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  • Philling in: A recap of a late night at Citizens Bank Park

     
    On Wednesday night I attended the Phils-Reds game at Citizens Bank Park as a paying spectator. It was a good, crisp, fast-moving game. I was in my car by 10:20 and in my driveway by 11:40. At 11:40 on this night, a night when I was pinch-hitting for Mandy...
  • 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......
  • WHY NOT FONTENOT...?

     
    If I was Mike Fontenot, I'm not sure I' would've been in a very good mood on the 90-minute bus ride from Indianapolis to Louisville Thursday afternoon. All he's done done since joining the IronPigs is hit .319 in 14 games, with six doubles and six RBIs....
  • Qualls surprised Philly wanted him

     
    Chad Qualls got a warning from his wife when the Phillies called him during the offseason. “She said, ‘You know you don’t have that good of numbers in Philly?’” She was right. Qualls, who signed a one-year, $1.15 million...
  • 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......
  • Will head injury become a nightmare for Utley like it was for Morneau?

     
    A quick update on Chase Utley.... After getting hit in the head with a 91 mph sinker in the sixth inning Wednesday, he was pulled for a pinch hitter in the eighth because Charlie Manuel said he was having headaches.......
  • Kratz enjoying the moment; Lots of starter rest in Game 1

     
    Erik Kratz was told on Monday night he'd probably get the start in Tuesday's game. But there's nothing like walking into the clubhouse and seeing your name on that dry-erase board. "Oh, he's awesome," he said. "They told me that......
  • Phillies announce 25-man roster; Herndon, Blanton react to the news

     
    The Phillies set their 25-man roster for the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phillies will carry: Two catchers: Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider Six infielders:Ryan Howard, Michael Martinez, Placido Polanco, Jimmy Rollins, Chase...
  • Dodgers Web musings: The post-Matt Kemp loses MVP edition

     
    Stories on the web look at the Dodgers' Matt Kemp losing out on the National League MVP to the Brewers' Ryan Braun, and they're all over the place....