Mar 252011
Phillies lefty Cole Hamels

Phillies lefty Cole Hamels

March 25:

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Hamels loses head game

March 25 Camden Courier-Post:

“The first few starts of spring were about building up arm strength and getting his body strong, Cole Hamels said. The next few starts, he was working on some mechanical flaws — repeating his arm motion and staying on top of the ball. And if Thursday’s outing — a 7-3 loss to the Twins —

Oswalt says he’s fine, a day after being hit in neck with line drive

March 25 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“One day after a scary moment in which a Manny Ramirez line drive struck him just below the right ear, Phillies righthander Roy Oswalt said the only lasting effect is some swelling in his neck. Oswalt, who was hit by the ball in the fourth inning of the Phillies’ 4-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday, said he does not expect to miss his final spring training start,

Phillies’ Herndon confident improved slider will help him in long run

March 25 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“The outline of two fingers had been traced onto the surface of the rawhide using a black marker. Along the outer red seam, the image of an index finger. Next to it, a middle finger. Yesterday morning, David Herndon procured the ball from the small cubbyhole on top of his locker and clamped his right hand over the lines.

Martinez has put a lot of effort into making Phillies

March 25 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Sam Donnellon:

“Shane Victorino has spoken maybe two words to Michael Martinez, yet feels as if he knows him inside and out. “I look at a guy like Martinez and I think energy,” he was saying after the Phillies’ 7-3 loss to Minnesota yesterday. David Herndon can’t speak Spanish, either, but he’s pretty sure he knows what the Phillies’ Rule 5 pick from the Dominican Republic feels right about now.

What a difference 9 years make for Phillies

March 25 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Paul Hagen:

“BACK THEN, the goals were considerably more modest. A decade ago, before Roy Halladay’s Cy Young and Ryan Howard’s MVP and Cliff Lee and Jimmy Rollins’ MVP and Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt and Chase Utley, before Charlie Manuel was a rock star and the payroll pushed $160 million and every home game was a sellout and the streak of division titles was four and counting,

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