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Archive: September, 2012

No clarity on rotation, Halladay's status

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:36 PM
A day after Roy Halladay failed to finish two innings and revealed he had visited a doctor prior to his start, there was little clarity on the pitcher's status. When asked what his rotation is following Monday's day off, pitching coach Rich Dubee said, "I don't know yet." The team's official game... Read more

Video: Lee, Phillies edged by Braves

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 6:58 PM
Video: Cliff Lee and the Phillies were edged by the Braves 2-1 in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon. The Inquirer's Matt Gelb breaks down the loss. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Game 152: Why mess with success?

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12:59 PM
Even with a lefty on the mound, Charlie Manuel is using his go-to lineup as the Phillies seek their ninth straight win at Citizens Bank Park. Ty Wigginton had started in left field the previous three times the Phillies opposed a lefty starter. Juan Pierre, riding a hot streak, keeps his place Saturday: 1... Read more

Howard, Phillies energized by late-season run

Friday, September 21, 2012, 11:34 PM
Ryan Howard said he kept a simple outlook as he and his Phillies teammates continued to grind things out when most had counted them out. Not that the Phillies still don’t have major work to do, but they are within three games of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot with 11 to... Read more

Game 151: Still in the hunt

Friday, September 21, 2012, 4:09 PM
The Phillies begin their final home stand of the season, still alive for the second wild card spot, but with keen interest on the happenings of the St. Louis Cardinals. Entering tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies were four games behind the Cardinals... Read more

Phillies-Mets postponed to Thursday

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:48 PM
NEW YORK — The forecast was so dour Tuesday, the decision to postpone baseball came nearly three hours before scheduled first pitch. So the Phillies and Mets will lose a day off Thursday and instead play a makeup game at 7:10 p.m. The postponement actually means more favorable pitching matchups... Read more

Utley takes more grounders at third; Howard talks about struggles

Monday, September 17, 2012, 6:27 PM
NEW YORK -- The two Phillies players who were the most talked about when they were not here during the first half of the season are again the primary topic of discussion as the season winds toward its conclusion. Chase Utley drew more attention by working at third base Monday afternoon before the... Read more

Game 144: All hands on deck

Friday, September 14, 2012, 4:11 PM
HOUSTON — After a night when the Phillies stranded 11 runners and scored three runs against five Astros pitchers, Charlie Manuel is putting his best possible offense on the field. Both Carlos Ruiz and Kevin Frandsen will start. Both have been hobbled with injuries. Both have hot bats. Frandsen... Read more

A wild primer

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 8:43 AM
The Phillies inconceivably stand three games back of a postseason berth for a multitude of reasons. The best explanation for how a team, once considered dead by many of its members, is luck and good timing. Dissect it, and you'll see an old trend. Their starting pitchers have a 3.01 ERA in their... Read more

Phillies reveal 2013 schedule

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:27 PM
With a suddenly renewed interest in this season, the Phillies released their schedule for next season before Wednesday's series finale against the Miami Marlins. The season opens April 1 in Atlanta with the most unique home opener in team history following four days later when the Phillies begin an... Read more
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