May 272011
Phillies ace Cliff Lee

Phillies ace Cliff Lee

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Lee leads charge for surging Phils

May 27 Camden Courier-Post:

At the plate, Dane Sardinha was in the midst of working a walk to load the bases when Charlie Manuel called his pitcher back from the on-deck circle.  The Phillies’ manager had no intention of sending up a pinch-hitter, but he wanted to make sure Cliff Lee knew the signs in case Manuel called for a bunt.  As it turned out, Lee wasn’t interested in playing small ball.

Lee delivers on the mound and with his bat

May 27 Allentown Morning Call:

Cliff Lee didn’t make his best pitches in the game’s crucial moments. Thanks to his work at the plate, that turned out not to matter.  The Phillies’ left-hander came to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday, minutes after squandering a 4-2 lead by surrendering a two-run home run to Jay Bruce.  He promptly delivered a two-run double to put the Phillies back on top of the Cincinnati Reds for good on their way to a 10-4 victory.

Victorino to start rehab assignment

May 27 Camden Courier-Post:

It has taken nearly two months, but the Phillies could be just days away from finally putting their entire cast of regulars on the field at the same time.  Shane Victorino, the last remaining holdout among a cast of injured players this season, will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lakewood on Saturday and is on track to rejoin the team in Pittsburgh when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 3.

The day after: Valdez, Phils relish marathon win

May 27 CSN Philly:

The Phillies’ bullpen was a pretty lonely place Wednesday night. The team’s last reliever, Danys Baez, entered the game in the 14th inning. For the next five innings of the 19-inning classic, there was no one to warm up. Bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer could have turned out the lights and headed to the dugout. Instead, he and bullpen catcher Jesus Tiamo hung out and watched the drama from 420 feet away.

Mind over matter for Phils’ Ibanez

May 27 Camden Courier-Post:

The Phillies stayed up all night to play baseball Wednesday and into Thursday morning.  The Boys of Citizens Bank Park also played a game on Thursday afternoon — about 12 hours after their 19-inning win over the Reds.  Playing 28 innings in less than 24 hours is sure playing a lot of baseball.  Playing — hopefully, you noticed — is the operative word here.

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