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Archive: May, 2013

Game 55: Can Hamels turn it around?

Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:57 PM
Cole Hamels continues to look for that one outing that will turn his season around. The Phillies lefthander takes a 1-8 record and 4.43 ERA into tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. He will be opposed by Milwaukee struggling RHP Yovani Gallardo (3-5, 4.79). The... Read more

Phillies release Durbin

Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:40 PM
The Phillies have released righthanded reliever Chad Durbin and have recalled lefthander Joe Savery from Lehigh Valley, Durbin, 35, carried a 9.00 ERA and opponents were batting .357 against him. He may have sealed his fate by allowing three earned runs in one inning during Thursday’s 9-2... Read more

Don't blame all of Hamels misfortune on bad luck

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:46 AM
Cole Hamels deserves a lot of credit for getting up and dissecting (almost) each and every frustrating performance with the media. Yet there isn’t very much he can say that hasn’t already been stated. Hamels still projects a confident image. He’s been through this so many times... Read more

Lehigh Valley's Morgan has small tear in his rotator cuff

Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:43 PM
Lehigh Valley lefthander Adam Morgan had an MRI that revealed a small tear in his left rotator cuff. The plan, according to the Phillies, is for him to have either a PRP injection or cortisone injection sometime in the next week. He will not throw for three weeks. Earlier this season Morgan was a... Read more

Video: Phillies thwarted in bid for .500

Friday, May 31, 2013, 5:19 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies failied to reach the .500 mark with their 9-2 loss to the Red Sox. Read more

Chase Utley taking his recovery slow

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:21 PM
The Phillies started four middle infielders Thursday while the one whose presence they crave fielded ground balls hours before the actual game. That was progress for Chase Utley, who is moving forward in his recovery from a strained right oblique. His most important test, swinging a bat, will not... Read more

Game 54: As the infield turns

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:23 PM
Boston will not start its ace, Jon Lester, on Thursday. Lefthander Franklin Morales will take the ball in his 2013 debut, and that has prompted a... different Phillies lineup. Ryan Howard is not playing. He is 0 for 8 with four strikeouts lifetime against Morales. He also has a bad left knee and Charlie... Read more

Michael Young placed on bereavement list; Cesar Hernandez summoned

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 1:21 PM
The Phillies' depleted infield is thinner for at least the next three games. Third baseman Michael Young was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday. Cesar Hernandez, one of the organization's top infield prospects, was recalled to replace Young. Freddy Galvis could shift to third base and make Hernandez... Read more

Domonic Brown's happy month of May

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 8:43 AM
BOSTON — On the heels of being named the National League's player of the week, Domonic Brown homered again. He launched a first-pitch fastball into the Red Sox bullpen. It provided an insurance run for Jonathan Papelbon's emotional save. "He's player of the last eight days," Charlie Manuel quipped... Read more

John Lannan nearing rehab assignment

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:20 PM
Reinforcements to the Phillies rotation are coming, but the process is slow. John Lannan faced hitters in a simulated game Wednesday in Clearwater, Fla. He will pitch in extended spring training once more with the hopes of starting a minor-league rehab assignment June 6. And veteran Carlos Zambrano... Read more
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