May 282011

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Brown, Rollins spark Phillies in win over Mets

May 28 CSN Philly:

The Phillies have a decision to make in a week. Who goes down when Shane Victorino is ready to come off the disabled list?  Team officials will no doubt weigh the benefits of keeping Domonic Brown playing semi-regularly in the majors vs. sending him to the minors for full-time work.  When it comes time to make the decision, there’s a strong chance the Phils will keep Brown in the majors. Manager Charlie Manuel hinted toward that before Friday night’s game when he said, “We brought Domonic up here and he’s going to get a chance to play. We’re going to get a look at him.”

Lidge, Victorino gain speed on comeback trail

May 28 CSN Philly:

Brad Lidge is set to take another step in his rehabilitation from a torn right rotator cuff. The veteran reliever is scheduled to pitch one inning in an extended spring-training game Saturday in Clearwater.  Lidge, who has been on the disabled list all season, is expected to get at least a couple of outings in extended spring-training games before starting an official minor-league rehab stint. The righthander is basically in a spring-training mode. He typically makes about 10 appearances in spring training and will probably need at least that many before the Phils activate him. If all goes well, Lidge could return sometime in the second half of June.

Phils overcome bad game with the gloves

May 28 Camden Courier-Post:

At first, the Phillies couldn’t get out of their own way.  But they were able to overcome their mistakes and the Mets in their 6-4 win Friday night.  Shortstop Jimmy Rollins atoned for a collision with second baseman Chase Utley, which led to a popup falling into the grass, by driving in three runs, including an insurance run on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.

Long outing helps Baez refine curve

May 28 Camden Courier-Post:

Phillies reliever Danys Baez last threw five innings or more back when he was a starter in Cleveland in August 2002.  He was worried that he might have some inflammation in his arm after throwing 73 pitches Wednesday night in the Phillies’ 19-inning win over the Reds.  Baez said he threw Thursday and had what he called “normal” soreness. He added he could pitch tonight.

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