Sep 252011
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Ryan Howard's RBI single wasn't enough in loss to Mets

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Manuel perturbed after Phils drop doubleheader

September 25 CSN Philly

What, the Phillies worried? Nah, not them. Not the five-time defending and reigning NL East champions. Why should the Phillies worry? They’ve won 98 games 150 into the season … who cares if they haven’t won a game since clinching the division last week? Actually, a lot of folks are worried. Considering the last time a Phillies club lost eight games in row was 11 years ago and that team went on to lose 97 games, yeah, it’s not a weird thing to be a bit concerned. That only makes sense, right?

Instant Replay: Mets 6, Phillies 3

September 25 CSN Philly

Charlie Manuel wanted to see his team put some good swings on the ball in Saturday’s finale of the day-night doubleheader at CitiField. For three innings, the Phillies’ skipper got his wish. The Phillies scored three runs and pounded out eight hits in the first three innings of the nightcap. Then they shut it down.

Manuel to use varsity lineup on Sunday

September 25 CSN Philly

The losses are beginning to get annoying for the Phillies. No, really. After seven of them in a row to become the first team in major league history to win 98 and then go on that long of a losing streak, manager Charlie Manuel is finally going to do something about it.

Tip on tipping tips Bastardo

September 24 Courier-Post

Three outs into Thursday’s game, Rich Dubee phoned the bullpen to summon Antonio Bastardo — not into the game, but into the video room. For five months, Bastardo had been one of the most dominant relievers in baseball. For the past few weeks, he’d been awful — and Dubee finally had an explanation.

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