Pregame notes Sept 19

HOWARD GETS A SHOT — Ryan Howard has received a cortisone shot in his left foot. The injection in Howard’s left bursa sac today will sideline him for at least the next few days. Ruben Amaro said Howard will sit anywhere from 2-4 days, but is confident the injection will have his foot feeling good … Continue reading Pregame notes Sept 19

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“Like a kid in the stands”

Buster Olney captured it perfectly with that little phrase. This is just in addition to my post earlier on tonight’s match-up between Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson. Last summer, during a series between the two teams in Philadelphia, both Johnson and Halladay were throwing bull pen sessions. Once Johnson got done his, he noticed Halladay … Continue reading “Like a kid in the stands”

Shut Out By Committee

You have all heard about “closer by committee.” You know, the thing where a different member of the bull pen will be thrust into the closer’s role depending on match-ups, rest days and other in-game factors. But have you heard of “Shut out by committee?” Well you have now. Kyle Kendrick, who has been pretty … Continue reading Shut Out By Committee

Lidge’s timetable close to All-Star Break

Manager Charlie Manuel said that closer Brad Lidge could be out as late as the middle of July. “I’m probably looking at maybe All-Star break, or… just before that,” Manuel said. Original reports from Ruben Amaro, Jr. suggested that Lidge would be out three-to-six week with a right posterior rotator cuff strain. The Phillies bull … Continue reading Lidge’s timetable close to All-Star Break