Decisions To Leave DL Can Be Dicey

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Aug 292010
Decisions To Leave DL Can Be Dicey

August 29 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover “In a world that’s always in a rush, major-league baseball players are no different. In the last six weeks, Placido Polanco, Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard have returned from the disabled list after short medical rehab assignments. It’s difficult to say exactly how long these things [More…]

Victorino Lifts Phils By Padres

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Aug 292010
Victorino Lifts Phils By Padres

August 29 Philadelphia Inquirer “Charlie Manuel is loyal – perhaps, some would argue, to a fault. Before Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Padres, Manuel considered benching Shane Victorino, 1 for his last 23 against righthanded pitching. But Victorino had decent success in limited at-bats vs. San Diego starter Jon Garland, so Manuel let him be. [More…]

Aug 182010
Phillies claim wild-card lead with win over Giants

August 18 Philadelphia Daily News “YOU COULD see it in the emphatic clap of the hands that Shane Victorino issued after he popped up from a slide into second base, in the icy stare he emitted at nobody or nothing in particular. You could hear it in the throaty roar that accompanied the play, as [More…]

Aug 162010
Phillies beat Mets, move atop wild-card standings

August 16 Philadelphia Daily News “If the postseason began today, the Phillies would, once again, be a participant. It might not sound like much, and it probably isn’t, since October is still more than a month away and Major League Baseball doesn’t have a habit of announcing an arbitrary end-point to its regular season. Nevertheless, [More…]

Victorino up, Bastardo down

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Aug 132010
Victorino up, Bastardo down

August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer “Ross Gload’s right groin strain isn’t serious enough to make him the 16th Phillies player on the disabled list this season, but it still caused a few roster moves the team did not expect to make Thursday. Shane Victorino was about to leave for the ballpark Thursday afternoon – that is, [More…]

Aug 092010
Injured stars eager to get back in action

August 9 Philadelphia Inquirer “Since Ryan Howard went on the disabled list, the Phillies are 5-1 without three of their best hitters – Howard, Chase Utley, and Shane Victorino. Imagine what a healthy assortment of players could do. “We’re going to have some of the best September call-ups,” backup catcher Brian Schneider quipped. This is [More…]

Jul 282010
Victorino to DL; Domonic Brown called up

by Justin Adkins It’s an exciting day for Phillies fans anxious to get their first look at their own super prospect.  Per Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have called up 5-tool outfielder Domonic Brown for tonight’s game and will immediately insert him into the starting lineup. This move is a direct result of the news that Shane Victorino will be [More…]