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For the Phillies, some must-win matchups are coming up

Friday, April 12, 2013, 9:28 AM
Last week, we wrote that the Phillies would soon have some pitching matchups that they'd need to take advantage of, and they did just that against mediocre righthanders Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. On the surface, their series against the Marlins in Miami might not have much intrigue. But it could... Read more

Mayberry earning more playing time

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:53 PM
John Mayberry Jr. knocked in the game’s first two runs and finished Tuesday night 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in the Phillies win over the Mets. So it wasn’t too surprising when his name was back in the starting lineup on Wednesday. Mayberry has started five of the... Read more

Delmon Young could begin official rehab in the next week

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:26 PM
Delmon Young is set to play in back-to-back games in the outfield later this week, marking the first time in his rehab from right ankle surgery that he'll take the field on consecutive days. He could be closing in on doing the same thing for the Phillies before long, too. Prior to Tuesday's game... Read more

Halladay: It's 95 percent mental

Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:22 PM
BY RYAN LAWRENCE Daily News Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – Roy Halladay was at Citizens Bank Park on Monday when he saw his phone buzz. He picked it up and read the incoming message. “You’re my hero,” the text message read. It was from one of his two sons and Roy Halladay was... Read more

Dubee says struggles are on his pitchers

Monday, April 8, 2013, 5:37 PM
The Phillies have a pitching staff that includes three All-Star starters who are making a combined $64 million this year and a closer who signed the richest contract for a reliever in baseball history. They also have a 7.10 ERA after the first week of the 2013 season. That's the worst ERA among Major... Read more

Quintero catching Halladay against Mets

Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:52 PM
The Phillies are going with Humberto Quintero behind the plate tonight against the Mets. With Erik Kratz behind the plate against the Braves on Wednesday, Halladay allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings. While Halladay has a close relationship wtih usual regular Carlos Ruiz, who is serving a 25-game suspension... Read more

Roy Halladay: How to measure progress

Monday, April 8, 2013, 3:17 PM
Roy Halladay has been steadfast in his insistence that he is a healthier pitcher than he was last season. His arm feels stronger. His arm slot is higher. His pitches feel better coming out of his hand. But in his first outing of the season, his results were poor. Halladay needed 95 pitches to make... Read more

Ryan Howard's worst first week

Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:35 AM
Ryan Howard is who he is, and as the Phillies showed during the first three months of last season, they certainly are not a better team without who he is. But what Howard is is a guy who has gone through plenty of stretches like the one in which he currently finds himself: six games into the season... Read more

Ezequiel Carrera's debut and the lineup's search for power

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 1:20 PM
The corner outfield spots were among the biggest question marks on this Phillies roster heading into the season, and not much has changed as the first week of the Phillies schedule concludes today against James Shields and the Royals. We'll get our first look at Ezequiel Carrera, who is in the lineup... Read more

Dubee 'encouraged' with Halladay's uneven debut

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:53 PM
Panic? Not in Atlanta. The Phillies continue to spin Roy Halladay's struggles positively. But then again, what is the alternative? In his 2013 debut against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, Halladay needed 95 pitches to retire 10 batters. He was gone after 3 1/3 innings of an eventual 9-2... Read more
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