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The extras from Friday's game

The extras from Friday's game
Apr. 17, 2009 (Morning Call delivered by Newstex ) --

Whats new: ?All the Harry Kalas ?stuff, including a billboard in left-center field with his initials, birth year and death year and a microphone on a Baseball diamond, and his signature painted on the grass in foul territory on the third- and first-base sides.


Of note: Fans unable to attend Saturdays Memorial Tribute to Harry Kalas at Citizens Bank Park can watch it live on beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Web site will then pick up coverage from Comcast SportsNet at noon, followed by the formal program at 1:30.


Pre-game quote of the day:??"If you look past Ben Franklin and William Penn, Harry Kalas may have been the greatest person to gracePhiladelphia ," Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt said.


Best of Charlies chat:? "I think we've got two tremendous pinch hitters [in Greg Dobbs and Matt Stairs]," Manuel said.


Stat of the day: ?Cole Hamels struggles continue. In two games, including Fridays start, the left-hander has an 11.17 ERA. Hes given up 12 earned runs (five on Friday) in 9 2/3 innings. Hes allowed four home runs, has just five strikeouts and a WHIP of 2.17.


Visiting team tidbits: ?In Heath Bells first five appearances this season (all saves chances he converted), he didnt allow a run and limited opponents to just one hit (1-for-14) in 4 2/3 innings.


Next games pitching matchup: Phillies RHP Brett Myers (1-1, 5.54 ERA) vs. Padres RHP Shawn Hill (1-0, 3.60 ERA).


On the horizon (next series): ?After a four-game set withSan Diego, the Phillies host the Milwaukee Brewers from April 21-23.

Newstex ID: AA-2402-34226196

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Added: April 18, 2009

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