Apr 172011
Troubled former Phillie Lenny Dykstra

Troubled former Phillie Lenny Dykstra (photo by Andrew Savulich/Daily News)

April 17:

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Phils-Marlins postponed

April 17 Philly.com:

“You may have noticed it’s raining and the weather reports say it’s supposed to continue raining through the rest of the night. The Phillies noticed and acted accordingly, postponing Saturday’s game against the Florida Marlins. The game will be made up as part of one of those lovely day-night doubleheaders on June 15.

Rainout gives Oswalt an extra day to rest his back

April 17 Philly.com: 

“Thanks to Saturday night’s postponement of the Phillies game with Florida, Roy Oswalt will likely have an extra day to recover from the back issue that caused him to leave Friday night’s game after seven innings. A Phillies spokesman said there was no update on Oswalt’s condition. He left with what he described as back spasms and tightness in the middle of his back.

Aumont improved early in second year with Phillies organization

April 17 Philly.com: 

“When the stunning news broke late on the night of Dec. 13, the Phillies’ offseason immediately became a winter celebration of Cliff Lee’s return. In the eyes of the team’s fans, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had erased his biggest mistake by signing Lee as a free agent. The loss of Lee alone in a trade with Seattle the year before was enough to make the average fan cringe, but the fact the three minor-leaguers obtained for Lee struggled mightily through their first seasons

Phillies aces make quick work of opposition

April 17 Philly.com columnist Bob Brookover:

“The Phillies aces all throw a variety of fastballs that allow them to rank among the best in the game. They also throw fast ball games, an ability that is appreciated by all with the possible exception of the people selling hot dogs and beer at the ballpark. In the first two weeks of the season, the Phillies have returned us to a wonderful era when two-hour games were common,

Dykstra faces charges from federal and Calif. authorities

April 16 Philly.com: 

“It’s hard to say where the bottom is for Lenny Dykstra, but here’s a new low: The former Phillies outfielder was charged this week in federal court with embezzling from his bankrupt estate and also was arrested in an unrelated grand theft investigation. He spent Thursday night in jail in Los Angeles and reportedly remained there Friday, held without bail.

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