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Archive: June, 2013

Howard benched for two games

Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:34 PM
Following tonight's game in Los Angeles, the Phillies will reach the official halfway point of the season. Eighty-one of 162 games in the books. Ryan Howard, who once hit 58 home runs in a season and averaged 44 homers per year from 2006-11, has 10 home runs. So, he's on pace for around 20. Charlie... Read more

Don't call it a comeback - Domonic Brown never left

Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:20 AM
I admit I'm a bit touchy when it comes to matters Domonic Brown, mostly because I've spent the last year listening to people label him the biggest bust in Phillies history since Jeff Stone. So it might be a figment of my imagination that I still don't think a lot of people grasp just how special a... Read more

Galvis likely odd man out on Phillies bench

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 8:31 PM
Charlie Manuel loves Freddy Galvis. He loves Galvis's energy. He loves Galvis's instincts. He loves Galvis's glove - everywhere on the field. But he also understands the 23-year-old Galvis is still a developing player and not a finish product. And he simply doesn't have a place to play Galvis enough... Read more

Adams likely lost for season

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 9:14 PM
Five days before Christmas, Mike Adams was introduced as the new set-up man at a press conference at Citizens Bank Park and everyone in Phillies red were wearing smiles. The Phillies lost 16 games that they had led in the seventh inning or later in 2012 and Adams had been a shutdown set-up man for... Read more

Aumont returns to Phils pen with positive outlook

Monday, June 24, 2013, 8:48 PM
Earlier this month, Phillippe Aumont was still adjusting to his first demotion from the big leagues to the minor leagues when he made some comments that drew some interest back in Philadelphia. Aumont had the following to say to the Easton Express Times about mixed messages he felt he was getting... Read more

Has Ryan Howard changed his stance?

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2:30 PM
Ryan Howard singled in his first at bat against Matt Harvey, to continue his recent hot play. An observation: the first baseman seems to be backing off the plate a little bit more than he was earlier in the season. Here's an image from Howard's first at bat against Jeremy Hefner at Citizens Bank... Read more

From the "Gold Standard" to the ".300 Standard," the Phillies' expectations raise some concerns

Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:00 PM
The general manager says that he does not “do” five-year plans, and the club president says that he judges his front office’s personnel decisions based on a standard of 30 percent accuracy, and all of a sudden the Phillies’ 35-38 record makes perfect sense. Either that, or Ruben... Read more

Rollins optimistic Phils can make a run

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:41 PM
Jimmy Rollins and his wife, Johari, could have been extras in "The Great Gatsby." Or, better yet, they could have pushed aside Leo and Co. and took the starring roles. The Rollins' smilled for the cameras before the beginning of "Harlem Nights," an event of music, dancing and dinner that benefitted... Read more

Franco promoted to Double-A Reading

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:05 PM
Chase Utley began his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Reading on Wednesday night. He’ll likely rejoin the Phillies this weekend. Utley wasn’t the only big bat that arrived in Reading on Wednesday. The Phillies promoted third baseman Maikel Franco to Reading after he finished... Read more

Carlos Ruiz says his swing feels surprisingly good. He's back tonight.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 5:10 PM
It is easy to forget that Carlos Ruiz hit .325/.394/.540 with 16 home runs in 372 at bats last season, mostly because it far surpassed his best season up to that point (.302/.400/.447 with eight home runs in 371 at bats in 2010). The Phillies are not expecting the kind of production out of their catcher... Read more
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