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Archive: February, 2013

Wally Joyner: Domonic Brown whisperer?

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wally Joyner stuck out his left fist for a bump Wednesday as Domonic Brown dashed past the batting cage. When Brown poked one the opposite way a few minutes later, Joyner nodded his head and said, "Atta boy." In between batting practice rounds, Joyner mimicked a swing to make... Read more

Cox says the Braves have a Ruf, too

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- On a visit to the Braves' spring-training site in the shadows of Disney World earlier this week, I ran into former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox. For what it's worth, Cox really likes the Phillies' acquisition of third baseman Michael Young and believes he will make the adjustment... Read more

Grape 5: Phillies at Twins

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Greetings from one of the outposts of the Grapefruit League. The Phillies have actually brought a few marquee players along for the 130-mile trip. Ryan Howard will make his fifth start in five days. Charlie Manuel promised to play his first baseman with regularity, and so... Read more

Delmon Young says he played the last two seasons on one leg; Also: today's lineup at Minnesota

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Delmon Young has been beat up a bit in the public sphere, both because he was a once-hyped prospect who has failed to live up to the hype both on and off of the field. recently ranked the Phillies signing of Young as the single worst move of the entire baseball offseason. (SIDEBAR: In... Read more

Jayson Werth thinks Phillies, not Braves, are Nationals' biggest threat

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the first time in years, the Phillies are not favorites to win the National League East. No, not when the Washington Nationals, a team with an average age of 27.2 last year, are coming off a 98-win season. In most circles, the Phillies are not even viewed as the second-best... Read more

If it's on the ground, John Lannan is happy

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Only eight starting pitchers have induced ground balls at a higher rate than John Lannan since 2008. Lannan is not an overpowering pitcher. Rarely will he miss bats. So he relies on keeping the ball down in the zone, and then on the ground. Four of his six outs Wednesday were... Read more

Phillies chat with David Murphy

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Daily News' David Murphy takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Wednesday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

Live updates: Phillies at Twins, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Join our chat for live updates and commentary as the Phillies take on the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Phillies' Domonic Brown hits mammoth home run, laughs at Miguel Cabrera

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Yesterday, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hit a monster home run of Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon. In what was an obvious attempt to show up Cabrera, Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown took a 7th inning pitch from Yankees pitcher Zach Nuding, a 22-year-old non-roster invitee, and put it into orbit... Read more

Guaranteed a spot, Kyle Kendrick can use spring to tinker

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — One of the upshots of Kyle Kendrick being guaranteed a rotation spot this winter is the freedom of a spring without worries. The results of his Grapefruit League appearances are meaningless. He will be the fourth starter come April. Kendrick's spring debut Tuesday against... Read more
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