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Archive: April, 2013

Delmon Young plays on consecutive days

Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:39 PM
MIAMI — The Phillies were off Thursday, so general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. took a trip to the team's complex in Clearwater, Fla., to watch Delmon Young. Young played seven innings in right field during an extended spring game on consecutive days, marking another step in his progression from... Read more

Placido Polanco, cleanup man living 15 minutes from work, loves life

Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:21 PM
MIAMI — Placido Polanco's home is 15 minutes from Marlins Park, one of the luxuries the 37-year-old former Phillies third baseman currently enjoys. The other is health, a difficult ambition in recent seasons. Oh, he is also Miami's cleanup hitter. "If nobody called, that was good enough," Polanco... Read more

Game 10: The Land of Misfit Ex-Phillies

Friday, April 12, 2013, 3:40 PM
MIAMI — The moribund Marlins have scored 16 runs in nine games. They are 1-8. They have one of the game's finest talents in slugger Giancarlo Stanton. On Friday, they will protect Stanton with Placido Polanco and Greg Dobbs. Yes, this is the Land of Misfit Ex-Phillies. Polanco, hitting .333... Read more

Video: Phils take series against Mets

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:16 AM
Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first inning. Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings as the Phillies dropped the Mets 7-3. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports. Read more

Game 9: Phillies look for first series win

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 2:53 PM
The Phillies look to win their first series of the year when they complete a three-game set tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Mets. Cliff Lee’s second straight pitching gem evened the series at 1-1 with Tuesday's 8-3 win. The Phillies first eight are the same as yesterday.... Read more

Brown keeps power display in perspective

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:10 AM
By Marc Narducci Maybe in the old days, like last year, Domonic Brown would have been styling after that moon-shot of a home run. Brown sent one to the second deck in right field, a three-run first inning blast during Wednesday’s 7-3 win over the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. While... Read more

Galvis' anti-Ripken streak at nine games

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:57 PM
Freddy Galvis' anti-Cal Ripken streak reached nine games Wednesday when Phillies manager Charlie Manuel once again filled out a lineup card without the 23-year-old shortstop's name in it. The Phillies were playing their ninth game of the season, which meant that Galvis had started none of them. Ruben... Read more

Can Dillon Gee snap Ryan Howard's slump?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 2:57 PM
There are three players in all of baseball who have more plate appearances without an extra-base hit than Ryan Howard. They are Aaron Hicks (32 PA), Ben Revere (32 PA) and Juan Pierre (31 PA). None are exactly known for their power like Howard is. Howard has batted 30 times in 2013 without an extra-base... Read more

Yes, that actually was Roy Oswalt tweeting

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 11:58 AM
For 248 days, the verified Twitter account for Roy Oswalt was dormant. Then, at 9:19 p.m. Monday -- 43 minutes after Roy Halladay was yanked from another dismal outing -- Oswalt tweeted. He fired three messages to more than 30,000 followers. "Alright everybody, this is officially roy Oswalt," he wrote... Read more

Delmon Young could begin official rehab next week

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:45 PM
Delmon Young spent the first week of the regular season lampooned in Florida as a participant in extended spring training. The Phillies want Young to play right field, a process complicated by offseason ankle surgery. The next step is nearing. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Young could... Read more
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