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Archive: June, 2013

Testing Delmon Young's theory

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 2:58 PM
LOS ANGELES — Part of the reason why the Phillies have yet to establish any semblance of consistency is because the lineup cannot sustain two or even three hot hitters at a time. When Domonic Brown pummeled the National League, there was little help. Chase Utley would catch fire when no one else... Read more

Why Mike Adams decided against surgery

Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:04 PM
LOS ANGELES — Mike Adams brought his glove with him to the field at Dodger Stadium while his teammates stretched Friday. He will not need it for some time. Earlier in the day, he received a platelet-rich plasma injection into his right shoulder, a measure he hopes can salvage his career. The... Read more

Phillies trade for John McDonald; what's next?

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 4:18 PM
LOS ANGELES — The Phillies made their first in-season trade of 2013, and it is far from the blockbuster moves people around baseball expect Ruben Amaro Jr. to make in the coming weeks. Veteran infielder John McDonald was acquired Thursday from Cleveland for a player to be named later or cash... Read more

Phillies bullpen: It is what it is

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 2:40 PM
SAN DIEGO — It was the eighth inning of a four-run Phillies lead Tuesday when Rich Dubee made his first phone call to the bullpen. Kyle Kendrick put two runners on base. Dubee instructed Antonio Bastardo and J.C. Ramirez to warm up. That's J.C. Ramirez, a veteran of one major-league game and... Read more

Jesse Biddle, Maikel Franco going to New York for Futures Game

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — The Phillies will showcase their top two prospects in July's annual Futures Game at Citi Field. Jesse Biddle and Maikel Franco were named to the United States and World rosters, respectively, Wednesday. They are the lone representatives from the organization. Biddle, the lefthander... Read more

Video: Phillies shut out by Mets

Monday, June 24, 2013, 2:53 AM
The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports from Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies dropped an 8-0 decision to the Mets. Charlie Manuel and Michael Stutes spoke after the loss. Read more

Manuel: 'I've been talking fundamentals for two years'

Friday, June 21, 2013, 5:27 PM
It did not matter to Charlie Manuel that his closer, Jonathan Papelbon, voiced his displeasure at the Phillies' fundamentals after Wednesday's loss. The manager heard the comments. Everyone, he said, is entitled to their opinion. In fact, Manuel shares it. "I've been talking about fundamentals for... Read more

Interesting night at Reading with Utley, Franco, Biddle

Friday, June 21, 2013, 12:22 AM
READING – For the second night in a row, Chase Utley said he felt good playing on a rehab assignment in Reading and even he admitted that it’s possible he could re-join the Phillies on Friday for their weekend series with the New York Mets. “I think it’s a possibility but I... Read more

Game 73: Looking for the Sweep

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 2:57 PM
The Phillies have won two close games with the Washington Nationals and now look to sweep their N.L. East rivals when they conclude their series tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Washington, a trendy preseason pick to win the World Series, is 34-36 and tied with the Phillies (35-37), Both are seven... Read more

Utley to rehab at Reading

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 1:10 PM
As expected Chase Utley will begin a rehab assignment tonight at Double-A Reading. Manager Charlie Manuel said Utley was originally going to go on Tuesday, but due to the inclement weather, decided to hold off. There is no word how long the assignment would be, but Utley and general manager Ruben... Read more
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