Sunday, May 24, 2015

Amaro watches Nola, says promotion isn't imminent

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:57 PM
DENVER - As he surveyed the fields on the Carpenter Complex two months ago, where a Who's Who of Phillies prospects were at play on a day when the major leaguers were out of town, Ruben Amaro Jr. stated what should have been an obvious point for a general manager of a rebuilding team. "I know with... Read more

Kendrick will miss the Phillies

Monday, May 18, 2015, 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick has already looked at the upcoming schedule. He will not pitch in any of the four games the Phillies will play at Coors Field this week. And, barring a rainout or schedule change, he said his turn in the Colorado Rockies rotation won’t come up when the two teams meet up again at... Read more

'The Mountain' hits with Phillies

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:54 PM
Since Ellen Gray, the Daily News' terrific television critic, is gone for the weekend, I handled an interview today with one of the stars from arguably one of the top scenes from the small screen within the last 12 months. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor... Read more

Angel in the Phillies outfield?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:40 PM
Ben Revere had only been back in town from spring training for a few days and was about to take the field for pregame batting practice on Opening Day when a reporter told him he was on the trade block. “Right before the first pitch,” Revere recalled Wednesday afternoon. “I’m... Read more

Howard cleaning up, again

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:24 AM
Two weeks ago, Ryan Howard was demoted from the fourth spot in the Phillies batting order to the seventh spot. Howard, who hit fourth in the Phillies lineup in 665 straight starts from 2008 to 2014, and in 137 of his 146 starts last year, too, is back in the cleanup spot on Thursday afternoon when... Read more

Ryno thinks Brown needs more at-bats

Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:31 PM
Domonic Brown hasn't seen his name in a major league lineup since March 19, when the Phillies played an exhibition game under the lights in Tampa against the New York Yankees. Brown left that game early with left Achilles' soreness. But after beginning an official rehab assignment three weeks ago... Read more

Sandberg not moving slumping Utley in lineup

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:43 PM
Chase Utley had a productive at-bat on Tuesday night. With a runner on third base and less than two outs, Utley hit a fly ball into right field. A "team RBI," as Ryne Sandberg calls it. Utley doesn't have a hit in seven days - he enters play Wednesday mired in an 0-for-21 skid - but Sandberg still... Read more

Howard's spot in lineup plummets

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:49 PM
On April 21, 2006, Aaron Rowand was the Phillies leadoff hitter and shortstop Alex Gonzalez hit second. Jon Lieber and Ryan Franklin were the only two pitchers to take the mound for the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. It was on that day, nearly nine years ago, that Ryan Howard was last slotted seventh... Read more

Victorino expects "emotional" homecoming

Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:56 PM
Cole Hamels will take the mound on Opening Day for the Phillies agianst the Boston Red Sox later this afternoon. With the Phillies in rebuild mode and the Hamels trade rumors, particularly the ones involving Boston, almost nonstop in the last few months, there was at least a possibility that the... Read more

Giles may avoid DL

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:40 PM
Ken Giles may or may not start the 2015 season on the disabled list. A day after his young reliever exited a game with back pain after facing one batter, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. sounded very confident that Giles would be good to go for Monday's season opener at Citizens Bank Park against the... Read more
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