May 182011
Phillies ace Roy Oswalt

Phillies ace Roy Oswalt (photo: dbking via wikicommons)

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Roy Oswalt effective, but Cardinals win

May 18 Wilmington News Journal:

Roy Oswalt answered the questions in advance of his first start in three weeks with the same nonchalant confidence he brings to the pitcher’s mound.  He had been on the disabled list, but he wasn’t hurting.  He hadn’t pitched in the majors since late April, but he figured he was ready for a start.

Phillies hope to get Shane Victorino back without time on DL

May 18 Wilmington News Journal:

The hope was that Shane Victorino would miss two to three days after he left the Phillies’ loss to Atlanta on May 14 with a strained right hamstring. After three days out of the lineup, however, Victorino admits it’s unlikely he’ll see action tonight against Colorado.  “It’s going to be tough,” he said, “but you never know.”

Phillies managing to be concerned about Blanton

May 18

Joe Blanton was in a hurry, on his way to a back room at Busch Stadium to work out. But he had time for a quick answer to the question of how his right elbow feels.  “Managing. We’ll see,” he said.  Pitching coach Rich Dubee shrugged when asked a few minutes later how concerned he was about the righthander’s condition. “It’s a concern, that’s for sure,” he said.

No rest for weary Phillies after fourth straight loss

May 18

Take a baseball team that has been producing runs on most nights with the regularity that an average soccer team scores goals. Have the starting pitcher be making his first big-league appearance in 3 weeks and, for the fun of it, have him admit ahead of time that it might take a couple of games to get back to where he needs to be.

Manuel recalls old friend Killebrew

May 18

“Last week, Charlie Manuel wistfully recalled his many stories of Harmon Killebrew when the world learned the Hall of Fame slugger was in his last days.  On Tuesday morning, after Kevin Camiscioli, the Phillies’ manager of video coaching services, called Manuel to tell him Killebrew had died, Manuel turned on the TV.

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