Howard still sore; Utley eyes return

 Posted by at 6:08 pm
Aug 162010
 
Howard still sore; Utley eyes return

August 16 Camden Courier-Post “After playing in his second rehab game in as many days, Chase Utley appears close to a return to the Phillies. The news for Ryan Howard is a bit less encouraging. Utley went 0-for-3 and made an error playing second base for Single-A Clearwater on Sunday, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel [More…]

Aug 162010
 
Phillies waiting for Rollins to find his groove

August 16 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann “The Phillies have done a creditable job of remaining lasered for the last 6 weeks, in the time that Chase Utley and then, later, Ryan Howard have been under repair. Backed by more consistent starting pitching, they have played about .600 baseball in that time and gained a [More…]

Aug 162010
 
Phillies beat Mets, move atop wild-card standings

August 16 Philadelphia Daily News “If the postseason began today, the Phillies would, once again, be a participant. It might not sound like much, and it probably isn’t, since October is still more than a month away and Major League Baseball doesn’t have a habit of announcing an arbitrary end-point to its regular season. Nevertheless, [More…]

Avant streak ends, but not to worry

 Posted by at 5:30 pm
Aug 162010
 
Avant streak ends, but not to worry

August 16 Camden Courier-Post “Sure-handed wideout Jason Avant made a most unusual request after Sunday morning’s practice. He tried to convince reporters that cornerback Joselio Hanson had stripped the ball away from him during a full-team, red-zone drill even though it appeared Avant dropped the pass. In essence, Avant asked for an incomplete pass to [More…]

Eagles running back Bell hurt again

 Posted by at 5:21 pm
Aug 162010
 
Eagles running back Bell hurt again

August 16 Philadelphia Inquirer “Eagles running back Mike Bell, who only recently returned from a hamstring injury, had to be carted off the field again Sunday at Lehigh University, this time with a right calf strain. Bell appeared despondent when he emerged from the locker room after the morning practice, moving with a pronounced limp [More…]

Aug 162010
 
Eagles Training Camp Report: Monday, 08.16.10 AM Practice

by Mike Prince Bethlehem, Pa — The final week of training camp began on Monday the same way the previous three have ended. A few players returned from injury and a few players went down with injuries. Asante Samuel was running his mouth for nearly the full two hours, while DeSean Jackson was beating defensive [More…]

Eagles’ Hall lives on the bubble

 Posted by at 2:19 pm
Aug 162010
 
Eagles' Hall lives on the bubble

August 16 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford “When the Eagles break camp Tuesday at Lehigh University and pack the trucks for the last trip down the Northeast Extension, the remainder of preseason training moves to the figurative and almost literal shadow cast by Lincoln Financial Field. This is when the pace of preparation quickens and the [More…]

Aug 162010
 
Injured linemen Jackson, Herremans return to Eagles practice

August 16 Philadelphia Inquirer “Center Jamaal Jackson returned to Eagles practice for a short stint Sunday, less than eight months after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Jackson and guard Todd Herremans, starters on the offensive line, came off the physically-unable-to-perform list and took part in their first practices of training [More…]