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Archive: June, 2011

Video: Worley's place in the rotation

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 2:16 PM
Video: Vance Worley discusses his place in the Phillies rotation and how he's fitting in. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. Read more

Game 79: Utley rests; no Thursday starter yet

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 12:14 PM
It's Sunday and a day off for Chase Utley after playing eight games in a row. Since Utley returned, he has played in 29 of the team's 32 games, starting 28 of those games. So much for regular rest. But Utley has proven -- at least to the naked eye -- that he can manage the pain. He is still off pace... Read more

Brookover’s top 10 minor-league prospects

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 7:58 AM
We’re past the mid-point for the minor-league seasons and there is now a big enough body of evidence to put together an updated list of the Phillies’ top 10 prospects. The last time we performed this exercise was in December, and the top 10 list looked like this: 1. Domonic Brown, 2. Jonathan... Read more

In his return, Bailey gets save

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 10:42 PM
Just outside the visitors clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park, the Oakland Athletics’ family will-call list sat on a small, red table hours before Saturday’s interleague game against the Phillies. The seventh and eighth entries read: “Wife, Amanda Bailey,” and “Parents, under... Read more

Oswalt leaves with lower back tightness

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 9:21 PM
It was clear that something was wrong with Roy Oswalt. The Phillies righthander has struggled the entire season with a variety of issues, including a back injury, a loss of velocity and an inability to locate his pitches. Thanks to those problems, he went into his start Thursday in St. Louis with... Read more

Contreras likely out four to six weeks

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6:57 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Jose Contreras, placed on the disabled list Thursday with recurring elbow soreness, will miss between four and six weeks, according to Phillies assistant general manager Benny Looper. "He was examined by Dr. (Michael) Ciccotti today and it was determined that he has a Grade 1 flexor strain... Read more

Help wanted: Manuel thinks Phils need a righthanded bat

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 6:29 PM
Charlie Manuel verbally posted a help wanted sign Wednesday afternoon. The Phillies manager made it clear that he believes his team needs a right-handed bat to improve the lineup. "We could use a hitter in our lineup -- at least one," Manuel said. "We could definitely use a solid right-handed hitter... Read more

More on De Fratus, Aumont

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 8:25 AM
The off day story in Tuesday's Inquirer centers around the development of two young arms -- Antonio Bastardo and Mike Stutes -- but attempts to categorize it in a larger context. The Phillies will need to spend money this winter, whether it's on a new left fielder, a contract extension for Cole Hamels... Read more

Polanco playing through aches and pains

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:45 PM
Placido Polanco is paying attention to the All-Star voting because he wants to be the guy starting at third base when the National League takes on the American League July 12 in Phoenix. "Of course," he said before Tuesday night's game at Busch Stadium. "It would be special because it's the fans voting... Read more

Phillies will miss Pujols, who's out 4-6 weeks

Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:41 PM
Life without Albert Pujols begins Tuesday for the St. Louis Cardinals, and it just so happens they face the Phillies for three games. The superstar Pujols will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his forearm, according to the team. It’s yet another crushing blow to St. Louis, which... Read more
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