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Archive: May, 2013

Carlos Zambrano arrives at single A

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 2:40 PM
BOSTON — One day after Tyler Cloyd was shelled, a potential Phillies rotation reinforcement will take a key step toward joining the team. Carlos Zambrano is starting Tuesday for single-A Clearwater at Bright House Field. It marks Zambrano's first minor-league appearance. He made two starts in... Read more

Charlie Manuel will wait to elevate Domonic Brown

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 5:25 PM
BOSTON — Domonic Brown batted sixth in Charlie Manuel's lineup Tuesday, the same day he was named the National League's player of the week. Three players have hit more home runs in May than Brown: Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez and Mike Trout. A good week a season does not make. Nor does a... Read more

Mike Adams shows rust in 30-pitch appearance

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 2:11 AM
BOSTON — It was difficult for a blowout to devolve in the eighth inning Monday, but that is what happened when Mike Adams entered in relief for the Phillies. Adams, appearing in a game for the first time in 17 days, threw 30 pitches. He walked three. He could not finish the inning. All it did... Read more

Ryan Howard's knee injury will linger

Monday, May 27, 2013, 6:22 PM
BOSTON — David Ortiz spotted Ryan Howard behind the batting cage at Fenway Park and beamed. The two hulking sluggers embraced, and Howard hoped he was peering into his future. Ortiz, 37, has maintained his power stroke deep into his 30s while Howard's numbers have waned before his 34th birthday... Read more

Game 51: For American League, a lineup shuffle

Monday, May 27, 2013, 3:39 PM
BOSTON — Major League Baseball has dubbed this "Rivalry Week," although it's difficult to say how intense the Phillies-Red Sox "rivalry" is. The people at Citizens Bank Park love it because the Boston games are always guaranteed sellouts. First, the Phillies come to Fenway Park for two. They... Read more

Game 50: Statement time for Hamels

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 11:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- Shortly after the Phillies 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night, manager Charlie Manuel was asked if the win was especially important since they were facing Stephen Strasburg in today’s series finale at Nationals Park. “We have Hamels,” Manuel replied... Read more

Frustration continues for Hamels

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- While Cole Hamels has had a nightmarish start to this season, he certainly hasn’t been helped by a lack of run support and recently defensive support. The Phillies committed three errors and once again didn’t score while Hamels was in the game during Sunday’s 6-1 loss... Read more

Durbin's frustrating season gets a positive note

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 12:12 AM
The Phillies were in a jam and they brought Chad Durbin into the game and there probably weren’t many fans would were feeling pretty confident at that point. The score was tied 3-3 and the Washington Nationals had runners on first and second with two outs in the seventh inning. Antonio Bastardo... Read more

Video: Kyle Kendrick struggles in Phillies loss

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 5:05 AM
Marc Narducci of the Inquirer gives a recap of the Phillies' 5-2 loss in to the Nationals in Washington. Read more

Game 49: Pettibone looking to continue a strong start

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rookie righthander Jonathan Pettibone looks to continue his early-season success when he makes his seventh start for the Phillies in tonight’s second of a weekend series with the Washington Nationals. Pettibone (3-0, 3.00) is the first Phillies rookie to allow three earned runs... Read more
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