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Archive: May, 2013

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover, noon

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 1:29 PM
Join Bob Brookover of the Inquirer as he answers all your Phillies questions during an hour-long chat, starting Wednesday at noon. After the hour ends, Bob will continue chatting for another 30 minutes exclusively for subscribers. You can join that chat by clicking here. On a mobile... Read more

A team's frustration manifests in Cole Hamels

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:43 AM
MIAMI — The last time Cole Hamels threw a pitch with his team winning was April 7. It was a crisp Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park; the wind gusted to center on a high 50s day. The season was six games old. In the fifth inning, Billy Butler smashed a 92 m.p.h. Hamels fastball to left for... Read more

Chase Utley scratched with discomfort in right ribcage

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:45 PM
MIAMI — Forty minutes before first pitch Tuesday, the latest cruel twist in a cursed Phillies season happened. Chase Utley was scratched from the lineup with what the team described as "discomfort on his right ribcage." Utley felt the injury during batting practice. He will be examined Wednesday... Read more

That whole spitting thing? No big deal

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 5:35 PM
MIAMI — The Internet was rife with conspiracy theories Monday night when the Phillies' broadcast feed showed Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia spit on a baseball immediately after allowing a solo home run to Domonic Brown. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was not bothered by the incident. "Not really... Read more

Game 46: Ryan Howard returns

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 3:32 PM
MIAMI — The cortisone injection in Ryan Howard's left knee apparently worked wonders. The $125 million first baseman is back in the Phillies' lineup Tuesday, one day after head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said inflammation in Howard's knee "concerned us." The team was unsure whether Howard... Read more

Young not worried about playing first

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12:17 PM
Michael Young hasn’t played first base in a while, either while practicing or in an actual game. That will change today when he gets the start at first base when the Phillies close out their weekend series with the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. It’s interesting... Read more

Tyler Cloyd to start Tuesday

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:37 AM
Tyler Cloyd's first impression, a quality start in Arizona he deserved to win, was enough to merit another opportunity as the Phillies' fifth starter. He will pitch Tuesday in Miami when the Phillies need a fifth starter for the first time in 10 days. The 26-year-old righty was decent in his debut... Read more

Game 44: Michael Young moves to first base

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:23 AM
Michael Young has started 76 career games at first base, but none as a member of the Phillies. He will do that in Sunday's finale against Cincinnati as the Phillies attempt to win a series. Young has displayed immaculate patience this season. He leads the team in walks with 22. That is significant... Read more

Injuries complicate roster picture

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5:25 PM
Myriad injuries have cluttered the Phillies' roster, and the team faces numerous decisions in the next 24 hours. A quick rundown of the postgame news following a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cincinnati: - Carlos Ruiz will not immediately travel to Miami. He will undergo an MRI in Philadelphia to determine... Read more

Benched Revere trying to refine his swing

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 4:08 PM
It’s odd to hear a man who has never hit a big-league home run talking about regaining his power stroke, but that’s the subject center fielder Ben Revere raised Saturday afternoon after finding out his name was not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game. “Right now I’ve... Read more
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