Ibanez sits with sore wrist

 Posted by at 3:50 pm
Aug 022010
 
Ibanez sits with sore wrist

August 2 Philadelphia Inquirer “When Raul Ibanez dove for a ball in the first inning Saturday, it looked gruesome. His left wrist bent so far backward that his glove flew off as the ball fell out for a single. But Ibanez shook it off and later hit a home run to tie the game in [More…]

Howard could miss a couple of games

 Posted by at 3:47 pm
Aug 022010
 
Howard could miss a couple of games

August 2 Philadelphia Inquirer “In retrospect, Ryan Howard should have stayed home for the weekend. The guy Phillies manager Charlie Manuel calls the Big Piece came to the nation’s capital Friday a weary slugger, got his first night off of the season Saturday, then left Nationals Park on Sunday on crutches. His left ankle was [More…]

Aug 022010
 
Bunt single by Wilson Valdez fuels Phillies' 11th-inning win against Nationals

August 2 Philadelphia Daily News “With one of the highest-paid cheering galleries in the majors watching from the bench, Wilson Valdez knew what he needed to do. Ten innings earlier, Ryan Howard had become the latest casualty in a hard-luck season when he stepped on second base, rolled his ankle and limped off the field. [More…]

Aug 022010
 
Lidge a sore spot the Phillies must solve

August 2 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen “There was a time, and not that long ago, when the unspoken understanding in following a baseball team was that there would be some highs and there would be some lows and that overreacting to every plot twist from the middle of February until October was just plain [More…]

Graham is eagerly befriending media

 Posted by at 2:56 pm
Aug 022010
 
Graham is eagerly befriending media

August 2 Philadelphia Inquirer “Brandon Graham is fighting for playing time on the field. Once the hitting is done, though, he appears to be running for mayor. Graham, a defensive end, has vowed to “kill QBs” but seems to have a pleasant demeanor toward everyone else. He has made a habit of shaking hands with [More…]

Aug 022010
 
Eagles struggle with parade to infirmary

August 2 Philadelphia Inquirer “DeSean Jackson and Stewart Bradley, two of the Eagles‘ most important players, sat out practice Sunday, and more Birds might join them on the training-camp sideline Monday. That’s because running back Mike Bell, cornerback Asante Samuel, guard Max Jean-Gilles, and center A.Q. Shipley each left practice early with a range of [More…]

Aug 022010
 
Best of Birds' backs are McCoy and Bell

August 2 Philadelphia Inquirer “Andy Reid doles out carries to his running backs like scraps under the table. So when a back gets a leftover from his beloved passing game, it’s best to gnaw on it and make the best of what’s left on the bone. But what happens when there are three or four [More…]