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Archive: May, 2012

Manuel Suspended One Game

Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:50 AM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been suspended for one game stemming from an on-field incident in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 4-3 win in 10 innings over the visiting Houston Astros. Manuel will serve the suspension in tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens... Read more

Hamels, Phillies Show Fighting Spirit

Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:31 PM
Maybe earlier in the year if Cole Hamels wasn’t on top of his game, a result like Friday’s 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox wouldn’t have been possible. Hamels battled, needing 113 pitches in seven innings. He gave up multiple home runs for the first time this year. He won’t... Read more

A hiccup for Jake Diekman

Friday, May 18, 2012, 8:15 AM
CHICAGO — When Jake Diekman made his major-league debut Tuesday, he said he couldn't feel his legs. Maybe it was better that way. Diekman stood on the bullpen mound for a lengthy time in the top of the ninth of Thursday's 8-7 win over the Cubs. He had too much time to think before entering. "I... Read more

Game 40: The Red Sox Are Coming

Friday, May 18, 2012, 3:17 PM
South Philadelphia will have a distinct Boston flavor. The Phillies host the Boston Red Sox in tonight’s beginning of a weekend series at Citizens Bank Park. Across the street, the 76ers and Boston Celtics will play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. Both the Phillies and Red Sox... Read more

Bastardo's roll

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:15 AM
CHICAGO — For all the bullpen malaise, and there has been plenty, the emergence of Antonio Bastardo has happened quite quietly. Bastardo pitched the eighth inning of a one-run game Wednesday and struck out two of the three batters he faced. He's run his scoreless streak to 8 2/3 innings over... Read more

Game 39: Luna Landing

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 4:23 PM
CHICAGO — Chris Volstad has not won a game since July 10, 2011. His team has lost nine straight games he's started and 15 of his last 17. He has a lifetime ERA of 5.89 against the Phillies. And he's facing Roy Halladay on Thursday night. So it's as close to a reverse lock as possible, as the... Read more

Thompson traded to Tampa

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:12 PM
CHICAGO — Rich Thompson waited eight years for the second chance and it finally arrived in the form of a phone call at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Ryne Sandberg told him his flight to Florida was at 1:45 p.m. He was going back to the majors. The Phillies traded Thompson, a fan favorite at triple-A... Read more

After Reaching 2000, Polanco Still Looking Ahead

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 12:05 PM
Placido Polanco has enjoyed a highly productive career, a fact we were reminded of when he earned his 2,000 career hit on a two-run home run off David Carpenter in the Phillies 5-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Citizens Bank Park. He became the 269th player in Major League history to reach... Read more

Phillies Game 37: Looking For Three In A Row

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 11:00 AM
The Phillies expect the matinee with the Houston Astros to get in despite the inclement weather. This is Houston’s second and final game this season at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies hope to get a little momentum and for the first time this year are looking to win three consecutive games.... Read more

Video: Pence, Phillies knock off Astros in 10th

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 10:57 PM
Video: Hunter Pence hit two home runs, including a walk-off in the 10th, as the Phillies beat the Astros, 4-3 at Citizens Bank Park. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more
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