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Archive: September, 2013

Roy Halladay's velocity dips even lower

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:14 AM
Both Ryne Sandberg and Roy Halladay were careful with their words following a 6-4 victory over Miami. There were results — one run in six innings — but Sandberg said Halladay "battled" and "gutted" through the night. Halladay threw his sinker at an average of 86.4 m.p.h., according to... Read more

Kyle Kendrick has tendinitis, encouraged by results

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 5:50 PM
Kyle Kendrick's relief will not be confirmed until a Thursday visit to New York for a second opinion on his ailing right shoulder, but the Phillies pitcher spoke with a smile Wednesday. "It put my mind at ease," Kendrick said. An MRI examination revealed rotator cuff tendinitis and some slight fraying... Read more

Kyle Kendrick sidelined by shoulder injury

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 5:39 PM
There is trouble for Kyle Kendrick beyond a 6.91 second-half ERA. The Phillies righthander underwent an MRI examination Tuesday on his sore right shoulder and will not start Wednesday. His disappointing season could come to a premature conclusion. Interim manager Ryne Sandberg called the decision... Read more

No surgery for Adam Morgan

Monday, September 16, 2013, 5:11 PM
In an ideal world for these Phillies, every fifth day in September would be dedicated to the education of Adam Morgan. This team is in search of fortification for its starting rotation in 2014. The lefthanded pitching prospect looked impressive last spring and earned an aggressive promotion to triple-A... Read more

Phillies have no plans for Miguel Gonzalez to competitively pitch

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 6:10 PM
WASHINGTON — When the Phillies signed Miguel Gonzalez to an amended three-year, $12 million deal, they asked him to spend his time in Florida and learn the ways of American professional baseball. They view the Cuban pitcher as their potential third starter in 2014, but are not concerned with... Read more

Video: Roy Halladay's struggles continue

Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:55 AM
Marc Narducci of the Inquirer reports from Citizens Bank Park where Roy Halladay imploded in the fifth inning while holding a six-run lead. Halladay gave up five runs yet the Philies won 10-5. Read more

Halladay appears stung by criticism, lack of immediate results

Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:27 AM
Roy Halladay seems to want to have it both ways. On one hand he feels that he should be lauded for coming back so quickly from May 15 shoulder surgery but on the other, he talks about what a difficult environment he’s pitching in, one mixed with skepticism and criticism. Where there happens... Read more

Full Q&A with Phillies team president David Montgomery

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8:56 AM
When the Phillies' silent ownership group appointed David Montgomery the public face of the franchise in 1997, they did so because the congenial Philadelphian could diffuse any controversial situation. Montgomery, now 67, allowed Ruben Amaro Jr. to make the announcement last month that Charlie Manuel... Read more

Phillies open 2014 at Texas Rangers

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:59 PM
For the first time ever, the Phillies will need a designated hitter on opening day. The 2014 season will begin in an American League ballpark with a three-game series at the Texas Rangers. Opening day is March 31. The road trip continues to Wrigley Field, for three games against Chicago on April 4-6... Read more

Cameron Rupp to make debut Tuesday

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:19 PM
Cameron Rupp spent his first week in the majors on the bench. The Texan's debut will come Tuesday night when he bats eighth and catches Tyler Cloyd in a series opener vs. San Diego. Rupp has not batted nor played an inning since his recall Sept. 3. He has bided time by catching some bullpen sessions... Read more
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