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No changes in Cliff Lee's rehab plan from elbow injury

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:42 PM
Three of the foremost experts on pitchers' arms have examined Cliff Lee's injured left elbow in recent weeks. They all agreed that Lee, who visited Philadelphia on Monday for another doctor's appointment, can follow the original rehab plan. So Lee will not throw until sometime in November. Nevertheless... Read more

With Jimmy Rollins hurt, Maikel Franco becomes No. 2 hitter

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:22 PM
The hamstring injury to Jimmy Rollins will provide opportunities for both Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez at shortstop. But, as Tuesday's lineup demonstrates, there are others who stand to benefit, too. Maikel Franco, who batted sixth, seventh and eighth (twice) in his first four major-league starts... Read more

Hamels reflects on a difficult outing

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:12 PM
WASHINGTON -- Cole Hamels felt that a crucial balk shouldn’t have been called, but he also understood that he wasn’t at his best during Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Hamels pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed the three earned runs on seven hits. He... Read more

Hamels continues his dominant season

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- This is shaping up for quite a season for Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels. Despite missing the first three weeks due to biceps tendonitis, and then getting off to a slow start, Hamels has simply been one of baseball’s best pitchers. He’ll take the mound today in Washington... Read more

Burnett amazed by Giles confidence & production

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:33 PM
WASHINGTON -- It’s interesting to see how even the hardened Phillies veterans are taken back by the extraordinary performance this season of rookie righthander Ken Giles. With a shutout inning of relief in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the host Washington Nationals, Giles ERA is now 1.16. In... Read more

Brown equates big defensive play to hitting a HR

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON -- Phillies leftfielder Domonic Brown said it was one of the best feelings a player can have. Not known for his defense, Brown had a defining play during Friday’s 9-8 comeback win in 11 innings over the host Washington Nationals. Trailing 7-2, Brown nailed Jayson Werth at the plate... Read more

Revere packs a punch in latest Phillies win

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ben Revere expected the good-natured razzing from his teammates. Given the situation, his second career home run was just even more surprising than his first. And this time it contributed to one of the wildest Phillies wins of the season. Trailing 7-2 after seven innings, the Phillies... Read more

Franco to see major test in Strasburg

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says that he wants to get Maikel Franco 50-60 at-bats this month and that means doing more than just playing against lefthanders. So Franco will receive a major test tonight when he’s batting eighth against Washington Nationals righthander Stephen... Read more

For Kyle Kendrick, September is meaningful

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:54 PM
ATLANTA — The Braves took batting practice in a rainstorm Tuesday afternoon, a sight that prompted two Phillies players to dash up the dugout tunnel for verification. This was an unusual event, perhaps Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez's idea of punishment after being no-hit Monday. "Obviously... Read more

Pat Gillick: Ruben Amaro Jr. 'absolutely' will remain Phillies general manager

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:46 PM
ATLANTA — Pat Gillick was at home in Seattle last week when a member of the Phillies ownership group extended an offer to become the team's interim president and CEO while David Montgomery tended to his health. The Hall of Fame executive agreed, and he joined the Phillies on Tuesday at Turner... Read more
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