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Archive: April, 2013

Halladay: 'I always felt I was going in the right direction'

Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:38 PM
When many people were suggesting that Roy Halladay’s better days were over after two disastrous early season starts that followed a rough end of last season, there is one person who says he never lost faith. That would be none other than Roy Halladay. While it may be too soon to say that the... Read more

Phillies Howard day-to-day with sore groin

Friday, April 19, 2013, 4:41 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel says that Ryan Howard isn’t in the starting lineup tonight due to a sore groin. It was assumed that Manuel was not starting Howard for the first time this season tonight against St. Louis due to the fact that the Cardinals were throwing left-hander Jaime Garcia... Read more

Game 17: Looking to snap a four-game losing streak

Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:11 PM
The Phillies have lost four games in a row and haven’t drawn a walk in either game. They hope to end both streaks tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the St. Louis Cardinals. For the second game in a row, Freddy Galvis is batting second and playing left field. Manager Charlie Manuel talked... Read more

Phillies place Lannan on DL

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:25 PM
The Phillies have placed left-hander John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee. Lannan suffered the injury during Wednesday’s 11-2 loss at Cincinnati to the Reds. He allowed six earned runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings against the Reds after... Read more

It's early for the Phillies, but...

Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:12 AM
The Phillies are getting a lot of practice playing close games during the early part of the season. They are 6-10 and of the 16 games, 10 have been decided by two runs or fewer. The Phillies record in those games is 4-6. Trailing 4-3, the Phillies had runners on the corners with nobody out in the... Read more

Game 16: searching for offense

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:10 PM
After being swept in Cincinnati, the Phillies begin an eight-game homestand with tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals desperately looking to ignite a punchless offense. During the recently completed 2-4 road trip, the Phillies scored a total of 10 runs. They did not score a run before... Read more

Domonic Brown, John Lannan injured in blowout loss

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:08 PM
CINCINNATI — Start with this: Two Phillies will see a team doctor Thursday morning in Philadelphia. Welcome home. Both Domonic Brown and John Lannan were injured in an 11-2 loss to the Reds on Wednesday. The extent of the injuries is unknown. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. downplayed... Read more

Mastering lefties key to Kyle Kendrick's progression

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:55 PM
CINCINNATI — Like every one of his teammates, Kyle Kendrick went to sleep after playing Tuesday not knowing the game's outcome. "That's a first," Kendrick said. A tied, scoreless game hung in the balance because Kendrick pushed it to that point with seven stellar innings. He struck out four... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Wednesday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

It's early, and Phillies are worst in majors vs. lefties

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:56 AM
CINCINNATI — Aroldis Chapman is unhittable in most scenarios. He threw 14 pitches Monday night to seal his third save of 2013. Freddy Galvis hit a soft liner to left. Jimmy Rollins whiffed on a 90-m.p.h. slider. He threw Ryan Howard three strikes at 99, 100 and 100 m.p.h. Chapman is lefthanded... Read more
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