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Archive: July, 2012

Another tricky match-up for Phillies

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 1:27 PM
This is one of those match-ups that might not look all that intimidating on paper, but look a little deeper and you'll see that the Phillies could have their hands full today against 23-year-old lefty Drew Pomeranz. Cole Hamels pitched well at Coors Field last year, going six innings while allowing... Read more

Phillies rumor mill update

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 9:57 AM
In Ken Rosenthal's latest dispatch for FoxSports.com, he provides us with the latest indication that the expectations harbored by some Phillies fans about a Cole Hamels trade are unrealistic. Rosenthal says that the Rangers are unwilling to trade Mike Olt, Jurickson Profar or Martin Perez for a rental... Read more

Video: Where do the Phillies go from here?

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 9:34 PM
Video: The Phillies were swept by the Braves and sit 14 games out of first place in the NL East at the All-Star break. Has Shane Victorino played his last game for the Philies? Will Charlie Manuel be the fall guy? Marcus Hayes of the Daily News examines the mess that the Phillies have made for themselves... Read more

Montgomery, Manuel meet prior to game

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 9:17 PM
Today was one of those days where you walked through the clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park and felt the effects of a disappointing season settling in. Particularly noteworthy was the door to to Charlie Manuel's office, which was closed for nearly an hour as the manager met with club president David Montgomery... Read more

If the Phillies make the playoffs, they will make history

Friday, July 6, 2012, 3:30 PM
At 10 games under .500, the Phillies will need a historic run if they hope to see the playoffs for a sixth straight season. In the Wild Card era, only three teams have ever come back from 10 games below .500 to qualify for the postseason. None of the three teams that accomplished the feat were 10 games... Read more

Activating Ryan Howard Friday makes sense

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 5:12 PM
After four full seasons covering this team, I consider myself to be pretty adept at interpreting Phillies, and the sense I get today is that there is a very real chance that Ryan Howard is in the lineup on Friday against Tim Hudson and the Braves. Howard thinks he is ready, according to Charlie Manuel... Read more
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