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Archive: May, 2012

Phillies have high praise for Diekman's debut

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 9:04 PM
Charlie Manuel admittedly didn’t want to throw Jake Diekman to the fire, but his options were limited so the rookie couldn’t have faced a more difficult situation for his Major League debut. Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo were not available for duty due to their recent work load... Read more

Kendrick awaits another chance

Monday, May 14, 2012, 5:50 PM
Opinions about Kyle Kendrick tend to sour faster than milk left on the kitchen counter overnight, and after blowing a save in his last outing against the New York Mets six days ago, he knows he is not the most popular man in the Phillies’ battered bullpen right now. Kendrick, in his first bullpen... Read more

Game 36: Squeeze week

Monday, May 14, 2012, 3:06 PM
The forecast is not promising for baseball, but clouds have hovered over Citizens Bank Park for much of this homestand. It would benefit the Phillies to play Monday simply because this week is already busy. Major League Baseball schedules one week out of the season for two two-game series. So Houston... Read more

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 7:18 PM
Join The Inquirer's Bob Brookover as he answers your questions on the Phillies in a live chat starting at noon Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post comments. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Fontenot joins Phillies

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5:35 PM
Mike Fontenot does not have to think long and hard about his best moment at Citizens Bank Park. Without question, it occurred on Oct. 23, 2010 when the San Francisco Giants came to town and pulled out a 3-2 victory to win their National League Championship Series with the Phillies. Nine days later... Read more

Phillies Make Several Moves

Friday, May 11, 2012, 2:50 PM
As expected, the Phillies have made several moves prior to tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the San Diego Padres. Outfielder-first baseman Laynce Nix was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 10) with a left calf strain. Righthander Justin DeFratus was transferred... Read more

Phillies Take Manuel's Talk To Heart

Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:47 PM
After Wednesday’s 10-6 loss to the New York Mets, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel had enough. He met with the team and basically told them that they weren’t playing the game they way he’s accustomed to seeing it from the five-time defending National League East champs. We’re... Read more

Schwimer: Diekman, Valdes and Luna joining Phillies

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:50 PM
According to recently demoted righthander Michael Schwimer, the team has promoted three players from triple-A Lehigh Valley. The trio, according to Schwimer's Twitter account, includes pitchers Raul Valdes and Jake Diekman and infielder Hector Luna. A Phillies spokesman said the team will not confirm... Read more

Lee activated; Schwimer optioned

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 1:45 PM
To make room for Cliff Lee's return to the Phillies, the team optioned righthander Michael Schwimer to triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Lee will start against the Mets in the series finale and will be limited to about 80 pitches, pitching coach Rich Dubee said. Schwimer had an 8.53 ERA in five... Read more

Four injury red flags

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:00 AM
There is too much to discuss in the wake of Wednesday's 10-6 loss to the Mets that dropped the Phillies four games below .500 for the first time in 1,827 days. In the immediate, the Phillies have myriad injury concerns. Start with Laynce Nix, who appears headed to the disabled list. Nix was limited... Read more
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