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Archive: August, 2012

Jimmy Rollins apologizes to Charlie Manuel

Friday, August 31, 2012, 6:38 PM
ATLANTA — The door opened at 4:23 p.m. and Jimmy Rollins smiled. Charlie Manuel chuckled from inside the visiting manager's office at Turner Field. The Phillies lineup was already made in Manuel's head and it included Rollins even before he issued an apology during a seven-minute chat. "He walked... Read more

Jimmy Rollins benched by Charlie Manuel during game

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 2:58 PM
This time, Jimmy Rollins was benched by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. Manuel had a closed-door meeting with Rollins after the shortstop failed to run out a pop up in Miami earlier this month, but the manager opted not to bench his starting shortstop. After Rollins hit a sixth-inning pop up in... Read more

Lerud to make his debut against Mets

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:15 PM
This is just the final day of a three-game series with the New York Mets to most Phillies fans and most of the Phillies, for that matter. For Steven Lerud, on the other hand, it is biggest day of his baseball life. After eight seasons in the minor leagues, the 27-year-old catcher will make his major-league... Read more

Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels scratched due to illness, Tyler Cloyd to make debut

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 11:34 AM
Tyler Cloyd, named the International League's best pitcher a day ago, will make his major-league debut Wednesday only because of an illness to Cole Hamels. The Phillies announced Hamels will not start as scheduled because of a gastrointestinal illness. Replacing him is Cloyd, who was slated to pitch... Read more

Game 130: There is Cloyd, but no Brown

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 3:20 PM
Tyler Cloyd will make his major-league debut Wednesday but he will do so without Domonic Brown behind him. Brown is out of the Phillies lineup after aggravating a left knee injury Tuesday. Brown insisted after the game he was not injured and only removed because trainers saw him hobbling. Manager... Read more

Worley to have season-ending surgery

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 3:12 PM
Vance Worley's season is over. The Phillies announced Tuesday that Worley has been placed on the disabled list because of a right elbow injury that will require surgery. The team said he will undergo surgery in the next seven to 10 days. Bone chips were discovered in Worley's elbow when he was forced... Read more

Cloyd, Ruf win awards, Arizona Fall League roster announced

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 3:11 PM
On the day he was promoted to the majors, Tyler Cloyd won honors as the top pitcher in the Phillies minor leagues. Cloyd and slugging double-A first baseman Darin Ruf were named 2012 Paul Owens Award winners, the award annually given by the Phillies to their top minor leaguers. The honors were hardly... Read more

Top award for Tyler Cloyd

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 11:47 AM
Tyler Cloyd was named the International League's most valuable pitcher, becoming the first Phillies minor-leaguer to win such honors since Brandon Duckworth in 2001. Cloyd, 25, is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA at triple-A Lehigh Valley. He leads the league with a 1.01 WHIP and his .210 batting average against... Read more

Ruf Ties Howard Reading HR Mark

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:27 PM
READING -- Darin Ruf has tied the single-season Reading Phillies club record with his 37th home run in tonight’s 12-8 win at First Energy Stadium against the Binghamton Mets. His home run tied Ryan Howard’s Reading team record that was set in 2004. "He is a special player and it’s... Read more

Charlie Manuel wants to see Darin Ruf. Will it happen in September?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 4:49 PM
If you can hit the ball really far, it will not take long for Charlie Manuel to notice. If you can hit the ball really far and with great frequency, Manuel will do more than notice. If you can do all of this while the Phillies flounder, Manuel will start thinking big things. Such is the case with... Read more
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