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Archive: July, 2011

Fans gave Pence 'chills'

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 7:00 AM
The best way Hunter Pence could summarize his first day in Philadelphia was with two words. "Thank you," he said. Pence was humbled by the ovations from the 181st straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park; ovations that began during batting practice, continued when he stretched minutes before game time... Read more

Pence and the payroll

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 11:15 AM
On Saturday night, Hunter Pence is expected to take his place in right field at Citizens Bank Park, a spot he will man for the next three seasons. He is a Phillie through 2013 because of his two remaining arbitration years. That's why Ruben Amaro Jr. said he was willing to surrender his top two prospects... Read more

Domonic Brown talks about return to minors

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 11:01 PM
On playing left field: Last year I played like five games (in left field), but other than that I think it was A-ball. I used to play all three, but then they stopped that. The angles you take on the ball are different. Even those ground balls felt different in the gap. It’s going to take some... Read more

Domonic Brown goes 1 for 3 in return to Lehigh Valley

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 10:12 PM
Less than 24 hours after starting in right field at Citizens Bank Park, Domonic Brown found himself in Lehigh Valley surrounded by the hijinx and high pants that go along with minor league baseball. The 23-year old returned to the IronPigs as a result of the big club’s acquisition of Hunter... Read more

Game 106: Hello, Hunter

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 6:21 PM
There's an extra buzz around the ballpark and Phillies clubhouse on this night. Hunter Pence is here after a long day of travel from Milwaukee and is in the starting lineup. He'll bat fifth and play right. He's in a playoff race for the first time in his career, leaving last-place Houston in his dust... Read more

Video: Pence on coming to the Phillies

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 6:03 PM
VIDEO: Hunter Pence speaks to the media before his first game in a Phillies uniform. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. Read more

Video: Oswalt on Hunter Pence

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 5:25 PM
VIDEO: Roy Oswalt spent time playing with Hunter Pence in Houston. Here is what he had to say about the newest member of the Phillies before tonight's game. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus... Read more

Brown optioned to triple-A

Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3:24 PM
The addition of Hunter Pence means a new team and position for top prospect Domonic Brown. Brown is a Lehigh Valley IronPig, having been optioned by the Phillies to make space for Pence. He's also now a left fielder, the place where his immediate future in this organization lies. Ruben Amaro Jr.... Read more

Amaro says Phillies likely done dealing

Friday, July 29, 2011, 11:18 PM
What, you want more? Ruben Amaro Jr. will keep listening as the trade market matures to its deadline Sunday at 4 p.m. but the Phillies general manager is likely done dealing after acquiring Hunter Pence. "We'll keep our minds open," Amaro said. "But right now I'm very comfortable with our ballclub... Read more

Addition of Pence is move for present and future

Friday, July 29, 2011, 10:09 PM
Turns out the Phillies made the best trade for the present and the future. Yes, they had to surrender the two best prospects in their minor-league system by giving up righthander Jared Cosart and first baseman Jonathan Singleton in order to pry right fielder Hunter Pence away from the Houston Astros... Read more
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