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Archive: April, 2013

Indians 14, Phillies 2

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 5:43 PM
CLEVELAND – Despite allowing just one hit on one run in six innings in Philadelphia six nights earlier, Roy Halladay fell behind each of the first four batters of the game. He struggled with command, but was able to mask it by executing pitches and getting timely swings from the Pittsburgh... Read more

Delmon Young activated off the DL

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 2:10 PM
On Sunday, Carlos Ruiz returned and the Phillies offense kept chugging along en route to completing a sweep over the Mets in Flushing. After Monday's off day, the Phils return to action at Cleveland's Progressive Field with another new bat in the lineup. Veteran outfielder Delmon Young was activated... Read more

Five observations: More power, no walks for Howard

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:26 AM
Five facts and/or observations heading into the 12-14 Phillies' game against the Indians tonight. . . 1) Ryan Howard has gone 14 straight games without a walk, tied for the longest single-season stretch of his career. The only other time he did not draw a walk in this long of a stretch was in 2006... Read more

Phillies 4, Mets 0

Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:28 PM
NEW YORK – The first five innings featured almost nothing to speak of from an offensive standpoint from either team. Kyle Kendrick sets the New York Mets’ hitters down frame after frame while Dillon Gee kept the Phils offense in its two-week long comatose state. The most interesting thing... Read more

The imbalanced Phillies lineup

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:27 PM
On Wednesday afternoon, Charlie Manuel split long-time middle of the order cogs Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, lefthanded hitters, with the righthanded Michael Young. The Phils were matched up against lefthander Wandy Rodriguez. "I don't see any reason to have them hit back-to-back," Manuel explained... Read more

Pirates 5, Phillies 3

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 5:01 PM
Chase Utley stood at his locker more than three hours before the first pitch was thrown on Wednesday and was asked about a play that happened three nights earlier. Utley, it was assumed, forgot how many outs there were during Sunday’s night’s game against St. Louis when he dashed off... Read more

Manuel decides to split up Chase Utley and Ryan Howard

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:23 PM
During spring training, Charlie Manuel said that splitting up lefties Chase Utley and Ryan Howard with a right-handed batter was something he would consider. One day after unheralded Pirates lefty Jeff Locke stymied the Phillies for six innings, the manager made the switch. Against the much more heralded... Read more

Final: Pirates 2, Phillies 0

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 5:04 PM
When Ruben Amaro Jr. began to put the pricy pieces in place for what was to be the Phillies payroll in 2013, he put his faith (read: dollars) in four players. He traded for and then signed Roy Halladay. He gave $100 million-plus contracts to Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Those four players... Read more

Five observations: Putting the brakes on the Biddle express

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 1:48 PM
Five facts and/or observations after Monday night's 3-2 win over the Pirates. . . 1) Jesse Biddle will not be a member of the Phillies rotation this season. I do not say that to diminish his stellar outing against the Nationals' Double-A affiliate last night, when he struck out 16 and retired the... Read more

John Mayberry Jr. back in the two-hole

Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:48 PM
John Mayberry Jr. is making his second straight start batting second, and his recent play is the reason why. In 44 plate appearances this season, the right fielder is hitting .316 with a .309 on-base percentage and .553 slugging percentage. "He’s been getting on base," manager Charlie Manuel... Read more
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