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Archive: July, 2012

Video: Historic deal for Hamels, Phillies

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 5:06 PM
Video: Pitcher Cole Hamels addressed the media Wednesday after signing a six-year, $144 million contract with the Phillies. Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover of the Inquirer report from Citizens Bank Park. Read more

A top prospect falters

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 10:45 AM
The outings at double-A Reading are grimmer each time for Trevor May, the Phillies' top pitching prospect. Last week, he walked eight Portland Sea Dogs in five innings. On Monday night, he served up four home runs in five innings to the Altoona Curve. The 22-year-old is saddled with a 5.25 ERA in... Read more

Game 98: Polanco sits, Victorino plays

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 3:09 PM
Placido Polanco was completely unavailable Monday night, Charlie Manuel revealed after the game, which sent up red flags. Polanco has long had back problems and spent 25 days on the disabled list in 2011 with the injury. He is not playing again Tuesday, which marks the third time in four games he... Read more

Tyson Gillies suspended for outburst at bus driver

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 12:01 PM
Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies was suspended last week for what was only termed a "violation of team rules." The offending incident specifically involved a confrontation between double-A Reading's bus driver and Gillies, according to a team source. Gillies was emotional, the source said, because... Read more

Laynce Nix activated from DL

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 10:54 AM
The Phillies activated outfielder Laynce Nix on Sunday morning following a two-game stint at triple-A Lehigh Valley to rehab a strained left calf. Nix also played in six games for single-A Clearwater. He has been on the disabled list since May 10 with the injury. Nix was hitting .326 with eight extra-base... Read more

Phillies snap home skid, beat Giants

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 10:13 PM
Jimmy Rollins' 12th inning single gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants and ended a seven-game home losing streak. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Game 95: Facing a nemesis

Saturday, July 21, 2012, 1:16 PM
Game 3 of the 2010 National League Championship Series will always be remembered as The Cody Ross Game because, as Cole Hamels said, "He's hitting pitches that most normal people can't hit at this time." But Matt Cain was a major part of that day, tossing seven shutout innings while permitting two... Read more

Lack of Bullpen Confidence Leaves Worley Out Too Long

Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:20 PM
Before Friday’s 7-2 loss against the San Francisco Giants, Charlie Manuel said that bolstering the bullpen was his No. 1 wish for the trade deadline. And then during the game the Phillies manager showed what little confidence he has in his relievers. The Phillies trailed 2-1 in the sixth with... Read more

Cole Hamels and the bigger picture

Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:11 AM
If indeed the Phillies have extended an offer of six years to Cole Hamels, as reported by numerous national outlets, a deal could be close. The sticking point, ever since spring training when the Phillies insisted on a Jered Weaver-type contract, has always been length. John Boggs, Hamels' agent... Read more

Game 94: Continuing The Post-All-Star Game Push

Friday, July 20, 2012, 3:30 PM
Following a 4-2 road trip that began the post-all-star segment of the schedule, the Phillies return for six games at Citizens Bank Park that could determine whether they will be sellers or buyers by the July 31 trade deadline. At 41-52 the Phillies are 13.5 games out of first place in the N.L. East... Read more
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