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Archive: May, 2012

A failure to execute

Monday, May 21, 2012, 10:38 AM
In the season's first 42 games, a Phillies batter has hit with a runner on third and less than two outs 75 times. That's more than eight other major-league teams. The Phillies have scored a run in a mere 37 percent of those plate appearances. That is the worst rate in baseball. We're not talking... Read more

Injury updates on Worley, Stutes, Herndon

Monday, May 21, 2012, 5:28 PM
Vance Worley requested a second opinion on his sore right elbow, so he saw noted orthopedist James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday. As reported in Monday's Inquirer, Worley has a small bone chip in his right elbow. "He has a small body embedded in the lining of his joint," Phillies general... Read more

Game 43: Fatherhood

Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:36 PM
Jimmy Rollins is a dad. His wife, Johari, gave birth to the couple's first child — a baby girl — Sunday night. The Phillies shortstop was absent during batting practice Monday and is not in Charlie Manuel's lineup for the series opener against Washington. He will not be available. Then... Read more

Vance Worley has a bone chip

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2:00 PM
After throwing 110 pitches against Arizona on April 24, Vance Worley went searching for Cole Hamels. The ball was coming out of Worley's right hand just fine. But there was extra pain in his elbow. He remembered Hamels often talking about the same thing last season, when he pitched with a bone chip... Read more

Game 42: Save Cliff

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 11:38 AM
Cliff Lee is winless. He has a 1.95 ERA. And, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his ERA is the lowest for any Phillies pitcher who was winless through his first five starts since 1912. This lineup will attempt to reverse that cruel fate Sunday: 1. Jimmy Rollins 6 2. Juan Pierre 7 3. Shane Victorino... Read more

One final Burrell memory

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:34 AM
The ceremony produced tears for Pat Burrell on Saturday, the day of his retirement. When he retreated from the field and into the bowels of Citizens Bank Park, he was still emotional as he removed his white No. 5 jersey. Not surprisingly, he spoke whistfully about the day he led a parade down Broad... Read more

Blanton rocked as Phillies fall to Red Sox

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2:34 AM
Video: Joe Blanton allowed seven runs on nine hits in 4 and 1/3 innings as the Phillies' six-game winning streak ended with a 7-5 loss to the Red Sox. The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports from Citizens Bank Park. Read more

Long recovery ahead for Laynce Nix

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 4:44 PM
Laynce Nix is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, but he only recently began walking without substantial pain. He is looking at a recovery time of weeks, not days. Nix was diagnosed with a Grade 2 left calf strain. He has yet to run and just starting doing some exercise on a stationary... Read more

Game 41: The Bat retires

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 4:32 PM
They will honor Pat Burrell with a retirement ceremony before the Phillies seek a seven-game winning streak against Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox. Charlie Manuel spoke whistfully about the times Burrell's dog, Elvis, would come into his office and slip under his desk. Those were the days. Anyway... Read more

Hamels, Phillies drop Red Sox

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 3:55 AM
Video: Cole Hamels threw seven solid innings and the Phillies beat the Red Sox 6-4. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports from Citizens Bank Park. Read more
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