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  • Hernandez gets audition in center field; a dramatic exit for Ruf

     
    Until this past week, Cesar Hernandez had played the outfield for just one inning in his professional career, in the 23rd game of his career on June 20, 2007. Then, the all-star second baseman made back-to-back starts for the IronPigs in center field last...
  • MEMORABLE WIN FOR BRUNDAGE, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE ...

     
    It's now one of 1,086 for Dave Brundage. But the ironPigs' 5-4, 11-inning win over Syracuse Saturday night was a memorable one for their first-year manager, in more ways than one. It was his first in a Lehigh Valley uniform, giving him a Triple-A...
  • 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......
  • Updated: Phillies officially sign Castillo

     
    Nobody had to say it. Actions speak louder than words, and the Phillies' actions Sunday night made a huge statement. The club, favored by many to win the World Series, has been without its second baseman, and management is clearly......
  • Amaro gives Utley update

     
    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. finally acknowledged the obvious about Chase Utley. When asked if he would start the season on the disabled list, Amaro said, "I would think so. I haven't seen him on the field yet and we're......
  • UPDATED: What factors into Charlie's roster decisions?

     
    It’s getting down to the nitty gritty, and it won’t be long before some decisions have to be made. Manager Charlie Manuel said he expects to finalize the roster sometime after the Phillies final exhibition game against the Pirates on......
  • 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...