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Why Phillies attendance numbers matter

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
On Thursday, 33,443 people paid to watch the Phillies lose again. It was the largest attendance at Citizens Bank Park in three days, and another discouraging sign for the organization. The Phillies drew 513,147 fans for their first 14 home games in 2013. That is 117,031 fewer fans than in the first... Read more

Could Delmon DH next week? Probably not

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
NEW YORK — The Phillies will need a designated hitter for two days beginning Tuesday. They play their first of 10 interleague games at an American League ballpark with a brief trip to Cleveland. By then, Delmon Young will have a week's worth of minor-league action under his belt. "We talk about... Read more

The imbalanced Phillies lineup

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
On Wednesday afternoon, Charlie Manuel split long-time middle of the order cogs Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, lefthanded hitters, with the righthanded Michael Young. The Phils were matched up against lefthander Wandy Rodriguez. "I don't see any reason to have them hit back-to-back," Manuel explained... Read more

Video: Mets' Jordany Valdespin hits walk-off grand slam

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Phillies' inability to even play entertaining baseball was compounded Wednesday night when the Mets got to have some fun. Jordany Valdespin hit a walk-off grand slam to carry New York past the Dodgers, 7-3. Everyone likes a dramatic ending to a baseball game, right? Oh. Well, anyway. Here's... Read more

Game 23: Looking for a series split

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Michael Young, who had his 14-game hitting streak snapped in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh, isn’t in the Phillies starting lineup for this afternoon’s series finale with the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. Kevin Frandsen is the starter at third bases and will bat second. The... Read more

Frustration, losses mounting for Phillies

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Charlie Manuel seems like a man who is running out of answers. The Phillies manager is trying everything to get the team jumpstarted and nothing has worked to date. The Phillies are 9-14 and Manuel keeps saying the same thing. “We have to score runs,” he said. If only it were that simple... Read more

Video: Charlie Manuel at a loss for words after Phillies' latest collapse

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
The Phillies fell to the Pirates 6-4 on Thursday. As the Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports, it was the Phillies' first-ever series loss to Pittsburgh at Citizens Bank Park, reports The Inquirer's Marc Narducci. Read more

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

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Join our chat for live updates and commentary as the Phillies finish a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Pirates 5, Phillies 3

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
Chase Utley stood at his locker more than three hours before the first pitch was thrown on Wednesday and was asked about a play that happened three nights earlier. Utley, it was assumed, forgot how many outs there were during Sunday’s night’s game against St. Louis when he dashed off... Read more

Jonathan Pettibone will start again; early attendance woes

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
Immediately following Jonathan Pettibone's solid debut, Charlie Manuel was unwilling to label the 22-year-old righty a member of his rotation. The Phillies never formally announced plans for Pettibone, but he threw a bullpen session Wednesday and will indeed start Saturday in New York. "It looks that... Read more
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