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Archive: May, 2012

Halladay leaves after two innings

Sunday, May 27, 2012, 3:18 PM
ST. LOUIS -- What started as the most pleasant of series for the Phillies took a seriously wrong turn Sunday when Roy Halladay had to leave his start against the St. Louis Cardinals after just two innings. The team announced in the fifth inning that he left as a precaution because of right shoulder... Read more

Victorino says incident with Lee was no big deal

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 6:19 PM
ST. LOUIS -- After declining comment Friday night about his verbal dugout altercation with pitcher Cliff Lee, Shane Victorino opened up about the incident before Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. "Yeah, everything is fine," the Phillies center fielder said about the heated exchange... Read more

Phillies not talking about Lee-Victorino confrontation

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 1:24 AM
ST. LOUIS -- If it's true that winning cures all, then the Phillies' 5-3, 10-inning win over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday night certainly served as a nice Band-Aid for the controversy that stirred in the visiting team's dugout at Busch Stadium. Center fielder Shane Victorino and right fielder Hunter... Read more

Manuel stays with hot bats

Friday, May 25, 2012, 4:49 PM
ST. LOUIS -- After sending out a lineup that put up 10 runs and 18 hits during Thursday night's exhausting 10-9 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Charlie Manuel opted against tinkering much with his lineup for the second game of the series Friday against righthander Kyle Lohse. The only change... Read more

Howard, Thome make some progress; Utley status quo

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7:06 PM
ST. LOUIS — Progress has been made in relation to the rehabs of Ryan Howard and Jim Thome down in Clearwater, Fla. Meanwhile, Chase Utley continued taking a limited number of ground balls before Thursday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. There is still no timetable... Read more

Rollins returns as Phils prepare for series with Cardinals

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 3:58 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Jimmy Rollins was in the batting cage at Busch Stadium Thursday nearly five hours before game time. After missing the previous three games to be with his wife Johari and newborn baby girl Camryn Drew, the Phillies' shortstop was reinstated from baseball's paternity leave list after Wednesday's... Read more

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz hopes to be able to play against St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 12:28 AM
Carlos Ruiz says he is feeling fine, but the real test will come when he wakes up on Thursday in St. Louis. With one out in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals, Ruiz was hit in the right wrist by a foul ball off the bat of Danny Espinosa. After a brief delay, Ruiz... Read more

Manuel, Johnson Don't Expect Repeat Fireworks

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 5:42 PM
Neither Charlie Manuel nor Washington manager Davey Johnson expect an encore of what occurred the last time Cole Hamels pitched against the Nationals. Both said before tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park that it is a dead issue. On May 6, Hamels hit rookie Bryce Harper with his first pitch... Read more

Game 45: The Rematch of Bryce & Cole

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 3:24 PM
The Phillies look to end their four-game losing streak with the pitcher who has recorded their most recent win – Cole Hamels. Tonight’s series finale at Citizens Bank Park against the Washington Nationals will be Hamels first appearance against the Nationals since he plunked Bryce Harper... Read more

Medical updates on four Phillies pitchers

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 8:28 PM
The Phillies provided in-game medical updates on four disabled pitchers Tuesday during their game against the Washington Nationals. _Righthander David Herndon received a platelet rich plasma injection in his right elbow and will be examined again in two weeks by team physician Michael Ciccotti. _Righthander... Read more
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