Sunday, June 24, 2012


Injury Updates:
  1. 2B Chase Utley (chondromalacia in left knee) will play 2B in about three games for the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs (AAA Affiliate) in order to see better pitching. Activation set for Wednesday; Utility infielder Michael Martinez is my candidate for the demotion.
  2. Ace Roy Halladay (right lat. dorsi strain) continues his long toss program: will throw from 120 ft.
  3. Righty reliever Michael Stutes (shoulder issue) will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. Likely to miss the remainder of the season.
  4. 1B Ryan Howard (Achillies rehab) will begin to play for the Clearwater Threshers (A+ Affiliate) this week. Just like Utley, he has 20 days from the start of the assignment to be acitvated unless there's a set-back.
Phillies-Rays Game One Recap:
  1. Papelbon allowed his first runs in a save situation today, blowing another lead, but was bailed out by Jim Thome who pinch-hit for him. Pap almost got the loss on Thursday but a walk-off error bailed him out.
  2. Thome's walk-off homer was his first successful pinch-hit of the year, giving him 609 homers (tying Sosa for 7th All-Time) and 13 walk-off homers (most by any player) for his career.
  3. The win gave Charlie Manuel, who managed Thome in four stints, his 900th career managerial victory, which is his 680th as a Phillies manager. Those stints include manager of the Indians in the minors & majors and as manager of the Phillies in '04 & '05.

  1. Roster: The new CBA allows teams to have 26 active players for doubleheaders. Not sure on whether it will be used or not.
  2. Matchups:
  • 1:05 PM: Hamels vs. Price
  • 6:35 PM: Lee vs. Cobb

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