their All-Star third baseman to miss significant......