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Archive: April, 2012

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:25 AM
Join The Inquirer's Bob Brookover for a live chat about all things Phillies starting at noon Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

Phillies a hit with the singles; Pierre starts and aborts potential rally

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2:33 PM
Phillies Zone Live: Game 9, the series finale with the New York Mets After two days off, we're back, refreshed and ready to provide in-game incites on one of the two best baseball blogs you will find on Rally killer We used this blog to discuss the thought process behind trying to steal... Read more

Contreras activated; Savery optioned

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 12:25 PM
UPDATE: The Phillies activated reliever Jose Contreras from the disabled list. Joe Savery was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. EARLIER: All signs Sunday morning pointed toward veteran reliever Jose Contreras being activated after the series finale between the Phillies and New York Mets at Citizens... Read more

Video: Hamels, Phillies take apart Mets

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 11:58 PM
Cole Hamels struck out ten as the Philadelphia Phillies salvaged their series with the New York Mets in an 8-2 win. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports from Citizens Bank Park. Read more

Video: Burrell's Legacy & Phillies' Rotation

Friday, April 13, 2012, 12:34 PM
Video: Roy Halladay & the starting rotation stay strong. Pat Burrell signs one-day minor league deal to retire as a Phillie. CineSport's Noah Coslov & the Inquirer's Marc Narducci discuss. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Phillies squander chances in loss to Mets

Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:45 PM
This was a night when the Phillies just couldn’t take advantage of opportunities. Plenty of them. They had 11 hits and were the beneficiary of an opponent’s base-running brain cramp. In addition, they were facing a New York Mets squad that was without its best player. And still, it wasn’t... Read more

Contreras could be close to returning

Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:45 AM
This could be a big day for Jose Contreras. Earlier this week, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated that the 40-year-old reliever was scheduled to pitch back-to-back days Thursday and Friday, marking the first time since his September elbow surgery that he has pitched on consecutive days. That's... Read more

Manuel Preaches Patience Against Mets Knuckleballer

Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:05 PM
Charlie Manuel is preaching patience against tonight’s opponent, New York Mets knuckleball specialist R.A. Dickey. The righthander throws one of the more harder knuckleballs, but one that can play tricks on the hitters when it’s working its best. So the strategy is simple. “Make... Read more

Thome Starts For Phillies

Friday, April 13, 2012, 3:20 PM
Jim Thome is in the starting lineup for the Phillies, while David Wright will miss his third straight game for the New York Mets. Here is the Phillies lineup for tonight’s game. Shane Victorino, cf; Placido Polanco, 3B; Jimmy Rollins, ss; Hunter Pence, rf; Jim Thome, 1b; John Mayberry, lf;... Read more

A running debate about stealing third

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 5:50 PM
Not a very newsy pregame at Citizens Bank Park Thursday before the series finale between the Phillies and Miami Marlins. The team announced early in the day that Pat Burrell will sign a minor-league contract and retire as a Phillie Saturday May 19 before a game against the Boston Red Sox. General... Read more
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