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Archive: June, 2012

Roy Halladay's shoulder and 2014

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 1:19 PM
Besides three grounds crew members, Roy Halladay was the lone soul on the field at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday morning. He ran sprints on the warning track, which probably offered little solace for the weeks of rest ahead. The Phillies finished exactly one-third of their 2012 season with a 5-4 loss... Read more

Phillies drop rubber game to Marlins

Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:45 AM
Video: Joe Blanton struggled again, and the Phillies were shut down by Carlos Zambrano and the visiting Marlins on Sunday, 5-1. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports. Read more

Game 55: Luna cleans up

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 11:45 AM
We've reached the point in this strange Phillies season where Hector Luna bats cleanup. Charlie Manuel is using his 46th different batting order in the team's 55th game. With a day game after an evening game, Carlos Ruiz sits. That necessitated a new No. 4 hitter. The 32-year-old Luna has never hit... Read more

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 8:41 PM
Join The Inquirer's Bob Brookover for a live chat about all things Phillies starting at noon Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more

Game 54: Victorino Returns To The Starting Lineup

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 12:44 PM
Friday’s 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins was the first game that centerfielder Shane Victorino didn’t start due to a cortisone shot he received that morning in his right hand. Victorino was used briefly as a defensive replacement, but he’s back in the lineup for this afternoon’s... Read more

Contreras likely out for the season

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 12:03 PM
UPDATE (3:05 p.m.): The elbow injury that Phillies right-hander Jose Contreras suffered in Friday’s 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins, will likely end his season. That was the grim prognosis given before Saturday’s game with the Marlins by Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. When asked... Read more

Phillies Must Show Comeback Ability

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 9:45 PM
Shane Victorino tried to put a positive spin in a truly negative stat. Charlie Manuel feels that the runs in the clutch will be coming. Until that happens, the Phillies will have to live the fact that they are 0-20 in games when they trail after seven innings. No. 20 came in Saturday’s 5-4... Read more

Contreras Likely Out For The Season

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 3:04 PM
The elbow injury that Phillies right-hander Jose Contreras suffered in Friday’s 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins, will likely end his season. That was the grim prognosis given before Saturday’s game with the Marlins by Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. When asked if Contreras’... Read more

Thome, Martinez on rehab assignments

Friday, June 1, 2012, 2:56 PM
First baseman Jim Thome (lower back strain) and infielder Michael Martinez (fracture in right foot) will begin rehabilitation assignments tonight with Single-A Clearwater. Martinez hasn’t played all season. Thome went on the disabled list on May 2, retroactive to April 29. Clearwater is... Read more

Phillies Saved By Papelbon's Five-Out Save

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 1:25 AM
It was something in another era that was so commonplace, but it now stands out as a rarity: the five out save. To show how much Charlie Manuel didn’t want to let Friday’s game with the Miami Marlins get away, the Phillies manager deviated from his usual strategy. Manuel called Jonathan... Read more
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