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Hamels looking to continue his success - with the Phillies

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1:57 AM
Cole Hamels doesn’t sound like somebody who wants to leave the Phillies anytime soon. Hamels presents the best trade chip for the team. He is 30, and despite missing the first three weeks this season with left biceps tendonitis, he has been a durable starter, averaging 32.3 starts over the... Read more

Brown out of lineup due to illness

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5:45 PM
Domonic Brown was in the Phillies original lineup for Saturday’s game against the visiting Washington Nationals, but then was pulled due to illness. “He is ill today,” manager Ryne Sandberg said before the games. “A little bit of a fever and some other things going on so he... Read more

Game 94: A top pitching matchup

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 3:26 PM
The Phillies take a five-game winning streak into tonight’s 7:15 p.m. game against the visiting Washington Nationals, and the offense will face a major challenge. Make that the offenses of both teams should be highly challenged. LHP Cole Hamels (3-5, 2.87 ERA) faces Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg... Read more

Rollins, Phillies showing renewed confidence

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:03 AM
It’s a question that would have seemed preposterous less than a week ago, but nobody, including Jimmy Rollins did a double-take when asked if the Phillies still thought they could win the division. “Playing this way, we can,” Rollins said. The comment came after Friday’s 6-2... Read more

Game 93: Sizemore’s Debut

Friday, July 11, 2014, 3:10 PM
The Phillies are putting Grady Sizemore to work right away. After appearing in 11 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the three-time all-star outfielder was recalled on Thursday evening and is in tonight’s starting lineup against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. He will bat leadoff... Read more

Ruben Amaro Jr. has no qualms with Jonathan Papelbon comments

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:47 PM
MILWAUKEE — There were three weeks until the July 31 trade deadline when Ruben Amaro Jr. grabbed a pack of jalapeno sunflower seeds Thursday afternoon and found a spot on the wooden dugout bench. This was a moment for more reality. Jonathan Papelbon, the Phillies' closer, made it clear Wednesday... Read more

Ruben Amaro Jr. offers frank assessment of moribund Phillies

Monday, July 7, 2014, 7:31 PM
MILWAUKEE — Ruben Amaro Jr. followed the Phillies here after stops in Miami and Pittsburgh yielded gruesome baseball. The Phillies general manager watched his team stumble to their 13th loss in 16 games Sunday. And, on Monday, he was ready to unload on his underachieving bunch. "It's disappointing... Read more

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
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