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Utley refuses to look too far ahead

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 9:51 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Chase Utley insists that he isn’t worried about the future and what the Phillies will look like on Aug. 1, the day after the non-waiver trade deadline. If he did look that far, things would likely be no brighter than the present. The Phillies have sunk to season-high 14 games under... Read more

Ruf activated by IronPigs

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:42 PM
PITTSBURGH -- First baseman-outfielder Darin Ruf was activated off the disabled list today by Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Ruf broke his left wrist while playing for the IronPigs on June 2. He had been on a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Phillies for the past week. Ruf batted .130 with a... Read more

Game 88: The return of A.J. Burnett

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 10:43 AM
PITTSBURGH: A.J. Burnett makes his first return to PNC Park since leaving the Pirates after last season and signing with the Phillies as a free agent. Burnett (5-7, 3.92) will face LHP Jeff Locke (1-1, 3.46) in today’s series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park. During his two years with... Read more

Buchanan's solid effort not enough for slump-ridden Phillies

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 9:53 PM
PITTSBURGH -- These days there is little margin for error for the Phillies pitchers. The Phillies have dropped 12 of their last 15 games following Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. David Buchanan had a solid effort, allowing three runs in six innings. The problem is... Read more

Ruf gets ready for next rehab step

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 5:50 PM
PITTSBURGH – First baseman-outfielder Darin Ruf, recovering from a fractured left wrist while playing at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, will soon take his next step in his rehabilitation schedule according to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Ruf, who suffered the injury on June 2, has been... Read more

Ruf gets ready for next rehab step

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 5:50 PM
PITTSBURGH – First baseman-outfielder Darin Ruf, recovering from a fractured left wrist while playing at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, will soon take his next step in his rehabilitation schedule according to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Ruf, who suffered the injury on June 2, has been... Read more

Game 87: Looking for something positive

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 12:44 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Phillies were justifiably dejected after going a season-high tying 12 games under .500 following Friday’s 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Phillies have dropped 11 of their last 14 games. Meanwhile the Pirates (45-41) have won four of their last five (and... Read more

Phillies can't hide their frustration

Friday, July 4, 2014, 10:28 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The frustration is evident in this Phillies team and how can it not be? They dropped to 37-49 with Friday’s 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Phillies managed just two hits, one off starter Gerrit Cole, who had to leave after five innings with a lat injury. As... Read more

Ruiz making slow progress in recovery from concussion

Friday, July 4, 2014, 4:02 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Carlos Ruiz continues to make a slow recovery from a concussion suffered on June 26, but Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says there has been some improvement. “Chooch is coming along slowly, maybe about 30 percent better on tests, some light tests,” Sandberg said before Friday’s... Read more

Game 86: Facing a Hot Pirates Team

Friday, July 4, 2014, 1:33 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Phillies face a Pittsburgh Pirates team that has gotten itself back into playoff contention after a rough start. Since May 2, the Pirates (44-41) share the best record in baseball along with the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels. All three were 34-23 during that span entering... Read more
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