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Archive: June, 2013

What does John Mayberry Jr.'s hot bat mean for Delmon Young?

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:42 PM
MILWAUKEE — Charlie Manuel rearranged his lineup Thursday so John Mayberry Jr. and Delmon Young could both play. Mayberry was swinging a hot bat. Young was not, but the manager said he must be committed to his right fielder. How long that dedication will last is unknown. "Delmon, he didn't... Read more

Game 61: A lineup twist

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 6:28 PM
MILWAUKEE — This is the 61st Phillies game and Charlie Manuel has written down his 45th different batting order. Michael Young is hitting leadoff Thursday, which is something new. Young has not batted first since 2004. But he has done it 243 times in his career. "They say you always fall back... Read more

Roy Halladay spreads more optimism

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 1:17 PM
A surgeon opened Roy Halladay's shoulder May 16 and five days later, the Phillies' erstwhile ace arrived at the team's facility in Clearwater, Fla. There, an athletic trainer tested Halladay's range of motion. It was better than the results from spring training. Halladay, 36, is as optimistic as ever... Read more

VIdeo: Phillies scoring in bunches

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:09 PM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports from Citizens Bank Park after the Phillies beat the Marlins 6-1. Cole Hamels struck out 11 while Domonic Brown hit his 18th home run of the season. Read more

Domonic Brown needs help to start All-Star Game

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:16 PM
Domonic Brown leads the National League in home runs. He does not appear on Major League Baseball's first release of All-Star Game voting results. There is time, of course, for Brown to mount a charge to start the 84th Midsummer Classic in New York. Balloting ends June 28 in stadiums. Fans can vote... Read more

Medical report: Carlos Ruiz, John Lannan, Roy Halladay

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:01 PM
Three cases of Carlos Ruiz bobbleheads were placed next to the catcher's locker Tuesday. He could not play on his day, but Ruiz is optimistic about a return within two weeks from his strained right hamstring. He is targeting a return for June 17, when the Phillies arrive home after a long road trip... Read more

Brown wins N.L. player of the week and player of the month

Monday, June 3, 2013, 3:28 PM
The awards keep coming for Domonic Brown. One week after winning the National League player of the week award, Brown won it again Monday. He also was named the league's player of the month becoming the first Phillies player to win that award since Ryan Howard in August of 2009. Brown hit .444 with... Read more

Rollins back in the lineup

Sunday, June 2, 2013, 12:13 PM
The posting of the lineup inside the Phillies’ clubhouse rarely produces good theater, but Sunday morning was different. After manager Charlie Manuel talked to the ailing first baseman Ryan Howard, he handed the lineup card to catching coach Mick Billmeyer, the man who prints the names with... Read more

Brown boosted by big month

Sunday, June 2, 2013, 9:08 AM
Domonic Brown is coming off his best month as a professional. He batted .303 with 12 home runs and 25 RBIs in May. Brown says he is always confident but says this past month gave him an extra boost. “It definitely gives me more confidence and I am feeling good at the plate,” Brown said... Read more

Game 56: Brown to hit No. 3

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:50 PM
Charlie Manuel has moved the hot-hitting Domonic Brown to the No. 3 spot in the Phillies batting order for this afternoon’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brown hit .303 with 12 home runs and 25 RBIs in the month of May. He hit two home runs in Friday’s 8-5 loss... Read more
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