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Archive: August, 2012

Pettibone Continues Triple-A Dominance

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:36 PM
ALLENTOWN -- Since being promoted in late July from Double-A Reading, right-hander Jonathan Pettibone has been dominant for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Pettibone continued his successful run at Triple-A with Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Toledo Mud Hens, in the first game of a doubleheader at Coca-Cola... Read more

Hunter Pence's message to fans

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 5:01 PM
All fans attending Tuesday's game receive a Hunter Pence bobblehead, plus a special message from the departed outfielder. Pence was traded to San Francisco at the deadline, but the Phillies decided to go ahead with the promotion because the figurines were already made. It's a bit awkward, thus the... Read more

Mayberry Looking For Right Answer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 12:15 AM
Nobody knows whether John Mayberry Jr. factors into the Phillies plans for the future, but manager Charlie Manuel made it simple and clear what Mayberry has to do to earn consistent playing time. “He has to hit right-handed pitching and has to be more consistent,” Manuel said after Mayberry... Read more

Game 122: Polanco Returns

Monday, August 20, 2012, 3:14 PM
The Phillies have activated Placido Polanco from the disabled list and put him in the lineup for tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the Cincinnati Reds. Hector Luna has been optioned to Lehigh Valley. Tonight is the first of a four-game series with the sizzling Reds who are 74-48.... Read more

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 7:52 PM
Join the Inquirer's Bob Brookover as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, scheduled to start Monday at noon. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Ruiz's boot coming off; Phillies expect him to play again in 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 6:00 PM
MILWAUKEE — Carlos Ruiz's career season was interrupted by a partial tear in his left foot, but there are signs he will return before 2012 is over. Doctors have cleared Ruiz to no longer walk with the assistance of a boot starting Monday. He will then begin weight-bearing exercises. "We expect... Read more

Jesse Biddle tosses 7 no-hit innings

Friday, August 17, 2012, 9:26 PM
The Phillies have exercised caution all season with top prospect Jesse Biddle, opting to leave the 20-year-old at single-A Clearwater for a full season even as his successes mount. The reward was seven no-hit innings Friday against Brevard County with 12 strikeouts and two walks. Biddle, the former... Read more

Phillies acquire O'Sullivan to complete Blanton trade

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:31 PM
MILWAUKEE — The Phillies received single-A righthander Ryan O'Sullivan from Los Angeles as the player to be named later to complete a trade for Joe Blanton. O'Sullivan, 21, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Dodgers in 2011. He began the season as a starter but transitioned to a relief role... Read more

What do you want out of final 44 games?

Friday, August 17, 2012, 1:10 AM
MILWAUKEE — Two days after the Phillies traded away two-thirds of their outfield and officially raised the white flag on 2012, Ryan Howard pinch-hit for Domonic Brown in the ninth inning of an eventual loss. The tying run was at the plate, Brown's season was three games old, and fans grumbled... Read more

After perceived lack of hustle, Rollins meets with Manuel

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:02 PM
MILWAUKEE — The loudest sound in the visitors clubhouse at Miller Park hours before Thursday's game was the echo of bat meeting ball from an adjacent room. There, Jimmy Rollins worked. He hit a ball off a tee for some 20 minutes while teammates watched TV and lounged. Upon arriving at the ballpark... Read more
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