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Bullpen fatalism, B.J. Rosenberg and Jake Diekman

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11:36 AM
In today's column in the Daily News, I reference the bullpen dogma to which I subscribe. I describe it as fataslism, but a more accurate designation is determinism, or, as the Stanford Encylclopedia of Philosophy words it, a belief "that every event is necessitated by antecedent events and conditions... Read more

Howard hits fifth, snapping 665-game streak

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 4:20 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas - For the first time in 666 straight starts, Ryan Howard will not be hitting out of the cleanup hole. Following a 14-run, 17-hit onslaught on Monday, manager Ryne Sandberg isn’t sticking with his Opening Day lineup for the second game of the season on Tuesday night in Texas... Read more

What did we learn about the Phillies yesterday?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:41 PM
Your Fightin' Phils are undefeated. Drink it in. Today (7 p.m. CST), they'll face Martin Perez, a 23-year-old lefty who had a solid season for the Rangers last season. Martin Perez in 2013: 3.62 ERA, 6.1 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9, 114 ERA+ in 124 1/3 innings. Perez has spent most of the last four years... Read more

An Opening Day primer: the Phillies through the lens of their first opponent

Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:02 PM
The forecast here in the Great State of Oil Wealth and Overcompensation says 80 degrees, but three hours before first pitch the wind is streaming steady right to left, at the Ballpark in Arlington, which, according to the sign above the covered right field porch, is now referred to as Globe Life Park... Read more

Abreu will not make the Phillies' Opening Day roster

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4:36 PM
Bobby Abreu was informed by the Phillies that he will not make the Opening Day roster. Abreu made his sixth start of the spring in right field on Wednesday. He had been sidelined for two games earlier this week with left shoulder soreness. Abreu was slow to get to a ball in the right field corner... Read more

Ruf out 4-6 weeks with oblique injury

Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:54 PM
Darin Ruf was hopeful as he stood by his locker on Friday morning. But he was also still sore. Ruf had an MRI on Friday on an oblique injury that kept him out of the lineup on Thursday. The result is bad news for the composition of the Phillies bench. Ruf suffered a Grade 1/2 left oblique strain... Read more

Freddy Galvis has MRSA infection

Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:17 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis will not be on the roster when the Phillies begin the season in Texas a week from Monday. But Galvis has a more serious issue to deal with that pales in comparison to his availability for Opening Day. Galvis has a MRSA infection, a source told the Daily News on Friday... Read more

Fredy Galvis hospitalized with staph infection, being tested for MRSA

Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:42 AM
Last week, Freddy Galvis was wearing his pant legs down during pregame infield practice. Asked afterward why he was going away from his normal high-socked look, Galvis said it was just temporary. Then he showed off a bruise on his left knee from sliding into a base. Now Galvis is in the hospital... Read more

Ruf out with oblique injury

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1:16 PM
Darin Ruf's chance at making his first major league Opening Day roster may have taken a wrong turn in Kissimmee. Ruf suffered a strained left oblique during batting practice on Thursday. Ruf was immediately scratched from the lineup for the game against the Houston Astros. He will be re-evaluated... Read more

Adams targeting mid-April return after minor league outing

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:31 PM
Mike Adams is targeting a return sometime between April 13th and April 15th as he continues to work his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. That's a soft date, obviously. Rehab rarely progresses in a straight line. But we can report that the veteran righthander looked sharp in his first competitive... Read more
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