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Archive: July, 2013

Buy and sell? For Phillies, it can be done

Friday, July 12, 2013, 10:03 AM
There is a faction of the fan base repulsed by the last week of baseball, which, in a way, is perplexing. The Phillies won five of seven from the two teams ahead of them in a weak National League East. They have taken seven of their last 10, all against contending teams. They are playing their best... Read more

Tough Road For Phillies Opponent

Friday, July 12, 2013, 9:24 PM
Sometimes statistics can be misleading, but it’s hard to ignore one that appears to be very much in the Phillies favor for Saturday’s first game of the day/night doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies will be facing White Sox lefthander John Danks... Read more

Phillies game postponed

Friday, July 12, 2013, 6:26 PM
Tonight’s Phillies game with the Chicago White Sox has been postponed due to the inclement weather. The game has been scheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader tomorrow. The first game will be 3:05 p.m. and the second is scheduled for 8:15. The fireworks, which had been scheduled for tonight... Read more

Amaro says Howard surgery went very well

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:56 PM
The timetable for Ryan Howard’s return did not change after the first baseman underwent knee surgery Wednesday morning at the Rothman Institute, but the Phillies were optimistic about what team physician Michael Ciccotti found during the arthroscopic procedure. “It went very well,”... Read more

Rich Dubee critical of demoted pitcher Phillippe Aumont

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:20 PM
Phillippe Aumont's locker at Citizens Bank Park is closest to the door that leads to a hallway. Turn right, walk 100 feet, and there is the Phillies dugout. Go left and the exit is a few steps away. All of Aumont's teammates went right Tuesday afternoon for practice while the pitcher was left to collect... Read more

Ryan Howard needs surgery; could miss 6-8 weeks

Monday, July 8, 2013, 5:13 PM
For the second time in less than two years, Ryan Howard will require surgery on his left leg. The $125 million Phillies first baseman tore a meniscus in his left knee. He will miss 6 to 8 weeks from the date of his surgery, which has yet to be determined. His season could be in peril, depending on... Read more

Kratz encouraged by rehab start

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:24 AM
ALLENTOWN -- Phillies catcher Erik Kratz, who had surgery on June 12 for a torn meniscus in his left knee, went 0 for 3 on Monday in his first rehab appearance for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Kratz started the second game of a defacto double header and played five innings in the IronPigs 5-2 win over... Read more

Domonic Brown not selected for Home Run Derby

Monday, July 8, 2013, 6:54 PM
One National League player began Monday with more home runs than Domonic Brown. The 25-year-old Phillies left fielder was picked to his first All-Star Game, and he loved the idea of participating in the Home Run Derby. That made him a sure bet to be selected. He was not. David Wright (13 homers)... Read more

Game 89: Ruf in the starting lineup

Sunday, July 7, 2013, 12:21 PM
Darin Ruf, who joined the Phillies midway through Saturday’s 13-4 loss to Atlanta, is in the starting lineup for today’s series finale against the Braves at Citizens Bank park. Ruf is playing first base and batting seventh in place of Ryan Howard who is now on the disabled list and awaits... Read more

Pettibone able to take the heat

Sunday, July 7, 2013, 8:11 PM
Jonathan Pettibone knew he had a major challenge on Sunday, both from the free-swinging Atlanta Braves and the thermometer. Game time temperature for Sunday’s game with the Atlanta Braves was 95 degrees. “It was hot from the start,” Pettibone said. So was the Phillies rookie righthander... Read more
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