Phillies Now Archive: February, 2013

Ryan Howard's successful first week

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We’re less than one week into the Grapefruit League schedule, but among the encouraging signs since games began is Ryan Howard’s... Read more

Mike Adams makes Phillies debut, looks forward to stabilizing eighth innning

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It was business as usual, save for the inning. Mike Adams made his first competitive performance in a Phillies uniform, pitching a scoreless... Read more

Cole Hamels might strike out 20 Braves on Opening Day

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Only one team in Major League Baseball history has finished a season with more than three players with at least 140 strikeouts. The Braves... Read more

This week's Phillies pitching schedule

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies have only one split-squad day this spring, and it comes Sunday. That will create a spring start for Aaron... Read more

Grape 6: Braves at Phillies

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — It's February 28, and the public's interest in the Phillies' batting order is fascinating. Spring training is a time... Read more

Darin Ruf's adventures in left field continue

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The line drive was falling fast, and Darin Ruf had to decide whether he could catch it or play the hop. A left fielder... Read more

Charlie Manuel tests different top of lineup

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ask the manager, and he is sure to offer a steadfast defense of Jimmy Rollins batting leadoff. Charlie Manuel has... Read more

Ryan Howard, spring's iron man, is hitting

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — There are no participation awards for Grapefruit League play, especially not for an aging Phillies team that must... Read more

Live updates: Phillies vs. Braves, 1:05 p.m.

Join our chat for live updates and commentary as the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. The game... Read more

Ruf rebounding from biceps soreness

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Darin Ruf said he should be in the lineup on Thursday. And in left field. But it was somewhat curious that the 26-year-old was out of the... Read more