Jul 242010

July 24 Inquirier

There were quite a few people who did not want to talk inside the Phillies’ clubhouse before Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

Kyle Kendrick , scheduled to start Saturday for the Phillies four days after being optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley, politely declined to discuss that odd development.

J.A. Happ, back in the big leagues and scheduled to pitch Sunday for the first time since mid-April, also politely declined to talk about his injury-troubled season that led to a demotion to Lehigh Valley.

Ryan Howard, asked to comment on the Phillies’ change in hitting coaches, had nothing to say on the matter.

“I got nothing,” Howard said. “I’m focusing on today right now.”

Greg Gross, who replaced Milt Thompson as the hitting instructor, was unavailable to the media.

Putting a nice little bow on the procession of no-comments, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was not available to talk about the change in hitting coaches or to update his comments about the rotation.

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