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Archive: July, 2013

Lee's belief in himself is rewarded

Sunday, July 7, 2013, 12:42 AM
Last year Cliff Lee didn’t earn his first win until the 4th of July. This year he earned his fourth all-star berth on July 6th. What a difference a year and a few days makes. Lee pitched well last year, evidenced by his 3.16 ERA, but he went just 6-9 and had 15 no-decisions in 30 starts, which... Read more

Video: Ruben Amaro talks putting Ryan Howard on DL

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 9:11 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro gives some insight on the decision of putting Ryan Howard on the 15-day disabled list. Read more

Phillies Lee, Brown All-Stars

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 6:52 PM
Cliff Lee and Dominic Brown will represent the Phillies in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star game. The teams were announced tonight. For Lee it will be his fourth all-star appearance while Brown will be making his first. The game will be staged on July 16 at the New York Mets Citi... Read more

Ryan Howard removed from lineup after batting practice

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 5:34 PM
Ryan Howard hobbled up the dugout steps Saturday afternoon and into the oppressive heat at Citizens Bank Park to take some swings. He smiled. The first baseman was in Charlie Manuel's lineup one day after bashing a homer against a lefthanded pitcher. That feat came hours after Manuel proclaimed Howard... Read more

Game 88: Kendrick looks to continue success vs. Braves

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:19 PM
On Friday, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was saying how much trouble his team has had with Kyle Kendrick and with good reason. Kendrick is 7-1 with a 2.86 ERA lifetime against the Braves. Kendrick (7-5, 3.59 ERA) goes against righthander Tim Hudson (4-7, 4.22) in tonight's second game of the... Read more

Quintero powers Phillies win

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12:07 AM
In the beginning of a critical 10-game homestand, the Phillies got an offensive surge from an unexpected source. Catcher Humberto Quintero, who entered the game with five RBIs, exited with three more, in addition to his second home run of the season. The Phillies needed all his offense in a 5-4 win... Read more

Biddle to pitch in 1 of 2 all-star games

Friday, July 5, 2013, 11:07 PM
Reading lefthander Jesse Biddle will not pitch in Wednesday’s Eastern League Double-A all-star game in New Britain, Connecticut, although he will attend the event, according to Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan. Biddle has also been selected to compete in the Futures game, July... Read more

Ryan Howard will keep playing against lefty pitchers

Friday, July 5, 2013, 5:53 PM
Four hours before Friday's first pitch, the Braves switched their starting pitcher from a righthander to a lefthander. Charlie Manuel was aware of the change, and it did not affect his lineup. Ryan Howard would play first base and bat cleanup regardless. Howard had not started against the previous... Read more

Game 87: Looking to make a push

Friday, July 5, 2013, 3:05 PM
The Phillies face a critical juncture of the schedule with seven straight games against the two teams in front of them in the N.L. East. Tonight kicks off a 10-game homestand with three games against the front-running Braves, followed by four against the Washington Nationals. Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.59... Read more

Sore Howard back on the bench

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 6:13 PM
PITTSBURGH – Ryan Howard limped out of the clubhouse after the Phillies' Tuesday night game at PNC Park and when he returned for work Wednesday afternoon, he saw that he was not in manager Charlie Manuel's lineup for the second game of the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. That's the way... Read more
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