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Archive: June, 2013

Papelbon sees fundamental problem with Phillies

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:19 AM
Jonathan Papelbon had a simple message – the Phillies have to start playing better fundamental baseball. Papelbon also stood and took the blame for Wednesday’s 6-2 loss in 11 innings to the Washington Nationals. Before Monday he had not blown a save all year. Now he has two blown saves... Read more

Phillies activate catcher Carlos Ruiz

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 1:53 PM
Catcher Carlos Ruiz, who was originally supposed to spend two days in Reading on rehab assignments, has instead been activated today from the disabled list by the Phillies. To make room for him catcher Steven Lerud has been optioned to Lehigh Valley. Ruiz, on the disabled list since May 21 with a... Read more

Lee: 'I want to win and I want to win here'

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:42 AM
Cliff Lee doesn’t give into hitters and he is not backing off comments that he made during the Phillies last road trip that some construed as a trade request. Lee said following a 3-2 win at Minnesota on June 13 that he wants to compete for a World Series title. When asked if he wanted to remain... Read more

Roster problems forced Manuel to burn his bench players

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:41 PM
It was a 5-4 walk-off win against a divisional rival, a great way to start a six-game homestand for a team that had just endured a 3-7 road trip. And still, the Phillies' roster limitations were on display. It was the bottom of the ninth and manager Charlie Manuel was out of bench players. Not because... Read more

Lannan returns with workmanlike effort

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:30 AM
Lost in the light of Domonic Brown’s first career walk-off hit and Ryan Howard’s first home run in 71 plate appearances, was a fairly gritty effort by John Lannan. The Phillies lefthander, making his first start since suffering a strained quad tendon in his left knee on April 17, pitched... Read more

Video: Amaro on State of the Phillies

Monday, June 17, 2013, 9:31 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shared his thoughts on the state of the team before Monday's game against the Nationals. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports from Citizens Bank Park. Read more

Game 71; Welcoming the Nationals

Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:24 PM
The Phillies and Washington Nationals have only played each other three times this season, which means there are 16 games left between these two N. L. East rivals. The Nationals won two of three on Memorial Day weekend in Washington. In the understatement of the year, both teams have been disappointing... Read more

Chase Utley feels 'good' after first live swings

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
DENVER — The tedious process of returning from an oblique injury rambles forward for Chase Utley. He took batting practice with his teammates Friday and Saturday for the first time since injuring his midsection on a BP swing in Miami last month. He reported no complications. "Good," Utley said... Read more

For one night, Ben Revere shines

Friday, June 14, 2013, 2:18 PM
DENVER — Ben Revere called it "fun." Charlie Manuel went beyond that. "That's the best game I've seen him play," Manuel said. "That's the best game I've seen him play so far, without a doubt." For one night, Revere fulfilled the Phillies' expectations for him in a 3-2 victory over Minnesota... Read more

Jimmy Rollins out with hip, foot problems

Friday, June 14, 2013, 6:44 PM
DENVER — After soaking himself in the hot tub, Jimmy Rollins searched for his manager. He told him his bothersome hip, caused by a foot problem that altered his running, was too sore. He could not play. Charlie Manuel does not expect the injury to sideline Rollins for very long. He said Rollins... Read more
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