May 272011
 

With Shane Victorino’s hamstring injury and a stagnant offense, the Phillies were struggling to win games and support their great starting staff for a couple weeks. Injuries played a role in the offense’s struggles with Chase Utley missing the entire season until recently, and Carlos Ruiz missing some time with a back injury (and slumping [More…]

May 272011
 
Phillies Runaround: Phils win 10-4, Victorino starting rehab assignment, more...

Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web.  Click title for complete article… Lee leads charge for surging Phils May 27 Camden Courier-Post: At the plate, Dane Sardinha was in the midst of working a walk to load the bases when Charlie Manuel called his pitcher back from the on-deck circle.  The Phillies’ manager [More…]

May 272011
 
Eagles Runaround: Kolb working out with Eagles players, more...

Philadelphia Eagles news and stories from around the web.  Click title for complete article… Kolb joins Eagles teammates at informal workouts May 27 CSN Philly: Kevin Kolb had been training about a week and a half ago near his Granbury, Tex. home when he realized that he had been away long enough. It was time.  [More…]

May 272011
 
Flyers Runaround: Pronger unsure of return date, supports Richards...

Philadelphia Flyers news and stories from around the web.  Click title for complete article… Flyers’ Pronger hopeful yet uncertain about return May 27 CSN Philly: It’s been 14 days since Chris Pronger underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, but returning to the ice is still the furthest thing from the Flyers’ [More…]

May 262011
 

As expected, the Phillies activated reliever Jose Contreras from the disabled list, per csnphilly.com.  He will be able to pitch tonight if needed and could possibly close, depending on Ryan Madson’s availability.  Going forward though Madson should retain the closer’s role while the Big Truck sets up. Contreras has been out about a month while [More…]

May 262011
 
Good news for Joe Blanton: no surgery needed on elbow

With the announcement that Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton would be shut down for three weeks came even more ominous news — he would be heading to Alabama to visit Dr James Andrews, and the fear was that the renowned orthopaedic surgeon would soon be performing Tommy John surgery on Blanton’s “cranky” elbow. Luckily for Blanton, those fears were a [More…]

May 262011
 
Phillies Runaround: Epic 19-inning win over Reds, Gload hip tear, more...

Philadelphia Phillies news and rumors from around the web.  Click title for complete article… Phillies win in 19 innings, beat Reds 5-4 May 26 Camden Courier-Post: Wilson Valdez acted like a seasoned closer.  He hit 90 mph on a fastball to Joey Votto. He shook off catcher Dane Sardinha. And he showed no fear.  “If [More…]

May 252011
 
Phillies Runaround: Phils lose to Reds 6-3, Contreras returning, more...

Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web.  Click title for complete article. Reds bust game open in ninth to defeat Phillies May 25 CSN Philly: A tired starting pitcher, a mistake on the bases, a misplay in the field, and, oh yeah, another offensive slowdown.  All of these conspired against the Phillies in [More…]