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Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick

Kendrick gets Phillies 70th win

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Kendrick, Howard lead Phillies to shutout victory

August 3 CSN Philly columnist: Jim Salisbury

On a major league baseball roster, the pitching staff is the team within a team.  The Phillies have one of the best pitching staffs in the game thanks to Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Madson.  But successful teams – even teams within teams – must have solid role players. The Phillies‘ pitching staff has one in Kyle Kendrick, who has delivered a series of creditable performances this season as a starter and a reliever.

Oswalt’s return may give Hamels a rest

August 3 Camden Courier-Post

Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said he has a plan for his rotation this weekend in San Francisco, but he’s not ready to reveal it.  Roy Oswalt, who pitched six solid innings in a rehab start Monday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, is expected to be activated and start against the Giants. His normal day to pitch would be Saturday — but that would be Cole Hamels’ day to pitch, too.  So, who will get the extra rest?  “Probably, if you really want to look at it, more so Cole because of his workload,” Dubee said.

Minor League bus nearly runs off overpass

August 3

A bus transporting the Phillies‘ Class A Williamsport affiliate came dangerously close to running off an overpass late Tuesday night when the driver apparently became lost on the way home from a game and allegedly ran a red light. The bus was on its way from a night game against the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Single A affiliate of the Mets, when it was restrained on the overpass on Staten Island by a single guardrail. Six people suffered minor injuries, but many at the scene said it could have been much worse.”

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