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Five observations: Booing Brown and Howard with RISP

Monday, April 22, 2013, 10:38 AM
Five facts and/or observations from last night's 7-3 win over the Cardinals. . . 1) Watching crappy baseball in near-freezing temperatures will make anybody cranky, but I still don't understand the vitriol that was directed at Domonic Brown from the left field seats in the fourth inning. Brown allowed... Read more

DN Sports Quiz: Richie Ashburn

Monday, April 22, 2013, 3:00 AM
This week marks the 65th anniversary of Richie Ashburn's debut with the Phillies. More than 15 years after his death, he remains - at least for people of a certain age - perhaps the most beloved sports figure in the history of Philadelphia. Ashburn is the subject of this week's PhillyDailyNews.com... Read more

Pitching matchups for the forseeable future

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 6:24 PM
Starting Monday, the Phillies will play 13 straight games against teams who finished 2012 with fewer than 80 wins. This stretch could very well tell us more about this Phillies team than the first couple of weeks. If they are unable to rattle off a 9-of-13 or 10-of-13 against the Pirates, Mets, Indians... Read more

Delmon Young still 10 days to two weeks away from return, per Manuel

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 5:25 PM
Delmon Young took the next step toward his 2013 debut today, suiting up for Class A Clearwater for the start of his official rehab assignment. But the Phillies are going to take it slow with Young: he hasn't played regularly in the field over the past couple of years, and he has not seen any action... Read more

Video: Phillies regain confidence after win

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 4:08 AM
Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-2 win over the Cardinals. Read more

Ryan Howard day-to-day with groin injury

Friday, April 19, 2013, 4:48 PM
For the first time in 2013, Ryan Howard is out of the starting lineup. The Phillies are facing a left-handed pitcher in St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia. Howard is 2-for-12 (.167) off Garcia with a home run and 6 strikeouts. So, good day for a rest? "Ryan’s got a sore groin," manager Charlie... Read more

Pre-game Notes: Amaro talks Lannan, cold offense, roster decisions

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:34 PM
A short time ago, Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke to reporters for about 10 minutes. The key points: 1) The Phillies will fill John Lannan's roster spot tomorrow, likely with a reliever. Lannan went on the disabled list today with a strained quad, and the initial word is that he could miss between six and... Read more

Freddy Galvis is starting in left field

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:21 PM
With Domonic Brown day-to-day with a back injury, the Phillies are going outside the box to fill the vacancy in left field. As of 3:20 p.m., Freddy Galvis is listed as the starting left fielder for tonight's game against Adam Wainwright. Center fielder Ben Revere, hitting under the Mendoza Line, has... Read more

John Lannan placed on 15-day DL

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:50 PM
Phillies starters had thrown seven straight quality starts, with a 1.66 ERA over that span, when John Lannan took the mound on Wednesday in Cincinnati. Lannan did not have a quality start. He gave up six runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings. Ten of the 14 batters Lannan faced reached base. And then... Read more

Five observations: Revere, Schierholtz, and the small sample size fallacy

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:04 AM
Five facts and/or observations from yesterday's 1-0 and 11-2 losses to the Reds. . . 1) Ben Revere has not hit a ball out of the infield in his last 10 plate appearances. The last time he had a base hit that left the infield was April 12 in Miami. That was 21 plate appearances ago. Revere is the only... Read more
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