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Phillies being shut out at mind-numbing pace

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON — There are few answers for a manager whose team cannot score, and that is why Ryne Sandberg deferred to the opposition after Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann. "We were shut down by a good pitcher," Sandberg said. "He set the tone of the game." But, at some... Read more

Larry Bowa on Phillies: 'That's not big-league baseball'

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 3:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Larry Bowa is angry, and the Phillies bench coach made it public Tuesday in a wide-ranging, 10-minute radio interview that castigated Domonic Brown, Roberto Hernandez and everyone in between. Bowa, speaking to Tony Bruno and Harry Mays of 97.5 The Fanatic, criticized the team's... Read more

Phillies sign Jason Marquis to minor-league deal

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON — Desperate for some semblance of pitching depth, the Phillies signed 35-year-old righthander Jason Marquis to a minor-league deal Tuesday. Marquis, who has made 309 career starts in the majors, will report to extended spring training. He pitched for San Diego in 2013 and posted a... Read more

Recent history reveals dubious odds for Phillies

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 10:49 AM
ON A TRAIN — There are three major-league teams with fewer wins than the Phillies, who stand at 24-31, and on the brink of another disaster. They have been outscored by 41 runs in 55 games, which means they have actually outperformed their expected record by one game. We do not need history... Read more

Frustrated Phillies now hit the road

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:27 AM
Chase Utley wasn’t about to take the bait. He was asked after yet another deflating defeat, Monday’s 11-2 loss to the New York Mets, whether the Phillies are who they are, which at this point is a 24-31 team. “I’m not a negative person, so, no,” Utley said. He still... Read more

Game 55: Ending the homestand

Monday, June 2, 2014, 5:52 PM
The Phillies had hoped to receive a boost from an 11-game homestand, but as it concludes, they are just 4-6 entering tonight’s game against the New York Mets. The two teams have played three extra inning games among the four. They have played 48 innings in 17 hours, 19 minutes. The Phillies... Read more

Nick Gordon, son of Flash, works out for Phillies

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:12 PM
The Phillies invited about a dozen prospects to Citizens Bank Park for a Saturday morning workout, and Nick Gordon, one of former Phillies pitcher Tom Gordon's sons, was among them. It is unlikely, though, that Gordon falls to the Phillies at No. 7 in Thursday's draft. Top front-office executives... Read more

Darin Ruf falls victim to roster crunch

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11:42 AM
Darin Ruf arrived Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park with a decent shot of being in Ryne Sandberg's lineup against Mets lefthander Jon Niese. But, shortly after 10 a.m., he received news of a demotion to triple-A Lehigh Valley. He packed his red Phillies bag. "They send you out, Ruf?" a surprised... Read more

Brignac back in lineup after game-winning hit

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 3:29 PM
It was well past midnight and well past 2-year-old Reid Brignac Jr.’s bedtime when his father became the hero of the Phillies’ 6-5, 14-inning win over the New York Mets. The kid was still awake, however, to see his dad deliver a line drive to left field that allowed Marlon Byrd to score... Read more

Phillies show perseverance in 14-inning win

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:53 AM
Reid Brignac made his first Phillies start a memorable one. Brignac hit a game-winning single to left field with the bases loaded in the 14th inning to give the Phillies a 6-5 win over the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Justin De Fratus, one of six Phillies relievers who combined for seven shutout... Read more
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