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Archive: June, 2012

Carlos Ruiz moves up a spot in All-Star voting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 3:26 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Ruiz has passed Brian McCann in All-Star voting for National League catchers, but the Phillies backstop still ranks third with some 500,000 votes to overcome. San Francisco's Buster Posey is the new leader with 1,713,839 votes. He tops St. Louis' Yadier Molina, who has 1... Read more

Phillies' situational woes are historic

Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:55 AM
It hardly served as the defining image of another defeat Sunday — Ty Wigginton's botched attempt at fielding a grounder in the 10th inning did that — but Shane Victorino's swing in the first inning was so emblematic of a numbing season that continues to spiral into hopelessness. These... Read more

Utley's minor-league rehab begins Tuesday with Clearwater

Monday, June 11, 2012, 7:14 PM
The final hurdle to rejoining the Phillies is now directly in front of Chase Utley. The team announced Monday night that the second baseman will officially begin a minor-league rehab assignment by playing Tuesday night for the single-A Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field. Utley, out since... Read more

History for Juan Pierre

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 2:37 PM
BALTIMORE — In the middle of a 9-6 victory Friday, Jim Thome handed Juan Pierre an autographed bat. "Congratulations," Thome wrote and signed his name. He wrote the number 1,675 on the bat to mark Thome's career RBIs. But the more important numbers were 1,000, 2,000 and 500. Pierre became only... Read more

As the Bullpen Turns: Rosenberg is next

Friday, June 8, 2012, 11:47 PM
UPDATE (9:41 a.m.): Indeed, it's B.J. Rosenberg who gets the call. He'll wear No. 53 and is available beginning Saturday. EARLIER: BALTIMORE — Raul Valdes has the unfortunate distinction of being lefthanded. Typically, that will prolong a pitcher's career, but in this case, it earned Valdes... Read more

How did we end up here?

Friday, June 8, 2012, 10:54 AM
BALTIMORE — The Phillies, owners of a 28-31 record, have not been this bad through 59 games since 2002 when a Larry Bowa-managed team was 25-34. Terry Adams and Joe Roa combined to make 30 starts that season, Travis Lee ran off the field with one out left in the season, and the Phillies finished... Read more

Phillies searching for bullpen help

Friday, June 8, 2012, 5:37 PM
BALTIMORE — It does not take a genius to know the Phillies require reinforcements for their depleted bullpen. Charlie Manuel intimated Friday the front office is actively searching for just that. "We're trying to do some things," Manuel said. The Phillies have just two righthanded relievers... Read more

Game 60: Jim Thome is cleaning up

Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:17 PM
BALTIMORE — The last time the Phillies played at Camden Yards, Ryan Madson tossed 8 2/3 scoreless innings and Sal Fasano caught. So, yeah, it's been a while. Charlie Manuel will attempt to conjure old spirits by batting Jim Thome cleanup in the first of nine games with a designated hitter. 1... Read more

Freddy Galvis injury leaves hole at second base

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 11:44 PM
Freddy Galvis had dressed and left Citizens Bank Park before reporters entered the Phillies clubhouse with a back injury serious enough to not even require a day of testing or rest before making a roster move. He is disabled for at least 15 days with what is currently termed as "lower back soreness... Read more

That's Baseball: The Chooch Travesty

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 11:42 AM
Video: Carlos Ruiz ranks fourth - FOURTH! - among catchers in All-Star voting. Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover of the Inquirer make their case for the Phillies' hot-hitting backstop in the latest episode of "That's Baseball." Read more
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