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Archive: May, 2013

Phillies option Valdes; recall Rosenberg

Friday, May 17, 2013, 2:53 PM
The Phillies optioned lefthander Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley and called up righthander B.J. Rosenberg from the IronPigs. Valdes may have sealed his fate when he allowed a three-run home run to Jason Kipnis in Wednesday’s 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The 32-year-old Valdes had a 7.65... Read more

Ryan Howard discusses his impressive run

Friday, May 17, 2013, 11:59 PM
Ryan Howard knew what was coming so he made the first strike “Speed kills,” he said to the assembled media waiting to talk to him after Friday’s 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. There aren’t many games where Howard gets an infield hit and then later... Read more

Game 42 – Looking for revenge against the Reds

Friday, May 17, 2013, 3:13 PM
After getting swept three games last month in Cincinnati, the Phillies welcome the Reds for a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86 ERA) makes his ninth start for the Phillies. He will be opposed by lefthander Tony Cingrani (2-0, 2.89). Here is the Phillies lineup 1. Jimmy... Read more

Phillies say Halladay's surgery a success

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 1:13 PM
Roy Halladay's surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles was a success, the Phillies said in a statement Thursday afternoon. The veteran righthander underwent an arthroscopic procedure during which his shoulder was evaluated and worked on. According to team physician Michael Ciccotti, Halladay "underwent debridement... Read more

Game 41: Looking to even things up at home

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10:15 AM
The Phillies are 19-21 overall and just 9-10 at Citizens Bank Park. They look to get to .500 at home with this afternoon’s second of a two-game series with the visiting Cleveland Indians. The Phillies enter action just 3.5 games out of first place in the N.L. East. With Tuesday’s 6-2 win... Read more

Phillies looking in all corners for potential upgrades

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8:15 PM
While some on the outside look at the Phillies as old and on the downside, the team doesn’t perceive itself in that way. The Phillies clearly expect to contend for a postseason berth and they are at least encouraged by the fact that nobody has run away from them even though they are 19-22 with... Read more

De Fratus enjoys pressurized situations

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 11:42 PM
It’s only been two batters, but they were formidable opponents in the most pressurized of situations and for now, Justin De Fratus is 2 for 2 in these encounters. In two games, facing two potent sluggers, De Fratus countered power with power and loved every second of it. During Tuesday’s... Read more

Game 40: Looking for revenge

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 3:02 PM
The Phillies were outscored by Cleveland, 20-2 when they lost two road games two weeks ago and now they get a chance to host the Indians for another quick two-game series. As Matt Gelb pointed out, the Phillies (18-21) are behind their pace of last season when they were 20-19 after 39 games. Kevin... Read more

Kyle Kendrick has 10th-best ERA in National League

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 8:45 PM
PHOENIX — Seven more innings of two-run baseball lowered Kyle Kendrick's ERA to 2.47. That mark ranks 10th in the National League. Every five days, he is stating his case as one of the league's best pitchers. Has it sunk in yet? "No," Kendrick said. "I was talking to Roy [Halladay] the other... Read more

Without Mike Adams, Jonathan Papelbon carries bullpen load

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 8:35 PM
PHOENIX — Jonathan Papelbon walked to the bullpen in the sixth inning Sunday as he does every time the Phillies play. The night before, he threw 29 pitches to record five outs because Charlie Manuel was desperate for victory. That put his availability for the series finale in doubt. Mike Adams... Read more
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