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Archive: August, 2012

Game 129: Domonic Brown is back

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 3:20 PM
Domonic Brown returns to Charlie Manuel's lineup Tuesday after a two-game, three-day break. Brown was suffering from minor left knee soreness. He dealt with right knee injuries earlier this season while at triple-A Lehigh Valley. Here is the lineup against New York's Chris Young as the Phillies go... Read more

Video: Phillies' Lee gets first home win of the season

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 9:03 PM
Video: Cliff Lee earned his first home win of the season as the Phillies beat the Nationals 4-1 on Sunday. Charlie Manuel and Lee spoke after the win. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports from Citizens Bank Park. Read more

Game 127: Brown out

Saturday, August 25, 2012, 3:12 PM
For the first time since the day of his recall, Domonic Brown is not in Charlie Manuel's starting lineup. Brown is sitting due to soreness in knee. It is not considered serious, but it is enough to keep him out of tonight's game against the Washington Nationals. After a victory Friday, Manuel sauntered... Read more

Steven Lerud is new backup catcher

Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:55 PM
The Phillies, down to their fourth-string catcher, have dipped into double-A Reading for their latest replacement. Steven Lerud, a 27-year-old with only nine career triple-A games, was added to the 40-man roster when Brian Schneider was placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The moves... Read more

Phillies will open 2013 home schedule with AL team

Friday, August 24, 2012, 3:20 PM
For the first time ever, a Phillies home opener will be against an American League team. The 2013 season will begin with a three-game series in Atlanta on April 2 followed by the April 5 opener at Citizens Bank Park against the Kansas City Royals. Major League Baseball has yet to officially release... Read more

Nate Schierholtz expects to return to the Phillies Tuesday

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 5:02 PM
Nate Schierholtz is eligible to return from the disabled list Tuesday and the outfielder believes it will happen then. Schierholtz did some running to test his broken toe and took batting practice Thursday. He said he cannot yet run full speed. He expects the injury to improve but not complete heal... Read more

Phillippe Aumont sticks as Phillies option Michael Schwimer

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 4:33 PM
In somewhat of a surprise move, it was Michael Schwimer who temporarily lost his job Thursday in the latest Phillies bullpen shuffle. Schwimer was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley to make space for lefty Jeremy Horst, who was activated from the paternity leave list. It's temporary, solely because... Read more

Game 125: Hey, this could be fun

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:08 PM
There is a certain lack of anticipation for Phillies baseball on most nights because reality dictates it. Then, even when the season is rendered irrelevant, there are still nights like Thursday: Cueto vs. Hamels. It's a matchup of two of the best pitchers in the National League. Johnny Cueto leads... Read more

Frustration Continues For Manuel & Phillies

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 11:41 PM
Charlie Manuel is usually upbeat but this season is wearing on him. He sees a group of hitters who don’t show patience at the plate. His starting pitchers not named Cole Hamels and his relievers have produced a season of inconsistent performances. So Manuel has said that jobs are to be won in... Read more

Game 124: Polanco Back In The Lineup

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:25 PM
The Phillies had won seven in a row against the Cincinnati Reds dating back to last year before Tuesday’s 5-4 loss. The two teams now play the third game of their four-game series at Citizens Bank Park with Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11) against Bronson Arroyo (9-7, 3.96). Charlie Manuel indicated... Read more
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