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Archive: April, 2013

Phillies starting rotation becoming reliable

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:38 PM
Kyle Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night. But when he went to sleep, he still didn't know if it was good enough for the Phillies to win the game. "That's a first," Kendrick laughed on Wednesday. Tuesday's game was suspended by rain before the bottom... Read more

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't feel safe in crowds of fans, thinks Pres. Obama wants to take his guns

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:30 PM
One of the biggest changes in my philosophy about writing and reporting over the last decade involves athletes and their off-the-field views. I don't write about sports, I write about people is what I used to tell myself. Well, now I write about sports. There are some exceptions. If an athlete says... Read more

Phillies catching a break?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:35 PM
Before we get started, tune in to a new feature tonight: live, in-game blogging at High Cheese on PhillyDailyNews.com. The promo code to join: S87Y Hot off the press, your Phillies lineup for the second game of the Reds series here at Great American Ball Park. 1. Ben Revere, CF 2. Jimmy Rollins... Read more

Five observations: A tale of two leadoff hitters, and one Cliff Lee

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 9:27 AM
Five facts and/or observations from the Phillies' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Monday night: 1) Last night, it took the Washington Nationals three innings to equal the number of runs that the Phillies scored in their series against the Marlins over the weekend. That's worth mentioning, because by the end... Read more

Papelbon has a heavy heart over former hometown

Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:50 PM
As most of the Phillies checked into the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park on Monday, the explosions at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon had just occurred. All eyes were glued to the TV screens as the anchorman from a cable station read aloud the latest reports. Jonathan Papelbon... Read more

Will Phillies feast on Bronson Arroyo?

Monday, April 15, 2013, 3:25 PM
It was a festive scene in the visiting clubhouse at Marlins Park on Sunday, because all is well that ends well. Roy Halladay pitched eight strong innings and collecting his 200th career win after Laynce Nix hit a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning. Halladay got a gigantic bottle of champagne... Read more

Five observations: Halladay still not Halladay, but he'll take the results

Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:38 AM
Five thoughts on the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Marlins on Sunday: 1) In 75 innings against starting pitchers this season, the Marlins have scored exactly nine earned runs. That's an ERA of 1.08. They've scored multiple runs against two of the 12 starters they've faced. So those weren't the '27 Yankees... Read more

Halladay wins career No.200

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 5:13 PM
Three years ago in the same city, Roy Halladay retreated to the clubhouse following a win over the Marlins and was greeted to a standing ovation from his teammates. On Sunday, Halladay got a big bottle of champagne from the Phillies, with a congratulatory inscription following a 2-1 victory. Chase... Read more

Five observations: NL East pitching, struggles against lefties, more

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 8:33 AM
Five thoughts after last night's 2-1 loss to the Marlins. . . 1) You don't have to be a professional scout to watch Jose Fernandez and know immediately that he is one of the game's most potential-laden pitchers. Last night, he held the Phillies scoreless for six innings, allowing his only base runners... Read more

(Cleanup hitter) Placido Polanco healthy for the Marlins

Friday, April 12, 2013, 5:57 PM
The 2012 season was not a memorable one for the Phillies and it was pretty forgettable for Placido Polanco, too. Chronic back pain kept held him to 90 games, the fewest he played as a regularly in his 16-year big league career. His tenure with the Phillies can to an end when the team sent him home... Read more
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